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. The Department of Art’s Center for Art Research is a collaborative, artist-run platform for experimentation and exchange rooted in art making and cultivates diverse modes of engagement related to the practices of contemporary artists by supporting speculative Research, Discourse, Exhibition, and Publication. 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