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Adjunct Faculty

Instructor Kai, Irene


Irene is an internationally known artist, author and speaker. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC and MFA from the Royal College of Art in London and was an Instructor of Design at Penn State University. She posed for George Segal and her images are now in the Whitney Museum, NYC and the San Diego Museum of Art, CA. She traveled extensively to countries in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia and is fluent in Chinese. Irene is a long time supporter of peace initiatives. She designed the logo for the Culture of Peace Initiative, a United Nations Peace Messenger Organization, and her inspiring Peace Dove image hangs in the United Nations building in New York City. The logo and website are used around the world and highlighted annually on the International Day of Peace in September. Her two published books - The Golden Mountain: Beyond the American Dream and What Do You See? have been chosen for course studies in major universities and have won Independent Publisher Awards for Best book of the year for Multicultural Non-fiction and Freedom Fighter Award for promoting free speech, racial and religious tolerance. 

Degrees Earned

  • Royal College of Art, MFA
  • School of Visual Arts, BFA