NAOMI S. VELASQUEZ
Chair and Associate Professor of Fiber Media
Office: Fine Arts Building 414
MFA, Studio Arts, Fibers, University of North Texas (2012)
BA, Interior Design, Washington State University (1999)
- Fiber Media
- Creative Process
Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing
Office: Fine Arts Building 411
MFA, San Jose State University (2001)
BFA, Minneapolis College of Art + Design (1998)
- All levels of Painting and Drawing
JONATHAN FARDY, PH.D.
Assistant Professor of Art History
Office: Fine Arts Building 417
PhD, Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario
Professor of Sculptural and Intermedia Studies
Office: Fine Arts Building 402D
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)
- all levels of Sculpture
- Professional Practice and Display
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).
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)
TERRY OWNBY, PH. D.
Associate Professor of Photo Media + Visual Culture
Office: office: Frazier 416
PhD, Visual Media Studies, Colorado State University
MA, Media Communication, Webster University-Saint Louis
BS, Photography and Media, Missouri State University
- History of Photography
- Photo Communication
- Photo Media + Advanced Photo Media
- Visual Culture and Images
Assistant Lecturer and Gallery Director
Office: Fine Arts Building 402B
MFA, Idaho State University (2003)
BFA, University of Idaho (1998)
- Introduction to Art
AMY JO POPA
MFA, Sculpture, Idaho State Univeristy (1998)
BFA, Sculpture, New Mexico Highlands University (1994)
- Introduction to Art
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)
- Design I + II
- Drawing I + II
- Mixed Media
- Anatomy Drawing
- Introduction to Art
- Introduction to Photography
- Graphic Design
'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.
MFA, Idaho State University (2015)
BFA, University of Denver (2000)
- Creative Process
MFA Candidate in Studio Art--fibers & paper concentrations
Office: Graduate Studios
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.