Yolanda Sharpe received her Master in Fine Arts from Wayne State University. She graduated from Michigan State University with a BFA in Painting and Printmaking, and BA in Art History. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited internationally in various galleries and museums. Ms. Sharpe is a Fulbright Scholar for 2010-2011, and taught and exhibited in Russia’s Siberian city, Krasnoyarsk.
Sharpe's process of doing her encaustic paintings allows for the study of relationships between the physicality of paint, wood constructions, and color structures of space. Each painting represents a massive and substantial permanence that is both solid and diaphanous. Surfaces appear to crumble within long passages of time. Some of the encaustic paintings capture Detroit’s beauty, decay, and re-ruralization. Current work also aspires to combine the urban and rural areas of upstate New York.
Professor Sharpe is the recepient of the Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence.
Sven Anderson received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 1985 and his BFA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1983. He studied printmaking with Stanley William Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris France.
Sven Anderson is from Long Beach, California. His work is reactionary, it is based on Science and the Environment and then all hell breaks loose with Free Association and then along comes Mary. His interests include printmaking, woodworking, and computer art. His work can be found in many collections in the United states and Europe.
Pearlie Baluyut received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Baluyut is the recipient of several grants and awards, allowing her to conduct research in Los Angeles, Manila, Paris, and Bangkok as a two-time Fulbright U.S. Scholar (Student and Faculty Grant), a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow, and a Faculty Learning Community Participant through the NEH Humanities Initiative Grant, among others. Besides her journal publications, she co-edited Confrontations, Crossings, and Convergence: Photographs of the Philippines and the United States, 1898-1998 (UCLA, 1998) and authored Institutions and Icons of Patronage: Arts and Culture in the Philippines during the Marcos Years, 1965-1986 (UST Publishing House, 2012).
Baluyut’s scholarship is balanced by her professional experiences as Guest Curator at the UCLA Fowler Museum in Los Angeles and the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena; as National Juror of the Philippine Art Awards in Manila; and as Director of The Sam Francis Gallery in Santa Monica. She has taught art history, critical theory, and museum studies at ten institutions in three countries, including at the California State University, San Bernardino in the United States as a tenure-track Assistant Professor; the Institutes for American Universities in Aix-en-Provence, France as Adjunct Faculty; and the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines as Visiting Professor/Fulbright Faculty, among others. Before joining SUNY Oneonta in 2016, Baluyut served as Art Historian and Advisor for the Arts at the National Museum of the Philippines and was appointed by the Department of Foreign Affairs as Project Manager/Curator of the Philippines at the Venice Biennale.
Wesley, a Northern Arizona native, embraces the process of the story telling, offering the viewer, a visual narrative of cultures and their stories. His photographs have been exhibited in Switzerland, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
A select list of his clientele include: America West Magazine; Range Magazine; American Cowboy; Lockwood Publications; Fly Fisherman; W.L. Gore; U.S. Park Service and the Arizona Republic. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Body+Soul. ABC and Fodor's Africa Guide, The United Nations
He holds a B.S. in Anthropology and an M.F.A in Photography.
Rhea Nowak received her MFA from the University of Connecticut in Printmaking and Drawing, and a Master Printer Certificate from Il Bisonte an international school of printmaking in Florence Italy. She received her BA from Bennington College in Printmaking and Painting. Her prints, drawings, and unique books have been exhibited in juried and solo shows in both the U.S. and Europe including Italy, Germany, and Bulgaria.
Her work involves ideas of continuity, chance, and change, and draws from such sources as Buddhist philosophy, musical composition and current scientific theories.
"Science tells us we are not made of particles at all, but patterns of probabilities of interconnections."
Jian Cui received his MFA in New Media from the Pennsylvania State University, PA, and his MA in Computer Art from Savannah College of Art and Design, GA. He received a BFA in Sculpture from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. China.
Jian Cui's monumental sculptures are seen as landmarks in China, and his drawings, watercolor paintings and Chinese paintings have been published in several books. His recently published 3D modeling and animation works have been widely used as instructional examples by schools throughout the United States.
Jian Cui's works are dealing with the internal and external conflicts between an individual and the environment. He is interested in integrating traditional 2D and 3D arts with contemporary digital media. He sees “new” media as a smooth continuation of traditional media.
Thomás Sakoulas received his MFA, from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Rinehart School of Sculpture in 1994, and his BFA with Honors from Florida International University in 1992.
He works in a variety of media, ranging from stone carving and metal fabrication, to digital media, 3D modeling, video, and web design. He is a Minimalist artist deeply influenced by the art of his native Greece. His work has been exhibited nationally, and is featured in collections in Florida, Maryland, and New York.
Ruben Salinas received his MFA from Stephen F Austin State University, and his BA in Communications from Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico.
Ruben’s work include book and poster illustrations, editorial illustration, storyboards for TV commercials, and fashion illustration. Clients have included: McCann Erickson Advertising, Ogilvy and Mather, Rives Carlberg Advertising, Ultra magazine, Bates Southwest, The Hively Agency, Recovery Recordings, Corporate Language Consultants, The Kuper Group, Academy Sporting Goods, Norton Ditto, Mervyns Dept. Stores, and Basham Publishing, Houston, Texas.
Ruben is the author of the book The Spirit of Gesture a practical drawing guide for animation, illustration, and concept design students and enthusiasts. Ruben’s paintings have been exhibited throughout different galleries in US and Japan. His work with digital prints explore the vast possibilities of black and white image making through regular and large format Giclee printing.
