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Kim
Ambriz
Printmaking, Art Department Chairperson
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
All areas of printmaking taught with a focus on screenprinting, monoprint, monotype and lithography. Experimental approaches to printmaking and hand bookbinding are also covered during advanced courses.
Courses Taught
Printmaking I
Printmaking II
Printmaking III
Printmaking IV
WIP: Professional Practices
Research Interests
Kim’s prints and drawings (and hybrids of the two) are informed by and reference the formats of pictorial histories, maps, manuscripts and chronicles, especially those of ancient Aztec codices and Plains Indian ledger drawings. Her current work extracts and re-contextualizes parts of stories, characters, symbols and settings found in Mexican texts and myths, such as the Popol Vuh and the Mexican zodiac, and gives special attention to ancient funerary customs and their connection to various journeys and trials encountered in the underworld.
Education

Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking, University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA

Master of Arts in Printmaking, University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, Iowa City, IA

Bachelor of Arts in Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Selected Exhibitions

Trace + Gestures, Grey Matter Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2013

Trace + Gestures, Proyecto ‘Ace, Dialogo Space/Central Hall, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2013

Desaturate2, Living Room Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2013

Transformation, Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Grand Rapids, MI, 2012

Drawing Resurfaced, Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, IN, 2011

dis/connections, Dubhe Carreño Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2011

Process and Practice, Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, 2011

Refugee Reading Room (The Moving Crew), Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA, 2011

The Moving Crew: Ideal X, Culturing Community, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, IA, 2010

The Yield, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2009

The Moving Crew: Transfer-mation, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, 2007

Transformation: Artist/Scientist Collaborations, Rochester Contemporary, Rochester, NY, 2007

Additional Information

Artist Residency, CBPA/ Anchor Graphics, The Moving Crew, Columbia College, Chicago, IL, 2014

Artist Residency, Jentel Artist Residency Program, Banner, WY, 2013

Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, 2012

Chicago Community Arts Assistance Grant (CAAP), Chicago, IL, 2012  

Artist-in-Residence, FugScreens Studio, Chicago, IL, 2010

Office Hours
by appointment
Main Campus
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Mary Clare
Butler
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Offset printing, digital pre-press, editorial and book design, letterpress, typography
Courses Taught
Print Production
Research Interests
Mary Clare Butler’s work explores the relationship between economic modes of production and the environment. Through process-driven artist’s books, prints, and performances, Butler investigates the influence of artistic intervention and experimentation in visual communication.
Education

MFA Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Art, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL

BFA Graphic Design, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

Selected Publications

Journal of Artists’ Books 38
Journal of Artists’ Books 37

Selected Exhibitions

• New Impressions in American Letterpress, Hamilton Woodtype and Printing Museum, Two Rivers WI

• Albert P. Weisman Awards Exhibition, Arcade Gallery, Chicago IL

• EXPO Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago IL

• Pulp, Ink, Thread, C33 Gallery, Chicago IL

• Art Crank Chicago, Co-Prosperity Sphere, Chicago IL

• Hot Off the Press, Spudnik Press Cooperative, Chicago IL

• The Documentary Book, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago IL

 

Office Hours
By appointment only.
Main Campus
Dubhe Carreno
Dubhe
Carreno
Ceramics
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Her expertise range from her curatorial practice running her own gallery in Chicago to wheel working as well as hand-building both sculptural and functional ceramics. In 2004 Carreño created the Dubhe Carreño Gallery in Chicago with the primary goal of creating a platform dedicated to contemporary ceramics that illustrated the diversity of concepts being explored by many contemporary artists, and to reflect the ongoing development and interdisciplinary participation within the field. For almost ten years the Dubhe Carreño Gallery was known as the prime platform in Chicago for presenting contemporary ceramics by international artists. Dubhe closed her gallery in 2012 after having her first child and missing the direct contact with clay. This created the perfect opportunity to reconnect with her own studio practice which developed into the rediscovery of her passion for functional objects and the meditative quality of the process of working with clay.
Courses Taught
Studio experiences : Ceramics
Ceramics I
Ceramics II
Ceramics III
Ceramics IV
Research Interests
Dubhe Carreño’s current work is focused in the design and creation of contemporary porcelain tableware. Her work is inspired by a minimalist aesthetic and by the colors and textures inherent in nature. Forms are intentionally irregular highlighting the presence of the artist’s hand, which honors clay’s voice as an active participant and collaborator in the process of creating each individual form.
Education

M.F.A. School of the Art Institute of Chicago

B.F.A. Massachusetts College of Art

Selected Publications

- American Craft Magazine, By Christine Kamisky,  What is Your Reaction to the American Craft Council’s Move from New York City to Minneapolis” October/November 2010

-Art in America, by Janet Koplos, Anne Drew Potter at Dubhe Carreño Gallery, June 4, 2010

-Chicago Gallery News, by Thomas Masters, 15 Minutes with a Dealer, January-March 2010

-American Craft Magazine, by Joyce Lovelace, Blown Away By ClayDECEMBER/JANUARY 2008

- Chicago Tribune, Technical daring gives ceramic show its strength, by Alan G. Artner, February 2008

-Ceramics Monthly, pages 32–35.”  Tyler Lotz exhibition at Dubhe Carreño Gallery, October 2007 (On the cover)

-American Craft Magazine, by Margaret Hawkins, OVERTURE, Exhibition review at Dubhe Carreño Gallery, February March 2007

