Full-time

Matt King

Chair and Associate Professor
mpking@vcu.edu

Matt King’s work examines the strangeness of everyday objects, and how their definition, production and circulation intersect with lived experience. His work in sculpture, photography, and drawing has been shown in solo exhibitions...

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Kendall Buster

Professor
kbuster@vcu.edu

Kendall Buster first studied microbiology and received a BS degree in Medical Technology before pursuing an education in art. She earned a BFA degree from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC and an MFA in Sculpture...

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Leigh Cole

Instructor and Shop Technician
colela@vcu.edu

Leigh Cole is an interdisciplinary artist whose most recent work explores the intersection between science, fiction, and culture. A tinkerer at heart, she rarely utilizes the same material twice, and loves to experiment with new...

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Mary Eisendrath

Assistant Chair and Assistant Professor
mceisendrath@vcu.edu

Mary Eisendrath has made a career translating her own experience as an artist and an art student into facilitating that experience for upcoming generations of sculpture students. An alumna of VCU’s Sculpture department, she went on to...

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Corin Hewitt

Associate Professor
chewitt@vcu.edu

Corin Hewitt employs photography, video, performance, installation and sculpture in an ongoing investigation of objects and images as active and evolving events. His process centered approach engages both human and non-human systems in...

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Massa Lemu

Assistant Professor
mmlemu@vcu.edu

Massa Lemu is a visual artist and writer whose multi-disciplinary artistic practice takes the form of drawing, performance, and multimedia installations that are concerned with the contradictions of migration within globalization and the...

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Michael Jones McKean

Associate Professor
mjmckean@vcu.edu

Michael Jones McKean’s work explores the boundaries of theater, folklore, science, anthropology, technology and mysticism. His complex installations and delicate sculptural tableaus use expansive yet specific orderings of materials,...

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Guadalupe Maravilla

Assistant Professor
imorazan@vcu.edu

Born in San Salvador, El Salvador. Works lives in Brooklyn New York. Hunter College MFA NY (2013) and School of Visual Arts BFA NY (2003). Past Group Exhibitions and Performances include; Performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art ,...

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Gregory Volk

Associate Professor
gvolk@vcu.edu

Gregory Volk is a New York-based art critic, freelance curator, and associate professor in the Department of Sculpture + Extended Media and the Department of Painting + Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University. He writes regularly...

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Chris Mahonski

Instructor and Computer Lab Technician
mahonskick@vcu.edu

Chris Mahonski was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where he began collecting fossils at a young age. This early interest in geology and human interaction with landscape still informs his work. Through experimental processes he looks...

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Lee Relvas

Visiting Graduate Faculty

Lee Relvas’ work encompasses sculpture, writing, music, and performance. Using laborious, devotional processes that result in simple shapes and lines, she explores the translation of sculpture into drawing, the slow body into quick...

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Sable Elyse Smith

Visiting Faculty
sableesmith@gmail.com

Sable Elyse Smith is an interdisciplinary artist and writer based in New York. Her practice considers memory and trauma while enacting an undoing of language. She works from the archive of her own body creating new syntax for knowing and...

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Sara Stern

2017-18 Fountainhead Fellow
sara.stern@columbia.edu

Sara Stern investigates the seams between public and private spaces, digital and physical spaces, people and buildings, users and systems. Her work spans video installation, sculpture, performance, drawing, collage, writing, and...

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Emeritus

Elizabeth King

Professor Emerita

Elizabeth King combines precisely movable figurative sculptures with stop-frame animation in works that blur the boundary between actual and virtual object. Intimate in scale — a theater for an audience of one — and made to...

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Harold North

Professor Emeritus

Joe Seipel

Professor Emeritus

Joseph Seipel was a faculty member at VCU’s School of the Arts (VCUarts) for over 40 years and during that time he served as the Chair of the Department of Sculpture before holding the position as Senior Associate Dean and Director of...

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Lester Van Winkle

Professor Emeritus

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