Department of Art

In the Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight: Phoebe Hart- BA 2019 Phoebe Hart Wins 2024 Sundance Film Festival Award WCSU Department of Art Alumna, PHOEBE JANE HART, BA STUDIO ART: PAINTING, 2019 Wins Short Film Jury Award for Animation at the prestigious 2024 Sundance Film Festival! Phoebe is an artist, filmmaker,… Learn More
Student Spotlight The Department of Art is proud to announce, Art major, Daisy Gesualdi, was awarded the 2022 winner of the Steven Ward Community Service Award for her long-standing and consistent passion for community service. She has actively sought diverse experiences to… Learn More
Alumni Spotlight: Andréa Rios- BA 2017 / MFA 2019 Andréa Rios – BA 2017 / MFA 2019 Congratulations to BA & MFA alumna, Andréa Rios whose biological illustration was recently published in an article in the scientific journal, PHYTOTAXA. Over the past year, Andrea had been working closely with… Learn More
Faculty Spotlight Professor of Art, Sabrina Marques becomes New Director of the Kathwari Honors Program The Department of Art would like to congratulate Sabrina Marques, Assistant Professor of Art, for her new appointment as Director of the Kathwri Honors Program. For the… Learn More
Faculty Spotlight Gallery Curator, Melissa Ralston-Jones to present at CAA Conference 2021 Gallery Curator and Adjunct Professor, Melissa Ralston-Jones, along with two professors from Baylor University and UConn submitted a session proposal for the College Art Association Annual Conference 2021, "From Museum… Learn More
Faculty Spotlight Photo courtesy of Erin Walrath Photo courtesy of Sarah Stewart Riley Brewster Doing What Comes Naturally: Seven Painters in Their PrimeFebruary 2 - August 4, 2019Curated by Robert StorrRiley BrewsterDenzil HurleyJohn ObuckNathlie ProvostyRebecca PurdumJoyce RobinsAndrew SpenceAn Excerpt From the Curator, Robert… Learn More
Student Spotlight Wing Na (Wendy) Wong MFA 2020 MFA Student, Wing Na Wong is on the path for success! Her photorealistic paintings have been getting national attention! Her work was selected and featured on the nationally broadcast Ellen DeGeneres show this past December.… Learn More
Student Spotlight Marcus Escribano: Senior–Photography Marcus Escribano, senior photo student, has a career track that has been growing momentum over the past year. As a world traveler, he has been gaining international recognition for his work, while at the same time he… Learn More
Faculty Spotlight Kenneth Scaglia, Assistant Professor of Art Professor Ken Scaglia was invited to participate in a two-year traveling exhibition, LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting. The exhibition features some 50 paintings in a range of media and size… Learn More
Faculty Spotlight David Boyajian, Adjunct Professor of Art Adjunct professor, David Boyajian was selected from a field of 5 artists by the Connecticut commission on the arts. His free standing Gateway sculpture made from stainless steel was chosen by the Commission to… Learn More
Alumni Spotlight: Janet Warner – MFA 2017 Janet Warner - MFA 2017 Congratulations to MFA alumna, Janet Warner who is currently one of seventeen artists on the installation team for the exhibition Sol LeWitt Wall Drawings: Expanding a Legacy. Under John Hogan the installation Director and Archivist for… Learn More
Student Spotlight Jesse Navarra MFA 2018 MFA student, Jesse Navarra was recently published in the Winter 2018 issue of Illustrators Journal, featuring a step-by-step progression of his work "Plastic Ocean Project". The Illustrators Journal is a trianual print and digital publication which… Learn More
Faculty Spotlight Sabrina Marques Assistant Professor of Painting Assistant Professor, Sabrina Marquess has been on a roll! She recently proposed and was awarded two noteworthy artist residencies. The first was for the Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy ( that took place this… Learn More
Cathy Vanaria published by Smithsonian Books Congratulations to Associate Professor of Photography and Department of Art Chair, Catherine Vanaria whose photos including, The Clash at the Orpheum Theatre, Boston, September 19, 1979, (below) have been published by Smithsonian Books and is now part of the Smithsonian's concert… Learn More
Riley Brewster Exhibit at Fred Giampietro Gallery Riley Brewster Recent Paintings and Works on Paper October 14–November 11, 2017 Opening Reception Saturday, October 14, 6-8pm Sweet Spot Series Sunday, October 29, 2:00pm Artist Talk with Riley Brewster and Musical Performance by Elm City Consort Fred Giampietro Gallery… Learn More