-Art Letter, by Paul Klein, May 19, 2005

 

Selected Exhibitions

Exhibitions as Curator:

 

2004

SAIC/Betty Rymer Gallery—Curator, Implicit Plasticity

(Essay Catalogue)

                                                     

2003-2007

SOFA Chicago-- serving as director/curator of Dubhe Carreño Gallery 

 

Exhibitions as Curator at Dubhe Carreño Gallery:

 

2012

-Sandra Perlow, Points in Memory  (Paintings & Drawings)

-Elsa Muñoz"STILL: Paintings for Blanca" (Paintings)

-Melissa Weber, "Elusive Objects" (Ceramic Sculpture)

-Nikki Renee Anderson, "Secret Bodies" (Sculpture & Photography)

 

2011

-Phyllis Kudder Sullivan, "Infinite Nets" (ceramic sculpture)

-Kim Ambriz & Rafael Vera, dis/connections (drawings & prints)

-Dennis Lee Mitchell, Distillation (smoke drawings)

 

2010

-Ruth Borgenicht 2D/3D (ceramic and metal sculpture)

-Elise Siegel, Make/Believe (Ceramic Sculpture)

-Elsa Muñoz, INTROSPECTION (Paintings)

-Roxanne Jackson, BLINDSIGHT (Sculpture)

-Anne Drew Potter, Le Cirque de L’Armée Rouge

 

For complete list of curated exhibitions visit:

http://dubhecarrenogallery.com/past_exhibitions.htm

Background

Dubhe Carreño was born in Caracas, Venezuela. At 18 years old she came to the United States to pursuit a career in classical dance and to continue her training in ballet. Looking to relieve the stress of the demands of a career in dance she enrolled in a pottery class at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She immediately fell in love with clay and decided to study it in depth, intuitively understanding her affinity with this material’s plasticity; both physically and conceptually and discovering its richness and potential.  She enrolled at the Massachusetts College of Art and received her BFA with a concentration in ceramics in 1999 and a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2001. Upon graduation, Dubhe was hired as an instructor by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as well as Northeastern Illinois University. 

Additional Information

"My process is lead by clay itself and its natural ability to be altered and transformed by forces ranging from a delicate pinch to a blasting fire. My artistic practice is an extension of my personal growth. The meditative quality of working in the studio brings me closer to present-mindedness and to a place where intention materializes in front of my eyes. The name I called my ceramic design firm "This Quiet Dust" is a poem by Emily Dickinson which serves as a metaphor for the human condition; we are impermanent in our physical form, yet our true nature is transformative and everlasting. Likewise, "this" clay can be transformed from dust to become that which holds our sustenance."

Dubhe Carreño

Office Hours
Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Main Campus
David Criner
David
Criner
Painting
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
Studio Experiences: Painting
Painting I
Painting II
Painting III
Painting IV
Research Interests
Pending
Education

BFA Painting, University of ILlinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

MFA Painting, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KA

 

Selected Exhibitions

Please Help Us, Help You, Help Us, Firecat Projects, Chicago, IL, 2013

One Inspired Evening, live benefit auction, Stephen M. Bailey Auditorium, Chicago, IL, 2013

Art Faculty Biennial, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, 2013

A Show of Heads, curated by Tim Slowinski, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY, 2012

America Now and Here, curated by Eric Fischl, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL, 2012

All Media, curated by Philip Linhares, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA, 2012

Healthy Junk Food, Prak-Sis Gallery, CHicago, IL, 2011

Knockout, Prak-Sis Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2012

 

Office Hours
varies
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
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Katie
Duffy
Art + Tech
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Katie Duffy is an interdisciplinary artist who is interested in using video, electronics and code as materials. Duffy’s expertise include digital fabrication, physical computing, interactive art and design, code as material, HTML, CSS, JavaSCript, projection mapping, animation, and plotter drawing
Courses Taught
Art + Tech I
Web Design
Multimedia Design
Research Interests
Katie Duffy creates carnal and colorful transmedia mashups that protrude outside of easy definition and circle cheekily around deep issues of humanity. Duffy’s interest in emerging technologies and their relationship to the evolution of the human animal is what drives their practice. Duffy references a variety of bio/natural forms, looking for pattern mimicry in both macro and micro organisms and systems. Gliding between moving image, sculpture, digital fabrication, interaction and design, Duffy is drawn simultaneously to the earnest and the absurd, circling cheekily around deep issues of humanity and searching steadfast for connection, meaning and purpose.
Education

BA Digital Art and Design, Loras College, Dubuque, IA

BA Social Work, Loras College, Dubuque, IA

MFA Interdisciplinary Art, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

The Female Thing, Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA

Not My City, The Parking Lot, K-Town Studio, Baltimore, MD

 

Public Art Collaborations

Hack The Patriarchy (ongoing, online and Baltimore based)

Thommason Theater Series (Curator), Thommason Theater, Baltimore, MD

We Should See Each Other More Often, Koban Project, Baltimore, MD

Pattern Perception, CoLab Project, School 33, Baltimore, MD

BrowserAs (online)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

Wave and Particle, School 33, Baltimore, MD

Satellite Art Show with Terrault Contemporary, Miami Art Week, Miami, FL (forthcoming)

Art Night, Hickock Cole Architects, Washington DC

Objects of Construction Space Camp, Baltimore, MD

VOX XII: NEWS AND WEATHER, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

We Should See Each Other More Often, Koban Project, Baltimore, MD

All of the Things and All of the Time, Platform Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Texture of the Drift, Gallery CA, Baltimore MD

