Archive of Author | Rick L Garner

Rick L Garner is a Professor of Art Education in the School of Art and Design at Kennesaw State University near Atlanta. His educational background includes degrees in studio art, neuropsychology, art therapy, and art education. His research interests lie in the relationships between cognitive neuroscience, creativity, and the visual arts, as well as technology and disabilities. He has presented and published on these topics, both nationally and internationally, for nearly 20 years. He has served on the editorial review board for Art Education, as well as several other national and international journals. His recent book chapters, published by the National Art Education Association, include Out of This World Opportunities for Challenged Folks:  Disabilities, Art Education and Virtual Worlds and A Conceptual Model for Neuro-Creativity in Visual Arts.  An upcoming book entitled, Digital Art Therapy:  Material, Methods and Applications will be published by the end of the year.  He has produced a range of artwork, much of which is inspired by neuroscience and his work using art for brain injury rehabilitation and for working with students with disabilities in educational settings, as well as in psychiatric settings.  These experiences have and continue to inform the directions of his artistic works.

Articles with Rick L Garner


Dendritic Forms and Virtual Worlds

Rick L Garner is a Professor of Art Education in the School of Art and Design at Kennesaw State University near Atlanta. His educational background includes degrees in studio art, neuropsychology, art therapy, and art education. His research interests lie in the relationships between cognitive neuroscience, creativity, and the visual arts, as well as technology and disabilities. He has produced a range of artwork, much of which is inspired by neuroscience and his work using art for brain injury rehabilitation and for working with students with disabilities in educational settings, as well as in psychiatric settings