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A350 Fox Fine Arts Building
(915) 747-5181
www.academics.utep.edu/art

Department of Art Mission Statement

The Department of Art is dedicated to providing the highest quality education, professional presentation, and production in the visual arts. The Department will honor, maintain, and develop the traditions, history, and techniques of the visual arts with the purpose of contributing to the development of the contemporary state of the arts for the University and the community at large.

Department of Art Description

The Department of Art offers a comprehensive program in the visual arts. Degrees awarded include: the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Studio Art, the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Studio Art, the Bachelor of Arts with All-Levels Teacher Certification, and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) Art History. BFA Students may choose concentrations in the following areas: Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Metals, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture. BA Studio Art students may choose concentrations in the following studio areas: Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Metals, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture.  For the BA major in Art History and the BA major in Art Education, please see detailed descriptions under those headings.

The Department of Art, located in the Fox Fine Arts Center and in Seamon Hall, has more than 30 professionally equipped studios. The department’s facilities, including the Digital Arts studio; the Glass Gallery; and the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, which includes three galleries and the departmental lecture hall, are among the finest in the Southwest.

UTEP art students have the opportunity to pursue studies in a rich and diverse curriculum comprised of advanced technologies, contemporary art practice, theory and criticism, and traditional crafts. With programs taught by distinguished faculty in art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, metals, painting, printmaking, and sculpture, students can explore a personal vision through virtually any medium via these nine disciplines.

The suggested class schedule for freshmen art majors is as follows:

First Semester: ARTF 1301 Basic Design I, ARTF 1302 Basic Drawing I, and ARTH 1305 History of Art I (C), along with three to six (3 to 6) additional credits required under the chosen degree plan.

Second Semester: ARTF 1303 Basic Design II,ARTF 1304 Basic Drawing II, and ARTH 1306 History of Art II (C), along with 3 to 6 additional credits required under the chosen degree plan.

Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Minor

CHAIR: Vincent Burke

Professors

David Griffin
Contact Information: dfgriffin@utep.edu; 915-747-5941
Education: MFA, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Rachelle Thiewes
Contact Information: rthiewes@utep.edu; 915-747-6813
Education: Master of Fine Arts, Kent State University

Associate Professors

Kim Bauer
Contact Information: kbauer@utep.edu; 915-747-7846
Education: MFA, Eastern Michigan University
Research Interests: contemporary printmaking, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, relief printing, offset, digital photography, traditional chemical photography, cyanotype.

Vincent Burke
Contact Information: vburke@utep.edu; 915-747-5176
Education: MFA, Louisiana State University and A&M College

Antonio Castro
Contact Information: antcastro@utep.edu; 915-747-5214
Education: MFA, Temple University

Anne Giangiulio
Contact Information: amgiangiulio@utep.edu; 915-747-8612
Education: BA, Villanova University; Master of Fine Arts, Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Research Interests: typography, history of graphic design, web design, encouraging practice of student writing in the arts

Albert Wong
Contact Information: awong@utep.edu; 915-747-8050
Education: Masters of Fine Arts, Kent State University

Assistant Professors

Thomas Birkner
Contact Information: tabirkner@utep.edu; 915-747-7839
Education: Master of Fine Arts, The Pennsylvania State University

Max Grossman
Contact Information: megrossman@utep.edu; 915-747-7966
Education: Diploma, The Blake School; BA, University of California-Berkeley; MA, Columbia University; M Phil, Columbia University; Ph D, Columbia University
Research Interests: Medieval, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Early Modern, Duecento, Trecento, Quattrocento, Romanesque, Gothic, Art, Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, Urbanism, Siena, Sienese, Florence, Florentine, Rome, Roman, Tuscany, Tuscan, Italy, Italian, France, French, Europe, Mediterranean

Stacy Schultz
Contact Information: seschultz@utep.edu; 915-747-5150
Education: Ph D, Rutgers University

Senior Lecturers

Clive Cochran
Contact Information: ccochran@utep.edu; 915-747-7841
Education: BA, University of Texas at El Paso

Allan McIntyre
Contact Information: amcintyre2@utep.edu; 915-747-7849
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Tulsa; M.Ed., University of Texas at El Paso; Mid Management Educational Certification, University of Texas at El Paso; MA

Visiting Assistant Professors

Heather Kaplan
Contact Information: hgkaplan@utep.edu
Education: Ph D, The Ohio State University

Jessica Roberts
Contact Information: jlpizana@utep.edu
Education: Master of Fine Arts, New Mexico State University - Las Cruces

Demitra Thomloudis
Contact Information: dmthomloudis@utep.edu
Education: Master of Fine Arts, San Diego State University

Jessica Tolbert
Contact Information: jltolbert@utep.edu
Education: MFA, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign