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Najjar Abdul-Musawwir

Professor, Drawing/Painting/Core Curriculum

Phone:  618/453-3019
Office location:  Allyn Building 5A

Najjar Abdul-Musawwir was born October 25th, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois. He is an internationally acknowledged artist who has exhibited throughout the United States, Africa, Asia and Europe. He currently works as a Professor of studio arts and art history in the School of Art full profile >>

Pattie Chalmers

Associate Professor, Ceramics, Head of Undergraduate Studies

Phone:  618/453-1821
Office location:  Pulliam Ind. Wing 14H

Pattie Chalmers is a ceramic sculptor who creates narrative tableaus using images culled from childhood tales, four-for-a-dollar comic books, movies-of-the-week, and personal experience.  Her work is a collage of these influences in combination with historical and fanciful full profile >>

Haley Farthing

Lecturer, Drawing

Phone:  618/453-7767
Office location:  Allyn 209

Haley Farthing received her MFA in painting from the University of Washington in 2009, and her BFA in painting and BA in art history from Boston University in 2007. Her current work consists mainly of pastel drawings on wood of organic objects that have an inherent movement and life. full profile >>

Travis Janssen

Assistant Professor, Printmaking

Phone:  618/453-5274
Office location:  Glove 114

Travis Janssen received an MFA degree in Printmaking from Arizona State University in 2007 and a BFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2000. He has taught as SIU since 2008. His creative practice bridges gaps between contemporary and historic methods of printmaking as well full profile >>

Sun Kyoung Kim

Associate Professor, Metalsmithing/Jewelry

Phone:  618/453-3774
Office location:  Pulliam Ind. Wing 16C

Sun Kyoung Kim was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. Kim received both BFA and MFA in metals from Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul, Korea and her second MFA in metals from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. Kim has discussed her idea about the full profile >>

Jiyong Lee

Professor, Glass

Phone:  618-453-7772
Office location:  Pulliam Ind. Wing 14C

Jiyong Lee has been heading the glass program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and working as an active studio artist since 2005. He earned his MFA at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2001 and taught there for four years as a visiting assistant professor before coming to SIU. full profile >>

Alex Lopez

Associate Professor, Foundations/Sculpture

Phone:  618/453-8635
Office location:  Glove Factory 109

Alex Lopez earned his MFA degree in sculpture from Alfred University, NY (1998). He taught at Trinity University and The University of Texas, both located in San Antonio before coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Lopez’s work is diverse, ranging from objects and full profile >>

Jerry Monteith

Professor, Sculpture

Phone:  618/453-8641
Office location:  Glove Factory 104B & 104C

Jerry Monteith heads up the Sculpture program. He received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1978. His mixed media installations and works in wood have been widely exhibited, with images and reviews in Sculpture magazine and in the New Art Examiner. Large-scale interactive full profile >>

Carey Netherton

Lecturer, 3D Foundations/Sculpture

Phone: 618-453-2029
Office Location: Art Foundry

Carey Netherton was born and raised in east central Illinois and received a B.A. in 3-D Studio Art  and Philosophy in 1998 from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. In 2000, he became an Instructional-Supervisory Staff member at the Johnson Atelier Technical full profile >>

Erin Palmer

Associate Professor, Painting/Drawing

Phone:  618/453-7767
Office location:  Glove Factory 201

Erin L. Palmer is an Associate Professor in Painting and Drawing. She received her MFA from Yale School of Art in 1993. Her work is primarily figurative from direct observation and is included in a number of private collections. Curriculum Vitae

Mark Pease

Associate Professor, Digital Media and Head of Graduate Studies

Phone:  618/453-3260
Office location:  Glove Factory 110

Mark Pease creates work in a variety of media to explore visual ideas inspired by consumer nostalgia, simulacra, suburban landscapes, and modernist architecture. He works with printmaking, animation, 3D visualizations, painting, and photography to recreate moments of daydream, interactions full profile >>

Nadine Saylor

Lecturer, Glass

Phone:  (618) 453-7219
Office location:  Pulliam Ind. Wing 14C

Nadine Saylor received her BFA in Photography from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and her MFA in Glass from Alfred University. After graduating in 2007, Nadine taught blowing and casting classes at Alfred. Since then she taught at Bowling Green State University in Ohio for full profile >>

Xuhong Shang

Professor, Painting

Phone:  618/453-7745
Office location:  Glove Factory 107A&B

Born in Shanghai, China.  He received his B.A degree in Painting from Shanghai Teachers University, his M.A degree in painting from Illinois State University and his M.F.A degree in Painting from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.  He has exhibited his art work at full profile >>

Rick Smith

Professor, Metalsmithing/Blacksmithing, and Associate Director

Phone:  618/453-3774
Office location:  Pulliam Design Wing 66

Rick Smith earned his MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1992.  He is a Professor specializing in blacksmithing and forge welding techniques. Smith’s work is in the permanent collection of the Arkansas Arts Center at the Decorative Arts Museum in Little full profile >>

Mike Stumbras

Lecturer, Ceramics

Office Location: 102H Pulliam Industrial Wing
Instagram: mikestumbras

Mike Stumbras makes ceramic vessels that are inspired by 18th and 19th century European production ware. The historical objects of his affection are are iconic, optimistic, and present a criterion for western beauty that seems empty in regards to contemporary concerns about the human full profile >>