Faculty-MFA in Visual Art

Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized for their diverse practices, which engage complex territories on the environment, race, politics, material culture, science, and the human condition. Thwarting conventional silos, many work across disciplines and collaborate with practitioners in other fields. Several Sam Fox School faculty have joint appointments in other departments—including Film & Media Studies; American Culture Studies; Performing Arts; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and African and African-American Studies—so they are poised to connect you with other research areas at the University.

Select fellowships and awards include: New York Foundation for the Arts Grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Fulbright Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Grant, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, Yaddo Residency, UCLA Design Media Arts Center Residency, Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship (Italy), International Artists Residency Fellowship (Poland), Pew Fellowship, and Howard Foundation Fellowship.

Select exhibitions include: The New Museum, Museum of Modern Art, American Academy in Rome, PS1, Whitney Biennial, Crystal Bridges Museum, Corcoran Museum of Art, MASS MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, San Francisco Black Film Festival, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Postmasters Gallery, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.


Lisa Bulawsky

LISA BULAWSKY

Chair, MFA in Visual Art; Professor of Art; Director, Island Press


Jamie Adams

JAMIE ADAMS

Associate Professor, Painting


Michael Byron

MICHAEL BYRON

Kenneth E. Hudson Professor of Art, Painting


Jess Dugan

JESS T. DUGAN

2020-21 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow


Amy Hauft

AMY HAUFT

Director, College & Graduate School of Art; Jane Reuter Hitzeman and Herbert F. Hitzeman, Jr. Professor of Art


Meghan Kirkwood

MEGHAN KIRKWOOD

Assistant Professor, Photography


Richard Krueger

RICHARD KRUEGER

Associate Professor, Art


Arny Nadler

ARNY NADLER

Associate Professor, Sculpture


Patricia Olynyk

PATRICIA OLYNYK

Florence and Frank Bush Professor of Art; Director, Creative Research Institute


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TIM PORTLOCK

Professor, New Media; Chair, Undergraduate Art


Jack Risley

JACK RISLEY

Professor, Sculpture


Denise Ward-Brown

DENISE WARD-BROWN

Professor, Documentary Video


Cheryl Wassenaar

CHERYL WASSENAAR

Associate Professor, Mixed Media


Monika Weiss

MONIKA WEISS

Associate Professor, New Media


Carmon Colangelo

CARMON COLANGELO

Ralph J. Nagel Dean, Sam Fox School; E. Desmond Lee Professor for Collaboration in the Arts