Category: People

Jessica Beck

Jessica Beck is the Milton Fine Curator of Art at the Andy Warhol Museum, where she organized the major monographic exhibition, Andy Warhol: My Perfect Body, for the Fall of 2016. At Carnegie Mellon, she is teaching MFA Critical Studies Seminar I in the Fall of 2017 and MFA Thesis Writing Seminar I in the Spring of 2018.

Paul Mullins

Paul Mullins repetitively generates drawing and painting that is concerned with class, place, memory and masculinity. His more recent works, derived from consideration of our changing (or unchanging) social positions, have been made through the hand drawing of a single magazine fragment at a time. From 2001-2016, he was full-time faculty at San Francisco State… Read more »

Maria Elena Versari

Maria Elena Versari is Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory at Carnegie Mellon University. She studied at the Scuola Normale Superiore, where she received a PhD in Art History with a doctoral dissertation devoted to the international relations of Futurism in the 1920s. She held the positions of Assistant Professor of 19th- and… Read more »

John Peña

John Peña is a multidisciplinary artist from the desert of Washington State. He makes art as a way of exploring the natural world and his daily interactions. A few of John’s projects include: racing with clouds, sending a letter to the Pacific Ocean every day for the last twelve years, making daily drawings about his… Read more »

Danny Ferrell

Danny Ferrell was born in Flint, Michigan, and spent his formative years in rural Pennsylvania. Deeply conservative, most placed religion above all other virtues, and anyone deviating from religious law was treated as a herald of immorality. Ferrell’s love for other men violated the cultural norms, forcing him to conceal his identity from those in… Read more »

Melissa Ragona

Ragona teaches a range of courses including MFA Academic Seminar, sophomore required surveys in both Modern and Contemporary Visual Culture, as well as various intermediate and upper level seminars in art history, film, sound, aesthetics, and critical theory. Ragona’s critical and creative work focuses on sound design, film theory and new media practice and reception…. Read more »