Foundation Faculty

  • Steve Whitacre, professor and chair

    Steve Whitacre's area of artist interest encompasses large sculptural works that explore the estuary between art and architecture and...Read More
  • Caleb Taylor, assistant professor and associate chair of the foundation department

    Caleb Taylor earned his M.F.A. degree in painting from Montana State University-Bozeman (2008), and his B.F.A. degree from Northwest...Read More
  • Chris Chapin, professor

    Chris Chapin joined KCAI in 2009. Previously, he was professor of communication arts and fine arts at Otis College of Art and...Read More
  • Jim Sajovic, professor

    Jim Sajovic creates large-scale acrylic paintings that have been said to "seduce the eye with hidden layers and subversive complexity."...Read More
  • Russell Ferguson, associate professor

    A member of the KCAI faculty since 1993, Russell Ferguson is associate professor in the School of the Foundation Year. His areas of...Read More
  • Brett Reif, associate professor

    Originally from New Orleans, Brett Reif received his M.F.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is an...Read More
  • Sherry Sparks, associate professor

    Sherry Sparks has particular interest, as an artist, in design, painting and photography. Her work has been included in various group...Read More
  • Misty Gamble, assistant professor

    Misty Gamble’s work is inspired by the human figure and its infinite capacity for communication. This makes sense given that, as a...Read More

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