Selected Performances

Baby in the Corner, Transmodern Festival, 14 Karet Cabaret, Baltimore, MD

Pixelated App for Party of the Century, Baltimore Museum of Art (with Wham City Lights) Baltimore, MD

Loop, Performed at Slam Up, Gallery CA, Baltimore MD

Office Hours
Tuesdays 2:00 - 5:00 p.m., Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
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Peter
Goldman
Office Administrator
College of Arts and Sciences/Art
Expertise
Yes
Education

BA NEIU 2007

Background

Art

Office Hours
M-F 8:30am - 4:30pm
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Sarah
H
Hanrahan-Apple
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Doctoral work in Romanesque sculpture, Gothic manuscript illumination and secular ivories.
Courses Taught
Introduction to Art History
Art and Society
Research Interests
My areas of study include: Medieval art, Pre-historic art, Early Christian and Byzantine Art and Islamic art.
Education

University of Chicago, M.A.

University of Chicago, B.A.

Background

Though I was a doctoral candidate in Medieval Art history my recent interests (and travels) have focused on prehistoric art, Early Christian and Byzantine art and Islamic art.

Office Hours
Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00, Thursdays 3:00-5:00 by appointment only
Main Campus
Chantala Kommanivanh
Chantala
Kommanivanh
Painting
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Painting and Drawing
Courses Taught
Introduction to Art History I
Drawing I
Painting I
Painting II
Painting III
Painting IV
Research Interests
Painting and Drawing
Education

MFA in Painting and Drawing from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

BA in Painting/Drawing from Northeastern Illinois University

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

Refuge of the Invisible Lao. Vine Art Center. Minneapolis, MN

Like A Zenith. Nych Gallery, Chicago, IL

Forget Nothing. Nych Gallery, Chicago, IL

Segmented Realism. Arts Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Lawrence & Kimball. Inova/Union Center Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

 

Group Exhibitions

Blue November. Chicago, IL

Contempler. Galerie Equipe, Chicago, IL

Seven Herman Audrey Gallery, Chicago, IL

Genesis Elaine Erickson Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Redbull Curates. Chicago Urban Arts Society, Chicago, IL

“Hidden River Art Festival / Emerging Artists Series”, Sharon Lynne Wilson Center For The Arts, Brookfield, WI

Background

Kommanivanh is interested in creating new memories from past. The work itself is a reinterpretation of his memories documenting his history through painting. Raised with traditional Lao customs and active in hip-hop culture, the work investigates cultural hybridity and tensions of identity. The collection of paintings derives from personal and found photographs representing a pivotal time in the painter’s life.

Office Hours
Appointment Only
Main Campus
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Galatea
Kontos
Metals and Jewelry
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Metals and jewelry fabrication techniques in ferrous and non-ferrous metals including: soldering, casting, smithing, enameling, etching, electroforming, chasing and repousse, hydraulic press, mold-making, powder coating, plastics, Rhino, AutoCad, 3d-printing, and laser cutting.
Courses Taught
Studio Experience: Metals and Jewelry
Metals and Jewelry I
Metals and Jewelry II
Metals and Jewelry III
Metals and Jewelry IV
Research Interests
I am interested in adornment and the role that jewelry plays in society and culture. I am also interested in material studies, the history of craft, and what it mean to be a maker.
Education

Masters of Fine Arts: Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Bachelor's of Arts: Boston University, Boston, MA

Selected Publications

Smitten Forum 2015: A Creative Gathering of Makers              

Keep it in the Can, The Tribute Pins: Exhibition Catalogue, Equinox Gallery

Showcase 500 Beaded Jewelry: Lark Books

Humor In Craft: Juror Brigitte Martin, Schiffer Publishing

MFA Graduate Catalogue: Indiana University

Selected Exhibitions

Works From Around Our State: Evanston Art Center: Evanston, IL

Adorned Spaces Pop-Up: Smitten Forum 2015: Boston Park Plaza Hotel: Boston, MA

Adorned Spaces Pop-Up: #thisisabrooch: Boston Park Plaza Hotel: Boston, MA

NEIU Studio Arts Faculty Biennial: NEIU Fine Arts Center Gallery: Chicago, IL

Brooch Show: The Racine Arts Center: Racine, WI

Material Topics: Making Marks: Jenkins Fine Arts Center: Greenville, NC

Ctrl + A: Attendee Exhibition: Fine Arts Building: Bloomington, IN

Keep it in the Can, The Tribute Pins: Equinox Gallery: San Antonio, TX

Common Thread, MFA Thesis Exhibition: Grunwald Gallery of Art: Bloomington, IN

Pieces of Eight: Fuller Project Space: Bloomington, IN

 

Office Hours
By appointment
Main Campus
Jeff Krantz
Jeffrey
Krantz
Drawing
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Instruction for major and non-art majors that focuses on the acquisition of perceptual skills necessary for the objective representation of drawn and painted subject matter. More advanced instruction is aimed at parlaying these skills into realizing more content driven imagery where the intuitive and inventive powers are more aggressively developed.
Courses Taught
Studio Experiences: Drawing
Drawing I
Drawing II
Advanced Drawing
Research Interests
Interested in the concepts of Jungian psychology and their relationship to apocalyptic themes in popular culture and social media.
Education

BFA Painting - Washington University, St. Louis, MO

MFA Painting - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Selected Exhibitions

2103 Solo show: Bloodletting, Moraine Valley Community Cooleg, Palos Hills, IL

2011 Faculty Biennial, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

2010-2009 MVCC Faculty Present: New Work, Moraine Valley Community College

2008 MVCC Faculty Exhibit: Innerview, Moraine Valley Community College

2003 Guest List, Gescheidle Gallery, Chicago, IL

1999 Building Beauty, Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL

1997 Seattle Art Fair, Martin-Zambito Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

 

Background

A native of Niagra Falls, NY, Mr. Krantz earned his BFA in painting at Washington University and his masters in painting at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. He was awarded a teaching fellowship following his graduate study where he acted as Associate Professor of Drawing at Indiana University's Overseas Program in Florence, Italy. After moving to Chicago in the fall of 1995, Mr. Krantz began teaching basic and advanced courses in drawing and painting at the Highland Park Fine Arts Center, and the Evanston Arts center. He currently teaches at Northeastern Illinois University and Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, IL. He divides his time between teaching and working in the studio preparing for his next and very occasional show at home where he lives with his wife and four cats.

Office Hours
Varies
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
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Deanna
Krueger
Foundations
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Material Studies, painting, sculpture, color, contemporary art and theory.
Courses Taught
Studio Experiences: Painting
Two Dimensional Design
Three Dimensional Design
Painting I
Painting II
Painting III
Painting IV
WIP: Professional Practices
Research Interests
I work abstractly at the juncture where painting, sculpture, and drawing intersect, employing a variety of media. The resulting pieces are hybrids. The visual aesthetic is at once high-tech and primordial. It evokes a multitude of associations: aquatic life forms, otherworldly geological formations, surreal vegetation, microscopic images, or visions of the cosmos. I am interested in humanity's search for meaning in this life, and in the pleasure to be found in the various manifestations of that search.
Education

BFA summa cum laude, University of Michigan

MFA with highest honors, Eastern Michigan University

 

Selected Publications

Gneich, Chuck, “Meditative Surfaces ~ ArtScene ~ Fort Wayne Museum of Art,” Chicago Fine Art, 17 Nov, 2013

Swinkels, Dorothé, “Sign@Lement,” Textiel Plus, (Netherlands), May 2011

Browning, Laura M., “Reflections,” Sheridan Road Magazine, Feb/Mar 2011

Schriner, Caitlin, "Deanna Krueger at Gallery 180," Chicago Art Magazine, 21 May, 2010

Viera, Lauren, "Deanna Krueger at Gallery 180," Chicago Tribune, 20 May, 2010

Weinstein, Michael, "Review: Deanna Krueger/Illinois Institute of Art Gallery," Newcity Art, 04 May, 2010

Gneich, Chuck, “Meditative Surfaces,” Chicago Fine Art, 19 May, 2009

Berliner Liste 07 (exhibit catalog) Berlin, Germany, 2007

KUNST Magazin Berlin (image featured), September 2007

Merli, Melissa, “Medical castoffs provide color for Parkland exhibit,” The News Gazette, Champaign, IL, 08 July, 2007

Cantu, John Carlos, “Big-picture minimalism at Gallery Project: 'Minimal Maximum' features strong work from local artists,” Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, MI, 09 April, 2006

Cantu, John Carlos, “Krueger’s work gets a wider showing at River Gallery,” Ann Arbor News, Ann Arbor, MI, 25 December, 2005

Selected Exhibitions

2013       Night and Day, Studio D, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY

2011       Translucent/Opaque, Gallery H, Three Oaks, MI

2010       Fields, Gallery 180 at The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago

2007       Swell, Parkland College Art Gallery, Champaign, IL

2007        Hydrosphere, Gallery UNO, Fine Arts Building, Chicago

2006       Resonance I, Rotunda Gallery, Pfizer Global Research and   Development Center, Ann Arbor, MI

2006        Resonance II, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI

2005       Specimen, Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA

2005       Krueger:: Shards, River Gallery, Chelsea, MI

Group Exhibitions:

2013       Meditative Surfaces, (Three person exhibition), Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

2012       Deanna Krueger and Carl Wilen, ZIA Gallery, Winnetka, IL

2012        Collector’s Choice 2012, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA

Background

I have been teaching at NEIU since the fall of 2006. Before that I taught for seven years at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI.

I have been exhibiting my artwork professionally for fifteen years. It has shown in museums and galleries across the United States and in Europe.

Additional Information

I maintain an active studio practice and continuously research opportunities for exhibitions and artist residencies.

Office Hours
By appt
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
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Nate
Mathews
Photography
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Photography
Courses Taught
Studio Experiences in Photography
Photography I
Digital Imaging for Photographers
Controlled Photographic Lighting For In Studio and On Location
Historic And Alternative Photographic Processes
View Camera
Senior Seminar and Exhibition
Research Interests
Architecture, Urban Planning, Brutalist Architecture, Cold War History, Gun Violence, Anything Cement, and Ceramic 3D Printing.
Education

M.F.A. in Photography, Columbia College Chicago

Selected Exhibitions

2018

2018 Rockford Midwestern Biennial Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois

Bad News, Ralph Arnold Gallery, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Art is Community is Art, Downers Grove Museum, Downers Grove, Illinois

