Fine Arts Faculty
Professorial Lecturer, Painting & Drawing, Studio Arts Program
Kara Braciale is an artist and educator based in northern Virginia. Her work takes a variety of forms including paintings, digital works and textile objects alongside more conversational and social works such as the collaboratively run Proof Gallery, a project space in South Boston active from 2007-2018.Read More
Michele Carlson is a multidisciplinary practitioner working across the fields of art, writing, publishing, and collective practice. Carlson is one of three founding members of the arts collective Related Tactics, which facilitates projects at the intersection of race, art, and culture.
Professorial Lecturer, Fine Arts Photography, Studio Arts Program
Chan Chao was born in Kalemyo, Burma. In addition to teaching photography at GW, he has published three photography books, contributed to five different magazine publications, and had his work in five galleries and ten museums nationwide.Read More
Assistant Professor, Photojournalism Undergraduate Advisor, B.A. & B.F.A. in Photojournalism
Matt Eich is a photographic essayist working on long-form projects related to memory, family, community, and the American condition. Matt was an Artist-in-Residence at Light Work in 2013, and at a Robert Rauschenberg Residency in 2019.
Professorial Lecturer, Ceramics, Studio Arts Program
Kate Hardy is an artist living and working in Washington DC. In addition to teaching and working as a Museum Specialist, she owns and operates Hollow Work Ceramics, a pottery business specializing in unique handmade table and drink ware.
Professorial Lecturer & Instructional Lab Coordinator, Digital Studios, Studio Arts Program
James Huckenpahler is a Professorial Lecturer & Instructional Lab Coordinator for the Digital Studios, Studio Arts Program. James is an artist, educator, curator and lifelong Washingtonian. His laptop is his studio, and his practice firmly grounded in the digital realm.Read More
3D Instructional Technologist in Wood and Metal
Daniel received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Maine and his Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from Towson University. He has previous experience as a studio technician, teaching at the collegiate level, metal designer and fabricator, and most recently as an instructor and fabricator at the Woodworkers Club in Maryland. Read More
Program Head, Studio Arts Professor, Photography
Professor Kessmann's photographs–alternately made with scanners, cameras, camera-less darkroom processes, and most recently, screenshots from computer monitors–comment on image-making technologies and contemporary consumer culture. Professor Kessmann teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Read More
Associate Professor, Art and Design, Studio Arts Program
Ms. McAleer-Keeler currently serves on the Steering Committee of the College Book Art Association, working to advance and promote academic book arts education by encouraging its development and practice. Her studio is part of the Liberty Town Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg, VA.Read More
Professorial Lecturer, New Media Photojournalism, Studio Arts Program
Jim Mole, a painter and sculptor by training, is a versatile, deeply knowledgeable Internet strategist and usability advocate with more than twenty-five years of experience in advertising, marketing, web design and development. Read More
Associate Professor Sculpture and Spatial Practices, M.F.A. in Fine Arts and Social Practice, Studio Arts Program
Maria del Carmen Montoya operates in the contested ground between art and social activism. Her primary medium is the communal process of making meaning. As an artist, she seeks ways to catalyze this natural social phenomenon with situations that insist on the power of human-scale intervention in the presumed inevitability of everyday life.Read More
Program Head, Design; Associate Professor, New Media Studio Arts Program
Siobhan Rigg is Associate Professor of Studio Arts and currently also serves as Program Head of Design. Rigg is a multidisciplinary artist, teacher, and writer whose creative and research interests center on social and environmental micro-histories.
Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor, Art
James Sham is an inter-disciplinary artist whose research includes themes of translation, performance, social practice and innovation. Sham’s work involves multiple areas of focus from goldfish pigment extraction, to Artificial Intelligence, and even using eye-tracking technology to study Interpretation in deaf culture.
Professorial Lecturer, Fine Arts
Molly Springfield makes graphite drawings that use photocopies of printed texts as their source material. She has had fourteen national and international solo exhibitions, including shows in New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Chicago, and Cologne, Germany. Read More
Professorial Lecturer, Sculpture and Performance, Fine Arts
Alx Velozo is a trans and disabled sculptress, educator, and performance artist. They hold an M.F.A. in Sculpture and Extended media from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a B.F.A. from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Velozo has exhibited, taught, and facilitated in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Richmond, Miami, and Chilchota, MX.Read More
Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Foundations; Undergraduate Advisor BA & BFA in Fine Arts, Dual BA in Art History & Fine Arts
Professor Vieira has exhibited extensively both internationally and in the U.S., including institutional projects at Kunsthalle Basel, CH, Swiss Institute, NY, Storm King Art Center, NY, PinchukArtCentre, UA, Non-Objectif Sud, FR, Frieze Projects, NY, The Public Art Fund, NY, The Highline, NY, and SculptureCenter, NY, as well as recent solo gallery exhibitions at Daniel Faria, Toronto, CA, Company, NY, Klaus von Nichtssagend, NY, Mendes Wood DM, Sao Paulo, BR, The Breeder, Athens, GR, and Laurel Gitlen, NY.Read More