William Pettit

William Pettit

Lecturer, Art and Visual Culture



+39 339 1592597

Mailing Address
Art and Visual Culture Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011
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BA, Studio Art, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA --1994

MFA, Painting, Tyler School of Art/Temple University, Phila, PA --1996


Research Interests

The origin of artistic resources and their relationship to the landscape; the connections between sustainable food culture and visual culture; traditional materials and techniques of painting, writing, drawing, and photography, and their connection to the environment throughout history and in contemporary artistic production. 

Current Projects

Grants and Fellowships

Research Grant Recipient/ Temple University OVPR Arts and Humanities Grant / The Hearth Project, www.thebottegaprojects.com. 2019-2022

Research Grant Recipient / Branca Center of the Cini Foundation / Venice, Italy. The Cookbook of Secrets. 2018

Publications and Conferences

The Origin of Resources: Sustainable and Experiential Learning in Italy. The Journal of Sustainability Education. 2020

The Reconciliation of Material and Time: Recreating Masaccio’s “Expulsion.” Presented at the Othello’s Island Conference on Medieval Art. CVAR, Cyprus, Greece. 2016