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Solo Exhibitions

Transitions. Calvin Coolidge Library. Castleton University. Castleton, Vermont. Mar. 7 – Mar. 20, 2019.

Invitation. Vertin Gallery. Calumet, Michigan. Nov. 7 – Dec. 6, 2018.

Group Exhibitions

Baby’s on Fire I and Baby’s on Fire II. Basement Tapes. 119 North Weatherly. Minneapolis, MN. Aug. 7 – Sept. 30, 2023.

Moon Dragon and Ouroboros. Art in the Family. Sower Gallery. Chaska, Minnesota. Aug. 6 – Oct. 27, 2023.

Where the Sidewalk and IMG 1067-H. Finding Your Way. Eagan Art House. Eagan, Minnesota. Jul. 6 – Oct. 5, 2023.

Cyanocytes. The Dark Blue: An Exploration of Vampirism. Rogue Buddha Gallery. Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sept. 2 – Oct. 1, 2022.

It Weighs. Michigan Now: CTAC’s 2019 Juried Fine Arts Exhibition. Crooked Tree Arts Center. Petosky, Michigan. Sept. 21 – Nov. 9, 2019.

Selected Media

Pink is My New F*ck You.” SHOCK of the FEMME. 2018. Sherrie Caudill, Ed. 2019. Digital Print.
Resurfacing.” Sequentials, vol. 1, no. 1, 2017. Web comic.
Second Story.” Red Flag Poetry. Feb. 15, 2017. Digital Photography.

Selected Publications

Siegel Finer, Bryna; Lynn Buncher Shelly, Oriana Gatta, Maha Alawdat, and Rachel Warmington. “Lo-tech Tools as Episteme: RethinkingStudent Engagement in the Writing Process and Beyond.” Journal of Pedagogic Development. 6.1 (Winter 2016) 54-60.

Gatta, Oriana. “From Analysis to (Re)Composition: A Prismatic Pedagogy.” Works and Days. Special Issue on Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Education and Culture. Spring 2015.

Gatta, Oriana. “Connecting Logics: Data Analysis and Keyword Visualization as Archival Method/ologies.” Peitho Journal. Dec. 2014.

Gatta, Oriana. “Course Design for English 3135: Visual Rhetoric.” Composition Studies. 41.2 (2013): 78-97.

Gatta, Oriana. “Review of Teaching Comics and Graphic Narratives: Essays on Theory, Strategy and Practice.” ImageTexT  7.3 (2014): n. pag. Department of English, University of Florida. 31 October 2014.

Selected Teaching

Writing the Visual.” English 420: Writer’s Studio. Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Researching Design for Social Justice.” English 202: Composition II. Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies.” WGS 200. Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

(Re)Visions: A Critically Comic Approach to Visual Rhetoric.” English 3135: Visual Rhetoric. Georgia State University.

Selected Administration

Internship Coordinator, Department of English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Fall 2015 – Spring 2018.

English Department Leadership Counsel, Spring 2017 – Spring 2018.

English Department Recruitment Committee, Fall 2016 – Spring 2018.

English B.A. Curriculum Planning Committee, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2015 – Spring 2018.

Liberal Studies English Committee, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2015 – Spring 2018.

Co-Assistant Director, with Jennifer Forsthoefel, The Writing Studio, Georgia State University, Fall 2010 – Spring 2011.

Assistant Director of Communications, Center for International Media Education, Georgia State University, Fall 2009 – Summer 2011.

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor. Department of English. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 2014 – 2018.
Affiliate Faculty. Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 2014 –2018.


Ph.D. English with Rhetoric and Composition concentration. Georgia State University. 2014.
M.A. Women’s Studies. Georgia State University. 2005.
B.A. English and Psychology. Lakeland College. 2002.

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