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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. The work we do has a national and international presence. Upcoming faculty activities demonstrate the scope of work we are engaged in, including numerous solo exhibitions in Berlin, London, Milan, Bogatá, Belgrade, Calgary, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Portland, and Berkeley; group exhibitions in Paris, Stockholm, New York, and Hamburg; and residencies and research projects in the Netherlands, Japan, Hong Kong, and New Mexico. 

Larger research initiatives are facilitating and catalyzing innovative inquiry. Through the Green Product Design Network, faculty are exploring the potentials of new and more sustainable materials. 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.

Art + Design Faculty Work


Baskets by John Arndt

John Arndt


Wonhee Arndt

artwork by Tannaz Farsi

Tannaz Farsi

Faste ceramics, intertidal deployment object

Trygve Faste

Marine Layer by Ron Jude

Ron Jude

solar panels

Sylvan Lionni

artwork by Christopher Michlig

Christopher Michlig

artwork by Donald Morgan

Donald Morgan

artwork by Jovencio de la Paz

Jovencio de la Paz

artwork by Jack Ryan

Jack Ryan

artwork by Laura Vandenburgh

Laura Vandenburgh

artwork by Kate Wagle

Kate Wagle


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

Amanda Wojick