Among the Art Department's distinguished faculty are: John M. Divola, M.F.A.; Jill Giegerich, M.F.A.; Jim Isermann, M.F.A.; Brandon Lattu, M.F.A.; Charles Long, M.F.A.; Erika Suderburg, M.F.A.; Melissa Thorne, M.F.A. and Amir Zaki, M.F.A. Faculty members are active professional artists who have gained wide recognition in their fields and for their teaching. Four faculty members have received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, five have been awarded Guggenheim Fellowships, and all exhibit at international museums and galleries, including the Whitney Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Each year the Department also attracts internationally known visiting artists and scholars who come to UCR to conduct special workshops, seminars, and lectures. Recent presentations have spanned the broad field of art, including sculpture, film, painting, photography, digital art, video, performance, mixed media, installation, curating, and art criticism.
The Art major leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The Art Department also offers an approved subject matter preparation program for the Multiple Subject teaching credential. Students who complete such a program are exempt from subject matter examinations when applying for a teaching credential program.
Lisa Anne Auerbach
Jeremy Gilbert Rolfe
Enrique Mendez de Hoyos