Category: People

Imin Yeh

Imin Yeh is an interdisciplinary and project-based artist working in sculpture, installation, and participatory events. Her projects use Print Media as a technical tool for realizing the ambition of large-scaled work and Print as a conceptual strategy for exploring free, exchange, and craft based economies. The projects utilize repetitive handcraft and mimicry as a strategy… Read more »

Susanne Slavick

Susanne Slavick is an artist and curator whose work pursues empathic unsettlement through images that remind us of what we stand to lose after what we have lost already. Her traveling curatorial projects include Marx@200 (2018); Unloaded (2015) that examines gun violence in our culture; and Out of Rubble (Charta, 2011) featuring international artists who respond to the aftermath of war.

Devan Shimoyama

Devan Shimoyama

Devan Shimoyama is a painter and photographer whose work reimagines black queer masculinity as both desirous and desirable through the use of narrative and self-portraiture. He is the recipient of the 2016 PULSE prize and recently staged a solo exhibition at The Andy Warhol Museum.

Clayton Merrell

Clayton Merrell grew up in Pittsburgh, PA, and Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. He studied painting and printmaking at the Yale School of Art, where he earned an MFA in 1995. He was awarded a Fulbright Grant for research and creative work in Oaxaca, Mexico in 1996-97. His work is exhibited widely, with recent exhibitions at: Slow… Read more »

Kristen Letts Kovak

Kristen Letts Kovak is the Senior Associate Dean for Academics and Student Success and an Associate Teaching Professor in the College of Fine Arts. She teaches undergraduate courses on drawing, painting, and aesthetic philosophy, including the intra-collegiate seminar, “Passport to the Arts.” She studied painting, drawing, and theory at the Maryland Institute College of Art,… Read more »

Wayne Savage

• Manages personnel and human resources matters. • Manages SOA budgets and payroll. • Manages graduate student funding. • Orders classroom supplies at the request of faculty. • Posts art materials fees charges to student accounts.

Robert Kollar

• Maintains computers and other electronic media equipment and software. • Maintains and supports audiovisual equipment in classrooms. • Administrates network and telephone activations. • Provides technical support. • Manages Media Equipment Center • Oversees general upkeep, maintenance, and renovations of School of Art classrooms, studios, and offices. • With the Undergraduate Activities Coordinator, manages… Read more »

Elizabeth Keller

• Assists with staffing and structural oversight of the School. • Coordinates faculty and staff job searches, new hire on-boarding, as well as cases of faculty reappointment, promotion, and tenure. • With Business Manager, oversees planning and logistics of School of Art Lecture Series.

Keni Jefferson

• Provides SOA and HUB forms, waitlist, and E-grades assistance to faculty. • Coordinates BFA reviews. • Distributes, monitors, and orders studio/classroom keys. • Manages the reservation schedule for hallways, foyers, and Ellis Gallery. • Schedules figure drawing models. • With Technical Manager, coordinates studio lottery and selection. • Manages SOA events.