Art Department


MFA Faculty

  • Grad Review Fall 2014

The faculty offers a wide range of artistic possibilities and viewpoints. Thirty artists, art historians, and art educators comprise the faculty. All have received recognition in their fields, all actively exhibit and publish. Numerous awards and honors attest to the quality of their work. For example, in the past three years the University has recognized three of our faculty with competitive and prestigious University Research Excellence and Teaching Excellence Awards. One of our art historians has been invited to speak as a scholar on the traditions of art teaching at the Muse de Louvre and another received the acclaimed Leon Levy Fellowship at the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Collection. Members of the studio arts sculpture faculty have work permanently installed in Japan, Hungary, England, China, India, the United Arab Emirates, South America and throughout the United States. One faculty member’s sculpture was selected to be displayed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics before it is permanently installed in the Olympic Fine Arts Museum in Beijing’s Forbidden City. Currently, he is an artist-in-residence at the Abu Dhabi International Sculpture Symposium, Bridging Societies Through the Language of Art.

A partial list of faculty accomplishments is provided below:

  • Faculty Publications
  • Fulbright Fellowship
  • Rhizome Project Award
  • North Carolina Visual Artists Fellowship (2)
  • Leon Levy Fellowship
  • Southeastern College Art Conference award for Excellence in Teaching (2)
  • UNCG College Teaching Excellence Awards (3)
  • Southeastern College Art Conference Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement
  • UNCG Alumni Teaching Excellence Awards (2)
  • UNCG Research Excellence Awards (2)
  • UNCG New Faculty, Regular Faculty, and Summer Excellence Grants
  • Central Piedmont Regional Artists Hub Program Grant (6)
  • Public Sculpture Arts Commission, Davidson, NC
  • Jet Blue Corporation Video Commission for the JFK International Airport
  • Public Arts Project, Denver, Colorado
  • Site specific sculpture, Davidson, North Carolina
  • Partial or full fellowship stipends to attend artist’s residencies throughout the US and in ten countries throughout the world
  • Olympic Fine Arts Gold Medallion for sculpture at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing
  • 2003 Outstanding Prize – Yuzi Paradise International Sculpture Award
  • The Rodin Prize, the Fujisankei Biennale, Japan
  • The Giacomo Manzu Special Prize, the 7th Henry Moore International Sculpture Exhibition, Japan
  • Horace H. Rackham Research Grant
  • Samuel H. Kress Foundation
  • Triangle Artist’s Workshop

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