2017
Nuclear Policy, Grady Gallery, Elgin Community College, Elgin, Illinois (solo)
Nuclear Policy, Armstrong Gallery, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, Illinois (solo)
Ersatz, Visual Art Gallery, Governors State University, University Park, Illinois (solo)
2017 Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Fine Art Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

2016
40th Annual Beverly Art Center Competition and Exhibition, Beverly Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
Artistic Exploration, Buckham Gallery, Flint, Michigan (five person)
Power and Politics, Filter Photo Space, Chicago, Illinois
Amalgamation, Victorian House Gallery, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Illinois (three person)
Re:Place, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, Illinois (four person)

Office Hours
Spring 2018: by appointment during finals week. Fall 2018: TBA
Main Campus
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Mark
P.
McKernin
Associate Provost / Contract Administrator
Art
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs
College of Arts and Sciences
Other Academic Areas
Expertise
Computer graphics, multimedia, electronic art, program development, and community art projects.
Courses Taught
Computer Graphics
Multimedia
Honors Art
WIP: Professional Practices
Research Interests
My own interests center on patterns and loops and the connection between art, the sciences, and social history.
Education

M.F.A. Electronic Visualization, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

Selected Exhibitions

Electronic Immersions: Four Generations of Illinois Artists, Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago,

North River Community Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Lannon Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Video/computer installation, North River Community Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

Illinois State Museum, Lockport, Illinois

IVAM, Valencia, Spain.

Institudo Americanos, Barcelona, Spain

Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal

Western Illinois University, University Art Gallery, Macomb, Illinois,

Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois

Perkinson Art Gallery, Milliken University

Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

Kunst Video Galleri F15, Moss, Norway

Bosgarren Kolectioba, Tolosa, Spain

Pompidou Centre, Paris, France

Selected Performances

Co-Chair Arts in Response to Violence Conference, Chicago, Illinois,

The Wall Speaks: Voice of the Unheard, Wojtek Sawa, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, Illinois

Northeastern Illinois University Art Department Student and Alumni Show, Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, Illinois, Curator

Directed, edited, “The Nutcracker” for The Society of Visual Education,
Golden Apple Award Winner

“Little Caesar” Organic Theatre, Chicago, Illinois

Panelist, Art In Response To Violence, “Forbidden Art”, Chicago, Illinois

“Story Cloths: A Common Thread Between Cultures”, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China

Panelist, Non-Violence Peace Conference, “Artistic Paths to Peace”, Chicago, Illinois

Presentation, “Uses of Technology for Instruction”, Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Buffalo, New York

Discussant for the 8th Annual Student Research and Creative Symposium, Chicago, Illinois

ATLA Workshop, “The Library and the Faculty Media Lab: Creating a Partnership”, Evanston, Illinois

Office Hours
By appointment
Main Campus
University Center Lake County
Jaime Mendoza
Jaime
Mendoza
Drawing
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Concerned with issues of immigration, ethnicity and borders, Mendoza uses a variety of mediums such as video, photography, and mixed media installations - all of which fuse the politics of contemporary urban culture with idealistic meditations on aesthetics, history, and identity.
Courses Taught
Art 170 G Studio Experiences: Drawing
Art 120 Drawing I
Art 220: Drawing II
Art 320: Drawing III
LLAS 109: Latino Art, Thought and Revolution in Chicago
Research Interests
His most recent work, "under the influence," examines the place of the "SELF" within a social context. In his position as social commentator, the artist is subject to cultural criticism which becomes a dynamic cyclical relationship: the artist responds to criticism by producing more work which is then subject to further criticism. This series of self-portraits depicts the artist as a participant in this symbolic relationship.
Education

M.F.A.,  Studio Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago

B.A.,  Art, Northeastern Illinois University

 

Selected Publications

Alicia Eler, "Crowning The Selfie King," (December 2013) Hyperallergic

Peter Russu, "MASTERS of Today - 117 Contemporary Artists," (April 2008): p. 57

Jaime Mendoza, "La Chamba, Drawings bby Jaime Mendoza," (April 2007)

Mercedes Fernandez,"Hola, mi nombre es Jaime Mendoza, " La Raza (Feb. 15, 2006)

Glenn McNatt, "MICA exhibit offers artistic tale of two cities" Baltimore SUn (June 24, 2004)

 

Selected Exhibitions

Faculty Show, Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

The Collaboration Show, Cobalt Studios, Chicago Illinois

SHIKAAWA, Gallery 414, Fort Worth, Texas

Hot Buns and Blazing Artists, The Texas Theater, Dallas, Texas

Sangre, Sudor y Papeles, Antena, Chicago, Illinois

Picturing Immigration, Galeria De La Raza, San Francisco, California

Digital Divide, VU Space - Victoria University, Victoria, Australia

Boston/Chicago, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, Maryland

Office Hours
Tuesday and Thursday 5-6 p.m.
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
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Ana
Nieves
Art History
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Art and architecture of the Ancient Americas, specifically the Andean region.
Courses Taught
Introduction to Art History I
Art and Architecture of the Ancient Americas
Andean Art and Architecture
Art of Latin America
African and Oceanic Art
Peru Study Tour
Research Interests
Andean art; Nasca and Paracas iconography; Peruvian rock art
Education

Ph.D., Art History, The University of Texas at Austin

M.A., Art History, Virginia Commonwealth University

B.A., Art, Lynchburg College

 

Selected Publications

 

2016     "Quilcas en el Contexto de la Civilización Paracas." Colección Paracas: Joyas Sanmarquinas. Lima, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Fondo Editorial: 93-119.

