Art & Design Department Faculty

The department's advising program is designed to ensure that art and design majors are properly fulfilling the requirements of their degree programs in addition to other departmental obligations. Art and design majors, therefore, meet regularly with their assigned advisors.

 

Adrian Barr, Associate Professor Office Hours  Contact
Adrian BarrArt Department Chair / Art History

Adrian Barr is a native of New Zealand, and first studied art history at Victoria University in Wellington, where he earned an Honors degree with a double major in Art History and European Languages. A specialist in Russian and Soviet art, Adrian undertook a year’s graduate study in Moscow on a Russian Government Scholarship, and completed a Masters Degree at the University of Otago, New Zealand, in 2001. From 2002 through 2004 Adrian taught art and design history within the College of Creative Arts at Massey University, Wellington. In 2005 he accepted a PhD scholarship at Rutgers University and moved to America. His doctoral dissertation, completed in 2011, was entitled “Archaeologies of the Avant-Garde: Moscow Conceptualism and the Legacies of Soviet Modernism.” At Winona State since 2012, Adrian’s current research project centers upon the Russian avant-garde artist Kazimir Malevich. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and outdoor sports.


Anne Scott Plummer, Professor - Office Hours    Web   Contact
Anne Scott Plummer3D/Ceramics/Sculpture
Anne Scott Plummer earned her MFA from Claremont Graduate University in California, and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She studied with renowned ceramist Paul Soldner, and resided in Los Angeles for ten years before moving to Winona. Through her expressive ceramic sculpture she investigates the figure, both as an icon and in relationship with other figures. She recently presented a multimedia installation "Garden Earth: Digging to China" that explored Chinese and American cultures and perceptions. That installation was also the site of a collaborative movement piece with WSU Theatre and Dance Professor Gretchen Cohenour. Prof. Plummer teaches Ceramics, Sculpture, and 3-D Design. She is a former Watkins Gallery Director and Art Department Chair.


Seho Park, Professor -   Office Hours   Web    Gallery    Contact
Seho ParkArt Education/2D Design
Prof. Seho Park (MAT, MFA, Ph.D.) advises students in the BS Art Teaching program and teaches art education and foundation studio courses. A practicing artist, Prof. Park has been active in exhibiting his art in East Asia and North America since the mid-seventies. In his creative practice, Prof. Park tries to carry on the tradition of art-making as an endless human attempt to encounter the aesthetic ideal embodied in the concrete real.

 

ChunLok Mah, Associate Professor - Office Hours   Web    Contact
ChunLok Mah Head of the Design Programs
I-Design/Digital Art
Mah is an inter-disciplinary visual artist. His work experiences includes software engineering, computer networking, multimedia production, web technology, graphic design, digital media, interactive design, and large scale mural painting. Prior to teaching, Mah has worked with IBM, US-Robotics, 3COM, and Krakatua Advertising.
Mah's current researches and interests include cognitive science in visual art, user expereince and user Interface design, creative Identity formation, and integrative learning environment.


Danilo Bojic, Assistant Professor - Office Hours   Web    Contact
Danilo BojicI-Design/Digital Art
As native Serbian, born and raised in Belgrade, Danilo has earned his BFA in Graphic Communications and BA in Art History from University of Houston in 2009. In 2012 Danilo has successfully defended his thesis and holds an MFA Degree in Graphic Communications from University of Houston. In his research practice Danilo engages the questions of enticing shifts in perception and the influence of contemporary society and culture on our visual cognition. His goal is to investigate the ability to visually communicate at different speeds, and to create different levels of cognition through the factors of acceleration and construction of messages that raise consciousness, sensitivity and conviction. Focal interest of Danilo's design practice is in identity and brand development where he has done a significate body of work on local and regional level in Europe. In his teaching practice Danilo is committed to transform the traditional design curriculum in order to expand the level of understanding of core and advance theoretical principles while utilizing historical and contemporary knowledge to enhance the learning experience.


Alessandra Sulpy, Instructor - Office Hours   Web    Contact
Ally SulpyPainting/Drawing
Alessandra is a nomadic painter and educator, hailing from the great state of New Jersey. She earned her BFA in Painting (with a minor in Art History) at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and her MFA in Painting at Indiana University. Since graduating she has taught drawing and painting as well as foundation and capstone art courses at Southern Utah University, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Indiana University South Bend, University of North Carolina Charlotte, and has returned to Winona State University to teach Painting and Drawing courses. This year she has had two solo exhibitions of her work shown in NC and SC, and regularly exhibits in national juried shows.


Roger Boulay, Adjunct Faculty/Art Gallery Coordinator - Office Hours   Web   Contact
Roger Boulay CoughlanPhotography/Video
Roger Boulay grew up in Norfolk, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. He earned a BA in Fine Arts and French from Amherst College in 2003. He holds Master's degrees from the Universiteit van Amsterdam and the University of New Mexico. Boulay is an actively exhibiting artist with recent solo exhibitions at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN and the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. He is currently the Gallery and Art Collection Coordinator at Winona State University. He lives in Winona with his partner and two dogs.


Michael Knox, Adjunct Faculty Web   ContactMichael Knox
3D/Ceramic/Drawing
Mike currently live in Manchester, Iowa where they own an 1870 Folk Victorian home.He operates Knox Studios 2 located on Highways 3 and 13 only four miles from Backbone State Park in Strawberry Point, Iowa. This is Mike’s second major studio operation. He owned and operated Chicken Ridge Studio in La Crescent, Minnesota for almost ten years prior to moving to Iowa.

 



Matt Winkler, Adjunct Faculty - Office Hours     Web     Contact
Matt WinklerDrawing/2D/Intro to Digital Art
Matt has shown his drawings and mixed-media works in Los Angeles, New York, Massachusetts, and Minnesota, and holds an MFA in Visual Art from California State University, Long Beach (2011). He's also a teacher and has worked as an artist in collaboration with several non-profit groups in both California and Minnesota. Matt received his BA from Williams College in 2004 and grew up northern New Jersey. He currently lives in Rochester, Minnesota.

 



Christopher Rackley, Adjunct Faculty -     Web     Contact
Matt WinklerDrawing/3D
Chris grew up in Georgia where he learned to make spaceships and robots out of shoeboxes and packing tape. He earned a BA in studio art from Davidson College in North Carolina and an MFA in painting from George Mason University in Virginia. His studio practice includes drawing, painting, video-making, and building contraptions that generate live video of fictional astronomical scenes. Chris has shown his work in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Virginia, and Minnesota. He currently lives in Rochester, Minnesota.

 

 

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