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Art Faculty


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Christopher Miñán Fitzgerald, MFA

Associate Professor, Art

Director, Art Program



Christopher Miñán Fitzgerald is a first-generation college graduate from the Northwest, where he attended Western Washington University. He received a B.A. in Art (1999), studied drawing and painting at Capodimonte Museum Naples, Italy (1999), trained in sculpture and video at Yale University School of Art (2008), and then attained his M.F.A. from Penn State University (2012).

A prolific practicing artist, Miñán Fitzgerald has shown in over 50 exhibitions throughout North America. Noted by Austin Chronicle visual arts writer Rachel Koper as one of her "favorite individual artists of 2004" and "favorite artists by body of work in 2005," he was a finalist for Austin Museum of Art's 22-To-Watch exhibition (2005), the Arthouse Texas Prize (2006), and the Hunting Art Prize (2014).

His paintings are featured in the White Columns Artist Registry and in the New American Paintings publication. Guest lectures include Seattle, Washington; Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington; the Austin Museum of Art in Austin, Texas; Texas State University in Round Rock, Texas; University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas; University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada; and Wells College in Aurora, New York.

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Nicholas Dertien

Adjunct Professor, Art


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Jessica Pas

Studio Administrator


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Dr. Jeffrey Utzinger

Dean of Teaching & Learning



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Dr. Kelly Gordon

Associate Professor, Theatre

Director, School of Fine Arts

Director, Theatre Program