Katherine Spitzhoff received her MFA. in painting from Brooklyn College in 1986, and her BFA from Saint John’s University in 1978. She lived and worked in New York City until 2004, both painting and exhibiting egg tempera paintings and drawings and working in the field of Graphic Design.
Her paintings and drawings are concerned with the interaction of architectural spaces and nature, domestic ritual, and the symbolism of everyday objects.
Katherine Spitzhoff worked in many areas of the design field including corporate identity, packaging, exhibition graphics, and information design. For 12 years she worked in the Design Department of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and currently has a design studio in Cherry Valley, NY.
John Bugy is a 2003 graduate of SUNY Oneonta with a BS in Computer Art and a Minor in Computer Science, and holds a Masters Degree in Information Design Technology from SUNYIT. John currently works as the web developer for SUNY Oneonta’s website and Student Portal, he also has worked as a graphic artist, creating numerous web designs, logo designs, flyers and video production works for local businesses.
Ashley Norwood Cooper received her MFA in Painting from Indiana University in 2000. She received a B.A. From the University of Georgia in 1995.
Ms. Cooper’s paintings explore contemporary middle class life. She is interested in the materiality of paint and the domestic narrative. She has exhibited in group and solo shows in NYC and around the country. She lives and has her painting studio in Cooperstown, NY.
Luke Dougherty received his MFA from Buffalo State University.
Ph.D.: Binghamton University: Art History: Dissertation: Choreographing the City: Politics, Pedagogy, and Musicality in Medieval Siena .Concurrent Undergraduate Degrees: BA: Justin Morrell College, Michigan State University: Interdisciplinary Fine Arts and Humanities. BS: James Madison College: Multi-disciplinary Social Sciences. MA: Wayne State University, Detroit MI: Art History
Course specialties: Survey of the Visual Arts: Ancient – Modern; Italian Renaissance; 17th Century Baroque; 19th Century Painting; Modernism: 1900-1945; 1945- Present; History of Photography; Women in Art; Special Topics: Constructing Identity. Prof. Havenstein also organizes the yearly Art History Conference at SUNY Oneonta.
David Kenny is a digital artist with extensive experience in cinematography, and in community teaching all aspects of digital art. He has particular expertise in 3D Printing, Vector Graphics, Design, Photography, and Videography. He received his BA from SUNY Oneonta
Cooper Paulson received his MFA in sculpture from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2011.
His work, deeply rooted in craft, investigates quotidian objects on an unending search for the extraordinary; using metaphors to fuse his constructions with social criticism. He is responsible for teaching introductory courses in 3D Design. He lives
Chris Pettingill received his MFA in Ceramic Art from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana in 1992, and his BFA degree with honors at the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. His introduction to clay began in 1981 while attending Harford Community College in Bel Air, Maryland, and also studied at the University of The Arts, in Philadelphia.
He now lives and works as a potter and ceramic sculptor along the banks of the Susquehanna River in Afton, NY. His work is in use and in private collections across the United States and around the world.
Sean Scherer began exhibiting his paintings and drawings in New York City in 1989 while attending the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program.
He continues to show in this country as well as abroad including one-person shows in Caracas, Venuezela, Helsinki, Finland, and Montreal Canada. Sean lives and works near Walton, New York.
Madeline Silber received her MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Mount Royal School of Art, and her BA in Painting and Literature from Sarah Lawrence College.
She has exhibited her paintings nationally and internationally. In her work she attempts to depict the complex subtleties of connection and separation in our contemporary relationships. She lives in Oneonta since moving upstate from Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She teaches Drawing 1 and 2 at SUNY Oneonta, as well as designing brand identities for regional small businesses.
June Tyler received the MFA degree in printmaking from Syracuse University, an MA in graphics and painting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA in Studio Art from SUNY @ Potsdam. She has her studio, Pondside Pulp and Paper in Norwich, New York where she gives summer workshops in handmade paper.
Her work has been exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally. In the summer of 2006 she had a retrospective exhibition of her work from 1975 - 2005, in Norwich at the Chenango County Council of the Arts Galleries.
Janet Wentworth received her MFA in painting from Brooklyn College and BFA in illustration from Parsons School of Design. She lived and worked in New York City for many years before relocating her home and art studio to Delhi, New York. Her early art career included book illustration for such notable publishers as HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, and Houghton Mifflin Co. A passion for figure drawing and painting led to continued postgraduate study at the National Academy School of Fine Art and the Art Student’s League of New York.
She was awarded several competitive foundation grants affording her opportunities to study abroad in France and Italy and visit Europe’s most renowned art museums, further synthesizing her ideas in depicting the human form. Her intention in art has always rested upon engagement with the human figure, it’s psychological and emotional resonance, and formal concerns emphasizing the interplay of light and shadow on form. Her figure paintings and drawings have been widely exhibited throughout the United States, including the First Street Gallery and the National Academy Museum in New York City, The Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio, and the Copley Society in Boston. Her work has received numerous awards, including those from the National Academy of Art, Academic Artists Association, Pastel Society of America, and Society of Illustrators.
She was invited in 1995 to join the faculty of the National Academy School of Fine Art in New York City where she taught figure drawing and painting for almost a decade. In 2005, she joined the art department of SUNY-Oneonta where she currently teaches drawing.
* MFA (Masters in Fine Arts) is a terminal degree for studio artists.