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Catherine C. WalkerCatherine C. E. Walker, Area Coordinator, Professor
BFA, MFA East Carolina University

Catherine Walker is a Professor in the School of Art and Design where she has taught since 1991. Catherine is British and attended the Central School of Art and Design in London, England before coming to East Carolina University where she completed her BFA (1986) and MFA (1991). Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and regionally.

She is particularly interested in creating work in a series, that develops visually and conceptually over a period of time, months to years. Working in multiple layers, images are reproduced and added to, hiding and revealing ghost impressions of previous states. The use of text is frequently incorporated and hidden (but findable) to combine with the imagery of toys, letters, tools, plants & significant objects or places.  About memory and human communication in all of its quirkiness, appeal and cruelty, the combined text and imagery result in a visual diary or journal that may be viewed as individual pieces or in groups of several works creating more of a narrative effect.

Catherine Walker-Bailey
Catherine Walker-Bailey
Catherine Walker-Bailey
Catherine Walker-Bailey
Catherine Walker-Bailey
Catherine Walker-Bailey


Mi-Sook HurMi-Sook Hur, Professor

BFA Seoul National University
MFA, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Mi-Sook Hur earned her BFA from Seoul National University and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Originally from Korea, she is currently a professor at the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University. Hur has exhibited in the US and abroad including shows at SOFA (Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design) in Chicago, Tong-In Gallery in Korea, Itami Museum of Arts and Crafts in Japan, and VicenzaOro II in Italy. Her work has been featured in Metalsmith, The Artful Teapot, and Nouvel Object V. She has received awards including the Niche Awards, the Purchase Award from Arkansas Arts Center, and the European Design-an Asian Renaissance Evoked in Gold Award from the World Gold Council. She is a former artist-in-residence at John Michael Kohler Arts Center and has taught workshops at the Penland School of Crafts, the Newark Museum, Artspace Art Center, Pocosin Arts, and the Pullen Art Center.

Mi-Sook Hur
Mi-Sook Hur
Mi-Sook Hur
Mi-Sook Hur
Mi-Sook Hur
Mi-Sook Hur


Audrey KilgoreAudrey Mott, Associate Professor

BFA, MFA, East Carolina University
CV (PDF)

Audrey Mott Kilgore received her Masters of Fine Art degree in Painting and Drawing at East Carolina University in Greenville North Carolina and her Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Design and Drawing at Atlantic Christian College in Wilson, North Carolina. She is one of the first to teach Color and Design as a Distance Education course entirely online at ECU. She currently teaches Foundation Level Courses: Drawing, Figure Drawing, and Digital Design.

Audrey's work combines digital visual information from her life into a series of digital artworks documenting the evolution of that series. She has exhibited her work Museum of Computer Art Gallery, in Brooklyn, NY; Oakland Community College in Farmington Hills, MI; Fredericksburg Center for Creative Arts in Fredericksburg, VA; Associated Artists of WinstonSalem, NC; Hera Gallery, Wakefield, RI; Emerge Gallery and Art Center, Greenville, NC; Rocky Mount Art Center, Rocky Mount, NC; Hampton Exhibition Gallery, Kinston, NC; Greene County Museum in Snow Hill, NC; Nash Arts Council, Nashville, NC; Arts Council of Wilson, Wilson, NC.

Audrey Kilgore
Audrey Kilgore
Audrey Kilgore
Audrey Kilgore
Audrey Kilgore
Audrey Kilgore

Kelly AdamsKelly Adams
adamsk@ecu.edu
Jenkins Fine Arts Center Media Center
School of Art and Design
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858
Tel.# (252)328-6785; fax # (252)328-6441

Associate Professor Kelly Adams has taught at East Carolina University School of Art and Design since 1997 when she was hired as the Media Center Director. In this position she curates a number of the schools collections, assists faculty with their curriculum needs, and serves as a library resource liaison to faculty and students. Additionally Adams teaches in the Painting and Drawing area in both undergraduate and graduate courses. Courses taught include painting, drawing, computer aided design, design, color and design, art appreciation, independent studies and papermaking. 

Adams trained at East Carolina University and received a Masters of Fine Arts degree in 1996. Her work has been exhibited nationally in Atlantic Gallery NYC, Clemson University, Ohio Northern University, Chicago, and California. Internationally she has shown in Cologne, Germany and Pago Pago, American Samoa with solo shows in Florida, Maryland, and NC Museum of Natural Science. 

