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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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

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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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. She holds a BFA from Florida State University and an MFA in Printmaking at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Lucien’s...

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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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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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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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Elizabeth Orr

Visiting Faculty

Working through intuition and research, Elizabeth Orr’s work is based on the idea that a methodology of thought can be materialized in art- literally how it is made, moved, and how formal qualities of art practice dictate a means...

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Ingrid Tremblay

2018-2019 Fountainhead Fellow

Ingrid Tremblay is a French Canadian artist originally from Montreal. Her practice looks at the potential of sculpture to create an extension of experience, while generating new experiences. She is interested in the evocative power of...

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Staff

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

Adjunct