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Department of Art

Department of Art

Mr. Orion Wertz

Associate Professor of Fine Art in Painting

Mr. Orion Wertz

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Mr. Orion Wertz

Position: Professor
Office: Yancey Center 223
Phone: 706-507-8310
E-mail: wertz_orion@columbusstate.edu
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Education

BFA - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
MFA - University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana

Specialty Area

Studio Arts: Painting

Bio

Orion Wertz, Associate Professor of Fine Art in Painting, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The derelict industry and forested hills of the region left an impression that reappears in his artwork. Orion studied painting at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he received his bachelor's degree. He went on to study at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he received his master's degree and taught painting and drawing. In spite of his interest in the Chicago art scene, Orion decided to leave the Midwest and move to New York City. He has exhibited paintings, drawings and sculptures in a variety of venues and has produced several comic books.

For an exhibition history view resume

Selected Works

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Personal Website

www.giantsquidpress.com