Video + Sound


  • Stephen Slappe

    Lead Faculty in Video & Sound, Associate Professor in Intermedia, MFA Visual Studies

    Stephen Slappe is an artist and educator based in Portland, Oregon. Slappe’s work has exhibited and screened internationally in venues such as Centre Pompidou-Metz (France), Portland Institute for Contemporary Art’s TBA Festival, The Horse Hospital (London), The Sarai Media Lab (New Delhi), Consolidated Works (Seattle), Centre for Contemporary Art (Glasgow), and Artists’ Television Access (San Francisco). His projects have been funded by multiple grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council of Portland and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission.

    Slappe is an Associate Professor in Video & Sound and the MFA in Visual Studies departments at Pacific Northwest College of Art. He is an active curator and organizer of video exhibitions including Out of the Great Northwest at The Horse Hospital (London) and Subduction Zone at The Front (New Orleans). Slappe’s newest project, 8, is an immersive iOS app available on iTunes.

    MFA – University of South Carolina – 2001
    BFA – University of North Florida – 1997

  • Linda Kliewer

    Director of BFA Thesis Program, Associate Professor of Intermedia, Video & Sound

    BFA University of Virginia (Studio Art/ Photography)

    Linda Kliewer is currently Associate Professor, and Director of BFA Thesis, teaching in Intermedia and Video + Sound.

    As a queer artist, Linda has spent much of her life pushing against the current of misinformation to make herself and others visible. Sharing her own truths through images.

    Linda is an award-winning queer filmmaker and photographer who has been making film, video and still images for over 30 years. Her passions are social documentary and teaching. Her art centers on self-portraiture, social comment and most recently swimming pools.

    The body of her documentary photography is one of the largest photographic collections of Portland’s queer community. Kliewer’s work is part of the Visual Chronicle of Portland, has been screened in the Sundance Film Festival, NW Film and Video Festival, the Portland Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, and has been published, exhibited and screened nationally and internationally (Portland, Seattle, Chicago, New York, Paris, and Belgrade, Serbia).

  • Seth Nehil

    Assistant Professor in Video & Sound, Foundation

    MFA 2006 Bard College (Music/Sound) 

    BFA 1998 University of Texas at Austin (Painting/Transmedia)

    Seth Nehil makes sound for concert, performance, and installation. Over the last 20 years he has crafted a unique sonic world, mixing acoustic and electronic sources, field recordings, granular synthesis, and voice. He has released over 15 albums, performed internationally and has collaborated with dance companies, performers, and video artists.

  • Carl Diehl

    Assistant Professor in Foundation, Video & Sound, Creative Writing

    MFA 2007 University of Oregon (Digital Art)
    BFA 2000 Syracuse University (Art Video)

    Born in Syracuse New York (1978), Carl Diehl holds a BFA in Art Video from Syracuse University (2000) and a MFA in Digital Art from the University of Oregon (2007). From 2000 to 2003 he was an events programmer at Artists’ Television Access, in San Francisco, where he continues to volunteer remotely as a layout and copy editor.

    Based in Portland, he coordinates meetings of HTML ( Hundred Thousand Million Labyrinths) a constraint-based writing group, pursues the “atempastoral,” cultivates anti-algorithms, consults for Weird-Fiction and programs events with Weird Shift, a center for marginalia studies.

    Diehl’s video essays, installations, performances and other works have been exhibited nationally and internationally at events including: the International Symposium of Electronic Art, Transmediale and the &Now Festival of New Writing

  • Sharita Towne

    Assistant Professor in Intermedia, Video & Sound, BFA Thesis

    Our past burdens give shape to what worlds we may build, now and in the future. As an artist my interests lie in unpacking these inherited struggles, in understanding the mold they imprint on our present selves, and in affording collective catharsis. With this in mind, through collaboration, research, education, stereo-photography, printmaking, bookmaking, video, and socially engaged art projects, I’ve pursued work at concentration camp memorials in Germany, at Sahrawi Refugee camps in Algeria, in Brazil, Chile, Spain, Palestine, gentrifying cities like Portland, OR, in schools, museums, neighborhoods, and within my own family.


    I’m currently reconsidering the “Artist Bio” for the 10th time in my years as a Teaching Artist! (is it ever done?) Reworking!

    my Best,

    Sharita Towne

  • Jesse England

    Assistant Professor in Intermedia; Video + Sound

    Jesse England is an interdisciplinary artist and post-secondary educator based in Portland, Oregon.