2015      “The Seated Figure Iconographic Complex: The Definition Of A Descriptive Type In The Rock Art Of The Rio Grande De Nasca Drainage (Department Of Ica, Peru).” Rock Art Research 32 (2): 207-218.

2014     "Early Horizon and Early Intermediate Period Rock Art of the Nasca Valley (Department of Ica, Peru) /  Quilcas de los Períodos Horizonte Temprano e Intermedio Temprano del valle de Nasca (Departamento de Ica, Perú)" (co-authored: Gori Tumi Echevarría). Boletín de la Asociación Peruana de Arte Rupestre  6 (21): 911-925.

2014     “Análisis con RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) en Dos Sitios con Quilcas del Perú, Tecnología, Deterioro y Conservación” (co-authored: Gori Tumi Echevarría). Arqueología y Sociedad 28: 289-304.

2014     “Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) at Two Petroglyph Sites in Peru: Manufacturing Techniques, Deterioration, and Conservation.” (co-authored: Gori Tumi Echevarría). In A Monograph of Rock Art Research and Protection.  Edited by Zhang Yasha, President of the Rock Art Research Association of China. Beijing, China Tibetology Publishing House: 204-226.

2009     "More Than Meets the Eye:  A Study of Two Nasca Symbols."  Andean Past 9: 229-247.

2006     "Reconstructing Ritual: Some Thoughts on the Location of Petroglyph Groups in the Nasca Valley, Peru.” In Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology. Edited by Elizabeth Robertson, Jeffery Seibert, Deepika Fernandez, and Marc Zender.  University of Calgary Press and University of New Mexico Press: 217-226.

 

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Grants and Awards

NEIU Excellence Award in Teaching for 2013-14

Dumbarton Oaks Project Grant 2013-14

 

 

Office Hours
Fall 2016: M 10:00-11:00am; T 10:00am-12:00pm; W 10:00-11:00am; or by appointment
Main Campus
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Mary
Porterfield
Painting
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
I have experience teaching 2 dimensional Design, Color Theory, Drawing, and Introductory/Advanced Painting.
Courses Taught
Studio Experiences: Drawing
Studio Experiences: Painting
Color Theory
Painting II
Painting III
Painting IV
Research Interests
My painting questions what makes an act heroic in the midst of daunting circumstances. These circumstances are symbolized through acts of nature, representing situations beyond my control, both literally and figuratively. Hundreds of multi-figured narratives and metaphors comprise these scenes in an effort to ask: Is it better to deny futility or accept what cannot be changed? If need is warranted, but not wanted, should it be abandoned? Does it take more courage to be selfless or self-seeking? Through the dichotomous nature of the work, my hope is to create a philosophical discussion regarding the struggle to lead a compassionate life.
Education

MFA, Arizona State University

MS in Occupational Therapy, Washington University

Selected Publications

Stacia Yeapanis.  “OtherPeoplesPixels Interviews Mary Porterfield, Otherpeoplespixels Blog,
      October, 20, 2016.
      http://blog.otherpeoplespixels.com/otherpeoplespixels-interviews-mary-porterfield
Syed, Mahjabeen.  "Artist of the Week: Mary Porterfield," Chicago-Woman Magazine, January 23, 2017.

      http://chicago-woman.com/profiles/artist-week-mary-porterfield/

Selected Exhibitions

One and Two Person Exhibitions

 Solo Exhibition, Packer-Schopf Gallery, Chicago, Il.

Two Person Show, Koehnline Museum, Des Plaines, Il.

Solo Exhibition, University of Illinois, Illini Union Art Gallery, Urbana, Il.

Two Person Show, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI.

Two  Person Show, Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, Il.

Solo Exhibition, St.Xavier University, Chicago, Il.

Solo Exhibition, Gallery 180, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Il.

Solo Exhibition, West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, AZ.

Solo Exhibition, Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016    Waysides, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan,WI.
2016    Detroit Biennale, Detroit Museum of New Art, Armada, MI.
2016    At River’s Bend: Our Place on the Ohio, Evansville Art Museum, Evansville, IN.
2016    Landscape/Vision/Interpretation, Robert Morris University, Chicago, Il.
2016    South Shore Salon Show, South Shore Arts, Munster, IN (Juror: Carrie Johnson, Curator, 
           Rockford Art Museum)
2016    Rosie the Riveter, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, Il.
2016    Third Coast National, K Space Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX. (Juror: Sharon Kopriva)

Awards:
2016    Honorable Mention, Third Coast National,Kspace Contemporary, Corpus Christi, TX.
2016    Alexandra Gardner Riddle Memorial Award,Salon Show, South Shore Arts, Munster, IN.

Background

I have been teaching for 14 years with emphasis on the following: 2D Design, drawing, painting, composition, contemporary content and color theory.  Prior to coming to NEIU, I taught at Arizona State University and the Harrington School of Design.  I am represented by the Packer-Schopf Gallery in Chicago.

