Jan Piribeck

Associate Professor of Digital Art and Foundations and Chair of Art Department


113 Robie-Andrews Hall, Gorham, ME 04038

Office Hours Fall 2013

Mon 10:00- 12:00 & Wednesday 2:00- 4:00

Contact Information

Phone: Phone: (207) 780-5276

Jan Piribeck is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Southern Maine. She has an MFA from Northern Illinois University in Painting and Drawing where she also studied Computer Imaging. For over a decade the focal point of her work has been a series of projects that fuse Art and GISCI (Geographic Information Science). She established the Digital Art Concentration offered by the USM Art Department and often works with students on collaborative research/creative projects that merge Art, Science and Technology. Prior to her arrival at USM she was an Associate Professor of Art and Gallery Director at the University of Maine at Farmington and was Curator of Exhibitions and Education at the Rockford Art Museum in Rockford, Illinois. Her past experience working in galleries and museums continues to inform her work as an artist. She has been a Visiting Artist/Professor at schools of Art, Architecture, Design and Engineering in China, France, Germany and Latvia. Key words to describe her work are: information design, public art, digital mapping and cultural cartography.

Recent Publications

2012 COLLABORATION AND CONNECTIVITY In the Education of Artists and Designers, published by Groupwork, an interdisciplinary journal for working with groups (pending)


Raphael Speaks on Creativity at TEDx Dirigo In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)