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Jon Jicha

Jon Jicha

Professor, Professor Emeritus

David Orr Belcher College of Fine and Performing Arts

School of Art and Design

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3597
Office: 242 BAC Fine & Performing Arts Building
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JON JICHA IS PROFESSOR OF ART IN THE SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN AT WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY WHERE HE TEACHES DESIGN AND MEDIA ARTS.His exhibitions include Brno Biennale, Kathleen Ewing Gallery, Society of Publication Designers/New York, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Art Direction, Zone One Contemporary, The Light Factory, Asheville Art Museum, and Gray Art Gallery. His work has been featured in Metropolis Magazine, Print Magazine, Art Direction Magazine and National Geographic Magazine. He has curated and organized major exhibitions including Tibor Kalman: Process; April Greiman: Large Scale Posters; Rudolph DeHarak: A Thirty year Retrospective; Chew on It: New Genre Hybrid Language; We Are Happy to Serve You; Thinking Design: An Appetite for Meaningful Design; Drawing: Points of View; Cleveland Rocks: The Birthplace of Rock and Roll / Photographs of George Shuba. Jicha's work is included in private and public collections including the Library of Congress, Washington, DC; Coburg Museum, Bavaria, Germany; Littleton Collection, Spruce Pine, NC; South Carolina Arts Commission Collection, Columbia, SC.


  • MFA, Kent State University Kent Campus
  • BFA, Kent State University Kent Campus

Teaching Interests

Design Theory, practice and development. Art, contemporary theory, contemporary criticism.

Research Interests

Contemporary studio practice, visual language, tropes and schemes within cultural language, and cultural DNA.

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