Studio Arts Faculty

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Omya Alston

Professorial Lecturer, Photography, Studio Arts Program. Read More  


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Kara Braciale

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.
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Michele Carlson

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. Read More  


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Kelly Carr

Professorial Lecturer, Photography, Studio Arts Program. Read More  


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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

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. Read More  


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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. Read More  


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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.
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William Douthitt

Bill Douthitt

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


Matt Eich

Matt Eich

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. Read More  


Stephen Elfers

Stephen Elfers

Steve Elfers has been a visual journalist for 30 years and has covered military conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Somalia. Read More  


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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. She has been the arts reviewer for the Washington PBS affiliate WETA TV, Around Town television program since 2003. Her work is in numerous American and international public collections.
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Kate Hardy

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.
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Maren Henson

Professorial Lecturer, Painting & Drawing, Fine Arts.
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James Huckenpahler

James Huckenpahler

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.
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Karen Kasmauski

Karen Kasmauski has had a long freelance career working as a contract photographer for National Geographic Magazine for over twenty years.
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Dean Kessmann

Dean Kessmann

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.
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Richard Leiby

Richard Leiby is a longtime editor and writer at The Washington Post. He has reported from various conflict zones, including Gaza, Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Antonio McAfee

Professorial Lecturer, Photography, Studio Arts Program. Read More  


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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. Her studio is part of the Liberty Town Arts Workshop in Fredericksburg, VA.
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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. Read More  


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Maria del Carmen Montoya

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.
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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. Read More  


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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

Siobhan Rigg

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. Read More  


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James Sham

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. Read More  


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 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  


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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. She worked for the Associated Press as a staff photographer, based in Mississippi and California. With the AP she covered domestic issues such as immigration, child labor and families in poverty as well as U.S. border issues and social change in Haiti. Read More  


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Benjamin Tankersley

Benjamin C Tankersley is a fine art and commercial/editorial photographer who is a regular contributor to The Washington Post as well as additional local and national publications.
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Alx Volozo

Alx Velozo

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.
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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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Jamille Wallick

Jamille Wallick is a mixed-media artist from North Carolina with a background in photography/videography, sculpture, and dance.
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William Wheeler

Professorial Lecturer, Fine Art, Studio Arts Program.
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