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ISU College of Design to honor artist Jeremy Caniglia with Design Achievement Award Oct. 30

October 27, 2015


Jeremy Caniglia.

AMES, Iowa — World-renowned artist and illustrator Jeremy Caniglia is a recipient of the 2015 Design Achievement Award presented by the Iowa State University College of Design.

The award recognizes outstanding creative and professional achievements of alumni in all of the college’s disciplines, which include architecture, art and design, community and regional planning, design, environmental graphic design, graphic design, industrial design, integrated studio arts, integrated visual arts, interior design, landscape architecture, sustainable environments and urban design.

Caniglia, of Omaha, Nebraska, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and design with a focus on drawing, painting and printmaking from Iowa State in 1993. He will be honored during Homecoming at the ISU Alumni Association’s 84th Honors and Awards Ceremony, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in Benton Auditorium, Scheman Building. A dessert reception will follow.

Caniglia's work has been published and exhibited internationally and is in private collections around the world. Perhaps best known in the horror genre, he is equally prolific in fantasy art and portraiture. His work has appeared in numerous books and movies produced by Bantam Books/Random House, Cemetery Dance Publications, Dorcester Publishing, Easton Press, IDW Publishing, Anchor Bay Entertainment, IDT Entertainment, Industry Entertainment, Showtime Networks and Warner Brothers.

Caniglia recently illustrated the 40th-anniversary limited edition of "The Exorcist" by William Peter Blatty and created the cover art for a special edition of "Interview with the Vampire" by Anne Rice. He also served as both an actor and a concept artist for the new feature film "Black Luck." He received the 2004 International Horror Guild Award for best artist in dark fantasy and horror and the IlluXCon 2012 Illustrator Artist of the Year award.

Caniglia also teaches art at Creighton Preparatory School and at the Joslyn Art Museum's Kent Bellows Center for Visual Arts, both in Omaha. He regularly teaches and lectures at museums and universities throughout the U.S. He was named Iowa Western Community College 2014 and 2015 Art Teacher of the Year, Creighton Prep 2015 Teacher of the Year and Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2015 National Outstanding Educator.

Caniglia received a Master of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1995 and a professional teaching certificate from Creighton University in 2015. He serves as a state trustee of the Sons of Italy in America, a trustee of Omaha's Santa Lucia Festival and a mentor with the Kent Bellows Mentoring Program. He is a member of the ISU College of Design Advancement Council and ISU Department of Art and Visual Culture Advisory Council.

Jeremy Caniglia,
Heather Sauer, Design Communications, (515) 294-9289,