Drawing & Painting

 Visualization and technique
 Concept and design
 Style, form, and structure

We believe that no matter what their area of emphasis, every emerging artist needs a strong foundation in Drawing & Painting. Building upon that foundation, students are encouraged to experiment with style, form, and structure. Our Drawing & Painting program equips students with:

  • Historical 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.

Contact Us

Chris Sauter - Interim Department Chair

 Send Chris an email     

   View Chris' CV 

  Visit Chris' Website

E-News Signup

Would you like to keep up to date on our latest news, course offerings and exhibitions? Sign up for our e-newsletter below!

eNewsletter Sign-up

Your Information
Click to view help for this field.