Office Hours
Tues/Thurs from 3:30 to 4:00 in FA 212
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
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Vida
Sacic
Graphic Design
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Typography and visual communication Primary coordinator and author of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Graphic Design
Courses Taught
Graphic Design 1
Typography
Typography 2
Letterpress
Studio in Graphic Design
Special Topics in Graphic Design
ChicaGo Create: Graphic Design for Fun and Communication
WIP: Professional Practices for Artists
Research Interests
The relationship of body to the tools of construction, investigating limits of control vs. chance in process-based work
Education

M.F.A. Graphic Design, Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana

Selected Publications

For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students, published by Bloomsbury, 2013
Fingerprint No. 2: The Evolution of Handmade Elements in Graphic Design,  published by HOW Books 2011

Selected Exhibitions

2017
Graphic Content, Gallery 350, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, IL
Animation + Printmaking, The Center for Book Arts, New York City
Surface Now, Hot Bed Press, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Biennial Faculty Exhibition, NEIU Fine Arts Center Gallery, Chicago, IL
2016
Words Matter 2, Arts on Elston Gallery, Chicago, IL
Correlation Matrix: Vida Sacic and David Wolske, DeVos Art Museum, Marquette, MI
New Impressions in Letterpress, Design College Australia, Brisbane
Animation+Printmaking Showcase, White Box Gallery, Portland, OR
New Impressions in Letterpress, Hamilton Wood Type Museum, Two Rivers, WI

Office Hours
Spring 2017: TR 11:30 - 12:00pm; W 3:00 -6:00pm; or by appointment
Main Campus
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William
B.
Sieger
Art History
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
History of Art
Courses Taught
Introduction to Art History I
Introduction to Art History II
Contemporary Art
WIP: Methods of Research in A rt History
Medieval Arts of the West
Painting of the Italian Renaissance
Painting of the United States of America
Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Art
Nineteenth Century European Art
20th Century European Art
Research Interests
German Expressionist painting and graphic arts American park and cemetery design Twentieth-century European and American Art Nineteenth-century American painting and graphic arts
Education

Ph.D. Art History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

M.A. Art History and Museum Studies, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

B.A. Art History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St. Paul

B.S. Studio Art, University of Wisconsin Madison

Selected Publications

“Emil Nolde’s Biblical Paintings of 1909,” Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, no. 2, 2010, pp. 255-272.

“Literary Texts and Formal Strategies in Emil Nolde’s Religious Paintings,” Proceedings of the 32th Annual European Studies Conference, Omaha, Nebraska: the University of Nebraska-Omaha, 2007.

“Emil Nolde’s Religious Paintings of 1909 and the Beginnings of Modernism in Germany,” Proceeding for the School of Visual Arts Twentieth Annual National Conference: Reassessing the Modern, Modernity and Modernism, New York: School of Visual Arts, 2007.

“Anti-clerics and Commemoration at Bohemian National Cemetery of Chicago,” Proceedings of the Constructions of Death, Mourning, and Memory Conference, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey: The WAPACC Organization, 2006.

Vita Activa/Vita Contemplativa: Emil Nolde’s Legend: St. Mary of Egypt,” The Burlington Magazine, February, 2005, pp. 100-107.

“Narrative, Allegory, and Commentary in Emil Nolde’s Legend: St. Mary of Egypt.” Proceeding for the School of Visual Arts Eighteenth Annual National Conference: Art and Story, New York: School of Visual Arts, 2005.

“John Chandler Bancroft and Art in Newport and New England in the 1860s,” Newport History: The Journal of the Newport Historical Society, vol. 71, part 2, no. 247 (2002), pp. 36-48.

“The Drawings of William Cordova and Gean Moreno.”  Catalogue essay for the exhibition “It Don’t Come Easy,” Fine Arts Center Gallery, Northeastern Illinois University, July, 2001.

“Whistler and John Chandler Bancroft,” The Burlington Magazine, October, 1994, pp. 675-682.

American Master Prints from the Collection of Marian and Belverd E. Needles, Jr.  Exhibition catalogue and essay, DePaul University Art Gallery, May, 1991.

“American Master Prints from the Needles Collection,” The Journal of the Print World, Summer, 1991, pp. 10-11.

“Photographs by Imogen Cunningham.”  Exhibition catalogue essay, The Milwaukee Art Museum, March, 1981.

Selected Exhibitions

“American Master Prints from Whistler to Benton from the Collection of Marian and Belverd E. Needles, Jr.”  Spring, 1991.

DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago, Illinois. 

“Photographs by Imogen Cunningham.”  April, 1981.

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Office Hours
Fall 2016: T 8:45 - 9:15am; 11:00am - 12:00pm; 3:00 - 4:00pm; R 8:45 - 9:15am; 11:00am - 12:00pm; and by appointment
Main Campus
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Neva
Sills
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Drawing, Painting, and Foundations Courses
Courses Taught
Studio Experiences: Drawing
Drawing III
Drawing IV
2-Dimensional Design
Research Interests
Neva Sills’ painted and drawn collages play with ways form and space may be broken into parts and what new meaning arrives in the process of reconstruction. Formal contrasts are explored in ways that heighten the understanding of identity and nature as constructed ideas rather than concrete realities.
Education

MFA in Painting and Drawing, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 

BFA in Painting, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Selected Exhibitions

Moving Crew: Conspire: Collaboration, Cooperation, Collection, Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

Exquisite Corpse: Head to Toe and End to End, Francis Hardy Gallery, Ephraim, WI

Additional Experiments, Eve Drewlowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA

Instructions_13, (Scene)Metrospace, East Lansing, MI

Love for Sale, The University of Michigan School of Art & Design work•detroit gallery, Detroit, MI

Cut-Ups:  Ellen Campbell, Neva Sills, Johannah Silva, Mary Lou Zelazny, Peter Paul Luce Gallery, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA

