JEFFREY ADAMS

Chair and Associate Professor of Art

Office: office: Fine Arts Building 417

adamjef2@isu.edu

courses taught:

  • Introduction to Art

NAOMI S. ADAMS

Assistant Professor of Fiber Media

Office: office: Fine Arts Building 414

adamnaom@isu.edu

naomisadams.com

education:

MFA, Studio Arts, Fibers, University of North Texas (2012)

BA, Interior Design, Washington State University (1999)

 

courses taught:

  • Fiber Media
  • Papermaking
  • Creative Process
  • Drawing

LAURA AHOLA-YOUNG

Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing

Office: office: Fine Arts Building

ahollaur@isu.edu

http://lauraaholayoung.com/home.html

education:

MFA, San Jose State University (2001)

BFA, Minneapolis College of Art + Design (1998)

courses taught:

  • all levels of Painting and Drawing
  • Anatomy

DOUGLAS WARNOCK

Professor of Sculptural and Intermedia Studies

Office: Studio West End, Building 28

email: warndoug@isu.edu

 

education:

MFA, Sculpture and Critical Theory, Hunter College, City University of New York (1986)

MA, Sculpture, San Jose State University (1979)

BA, Ceramic Sculpture, University of California at Santa Barbara (1975)

courses taught:

  • all levels of Sculpture
  • Professional Practice and Display

 

select works:
2014-15  Total Kneefrettiti
Dr. and Ms. Steve Coker, Pocatello, Idaho (large-scale, private, design-and- build sculpture with environmental soundscape, flame, and water elements in an aqua-sensitive outdoor environmental site design, to be installed in July, 2015).

2014    Singularity
First Annual City of Eagle, Idaho Outdoor Sculpture Rotational Exhibition, juried and presented Best of Show Cash Award by Stephen Fisher, Professor of Art and Department Chair, College of Idaho. (a new, unique, nine foot tall concrete sculpture that suggests and considers autonomy and authenticity in children’s lives as they grow into adults in our culture).

2014    Critters and Creatures
City of American Falls Downtown Planted Stream Public Art Project, Phase One, (project vision and coordination of phase one of a large-scale, public, design-and-build sculpture of selected American Falls Reservoir environmental fauna, in collaboration with artists Kristol Coker, Jason Brown, Jake Warnock, Rebecca Merkley, Joe Pehrson, and Josh Sprague.  Phase Two will involve haiku poetry created by American Falls K-12 students of divergent cultures and ISU Sculptural Studies Program students in its creative design, planning, and implementation over the next 1-2 years). 

2014    design of Greene Street Hydro Wall Sculpture
Outdoor bronze, water and light sculpture proposal submitted to NOVA Designs & Builds, Inc. for site-specific residential site, San Francisco, California.

2013    Corten and Hot Rolled
Private design, build, and install commission, San Francisco, California.

2012    design collaboration of Transit Station/Plaza
City of Mesa, Arizona light rail system (design phase of five year design and build project, in conjunction with artist Roberto Delgado).

2012    Coordinated and participated in Aesthetic Neanderthals Exhibition
First Friday Artwalk, Old Town Pocatello. A group exhibition I created for ISU Department of Art undergraduates, graduate students, and interested faculty.

2012    design of Pocatello Charlotte Fire Eagle/Phoenix Public Art Project
In collaboration with Kristol Coker and Josh Sprague.

2011    Flame Cut
Pocatello Medical Center, Pocatello, Idaho (large-scale, public, design-and-build sculpture).

2011    Duality Boat/Bench:  nature, death, transcendence, nothingness
Commissioned by Dr. Lee Abraszewski, Pocatello, Idaho (medium-scale, public, design-and-build public art sculpture installed on the Abraszewski Trail of the Portneuf Greenway Linear Park, Pocatello, Idaho)

AFFILIATE FACULTY:

TERRY OWNBY, PH. D.

Assistant Professor of Photo Media + Visual Culture

Office: office: Frazier 416

ownbterr@isu.edu

http://terryownby.wix.com/terryownby https://terryownby.wordpress.com/

education:

PhD, Visual Media Studies, Colorado State University

MA, Media Communication, Webster University-Saint Louis

BS, Photography and Media, Missouri State University

courses taught:

  • History of Photography
  • Photo Communication
  • Photo Media + Advanced Photo Media
  • Visual Culture and Images

VISITING ARTIST PROFESSOR

Christopher Pickett

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: VOART 106

282-2361

pickchr3@isu.edu

http://www.chrispickettceramics.com/

education: BFA the University of Tennessee, MFA the University of Florida

courses taught: introduction to ceramics, intermediate ceramics, advanced ceramics

LECTURERS AND ADJUNCT INSTRUCTORS:

RYAN BABCOCK

ryanbabcock@hotmail.com

education:

MFA, Idaho State University (2003)

BFA, University of Idaho (1998)

courses taught:

