Studio Arts Faculty

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Omya Alston

Professorial Lecturer, Photography, Studio Arts Program.
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Kara Braciale

Professorial Lecturer, Painting & Drawing, Studio Arts Program.
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Michele Carlson

Michele Carlson is a multidisciplinary practitioner working across the fields of art, writing, publishing, and collective practice.
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Kelly Carr

Professorial Lecturer, Photography, Studio Arts Program.
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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.
Natalie Cheung

Natalie Cheung

Natalie Cheung is originally from Falls Church, Virginia.
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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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Erica Cusi Wortham

Dr. Erica Cusi Wortham is a cultural anthropologist with an interdisciplinary practice at GWU that spans engineering, social science, art and design.  
William Douthitt

Bill Douthitt

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

Matt Eich

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

Stephen Elfers

Professorial Lecturer, Photojournalism/Digital Media, Studio Arts Program.
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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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Kate Hardy

Kate Hardy is an artist living and working in Washington DC.
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Maren Henson

Professorial Lecturer, Painting & Drawing, Fine Arts.
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.
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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.
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Richard Leiby

Richard Leiby is a longtime editor and writer at The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 1991, hired by Ben Bradlee. His previous assignments have included Pakistan bureau chief and correspondent, “Reliable Source” columnist and assignment editor and writer  in Washington. He has reported from various conflict zones, including Gaza, Afghanistan and Iraq. He has written about four presidents, dating to George H.W. Bush. He served as a G.A. and arts editor, including editing the Sunday Style and Sunday Arts sections. And he covered popular culture – including music, comedy and film. He survived covering the Oscars in L.A. -- twice.
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Kerry McAleer-Keeler

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.
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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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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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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

Professorial Lecturer, Fine Art.
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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.