Studio Arts Faculty

Katherine Akey Lee

Katherine Akey Lee

Katherine was raised between Richmond, Virginia and Athens, Greece. Her work about polar exploration, World War I and early aviation is inspired in part by her experiences as the daughter of archaeologists. 
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Mary Anne Arntzen

Mary Anne Arntzen is a painter who explores interactions between non-representational forms.
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Julia Brown

Julia Brown creates paintings, videos, and photographs exploring the politics of looking, the body as a site of cultural conflict, and the problems of representation.
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Chan Chao

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.
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Natalie Cheung

Natalie Cheung is originally from Falls Church, Virginia. Cheung is a professional artist, her artwork is represented by Morton Fine Art in Washington, DC and The Art Registry in Denver, CO.
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Jasper Colt

Jasper came to photojournalism late in life, but approached it with the passion of someone who had never before considered that you could do what you love for a living.
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Brian Davis

Brian Davis lives and works in Northern Virginia. Born in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, Mr. Davis was raised in Guam and South Carolina.
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Frank DiPerna

Professor DiPerna started the BFA program in Photography at the Corcoran in the 1970s, and served for many years as the department chair.
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Chris Dolan

Chris Dolan lives, draws, and paints in Fredericksburg, VA and teaches in Washington, DC.
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Bill Douthitt

Bill Douthitt is Photography Managing Editor for Science magazine, the flagship publication of the American Association for Advancement of Science.
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Matt Eich

Matt Eich is a photographic essayist working on long-form projects related to memory, family, community, and the American condition.
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Todd Forsgren

Todd Forsgren uses photography to examine themes of ecology, environmentalism, and perceptions of landscape while striving to strike a balance between art history and natural history.
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Suzanne Fox

Suzi Fox is a sculptor based in Northern Virginia. She has exhibited in several national and regional exhibitions.
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Michelle Frankfurter

Born in Jerusalem, Israel, Michelle Frankfurter is a documentary photographer from Takoma Park, MD.
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Janis Goodman

Janis Goodman is a DC based visual artist.
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Neva Grant

For most of her professional life, Professor Grant has worked at NPR as a producer, editor and reporter.
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Avi Gupta

Avi Gupta works as Director of Photography for U.S. News & World Report where he has over 15 years of experience.
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Kate Hardy

Kate Hardy is an artist living and working in Washington DC.
James Huckenpahler

James Huckenpahler

James Huckenpahler is an artist, educator, curator and lifelong Washingtonian. His laptop is his studio, and his practice firmly grounded in the digital realm.
Betsy Johnson

Betsy Johnson

Betsy Johnson is a specialist in contemporary art and theory with expertise in curatorial practice, community engagement, education, and public programming.
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Mariah Johnson

Mariah Anne Johnson is a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, where she spent her childhood attending art classes at the Arkansas Arts Center.
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Karen Kasmauski

After college, Kasmauski volunteered in the rural regions of Appalachia working on health and education issues.
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Dean Kessmann

Professor Kessmann has had one-person exhibitions at Furthermore, Washington, DC, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL, William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, MO, Humanity Center Galleries, California State University, Chico, CA, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO, and the Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Matthew Mann

Matthew Mann

Matthew Mann is a painter based in Washington DC. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Mann received his MFA from American University in 2002.
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Kerry McAleer-Keeler

Ms. McAleer-Keeler serves on the Board of Directors of the College Book Art Association, working to advance and promote academic book arts education by encouraging its development and practice.
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Jim Mole

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.
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Maria del Carmen Montoya

Maria del Carmen Montoya´s studio practice combines participatory art, sculpture and digitalia.
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Cory Oberndorfer

Cory Oberndorfer has been exhibited nationally, including Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CA, Redux Contemporary Art Center and 4th Wall in Charleston, SC, Kayo Gallery in Salt Lake City, UT, and Flashpoint Gallery, G Fine Art, and the Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C.
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Turker Ozdogan

As a professional artist, Turker Ozdogan has achieved national and international recognition through a variety of research grants and awards, juried expositions, and solo exhibitions.
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David Page

David Page is an artist and educator who has exhibited in over 60 shows, including solo shows, biennials, and trade show expositions.
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Davide Prete

Born in Treviso, Italy, Davide was introduced to the art of metalsmithing by his father, Alessandro, and by the sculptor Toni Benetton.
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Astrid Riecken

Astrid Riecken is an award-wining documentary and fine-art photographer, based in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Riecken started her photographic career in her native Hamburg, Germany.
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Siobhan Rigg

Professor Rigg explores local relationships through experimental forays between personal conversations, and recycled literary, documentary, and media materials.
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Kevin Rohde

Kevin Rohde received his BA from Keystone College, Pennsylvania, and his MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
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Manuel Roig-Franzia

Professor Roig-Franzia was born in Spain and grew up in Northern California. He got his start in newspapers at The Times-Picayune of New Orleans, where he not only learned how to write fast and report deeply, but also how to make a mean gumbo.
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Jennifer Sakai

Jennifer Sakai is a fine art photographer, curator, and educator that resides in the Washington D.C. area.
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Jay Turner Frey Seawell

Jay Turner Frey Seawell is a photographer based in Washington, DC.
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Sanjit Sethi

Born in Rochester, New York, Director Sethi has taught at numerous academic institutions including the Memphis College of Art, the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, and California College of the Arts.
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James Sham

James Sham is an inter-disciplinary artist whose research includes themes of translation, performance, social practice and innovation.
Hae Won Sohn

Hae Won Sohn

Hae Won Sohn is a ceramic artist from Seoul, South Korea. Sohn is currently a 2018/19 long-term resident artist at Baltimore Clayworks (MD).
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Molly Springfield

Molly Springfield’s drawings and text-based installations have been exhibited widely, including solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Cologne, Germany.
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Susan Sterner

Susan Sterner started her career as a photojournalist freelancing with national and international publications while based in New Orleans, La.
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Benjamin Tankersley

Benjamin C Tankersley earned his BFA in Photography from the Corcoran School of Art in 1999.
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Allyson Vieira

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.
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Holly Yeager

Holly Yeager was the Middle East and Asia Editor at The Washington Post, and also covered lobbying for the paper as a member of the national staff.