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Cherie Kuhn Bauer attended Hollins University in 1973 and studied printmaking with Nancy Dahlstrom. After graduating with departmental honors in Studio Art she returned home to Cleveland and began working at the Cleveland Museum of Art, first in the Department of Prints and Drawings and then in the Library. She continued with her printmaking, exhibiting in juried and individual exhibitions including the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Virginia Museum in Richmond. In 1979 she began studying for her Masters in Art Education with Anita Rogoff at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Art. Graduating in 1981, she began her teaching career at Lutheran West High School in Rocky River. She also taught in the Cleveland Museum of Art youth art programs on Saturdays and through the summers. She joined the Print Club of Cleveland and continued working in the printmaking medium exhibiting locally and in Virginia. In 1985, she abandoned printmaking, due to health reasons and began working in mixed media and drawing. She continued to exhibit winning awards in juried exhibitions and becoming a juror herself. In 1988 she left Lutheran West and began teaching at Bay Village Middle School a position she held for ten years. During this time she began working in ceramics and in 1994 received an individual grant from the Ohio Arts Council. The work produced from the grant was exhibited in both Ohio and Virginia at Hollins University. In 1997 she won a scholarship to work with Angelica Pozo creating and installing ceramic tile pieces for the Cleveland Institute of Art. She moved to Bay High School in 1999 and with her colleagues, developed the curriculum for the new digital medium taught in BHS’s very new Computer Graphics and Photography lab. Very much in the vanguard of this new technology she immediately began exhibiting her digital scan and photographic composite images internationally online. Being the painting teacher at BHS, she also became more active as a painter. She had only just begun to exhibit her paintings when her husband was diagnosed with ALS in 2005. Art on hold, she devoted herself to her family and her students, taking particular interest in studying for and teaching AP Art History. After her husband passed in 2010 she spent time reinventing herself. Today she hopes to reconnect with art world through her painting, photography and ceramics.
In recent years my paintings combine words and images that address contemporary and historical social issues. I am not necessarily speaking from one point of view, but hold up and image that will encourage dialogue. The hope being the viewer is inspired to reflect, listen and speak with empathy.