Associate Professor of Illustration, School of Art, Media, and Technology
Ben Katchor's picture-stories, including Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer; The Jew of New York; The Cardboard Valise; Hotel and Farm, and "Shoehorn Technique" have been appearing in newspapers and magazines around the country since 1986. His ongoing monthly series appears in Metropolis magazine. He has taught and lectured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Katchor's awards include a Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (1995) and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (2000). In 2002, he was the Guna S. Mundheim Fellow in Visual Arts at The American Academy in Berlin. In 2007 he was a fellow at The Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars at the New York Public Library. Five collections of his strips have been published: Cheap Novelties, The Pleasures of Urban Decay; Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer; The Jew of New York; The Beauty Supply District.; and The Cardboard Valise. He has collaborated with musician Mark Mulcahy on four music-theater productions: The Slugbearers of Kayrol Island; The Rosenbach Company; A Checkroom Romance and Up From the Stacks.