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Art Faculty

The Department of Art & Architecture at Benedictine College is composed entirely of faculty who have achieved a terminal degree in their field of expertise. Many are also trained in cross-disciplinary pursuits, and all of them are excited to be teaching Ravens.

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Bryan Park

Associate Professor and Department ChairBryan Park

MFA - Metalsmithing, University of Kansas, 2008

Research/Studio Interests
Observational astronomy, cartography, the relationship between identity and place, installation art and ritual, the relationship between physical objects and faith in practice, site-specific functional artwork

Jay Wallace

Jay Wallace

Assistant Professor

MFA - Printmaking, University of South Dakota, 2013

Research/Studio Interests
Merging digital/mixed media with traditional intaglio methods; layering prints with digital transfers, serigraphy, photogravure, and oil painting; hand bound books

Kyle Goddard

Kyle Goddard

Visiting Instructor

MFA – Drawing/Painting, University of Kansas, 2017

Research/Studio Interests
Modern and Post-Modern art histories. Exploring the visual interactions of forms, mark-making, and composition through drawing and painting. Preferred mediums include charcoal, graphite, beeswax, and various painting media.

Christa Kagin

Christa Kagin

Adjunct Associate Professor

MAET-ATR - Art Therapy, University of Louisville, 1999

Research/Studio Interests
Creativity and the Neurobiological Science of aesthetics; Art’s use for social change; Color psychology: Implications in aesthetics, expression and art criticism; Creativity’s role in education, the STEAM movement and development of curricular advancements for success, retention, and problem solving.

Louis Reilly

Louis Reilly

Adjunct Instructor

MFA - Ceramics, Utah State University, 2013

Research/Studio Interests
Functional pottery with an emphasis on form and craftsmanship.  The 20,000 year-long history of ceramics.

Gary Rittermeyer

Gary Rittermeyer

Adjunct Instructor

MFA - Photography, Brooks Institute, 2013

​​Research/Studio Interests

Fine art and conceptual photography that contains myriad possibilities, but leaves it to the viewer to participate and complete the experience.

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