Natasha Lovelace Habers is a native Floridian who relocated to the metro Atlanta area in 2001. She earned her BA in studio arts from the University of South Florida and her MFA in printmaking from the University of Florida. During undergraduate and graduate school she participated in study abroad programs in France and Italy. She began teaching at Kennesaw State University in 2003 and since then has taught a variety of studio art courses. Working primarily in the book and paper arts, she is committed to the development of new book arts and hand papermaking courses at KSU. As a professional artist she maintains an active exhibition record, while consistently organizing, jurying, and curating exhibitions on a local and national level. Most recently, she was invited to be the juror and curator for Topophilia: Love of Place, a national juried exhibition of artists’ books. In addition, she is devoted to serving the community through art and often participates in critiques, lectures and workshops for public school children, senior centers, and local arts organizations.
Ms. Lovelace Habers holds a unique joint-appointment position as Assistant Professor of Art in the Department of Visual Arts and the Department of First-Year Programs. Within First-Year Programs, she is the lead faculty member for the discipline-specific Visual Arts Learning Communities. The First-Year Seminar course that she teaches is part of this learning community that is tailored to meet the specific needs of first-semester visual arts majors. She believes that through this course she is able to truly connect with incoming art majors, while aiding their transition to college and laying the foundation for their successful future as a professional in an arts-related field. She also enjoys reaching out to non-art majors in her “Insight into Creativity” course, a themed First-Year Seminar, where her goal is to show students that the Arts can function as a conduit to gaining an enlightened understanding of our world and our humanity.