Foundation

Foundation Faculty

  • Brett Reif, associate professor and director, School of the Foundation Year

    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
  • 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
  • Carl Kurtz, professor

    Photography, calligraphy and artist books are among Carl Kurtz's areas of interest. His work has been shown in numerous solo,...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
  • Steve Whitacre, professor

    Steve Whitacre's area of artist interest encompasses large sculptural works that explore the estuary between art and architecture and...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
  • 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
  • Caleb Taylor, special instructor

    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

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