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Mike Mosher

Professor of Art/Communication Media Administration
Studio 103

(989) 964-4977
mosher@svsu.edu


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TEDx SVSU talk "The Three C's of Design" (2015):

Ongoing interest: the interface, shared ethics and aesthetics of Community murals, Cyberspace (digital communications technology, especially mobile) and Comics.

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Mike Mosher Photo     

Biography

Mike Mosher came to Saginaw Valley State University in 2000 from California's Silicon Valley, where he had designed application icons, screen graphics, animation and instructional interfaces for Apple Computer, IBM Almaden Research Center, Metatec, Adaptec, and Cisco Systems. Mike also painted or organized nearly two dozen community murals in San Francisco and the Bay area. In 2002 he organized a workshop with Andrea Ondish of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum that helped Saginaw youth ages 7 to 17 produce a 7' x 50' mural ""Expect Me to Do My Best"" at the Trinity St. John Cultural Center. In 2008, Mike's Art 433 class painted the 7' x 50' ""Pride, Respect, Success"" there with the Trinity youth. His students worked with youth to produce digital murals for Saginaw High School and the SVSU Library in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and for Good Neighbors Mission in Saginaw in 2004. Mike has taught in San Francisco State University's Multimedia Studies Program, Inter-Arts Center and Art Department Conceptual Information Arts program, as well as University of San Francisco's Information Systems Management program. He has given conference presentations on his and others' murals, hypertexts, virtual and Web artworks at the Michigan Academy, in England, South Africa and Spain, the Franklin Institute (Philadelphia). the Exploratorium (San Francisco) and NASA Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA). Mike is the author, with Roger P. Shepard, of Creating Web Graphics, Audio and Video (Prentice Hall Publishers, Saddle River NJ, 2002) and the illustrator of Orwell for Beginners, text by David Smith (Writers & Readers, New York NY, 1998). He has chapters in Humor in Children's Lives (Praeger, 2003), D38 Action: A Bad Subjects Anthology (Pluto Press, 2004) and Bad Subjects (NYU Press, 1997). He has an M.F.A. (Conceptual Design) and an M.A. (Art, Painting Concentration) from San Francisco State University, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College. Mike taught at Shikoku University.

 Current Exhibition - 2016:

Mike Moshers Postcard