Charles Heasley graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico, in printmaking with a concentration in lithography. He received both a Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts from Western Michigan University in printmaking and multimedia. Awarded a post graduate curatorial fellowship certificate from the Tamarind Instutue of Lithography in 1980, he arrived at Cortland in 1981.
The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship in prints and artist's books in 1984, Heasley has also received research grants from the SUNY Research Foundation and the Faculty Research Program supporting investigations into print/photographic technologies. He has given workshops in photomechanical printing processes including: collotype, photogravure, and waterless lithography at West Virginia University, Syracuse University, and Northern Illinois and the University of Texas at San Antonio,and was an invited artist presenter for the Drake National Print Symposium in 1997. His printed works are in public and private collections in Europe, the Orient and throughout the United States. Recently, he displayed at the national gallery of King St Stephens, in Szekesfehervar, Hungary, following an invitation to participate in the 1st Hungarian/American collaborative symposium for artist books in Mor, Hungary.
During his tenure at Cortland, he has developed a program in print/media and artist's books and has taught all levels of drawing, printmaking and photography, and is currently a full professor of print and digital media and part of the New Media Design faculty.
Master of Fine Arts
1980 Western Michigan University. Major: Printmaking, Minor: Multi-Media
Master of Arts
1978 Western Michigan University. Major: Printmaking, Minor: Multi-Media
Bachelor of Fine Arts
1975 University of New Mexico. Cum laude in Art, Major: Lithography, Minor: Art Histor
ATS 112 Photography, ATS 212 Digital Imaging, ATS312 Experimental Video, ATS 316 Silkscreen, ATS241 Typography, ATS 330 Artist Books, ATS 107, 207, 307,407 Printmaking I, II, III and IV, and ATS 209, 309, 409, Lithography I, II, and II
Fellowship from J.E. Pyrkyne University Usti nadLabem Czech Republic, November 2001, to develop and present a Master Class in photomechanical print technologies.
First International Book Arts Symposium; Mor, Hungary (invitational)
September 1998, Mori Szabadmœvel—dZ?s h‡za MuvZ?szks?nyv Alkot—telep, grant to attend, selected as one of two american artists to produce bookworks at the free school
UUP PDQWL travel grant September 1998, Funding for travel to Mor, Hungary
Individual Artist Grant 1995–96, Vermont Studio Center Residency; Johnson, Vermont
Faculty Research Fellow 1990–1991, Waterless Planography; State University of New York, Cortland, New York
Faculty Research Fellow 1987–88, Large Scale Collotypes; State University of New York, Cortland, New York
National Endowment for the Arts 1984, Individual Artist’s Fellowship/Grant; Printmaking, Drawing, and Artist’s Books Faculty
Research Fellow 1982–84, State University of New York, Albany; Handmade paper and collotype printing Tamarind Curatorial Fellow 1980–81,
Tamarind Lithography Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico (Certificate in conjunction with postgraduate classes)
Dean’s Research Assistantship 1979–80, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan Ford Foundation Grant 1979–80, Administered by Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan