Art Department Faculty and Staff

Administrative Faculty and Staff


Bill Fisher

Name:
William (Bill) Fisher
Chair, Professor of Art

Education:
MFA, Ohio University
BA, The College of William and Mary

Contact:
103 Ennis Hall, CBX 094,
william.fisher@gcsu.edu
478-445-4572
billfisher.dreamhosters.com/nohate.html


Biography:
William Fisher, Professor and Chair, Department of Art, Georgia College.  MFA, 1996, Ohio University; BA, 1985, the College of William and Mary; apprentice to woodblock Master Toshii Yoshida, 1989-93, Tokyo, Japan; Under Secretary of Southern Cultural Hegemony and Rural Visual Authority, US Department of Art & Technology. 
 
Whether print-based in the tradition of fine art printmaking, through digital or commercial print media or performative installations, these projects involve students, friends, strangers and colleagues, depend ultimately upon the efforts of community and often result in audience functioning as author.
 
Exhibitions/performances include District Fine Arts Gallery, Washington, DC; Phoebe Conley Gallery at California State University, Fresno, CA; Glass Gallery, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas; Jewett Arts Center Galleries, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Central Missouri State University; Ohio University; University of Wisconsin at Madison; the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA (censored); the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, GA; Macon Arts Alliance; Blue Tower Gallery, Atlanta; Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta; 24K Gallery, San Diego, CA; Columbia College, Chicago.  Fisher's work is in private and public collections internationally.
 
Publications featuring work include Stone Lithography by Paul Croft, and The Indiana Review, 2005 Special Summer Issue. Interviews by Eye Candy Magazine, Bad Subjects, Vivir Latino, Slacktivist.com, Take Back the Media and Rolling Stone. Work has been solicited by the Nation, Cursor and Cabinet Magazine web sites and Rhizome Art Data Base, and was shown in Winnipeg and Vancouver in early 2007 as part of the traveling exhibition "Allegories of the Genome." Fisher was chosen to represent Georgia in the first 20-state fine art invitational "20/20," at Fire House Gallery, 2008.


Chair, Professor of Art

Lori Watson
Office Coordinator

102 Ennis Hall
478-445-4572
lori.watson@gcsu.edu

MAS, Archival Studies, Clayton State University

 

Art History Faculty


Elissa Auerbach
Associate Professor of Art History

303 Ennis Hall
478-445-0808
elissa.auerbach@gcsu.edu

PhD, Art History, University of Kansas

Fadhili Mshana
Professor of Art

309 Ennis Hall
478-445-2430
fadhili.mshana@gcsu.edu

PhD, Art History, Binghamton University, SUNY

Tina Yarborough
Professor of Art

301 Ennis Hall
478-445-6089
tina.yarborough@gcsu.edu

PhD, Art History, University of Chicago

 

Museum Studies Faculty


Carlos M. Herrera
Professor of Art - Museum Studies
Gallery Coordinator - Leland Gallery and Museum of Fine Arts

107 Ennis Hall
478-445-7025
carlos.herrera@gcsu.edu

MFA, Museum Studies, California State University at Fullerton

 

Studio Art Faculty


Valerie Aranda
Professor of Art, Drawing and Painting

218 Ennis Hall
478-445-2431
valerie.aranda@gcsu.edu

MFA, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego
www.changastudioworks.com

Emily Gomez

Name:
Emily J. Gómez
Professor of Art, Photography

Education:
MFA in Photography, University of Georgia
BA in Fine Arts, Photography, Loyola University Chicago

Contact:
023 Ennis Hall, CBX 094,
emily.gomez@gcsu.edu
478-445-1759
emilyjgomez.com


Biography:
Emily J. Gómez is originally from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She earned a BA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography from Loyola University Chicago in 1998 and went on to work as the staff photographer for a Metropolitan Detroit newspaper, The Spinal Column Newsweekly, for five years. In May 2006, she earned an MFA with Distinction in Photography from the University of Georgia and began teaching at Georgia College that August. Professor Gómez designed the photography area in Ennis Hall to encompass three types of photography: traditional black and white film and darkroom, alternative process, and digital so that Georgia College students have access to a wide range of working methods within the realm of fine art photography.

Professor Gómez is primarily a medium and large format film photographer, who has explored American Indian town sites of the Southeast and Midwest, North Georgia waterfalls, and, most recently, Cumberland Island, Georgia. She exhibits her photographs locally, nationally and internationally, has received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for a Distinguished Fellowship at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences, and a commission and purchase award from the Zuckerman Museum of Art. She lives in Milledgeville, GA with her husband Ernesto R. Gómez and their dog Maya.


Professor of Art, Photography

478-445-1759
emily.gomez@gcsu.edu

Ernesto Gomez

Name:
Ernesto R. Gómez
Lecturer of Art
Gallery and Woodshop Technician

Education:
MFA in Sculpture, the University of Georgia
BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 

Contact:
207 Ennis Hall, CBX 094,
ernesto.gomez@gcsu.edu
478-445-8514
ernestorgomez.com


Biography:
Ernesto R. Gómez is originally from Highland, Michigan. He earned his BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his MFA in sculpture from The University of Georgia where he graduated with distinction. Many of his sculptural works and performances emphasize sound as a dominant element; he also works with traditional sculptural materials such as bronze, iron, wood and stone. He has exhibited both in the United States and Internationally, and as a musician, he has performed in many experimental and standard rock ensembles.

Ernesto was awarded the Friends of Cortona Scholarship that allowed him to study stone carving and bronze casting with the University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy. He was elected to the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and is a recipient of the International Sculpture Center’s Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture award. In 2015/16 he served as an Academic Director for the Montepulciano, Italy study abroad consortium led by Kennesaw State University.

Ernesto is a full-time Lecturer of Art at Georgia College where he teaches studio foundations and sculpture. He lives in Milledgeville, Georgia with his wife Emily J. Gómez, a Professor of Photography. 


Lecturer of Art
Gallery and Woodshop Technician

478-445-8514
ernesto.gomez@gcsu.edu

TeaYoun Kim-Kassor

Name:
TeaYoun Kim-Kassor
Associate Professor of Art

Education:
MFA in Fine Arts, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, U.S.
MAT (Master of Art Education (Monbukagakusho Scholar)), Saitama National University, Saitama, Japan 
BFA, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea

Contact:
321 Ennis Hall, CBX 094,
teayoun.kim-kassor@gcsu.edu
478-445-6807
teayounkim-kassor.org


Biography:
TeaYoun Kim-Kassor is originally from South Korea where she received her B.F.A. in Fiber Arts at Sungshin Women’s University in Seoul.  She continued her research in Art Education as the Japanese equivalent of a Fulbright Scholar at Saitama University in Japan where she earned an M.A.T.  In America, TeaYoun continued her exploration of fine arts in the M.F.A. program at the University of Tennessee with a focus on art installation. 
 
TeaYoun has been a very active artist having numerous exhibitions including at the Korean Cultural Center – Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Washington DC, University of South Carolina Beaufort, SC, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MoCA), GA, Venice Printmaking Studio in Murano Italy, La Macina di San Cresci in Florence, Italy, Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY, Montana State University Gallery in Bozeman, MT, Maryville College Gallery in Maryville, TN, Black-box Theatre in Milledgeville, GA, Folklore Museum in Sendai, Japan and etc.  Her artwork has been supported by the Folklore Museum in Sendai, Japan, the National PerformanceNetwork (supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the Nathan Cummings Foundation), CESTA in Tabor, Czech Republic, and Can Serrat in Barcelona, Spain.


Associate Professor of Art

Sandra Trujillo
Professor of Art, Ceramics

306 Ennis Hall
478-445-7024
sandra.trujillo@gcsu.edu

MFA, Ceramic Art, University of Colorado Boulder
www.sandratrujilloart.com

Matthew Forrest
Assistant Professor of Art, Printmaking

204 Ennis Hall
478-445-2130
matthew.forrest1@gcsu.edu

MFA, Printmaking, West Virginia University - Morgantown, WV
www.matt-forrest.com

Abraham Abebe

Name:
Abraham Abebe
Assistant Professor of Art, Graphic Design

Education:
MFA in Studio Art, University of Nevada Las Vegas
BFA, Concentration in Graphic Design, Painting and Drawing, University of Nevada Las Vegas
AA, Truckee Meadows Community College 

Contact:
110 Ennis Hall, CBX 094,
abraham.abebe@gcsu.edu
478-445-3510
anbassadesign.com


Biography:
Abraham Abebe was born and grew up in Ethiopia. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the Georgia College and State University. He has developed curriculum for the BA in Art with Graphic Design Concentration and the new degree program launched in Summer 2017. Previously, he has taught Graphic Design, Design Fundamentals and Drawing courses at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He also oversaw the Design Fundamentals III (Digital) class. His ongoing research interest is centered on the area of library signage, wayfinding system and security printing design (specifically developing currency to propose for African Union). Abraham is the author of "Eggmel," a book of poetry written in his native language Amharic. Currently, he is working on his second book of poetry and hoping to publish it soon.


Assistant Professor of Art, Graphic Design

478-445-3510
abraham.abebe@gcsu.edu

 

Department of Art
102 Ennis Hall | Campus Box 094
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-4572
Fax: (478) 445-6088