Working primarily in drawing media on personal and ecological themes, Adams believes that direct experience is crucial to understanding environmental issues. She has traveled extensively and lived in New Zealand, South Pacific islands, and Europe where she has instructed, lectured and worked.  Since 2009 Adams has been selected for artists residencies in 3 National Parks within Colorado, Arizona, and Tennessee. Most recently Adams taught abroad at ECU’s Italy Intensives program in 2014.

Kelly Adams
Kelly Adams
Kelly Adams
Kelly Adams
Kelly Adams
Kelly Adams

Dindy ReichDindy Reich
Instructor 

MFA Indiana University

Dindy Reich joined the Art Faculty at East Carolina University as a Lecturer in the Foundations program in the fall of 2003. She teaches Drawing and Design classes, as well as Community Arts Management and has been coordinating the Youth Arts Festival since its inception in 2005. Before this she was Gallery Director and Lecturer in Art at the University of Texas-Pan American from 2000-2003. Prior to that she taught Metals for fourteen years at the Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Ms. Reich is also a nationally recognized jeweler and sculptor. She received her B.A. in Art from Grinnell College and her M.F.A. in Jewelry Design and Silversmithing at Indiana University. Her work has been included in many shows all over the United States as well as in Japan, Spain and Mexico. Her piece “No More Guns” was selected to travel all over the United States in the "Artists of a Different Caliber" show. She was a founding member of the Colorado Metalsmithing Association and was the curator of a number of shows in the Coburn Gallery of Colorado College during her tenure there. Her work can be found in the Jewelry SOURCEBOOK CD-ROM by Bob Mitchell and in Jewelry Survey #3 by David and Shereen LaPlantz, and as a contributor to Linda Darty’s “The Art of Enameling”. Galleries in Massachusetts, Colorado, Iowa and New Mexico have represented her work. A set of slides of her work is available from the SNAG slide library collection. The Lee Hansley Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina exhibits her artwork.

Dindy Reich
Dindy Reich
Dindy Reich
Dindy Reich
Dindy Reich

Michael VoorsMichael Voors voorsm@ecu.edu Jenkins Fine Arts Center 215B School of Art and Design East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 Tel.# (252)328-1304; fax # (252)328-6441

Michael Voors is a Professor in the School of Art and Design at East Carolina University where he has taught since 1980.  He received his MFA from Eastern Michigan University in 1980 and BFA from Indiana University, Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1977.

His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in many public and private collections including:  the Library of Congress, Washington DC; the Fogg Museum, Harvard University; the Diozesanmusuem in Cologne, Germany and the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

He has had solo exhibitions in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; the Southeastern Center For Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC and the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.  His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China; the Lever House, New York, NY; the Susan Teller Gallery, New York, NY; the Hendricks Gallery, Dublin, Ireland; and the Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA.

In addition to his teaching duties at East Carolina University, Prof. Voors has given lectures and served as a visiting artist or artist-in-residence at schools in Italy, Ireland, Wales, England and universities in the United States.  On five occasions he taught students on studies abroad programs in Italy and throughout Europe.

Much of his work has been nourished by travel- in particular to locations that have an ancient or sacred character. Changing qualities of light, surfaces that reveal the passage of time and variations of architectural passages attempt to move toward larger meanings and associations.  The work is viewed as a tool for participating in a larger mystery.
Michael Voors
Michael Voors
Michael Voors
Michael Voors
Michael Voors
Michael Voors


Lisa Beth RobinsonLisa Beth Robinson, Assistant Professor
BA University of Redlands; MFA University of Wisconsin-Madison

http://lisabethpress.com/

Lisa Beth Robinson is the proprietor of Somnambulist Tango Press where she makes artists books, fine art, and collaborative chapbooks and broadsides. Robinson is a mixed-media artist who is transforming materials physically and psychologically in the pursuit of understanding the idea of reading alongside interpersonal, spiritual, and environmental relationships and their global impact. Her media includes handmade paper, letterpress printing, collage, and her innovative processes employ principles of physics, botany, and Jungian psychology. Her books and bookworks visualize the relationship between language and experience, making connections between disassociated objects and concerns. Her primary research interest at this time includes colony collapse disorder, both in and of itself and as a metaphor for global sociopolitical acts. She is extremely interested in the interconnectedness of things. Robinson serves as an assistant professor at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and serves on the national board of the College Book Art Association. Her degrees are from the Johnston Center at the University of Redlands and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Recently, her work has been purchased by institutions such as Yale University and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Lisa Beth Robinson
Lisa Beth Robinson
Lisa Beth Robinson
Lisa Beth Robinson
Lisa Beth Robinson
Lisa Beth Robinson

