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Research and Creative Practice

School of Art + Design faculty are active, practicing artists and designers, engaging 21st-century questions through innovative practices re-imagining old and new technologies. We grapple with rapidly changing social conditions and contribute to new ideas in our respective fields, generating work with a national and international presence. Much of that work takes place at 510 Oak, our new studio research building in downtown Eugene and our hub for faculty studio production and discourse.

Larger collective research initiatives are facilitating and catalyzing innovative inquiry. Set to launch in spring 2019, the Department of Art’s Center for Art Research will be dedicated to art practice as a mode of inquiry and will contribute to the most pressing debates within and beyond art, through public discourse, exhibitions, symposia, publications, performances, collaborations and experimental projects. Through the Green Product Design Network, faculty are engaged in interdisciplinary work on the potentials of new and more sustainable materials.

Art + Design Faculty Work


Baskets by John Arndt

John Arndt


Wonhee Arndt

Artwork by Carla Bengtson

Carla Bengtson

artwork by Tannaz Farsi

Tannaz Farsi

Faste ceramics, intertidal deployment object

Trygve Faste

Artwork by Brian Gillis

Brian Gillis

islands boxes by Colin Ives

Colin Ives

Marine Layer by Ron Jude

Ron Jude

Jewelry by Anya Kivarkis

Anya Kivarkis

solar panels

Sylvan Lionni

Artwork by Charlene Liu

Charlene Liu

artwork by Christopher Michlig

Christopher Michlig

artwork by Donald Morgan

Donald Morgan

tumblers by Kiersten Muenchinger

Kiersten Muenchinger

artwork by Jovencio de la Paz

Jovencio de la Paz

David Rueter artwork: telephones, fence posts, barbed wire, test leads, 9v battery, work gloves

David Rueter

artwork by Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan

Artwork by Michael Salter

Michael A. Salter

Artwork by Stacy Jo Scott

Stacy Jo Scott

screwdriver set by Erdem Selek

Erdem Selek

eyewear by Hale Selek

Hale Selek

Artwork by Rick Silva

Rick Silva

Photos by Ying Tan

Ying Tan

Artwork by Laura Vandenburgh

Laura Vandenburgh

"Wallstack, June" by Amanda Wojik, 2017, wood, paper, paint

Amanda Wojick

shoe design by Alex Xu

Alex Xu