Kristine Corso Tolmie

Associate Professor of Art and Chair, The Center for Art & Design


M.F.A.PrintmakingState University of New York, New Paltz
M.S.Art Education (K-12)The College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York
B.S.Graphic DesignThe College of Saint Rose, Albany, New York

Professional Experience

Professor Tolmie joined the faculty of The Center for Art & Design at The College of Saint Rose as an adjunct lecturer in 1998 and has taught a broad spectrum of studio, graphic design, and art and learning classes since then. In 2008, she was appointed an assistant professor of art – printmaking; and, in 2012, earned tenure and was promoted to associate professor, responsible for curriculum development and studio instruction for all undergraduate printmaking courses in screen printing, intaglio and relief printmaking. From 2008 to 2015, she also taught in the department’s two graduate degree programs – the M.S. in Art Education and the M.A. in Studio Art. She has served as a faculty member and Program Director for the two-week Saint Rose Summer Pre-College Visual Arts Experience from 2012 to 2015.

In May 2015, Professor Tolmie was appointed the Chair of The Center for Art & Design.

Teaching Interests

Professor Tolmie has taught all introductory-, core-, advanced- and graduate-level courses in screen printing, intaglio printmaking, and relief printmaking. Areas of specialization include: printmaking curriculum design and development, as well as, studio management.

Our B.F.A. printmaking students who have graduated from the program have earned acceptance into prestigious M.F.A. programs at:

  • City University of New York: The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
  • Massachusetts College of Art
  • Montclair State University
  • Portland State University
  • Pace University
  • Pratt Institute
  • The State University of New York at New Paltz
  • St. John’s University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University at Albany
  • University of Indiana at Bloomington
  • University of South Florida

In 2016, Professor Tolmie developed a Printmaking Study Tour as part of a Faculty-Led Program to Florence and Rome, Italy, where participating students created work at Foundation Il Bisonte, the Santa Reparata International School of Art, and Stamperia del Tevere.

Research/Creative Works

Professor Tolmie utilizes both copper plate etching and screen printing techniques, in large- and small-scale prints that have been exhibited in solo and juried group shows at regional, national, and international venues including: Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York; Clemson University, South Carolina; University of Wisconsin-Parkside; Monmouth Museum, Monmouth New Jersey; Atelier 6000 Studio Workshop, Bend, Oregon; The National Arts Club, New York, New York; The Pyramida Centre for Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel; and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea. A collaborative broadside print project with Tideline Press of Long Island, New York is included in the Rare Book and Manuscript Collection housed in the Butler Library of Columbia University.

Professor Tolmie recently participated as a panelist in the Women in Leadership Summit at The State University of New York at New Paltz. She currently serves as an evaluator for the National Association of Schools for Art and Design (NASAD).