KRISTIN MUSGNUG / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ART
Kristin Musgnug was born in Buffalo, New York, and grew up in New Jersey. Her work explores the domesticated American landscape through a re-examination of the Romantic tradition of landscape painting.
Musgnug received a BA in Art History from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts and a MFA in painting from Indiana University, Bloomington. Following graduate school, she joined the Core Residency Program at the Houston Museum of Art’s Glassell School. Since 1991 she has been on the faculty of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. During 1994-95 she was Artist in Residence at Lucy Cavendish College of Cambridge University, England. She's made painting trips to England, Macedonia, Nova Scotia and numerous parts of the United States, including residencies at the Norton Island Artists Colony, the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, the Ragdale Foundation, and the Dorland Mountain Colony. In 2002 she received an Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Painting. Recent exhibitions include solo shows at Kansas State University, Inman Gallery in Houston, and the Galveston Arts Center. Her work is in the collection of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and was included in the book, Texas: 150 works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Musgnug’s work is represented by Inman Gallery in Houston, Texas.
NEIL CALLANDER / ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART
Neil Callander is an artist and an educator. Neil earned a BFA from Indiana University (2003) and an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (2006). In 2005 he received a full fellowship to be a summer resident at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. After graduate school Neil worked as a painter for the artist Jeff Koons in his New York studio.
In 2007 Neil and family left New York to pursue careers as professional teachers and artists. This decision has offered a tour of the South with time spent in Louisville KY, Starkville MS and Tuscaloosa AL. Neil and his wife Adrienne are currently Assistant Professors of Art at the University of Arkansas and live in Fayetteville AR in a household of makers and two dogs.
Neil’s work has been exhibited widely including solo exhibitions at Goose Barnacle (Brooklyn NY), Bowling Green State University (OH) and The Kentucky School of Art (Louisville). He is a member a of ZEUXIS (an association of still life painters based in NYC). Group exhibitions include MANIFEST Gallery and Drawing Center (Cincinnati OH), The Huntsville Museum of Art (AL), The Mississippi Museum of Art (Jackson), and The New Gallery of Modern Art (Charlotte NC) among many others. He has presented on his work and practice at many institutes of higher learning including Boston University, UMass Dartmouth, and the University of Mississippi. Recent creative endeavors include a solo exhibition at Goose Barnacle (Brooklyn NY), inclusion in MANIFEST Gallery's International Painting Annual 7 and a month at the Gullkistan Residency for Creative People (Laugarvatn, Iceland).
MARC MITCHELL / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ART
Marc Mitchell is an artist/curator that received a M.F.A from Boston University and a B.S from the University of Tampa. His work has been featured in solo/two-person exhibitions throughout the United States at institutions such as the University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; REDUX Contemporary, Charleston; GRIN Gallery, Providence; and Laconia Gallery, Boston. His work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe and ArtNews, as well as featured in New American Paintings twice (2014 and 2017). Mitchell has been a visiting artist/curator at numerous universities and he's been selected as a visiting resident at residencies such as the Vermont Studio Center and Hambidge Center for the Arts.
Over the past 10 years, Mitchell has been responsible for exhibitions that featured artists such as Josef Albers, Louise Bourgeois, Mark Bradford, Nicole Cherubini, Sam Gilliam, Philip Guston, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Rashid Johnson, Mary Reid Kelley, Allan McCollum, Richard Misrach, Thomas Nozkowski, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Erin Shirreff, Jessica Stockholder, Hank Willis Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Wendy White, Molly Zuckerman-Hartung, and many others.
SAM KING / ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART
Sam King earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Tulsa and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Indiana University. Recent solo and two-person exhibition venues include Drawl Southern Contemporary Art (Little Rock), The University of Arkansas Fort Smith's Windgate Art & Design gallery, and Laconia Gallery (Boston). Recent group exhibitions include Art in America (Tiger Strikes Asteroid / Satellite Show, Miami, 2015), and Prince Street Gallery's Eighth Annual Juried Exhibition (curated by Graham Nickson, New York, 2016). King has also organized art and music events for a variety of venues in Northwest Arkansas.
In 2012, he curated Tenses of Landscape, an exhibition of contemporary landscape painting. King co-edits MW Capacity, a website primarily devoted to painting in the Midwest. He was a 2007 recipient of an Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in Painting.
DAVID ANDREE / ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART
David Andree is an artist whose work spans painting, drawing, sculpture, and sound. David holds a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). He has had work exhibited at James Cohan Gallery and Metro Pictures in New York City, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Hallwalls, the Big Orbit Gallery, Exhibit-A and the Burchfield Nature and Art Center in upstate New York, in addition to numerous venues around Minneapolis, Minnesota including SooVac and the Rochester Art Center. He is the recipient of a 2014 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. His work is collected by the Target Corporation as well included in private collections throughout Minneapolis, Chicago, New York and the United Kingdom.