The School of Art has 22 full-time faculty and up to 10 additional active professionals through joint, courtesy and adjunct appointments.

As formal and informal mentors, faculty focus on their students as individuals. The school’s 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio provides for an intense, professional learning environment. Faculty join staff in organizing regular advising meetings every semester for each class, keeping students abreast of issues and procedures related to registration, sophomore and senior reviews, study abroad opportunities, career services, commencement, and more.

Faculty are professionally active locally, nationally and internationally, with exhibits, presentations, research projects and papers at venues and conferences around the world. Faculty have obtained grants and awards from Creative Capital, Art Matters, and the Ford, Guggenheim, Heinz, Kellogg, Jerome, Lannan, Mellon, Pew, Pollack Krasner, and Rockefeller Foundations. They have also held Fulbrights, National Endowment for the Arts, National Science Foundation, Canadian Arts Council and state arts council fellowships as well as university teaching awards.

Like students, faculty are engaged in a variety of creative pursuits: whether planning ecosystems for post-industrial landscapes, building interactive installations exploring issues of race and gender, crafting gargantuan and intimate sculptures out of clay, ceramic, blown glass and grass, or executing massive landscape paintings that investigate perceptual phenomena. And that’s just scratching the surface!


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