New Directions in Collage, Fine Arts Center Gallery at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL

Moving Crew: Ideal X: What’s Inside, Faulkoner Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

Displaced, SGC Global Implications Conference, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Dia Del Los Muertos, Geunzel Gallery at Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI

Floating Through, MacRostie Art Center, Grand Rapids, MN

Moving Crew: Transfer-Mation, The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI

Moving Crew: Land Grant Flag State Construct, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha,NE

My Place/Your Place: Paula Brandel and Neva Sills, Kiehle Gallery, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

You Were Never Here, Soap Factory, Minneapolis, MN

Additional Information

Speaker, Humanities Plunge, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Resident (with The Moving Crew), Anchor Graphic and the Center for the Book at Columbia College, Chicago, IL

Panel Participant (with The Moving Crew), College Art Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL

Visiting Artist, Luther College, Dekorah, IA

Resident, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE

Community Arts Assistance Program Grant-Illinois Arts Council

Iowa Arts Fellowship-University of Iowa

Office Hours
By Appointment Only
Main Campus
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April
Wilkins
Photography
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
Studio Experiences: Photography
Research Interests
Photography
Education

MFA University of Notre Dame

BFA Utah State University

Office Hours
by appointment
Main Campus
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Shencheng
Xu
Sculpture
Art
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Shencheng Xu has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, and completed over a dozen outdoor monumental sculptures both in United States and in China. He uses a variety of media and techniques in his works, both traditional and contemporary. His works were published in “Sculpture” and several other art periodicals.
Courses Taught
Studio Experiences: Sculpture
Three Dimensional Design
Sculpture I
Sculpture II
Sculpture III
Sculpture IV
Research Interests
Shencheng Xu’s current work is focused in combining human forms with other organic forms to express the relationship between nature and man. He is developing a language of forms that can be used in various combinations to create visual stories. These forms are the key components of his sculptural installations. The forms he chosen is integral to the concepts. His work considers the differences between East and West as well as the differences between traditional and contemporary art.
Education

M.F.A.  2001, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

B.F.A.   1993, Sculpture Department, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Shenyang, China.

Selected Publications

The Recollection of Ten Public Sculptures”, Inkspil LLC, August, 2014

Sculpture, “The Annual Chicago Public Sculpture Exhibit”, October, Washington, DC, 2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012; 2013; 2014

Sculpture and Installation by Shencheng Xu 1997-2007”, Jiaxuan Art Publisher, Shenyang, China, 2007

New Chinese Occidentalism”, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, 2006 

Sculpture, “2004 Annual Sculpture Exhibit”, July 2004

RE-DO CHINA”, Ethan Cohen Fine Arts, New York, 2003

The 50th Anniversary of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts – Sculpture”, China Light Industrial Press, Beijing, China, 2002

Sculpture, “Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards”, October 2001

The Washington Post, “An Entertaining Four Show”, August 17, 2001

Sculpture and Paintings by Shencheng Xu 1987-1997 ”, Hong Kong Asia Communication Publisher, Hong Kong, 1997

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

Shencheng Xu Retrospective”, Johnsonese Gallery, Chicago, IL

The Garden of Eden”, Gallery Uno, Chicago, IL 

“Little Life”, Corrosive Gallery, Chicago, IL

Wonderland”, Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL

“Connection”, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Decker Gallery, Baltimore, MD

 

Selected Public Sculptures:

Sky”, 758 W. Belden, Chicago, IL

Gourd Man”, 2650 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL

Cloud”, 3730 N. Southport, Chicago, IL

Fly”, Ann Sather Park, Chicago, IL

Happy Family”, the Healing Garden at Ronan Park, Chicago, IL

Dream Seeker”, Wisconsin/Mohawk, Chicago, IL

A Song of Joy”, Avoca West Elementary School, Glenview, IL

Free As A Cicada”, Blaine School, Chicago, IL

Gourd Man”, Village Green Park, Skokie, IL

A Song of Joy”, DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Shu”, 2008 Beijing Chinese Biennial, Chinese Base, Beijing, China

Our City”, East of Murphy’s Bleachers, Chicago, IL

Row Your Boat”, Barry and inner Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL  

Catch Up”, In Front of the St. Michael Church, Chicago, IL

Gourd Man”, Outdoors Sites on Chicago River Front, Chicago, IL

Ever Alert”, Elm Place School, Highland Park, IL

Gourd Man”, Dickens/Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL

Happy Family”, Outdoors Sites on Chicago River Front, Chicago, IL

Happy Family”, Halsted/Lincoln - Children’s Memorial, Chicago, IL

Background

Shencheng Xu received his MFA in Sculpture from Maryland Institute College of Art’s Rinehart School of Sculpture in 2001. The same year, he received the “Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award” from International Sculpture Center. His BFA in Sculpture was received from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, China in 1993. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions. He completed over a dozen out-door monumental sculptures both in United States and in China. He uses variety media and techniques in his works, both traditional and contemporary. His works were published in “Sculpture” and several other art periodicals.

Additional Information

"I believe the educator’s role is to bring his/her knowledge and sense of responsibility to the students, to help students define problems, and then to help them solve these problems. The responsible teacher helps to further develop student’s own individual character and also encourages creativity, confidence, and respect.

Being an artist and an art professor have become parallel lines in my life. This is a career I love and it’s worthy of engaging my entire life."
 

Office Hours
Fall 2018: by appointment
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae