Alan Krathaus | BIOGRAPHY
Fiona McGettigan | BIOGRAPHY
Alan Krathaus | BIOGRAPHY
Alan Krathaus was born in Albany, New York in 1968 and is an artist/designer
living in Houston, Texas.
As a designer and partner in CORE Design Studio, Mr.
Krathaus has worked with a variety of non-profit, art and educational organizations,
as well as architecture, urban planning, retail, artists and writers, energy
and design-based companies. He has extensive experience in a variety of media
including print, interactive and environmental design. Projects have ranged from
branding programs, exhibit design, signage and landscape, civic art, cartography
and the printed word.
Alan is a strong believer in both education and collaboration. Since receiving
his Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan,
he has taught design at the University of Houston and is a frequently invited
guest critic at the University of Houston Architecture School. He has lectured
at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Millersville University, University of the Arts,
Philadelphia and the State University of New York.
As an artist, Alanís photographs and installations have been exhibited nationally
in venues including the Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York; The
Museum of Fine Arts Houston; the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield,
Connecticut. He's received several public art commissions that generally are
research based projects about area, neighborhood and the context of the location
infusing a narrative to art.
He spends the majority of his free time with his two young daughters.
FionaMcGettigan | BIOGRAPHY
Fiona McGettigan is partner in CORE Design Studio and Associate Professor in Graphic Design at the University of Houston. Born in Ireland, Ms McGettigan received her Bachelors Degree in Art from Mercyhurst College and her Masters in Fine Art Degree in design from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan.
Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, DiverseWorks and Forum Gallery, Michigan, and published by the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and American Center for Design, Communication Arts and International Design Magazine. She has served on the board of American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)/Texas, AIGA/Houston and Lawndale Art Center. She lectures and does workshops nationally in design and design theory, including Paper and Book Intensive, Utah, Museum of Printing History, Houston, University of Texas at Austin, and University of Edinboro, PA. Working collaboratively with Alan Krathaus, she has received grants from the Cultural Arts Council Houston/Harris County and The City of Houston for public art projects and art commissions by METRO.
Her design work and research interests reside in language and communication issues and the cross-over of design, text in the landscape, public art and architecture. She and her partner, Alan, have recently returned from a month long tour of Europe where they were doing research for a book they are writing on the use of text and language in large scale, 3-dimensional projects in the environment and landscape. Her studio focus is in commissions of print, environmental and multimedia design with a client base of cultural, educational and non-profit organizations and a variety of businesses.