Drawing & Painting

 tradition and innovation
 concept and form
 material and image

Painting and Drawing students study the historical centers of the genre while exploring the current periphery. Building upon the long history of mark making, students are encouraged to explore and scrutinize the medium to develop a personal voice within a contemporary context. Our Drawing & Painting program equips students with:

  • Historical and contextual knowledge
  • Understanding of materials
  • Critical vocabulary


Daniel Rios Rodriguez - Faculty (Painting)
Daniel received his MFA (Painting and Printmaking) from the Yale School of Art and his BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He exhibits his work regularly both nationally and internationally with recent group and solo exhibition in Sao Paolo, Brazil, Mexico City, New York City, Los Angeles and Dublin, Ireland. Daniel is represented by Nicelle Beauchene Gallery in NYC and Kerlin Gallery in Dublin Ireland and has forthcoming shows in both NYC and Dublin in 2018.

Chris Sauter - Director of Foundations and Special Courses; Interim Department Chair and Professor
Chris holds a B.A. from the University of the Incarnate Word and an M.F.A. from The University of Texas at San Antonio. He has exhibited across the United States, Mexico, and Europe. His works have been featured at The Kohler Art Center; the Musee d’Art Moderne Saint-Etienne, France; The Drawing Center, NY; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Dallas Museum of Art; and PS1, New York. Chris was recently a Blue Star Contemporary Resident at Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Germany.

Gregory Alan Johnson - Studio Manager and Professor (Drawing, Painting and Printmaking)
Greg holds an MFA in Printmaking and Drawing from Texas Tech University -Corpus Christi and a BFA with a concentration in Printmaking from Texas A&M University. His delicately rendered drawings were recently in a solo exhibition at Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, Lubbock, TX.

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Chris Sauter - Interim Department Chair

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