Beth BlakeBeth Blake, Associate Professor
blakeb@ecu.edu
Jenkins Fine Arts Center 215F
School of Art and Design
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858
Tel.# (252)328-1306; fax # (252)328-6441

Beth Blake earned her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1984 and her MFA from Ohio University in 1992. She has taught at East Carolina University since 1999 and became the Painting Area Coordinator in 2009.

Trained as a painter, Blake has exhibited her work throughout the United States. She has had solo exhibitions at Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, Pa; Villa Julie College, Stevenson, MD; Morehead State University in Morehead, KY; and Emerge Gallery in Greenville NC.  Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI; Cleveland State University, Cleveland OH; Duke University School of Law, Durham, NC; Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY; and Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston Salem NC.

Her paintings are narrative reflections of her daily activities influenced by her environment and societal exposure.

Beth Blake
Beth Blake
Beth Blake
Beth Blake
Beth Blake
Beth Blake

Michael DuffyMichael Duffy
Erwin Hall Room 324
School of Art and Design
Jenkins Fine Arts Center
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Tel.# (252)328-6265; fax # (252)328-6441
duffym@ecu.edu

CV (PDF)

Michael Duffy is a specialist in European Art History and regularly teaches courses on Eighteenth Century Art, Nineteenth Century Art, and 19th & 20th Century Design History. He also teaches the introductory-level art history courses, Dimensions of Art and Art History Survey II. Duffy periodically teaches Ceramic History of North Carolina and the Southeastern U.S., which is offered online. He also teaches a section of Design History online and has developed an online component through Blackboard for some of his courses. Duffy is a strong advocate of writing in the discipline and includes a long research paper as a major component in the course, Eighteenth Century Art. Although he has presented research papers and written several essays and articles on topics spanning the modern period in Europe and America from the late eighteenth century through the 1980s, Michael Duffy’s major area of research is French realist and impressionist painting of the middle and late 19th century. His book, The Influence of Charles-François Daubigny (1817-1878) on French Plein Air Landscape Painting: Rustic Portrayals of Everyday Life in the Work of a Forerunner to Impressionism (Mellen Press), was published in January 2011. He is currently working on a book that deals with the proto-impressionist aesthetics and modernist subjects of the French landscape and marine painter Eugène Boudin. He is especially interested in the methodologies of social and cultural art history. Duffy has been active in the Nineteenth Century Studies Association and the Southeastern College Art Conference, having organized a conference for the former in Asheville N.C. in 2012 and serving as editor of the latter’s journal, SECAC Review, in 2004-2007. He additionally has annual memberships in the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, American Historians of Nineteenth Century Art, College Art Association, and the Design History Society.


Ron GrazianiRonald Graziani
Jenkins Fine Arts Center Rm 1334
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Tel.# (252)328-4067; fax # (252)328-6441
grazianir@ecu.edu

Ron Graziani specializes in the cultural parameters of art in the 20th and 21st century. Graziani is an Associate Professor of Art History at the School of Art and Design, East Carolina. He is also a founding member of the multi-disciplinary program at ECU and is currently its director. All his courses emphasize the need to access research sources through the ever-growing archives provided by library resources, publishing houses, journals and those sources now available through the internet. Graziani hold an M.A. from Stony Brook University, and a Ph.D. from UCLA. His Ph.D. is an interdisciplinary degree, in political science, aesthetic theory, and the field of psychoanalysis, with a dissertation topic in contemporary art. Combining the methodologies of these fields, his subsequent interests have focused on the relationship between art and a variety of institutional fields involved in the debates concerning the ecological ramifications of our industrial way of life. Graziani has been invited to present his research at professional conferences (Art Institute of San Francisco, Harvard, George Mason). He has published in peer-reviewed journals (Critical Inquiry, Art Criticism) and authored a book at Cambridge University Press. His current work is addressing the curatorial impact of eco-art and the institutional role of the art viewer.