  • Introduction to Art

PAUL J. DODEZ

dodepaul@isu.edu

education:

MFA, Sculpture, Idaho State University (2013)

BFA, Painting, Middle Tennessee State University (2001)

courses taught:

  • Introduction to Art

DANIELLE FEIGE

feigdani@isu.edu

education:

MA, Theater, Theatrical Design and Mask Making, Idaho State University (2015)
MFA, Mixed Media and Infrared Photography, University of Idaho (2010)
BFA, Printmaking, Idaho State University (2007)

 

courses taught:

  • Design I + II
  • Drawing I + II
  • Mixed Media
  • Anatomy Drawing
  • Introduction to Art
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Graphic Design

Select Publications:

'Black Rock & Sage' (cover design), A Journal of Creative Work in Literature, Art, and Music. Black Rock & Sage Publishing, Pocatello, Idaho, 2015

'Black Rock & Sage' (cover design), A Journal of Creative Work in Literature, Art, and Music. Black Rock & Sage Publishing, Pocatello, Idaho, 2014.

'Strokes of Genius 7: Depth, Dimension + Space' Northland Books, Blue Ash, Ohio, 2014.

2010 'An Uncanny Dream' University of Idaho Press, Moscow, Idaho. '20th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition', University of Wisconsin Press, Parkside, Wisconsin, 2007.

'Remembering 9/11; Through the Eyes of a Printmaker', Robert Vianna, Publisher, Naples, Florida, 2007.

JULIET FEIGE

feigjuli@isu.edu

education:

MFA, Idaho State University (2000)

BFA, Idaho State University (1997)

University of Wales, Trinity St. Davids (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Cardiff Metropolitan University – Cardiff School of Art & Design

She is a signature member of the Idaho Watercolor Society.

courses taught:

  • Watercolor

recent exhibitions:

Faculty Exhibitions at Idaho State University;
Eli M. Oboler Library (in conjunction with Danielle Feige); and various
Friday Art Walks in Old Town Pocatello.

Juliet Feige’s prints and watercolor painting are in private collections in the United States, Australia and Europe.

LAURA MAKOWSKI

makolaur@isu.edu

education:

MFA, Sculpture and Printmaking, University of Kentucky (1998)

BFA, Sculpture and Printmaking, University of Notre Dame (1995)

courses taught:

  • Introduction to Art
  • Intro and Intermediate Metals & Advanced Metals

AMY JO POPA

johnam2@isu.edu

education:

MFA, Sculpture, Idaho State Univeristy (1998)

BFA, Sculpture, New Mexico Highlands University (1994)

courses taught:

  • Introduction to Art

KIRK YOUNG

youngkirk@isu.edu kirkalanyoung.com

education:

BFA, Media Arts, Minneapolis College of Arts and Design (1993)

courses taught:

  • 3D Modeling and Printing
  • Animation
  • Photoshop

JOANNA JENKS

clevjoan@isu.edu

http://www.joannajenks.com/

education:

MFA,Painting, Idaho State University, 2012
BFA, Painting, Murray State University, 2009


courses taught:

  • Introduction to Art
  • Special Topics in Art History

JEFF L. THOMPSON

thomjef5@isu.edu

education:

MFA Sculpture and Painting, Idaho State University

courses taught:

  • Introduction to Art
  • Drawing I
  • Painting I
  • Watercolor

GRADUATE STUDENTS:

TIRAZHEH ESLAMI

eslatira@isu.edu

SAMMY GRAVIS

gravsamm@isu.edu

RACHAEL MAYER

MFA Candidate in Studio Art--fibers & paper concentrations

Office: Graduate Studios

mayerach@isu.edu

http://rachaelmayerart.com

BA in Anthropology & Ethnic Studies, Willamette University, Salem, OR
Classes taught: Introduction to Art

I am a creative soul. Photographs with just the right lighting take me to a higher state of being. I look at objects and wonder how I can embroider them. And when something's broken, I fix it--usually with embroidery floss and duct tape.

My art is about community, history, and identity. My landscape photographs are ridden with place meanings and have always been taken within the larger context of belonging. I find connection to the places I visit and find meaning while looking through a camera lens. Fiber work feeds my need for tactile object creation. My connection to fiber work stems back generations--to my mother, great-grandmother, and the many extraordinary women in our collective past. They are strings pulling my heart, encouraging me to stretch beyond my limits. My art is about community, history, and identity. When I embroider photographs or fabric, I am creating stitches that my ancestors made. When I sit in sewing circles surrounded by strangers and friends, we are creating community. The very act of making art is a form of agency—I am creating connections and relationships with everything I make.

REBECCA MERKLEY

merkrebe@isu.edu

DUSTIN THOMPSON

thomdust@isu.edu

KYLER MICHAELSON

michkyle@isu.edu

https://kylermichaelson.com/

artstation.com/artist/kylermichaelson

BA Communication Media and Persuasion, Idaho State University
Photography, Visual Arts, Digital Media

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