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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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Lily Cox-Richard

Assistant Professor
coxrichardlj@vcu.edu

Lily Cox-Richard’s sculpture engages familiar forms and materials that have become unmoored from their original contexts and roles. She mines this distance by digging into their cultural and materials histories and forging new...

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Mary Eisendrath

Interim 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.  She considers her role to be that of an observer, a...

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Sara J. Ferguson

Interim Administrative Director, Assistant Professor
fergusons2@vcu.edu

Sara Ferguson has been working in the field of Art, Art Education and Community Art Engagement for over 15 years. Ferguson has a passion for teaching art, building interpretive art programs, curation,...

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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 Malawian visual artist and writer whose multi-disciplinary artistic practice takes the form of text, performance, and multimedia installations that are concerned with the contradictions of...

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Abigail Lucien

Instructor and Shop Technician
allucien@vcu.edu

Abigail Lucien (b. 1992, Dallas, TX) is an interdisciplinary artist raised in Florida and Cap-Haitian, Haiti. They hold a BFA from Florida State University and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Tennessee,...

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Chris Mahonski

Instructor and Digital Fabrication 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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Guadalupe Maravilla

Assistant Professor (on leave Fall 2019)
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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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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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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Elizabeth M. Webb

Fall 2019 Visiting Faculty
webbe2@vcu.edu

Elizabeth M. Webb is an artist and filmmaker originally from Charlottesville, VA. Her work is invested in issues surrounding race and identity, often using the lens of her own family history of migration and...

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Kiyan Williams

2019- 2020 Fountainhead Follow
williamsk19@vcu.edu

Kiyan Williams is a multidisciplinary artist from Newark, NJ who works fluidly across sculpture, performance, and video. They often work with dirt, sediment, and debris as material and metaphor to unearth Diasporic histories and...

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Staff

Emeritus

Elizabeth King

Professor Emerita

Elizabeth King combines figurative sculpture with stop-frame animation in works that blur the boundary between actual and virtual object. Intimate in scale and made to solicit close looking, her work reflects her interest in the history...

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Carlton Newton

Professor Emeritus

Carlton Newton received a Masters of Fine Arts Degree from the San Francisco Art Institute followed by teaching stints at Princeton University, the College of William & Mary and the University of Richmond. He is currently on the...

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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

Adjunct