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Ned Gannon (he/him/his)

Ned Gannon
  • Professor
  • Art & Design

Painter, illustrator, and writer, Ned Gannon attended the Kansas City Art Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York where he received his M.F.A. He lived and worked on the North Shore of Staten Island in New York City for seven years before moving to Wisconsin.

His work has appeared in New York galleries, the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles, and in Communication Arts. His clients include American Airlines, Boyds Mills Press, Cobblestone, Cricket, and Odyssey Magazines, Woodbine Publishing, and St. Vladimir’s Press. His work is in private collections in Australia and the United States, including the Staten Island Museum.

Ned was the youngest of six siblings. This may have exacerbated a terrible tendency toward daydreaming or “traveling” as his wife, Sara, kindly prescribes it.

Teaching Interests
  • Illustration
  • Painting (Pigment-based and digital)
  • Figure Drawing
  • Fine Art
  • Publishing
  • Illustrated Books
  • Graphic Novels
  • Teaching, serving on committees, serving as curator for gallery exhibitions, serving the university and community, and staying active professionally.
Research and Creative Activities
  • Illustrated Books
  • Graphic Novels
  • Children's Books
  • Wolves
  • Ecology
  • Art and Nature
  • M.F.A., School of Visual Arts, NYC (illustration as visual essay)