Taking courses in the CSUCI Art Program assures you the opportunity to work closely with dedicated artists, designers, scholars, and practitioners who will serve as your instructors. All of the faculty members are active outside the classroom, exhibiting artwork in museums and galleries, developing projects in the creative industry, actively publishing, attending conferences, and staying up-to-date with the latest in the field.

Success in any university is always based on how much you are willing to invest in your work, but your Art faculty at CI have the skills and experience to help you develop an outstanding portfolio, and reach your professional creative goals.

Take a moment here to meet the Professors you’ll be working with:

Department Chair of Art & Art History:

Marianne McGrath, MFA

Associate Professor of Art: Ceramics, Installation, and Capstone
Office: Madera Hall 2605
Phone: 805-437-1614
email: marianne.mcgrath@csuci.edu
View Marianne McGrath's website

Faculty Academic Advisor:

Jasmine Delgado, MFA

Associate Professor of Art: Screenprinting, Book Arts, Computer Graphics, Art Foundations & Senior Seminar
Art Program Advisor, 2022-2023
Office: Madera Hall 1614
Phone: 805-437-2056
email: jasmine.delgado@csuci.edu
View Jasmine's website


(in alphabetical order)

Theresa Avila, PhD

Associate Professor of Art History: Latin American and Latin@x Art
Director, Broome Gallery
Office: Sage Hall 2043
Phone: 805-437-2707
email: theresa.avila@csuci.edu

Irina D. Costache, PhD

Professor of Art History: Contemporary  and Modern Art, Visual Literacy and Museum Studies
Office: Madera Hall 2412
Phone: 805-437-8993
email: irina.costache@csuci.edu

Matthew Furmanski, MFA

Professor of Art: Sculpture and Installation
Office: Topanga Hall 1942
Phone: 805-437-8584
email: matthew.furmanski@csuci.edu
View Matt's website

Liz King, MFA

Professor of Art: Computer Graphics, Multimedia, Web Design & Drawing
Former Dept. Chair
Office: Madera Hall 2382
Phone: 805-437-8556
email: liz.king@csuci.edu

View Liz King's website

Luke Matjas, MFA

Professor of Art: Graphic Design, Drawing, and Senior Seminar
Former Dept. Chair & Napa Galleries Director
Office: Madera Hall 2406
Phone: 805-437-2705
email: luke.matjas@csuci.edu
View Luke Matjas' website

Alison Perchuk, PhD

Professor of Art History: Medieval Art
Office: Madera Hall 2414
Phone: 805-437-3733
email: alison.perchuk@csuci.edu

Simon Quiroz, MFA

Assistant Professor of Art: Film & Time-Based Media
Office: Madera 1635
email: simon.quiroz@csuci.edu 

See Simon Quiroz's work: https://www.slated.com/people/17162/

Lecturer Faculty:

(in alphabetical order)

Christophe Bourely, MFA

Lecturer: Painting, Drawing, and Business of Art
email: christophe.bourely@csuci.edu
View Christophe Bourely's website

Sharon Coughran, MFA

Lecturer: Art Foundations, Drawing, Business of Art
email: sharon.coughran@csuci.edu

Cathy Ellis, MFA

Lecturer, Art Foundations, Drawing,:Painting
email: catherine.ellis@csuci.edu

Aldo Figueroa, MA

Lecturer: Computer Graphics, Digital Illustration, 3D Computer Animation
email: aldo.figueroa@csuci.edu

Ryan Garcia, BA

Lecturer: Graphic Design
email: ryan.garcia@csuci.edu

Yumiko Glover, MFA

Lecturer: Arts Foundations
email: yumiko.glover@csuci.edu

Peter Harper, MA

Lecturer: Art Foundations, Art of Social Media
email: peter.harper@csuci.edu

Adam Jahnke, MFA

Lecturer: Studio Art
email: adam.jahnke562@csuci.edu

Patricia Keller, BA

Lecturer: ceramics
email: patricia.keller023@csuci.edu

Anette Kubitza, PhD

Lecturer, Art History, Modern, and Multicultural
email: anette.kubitza@csuci.edu

Dani Kwan, MFA

Lecturer, Studio Art
email: danielle.kwan@csuci.edu

Leslie Lloyd, MA

Lecturer, Art Foundations
email: leslie.lloyd@csuci.edu

Denise Lugo, MA

Lecturer: Art History-Eastern Art, Chicana/o Art
email: denise.lugo@csuci.edu

Elizabeth Souza, MFA

Lecturer, Studio Art
email: elizabeth.souza103@myci.csuci.edu

Helen Taschian, PhD

Lecturer: Art History
email: helen.taschian@csuci.edu

Aurora Valentine, MA

Lecturer: Art Foundations, Psychology of Art
email: aurora.valentine@csuci.edu

Jordan Wong, MFA

Lecturer: Animation
email: jordan.wong@csuci.edu
View Jordan Wong's website

Emeritus Faculty

Jack Reilly, MFA

Professor of Art (Painting, 2D Media)
email: jack.reilly@csuci.edu
View Jack's Website

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