Claudio Orso-Giacone

Visual Art

Claudio has been active as an artist and art educator throughout Northeast Ohio. He has been Artist in Residence and Outreach Coordinator at Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation, and since 2008 has been Coordinator for Apollo Outreach, a program of Oberlin College's Cinema Studies Program. He has taught at FAVA (Oberlin), and through Art House and Zygote Press (both in Cleveland). In fall 2016, he was an Artist in Residence at the Rasmuson Foundation in Homer, Alaska, through an exchange program with Zygote Press. Through BSMA, he has taught printmaking and papermaking to students in University Settlement's after-school program, including teens at Washington Park Horticulture Center who he also involved as participants in Slavic Village Development's 2016 Rooms to Let event. He has also introduced the excitement of papermaking to Slavic Village preschoolers. Claudio was a BSMA teaching artit at William Rainey Harper during the 2021-2022 school year.
Education: MFA, Bowling Green State University; BA, summa cum laude, Cleveland State University; also studied at Mesa Community College (San Diego, CA) and University of Torino, Italy.