Kevin Pontuti

Design Department
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 190 Micheels Hall
Phone: 715-232-3469
Email: pontutik@uwstout.edu
Personal website: www.pontuti.com

Research Interests: Websites and Portfolio: Teaching website: http://cargocollective.com/kevinpontutiteaching Film website: http://northpassagefilm.com/ Transmedia project website: http://stoutcinemagames.wordpress.com/ Photography website: http://www.pontuti.com/ Representation: http://www.thephotoagent.com/main.php#photographers/kevin_pontuti/

Professional Interests: Select Fine Arts Clients 1999-2009 Allen Ruppersberg Assume Vivid Astro Focus Charles Ray Charlie White Chiho Aoshima David LaChapelle Doug Aitken Hannah Collins Hirsch Perlman James Welling Jeff Burton Jennifer Steinkamp Jessica Bronson Jonathan Mannion Kevin Lynch Larry Sultan Leonard Nimoy Lisa Anne Auerbach Malerie Marder Marnie Weber Mike Kelley Nancy Rubins Pae White Paul McCarthy Richard Jackson Richard Misrach Robert Graham Sharon Lockhart Sterling Ruby Steven Klein Takashi Murakami Vanessa Beecroft Select Advertising Clients: Nike Puma Pepsi David Yurman HBO Showtime Skyy Vodka Svedka Acura Chevrolet Vanity Fair Tom Ford Frank Gehry Christina Aguilera Fragrances Interscope Records Facet Creative Access Hollywood

Education

    • MFA
      Syracuse University
      1993
    • BFA
      Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
      1990

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • BFA in Entertainment Design, University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Program Director
        2012 - 2015
      • University of Wisconsin- Stout, Digital Cinema/Multimedia Design
        Associate Professor
        2009 - 2015

Artistic and Professional Performances and Exhibits

    Film - Screen Production

    • Pontuti, K. (Present) North Passage. Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States.
    • Pontuti, K. (Present) North Passage. Beverly Hills, California, United States.
    • Pontuti, K. (October 2014) Flyway Film Festival. North Passage, Pepin, Wisconsin, United States.

    Animated Screening and Director's Talk

    • Pontuti, K. (Present) North Passage. Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States.

    Faculty Exhibition

    • Pontuti, K. (Present) Furlong Gallery. University of Wisconsin- Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States.
    • Pontuti, K. (Present) Furlong Gallery. University of Wisconsin- Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States.
    • Pontuti, K. (Present) Furlong Gallery. Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States.

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Evensen, E., Hui, C., Pontuti, K., Svanoe, E., Kuuskoski, J., & Savvidou, P. (February 19, 2015). Creativity to Reality: Arts Entrepreneurship Panel. , Menomonie, WI, United States.

Applied Research

    Uncategorized

    • (Los Angeles, CA)
      The View from Here: L.A. and Photography (2014)
    • NAB Show Conference and Tradeshow
      (2014)

    • NAB Show Conference and Tradeshow (2013)

    • Autodesk’s Virtual Entertainment Summit (2012)

    • FMX Virtual Production Summit (2012)
    • Writing for Comics
      (2012)
    • National Siggraph Conference
      Los Angeles, CA (2010)
    • National Siggraph Conference
      Los Angeles, CA (2008)

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    • Automotive Master Class
      Automotive Rendering (2007)
    • National Siggraph Conference (San Diego, CA)
      (2007)

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Pontuti, K. CAHSS Professional Development Grant.
    • Pontuti, K. CAHSS Professional Development Grant.
    • Pontuti, K. Chancellor’s grant for student/faculty projects.
    • Pontuti, K. Curriculum Incubation Grant.
    • Pontuti, K. Curriculum Incubation Grant.
    • Pontuti, K. CAHSS Professional Development Grant.

Media Contributions

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • ASPIRE/Multicultural Student Services Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Wisconsin- Stout (2011)
    • Outstanding Teacher Award, (2011)
    • ASPIRE/Multicultural Student Services Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Wisconsin- Stout (2010)

Service

    Department / School

    • Committee Chair, School of Art and Design Promotion Committee (2013 - 2015)
    • Committee Chair, Development and Public Relations Committee (2012 - 2014)
    • Committee Member, Hiring Committee for tenure track (2012 - 2014)
    • (2009 - 2014)
    • Coordinator for Safety, Budget and Coordination for Multimedia / Entertainment Design (2009 - 2014)
    • Committee Member, Professional Advisory Board (2009 - 2014)
    • Committee Member, Hiring Committee for tenure (2012 - 2013)
    • Committee Member, Hiring Committee for Faculty seach for tenure track Animation position (2011 - 2012)
    • Committee Member, Hiring Committee for Faculty Search for Tenure Track (2011 - 2012)
    • Committee Member, School of Art and Design Curriculum Committee (2010 - 2012)
    • Committee Member, Ad Hoc Committee (2010 - 2011)

    College

    • Committee Member, CAHSS Promotion Committee (2013 - 2014)
    • Faculty Advisor (2011 - 2014)
    • Faculty Advisor (2011 - 2014)
    • Committee Member, Program Advisory Committee for MFA in Design (2010 - 2014)
    • Advisor, University Photo/Cinema Studio (2010 - 2014)
    • Committee Member, Program Advisory Committee (2009 - 2014)
    • Committee Member, Program Advisory for BFA in Art (2009 - 2014)
    • Siggraph Student Organization (2009 - 2014)
    • UW-Stout Render Farm Initiative (2009 - 2012)
    • Committee Member, Program Advisory Committee for BA in Art Education (2009 - 2010)

    Community

    • Consultant, Menomonie Theater Guild (2014)
    • Girls Softball Coach, Menomonie Parks and Recreation Department and Seymour Ball Club (2009 - 2012)
    • Juror, Menomonie High School Art Show at the Mabel Tainter Theater (2011)