Archive for the ‘Accomplishments’ Category

CSU photo Alum’s Real Estate Photos Featured in New York Times

March 27, 2019


New York Times, our newspaper of record, recently published an article comparing what you get in residential real estate for under $250,000 in three states, including Ohio.

The Ohio house is located in Shaker Heights. Recent CSU photo graduate Austin Cupach made the photographs of the house featured in the article. Austin did an internship with VNTG Home while at CSU. He is now employed as a Marketing/Real Estate Photographer there. He did an amazing job.

Check out Austin’s images at here.


CSUphoto Student’s Show Getting Buzz

March 25, 2019


CSU photo student, Nico Pico Train has a new photography exhibition at Art on Madison in Lakewood. Her show, “Uncensored: Liquid Sex Series” has been getting some buzz in local media, including write ups in Cleveland Scene and Collective Art Network (CAN) Journal. The exhibit is, well uncensored.


According to the articles,  the work “ingeniously poses more questions than answers about sex, ” and that “formally, the photographs are stunning.”  The work “forces us to grapple with the realness of sexuality, as well as its humorous side. This is not cheap boudoir photography.  [the work] manages to balance her take on erotic art in a yin-yang way.”

Check out the article in Cleveland Scene here.

Check out the article in CAN Journal here.


Aja Grant Exhibition at Black House

August 29, 2018

Aja Grant: Saccharine
Opening Sat, Oct 6
2pm – 7pm

The Black House Gallery
Purchase tickets online and learn the event’s secret address


Come join her as recent CSUphoto alumna Aja Grant will exhibit her new work in Saccharine at The Black House Gallery on Sep 8.

Aja graduated from CSU last spring. She has gone on to work at Cleveland Print Room. She was also awarded a CSU/CIA Post-bac award and has recently started her tuition-free year of study at Cleveland Institute of Art.

CSU Photo Students Published in Case Reserve Review

January 20, 2015

Congratulations to Matt Wolosz, Ryan Upp, Yiyun Chen, Liz Dare, and Lena D’Amico for having their work published in the Case Reserve Review journal. To view the publication online visit click here.

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Ryan Upp Art Exhibition

May 2, 2013


Ryan Upp
Thursday, May 30 @ 8pm

The Avenue Tap House, 18206 Detroit Ave, Lakewood (map)

Ryan Upp, CSU Photo major, also works in other media. Check out this show of his mixed media work this month.

RAW:Cleveland visual artist Ryan Upp’s incredible mixed-media paintings combine spray paint, colored pencil, and gold-leafing to create stunning depictions of females introduced in biblical stories and other manuscripts.

“I find inspiration in antique toys, found objects on the forest floor, and in the lyrics of poetry. I often take mundane domestic objects, and depict them as whimsical, dream-like, and over-embellished.”

“I utilize a palate of muted colors and a blurry shallow depth of field to obtain a feeling of dreaminess. My most recent work is inspired by female characters from the bible and illuminated manuscripts.”

The one message he aims to achieve in his work?

“Be like little children,” says Upp.

“Children have such expansive imaginations and they aren’t influenced by others opinions. They live in the present moment and their creations are genuine.”




CSU Photo Represents at Cleveland Museum of Art

July 16, 2012

Ryan Upp and Peg Mc Nally have photo books included in DIY: Photographers & Books, Barbara Tannenbaum‘s debut exhibition at Clevland Museum of Art.

Ryan Upp and Matt Wolosz Published in Case Reserve Review

May 6, 2012

CSU photo students Ryan Upp and Matt Wolosz both have work featured in the  new Spring 2012 issue of Case Reserve Review. CRR is the official student-run literary and photographic magazine of Case Western Reserve University. CRR encourages creative expression by publishing one free, book-style issue each semester featuring original poetry, prose, and photography submissions from students across the nation.

View CCR’s Spring 2012 issue
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Ryan Upp’s work featured in Case Reserve Review’s Spring 2012 issue.

Matt Wolosz’s work featured in Case Reserve Review’s Spring 2012 issue.

Matt Wolosz’s work featured in Case Reserve Review’s Spring 2012 issue.

Matt Wolosz Presents to CMA Friends of Photography

April 25, 2012

On Tue, Apr 24 CSU photo student Matt Wolosz presented his work to the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Friends of Photography. He, along with students from U of Akron and CIA, displayed prints and talked about his work at Society for Photographic Education’s (SPE) national headquarters (in a surprising coincidence, the Akron student turned out to be Matt’s aunt!). All three students had strong work and it was a nice time all around.

One of Matt's pieces presented to FOP. 45"x24" Archival Pigment Print, 2012.

Friends of Photography is an Affiliate Group of the Cleveland Museum of Art. The organization strives to cultivate knowledge of the art and history of photography, to promote private collecting, and to generate funds with which to acquire works for the museum. Student participation is encouraged with a discounted membership fee. For more information of FOP, visit

FOP members checking out Matt's work as Matt plays it cool in the background.

Ryan Upp Goes National

February 3, 2012

Cleveland State University recently received some national attention. On Sunday, Jan. 22 photos by CSU student Ryan Upp, a senior Art and Photography major, were featured front and center in The New York Times Education Life section.  Read more in The Cleveland Stater.

Ryan Upp in the New York Times

January 15, 2012

CSU students playing Angry Birds in a CSU "Stress Free Zone".

CSU photo student Ryan Upp photographed CSU’s “Stress Free Zones” during fall 2012 finals week. CSU provided a range of finals decompression activities including yoga & meditation, free food, henna painting, live Angry Birds, among others.  The photographs will be published in the New York Times – yes THE New York Times – on Sunday, January 22. They will also be published online on the same day. Congratulations Ryan.

Watch this space for a link once published, and make sure to pick up your copy on Sunday.