Taking courses in the CI 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 the Art faculty members 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 folks you’ll be working with:

Theresa Avila, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Art History (Latin American and Latin@x Art)
Curator
Office: Sage Hall 2043
Phone: (805) 437-2707
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Irina D. Costache, Ph.D.
Professor of Art History (Contemporary Art, Visual Literacy and Museum Studies)
Office: Madera Hall 2412
Phone: (805) 437-8993
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Jasmine Delgado, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Art (2D Print Media, Foundations)
Office:Madera Hall
Phone: (805) 437
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Matthew Furmanski, M.F.A.
Professor of Art (Sculpture, Installation and New Genres)
Office: Topanga Hall 1942
Phone: (805) 437-8584
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Liz King, M.F.A.
Professor of Art
Office: Madera Hall 2382
Phone: (805) 437-8556
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Luke Matjas, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Art (Design and Digital Art Technology)
Chair of Art and Performing Arts
Office:Madera Hall 2406
Phone: (805) 437-2705
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Marianne McGrath, M.F.A.
Assistant Professor of Art (Ceramics and Sculpture)
Office:Sage Hall 2047
Phone: (805) 437-1614
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Alison Perchuk, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor of Art (Medieval Art)
Office:Madera Hall 2414
Phone: (805) 437-3733
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Adjunct Faculty:

Christophe Bourely, M.F.A.
Lecturer, Business of Art, Painting
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Sharon Coughran, M.F.A.
Lecturer, Foundations, Business of Art
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Beverly Decker, M.F.A.
Lecturer, Drawing, Foundations, Painting
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Cathy Ellis, M.F.A.
Lecturer, Foundations, Painting
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Abra Flores, M.F.A.
Lecturer, Costume Design
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Aldo Figueroa, M.A.
Lecturer, Computer Animation, Video Game Production, Digital Art Technology
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Ryan Garcia, B.A.
Lecturer, Graphic Design
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Julianne Gavino, M.A.
Lecturer, Art History
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Peter Harper, M.A.
Lecturer, Sculpture, Foundations
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Anette Kubitza, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Art History, Modern, and Multicultural
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Anna Lee, Ph.D.
Lecturer, Psychology of Art
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Elizabeth Leister, M.F.A.
Lecturer, Time-Based Digital Art, Art Processes
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Leslie Lloyd, M.A.
Lecturer, Foundations
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Denise Lugo, M.A.
Lecturer, Art History, Eastern Art, Chicana/o Art
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Larry Lytle, M.A.
Lecturer, Photography
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Kate Martin, M.F.A.
Lecturer, Drawing, Art History
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Amiko Matsuo, M.F.A.
Lecturer, Ceramics
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Kathleen Quaife, M.F.A.
Lecturer, Animation
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Mick Reinman, B.F.A.
Lecturer, Drawing, Storyboarding, Illustration
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Aurora Valentine, M.A.
Lecturer, Art Foundations and Art Education
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Emeritus Faculty

Jack Reilly, M.F.A.
Professor of Art (Painting, 2D Media)
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