Department of Art

Faculty and Staff

Department of Art Faculty

We work across many creative fields and media in local, national, and international art and cultural venues.

Our faculty have received support and recognition for their creative research from an impressive range of sources including the Ansel Adams Fellowship, Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship, Jerome Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist Grant, McKnight Foundation Artist Fellowship, Sundance Institute New Voices Fellowship, Visual Arts Fund, and numerous Artist Initiative Grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

Who we are

Debbie Gingras

Debbie Gingras

  • Office Manager/OAS
Bill Gorcica

Bill Gorcica

  • Professor
  • M.F.A. 1992 Rutgers University
  • M.A. 1990 Monclair State University
  • B.S. 1982 Virginia Tech
  • Foundations, Interactive Media, Physical Computing, Combined Media, Art/Science Collaboration
Peter Happel Christian

Peter Happel Christian

  • Professor
  • Interim Department Chair, Fall 2022
  • M.F.A. 2003 University of Oregon
  • B.F.A. 1999 University of Iowa
  • Photography, Critical Frameworks, Interdisciplinary Studio, Professional Practice
Alexa Horochowski

Alexa Horochowski

  • Professor
  • M.F.A. 1997 University of Michigan
  • B.A. 1988 University of Missouri
  • 3D Design, Sculpture, Interdisciplinary Practices, Professional Practice

Amanda Klauck

Amanda Klauck

  • Assistant Professor
  • M.A. University Minnesota
  • Art Education
Haeinn Lee

Haeinn Lee

  • Associate Professor
  • M.F.A. 2006 Iowa State University
  • Typographic Design, Information and Interface Design, Kinetic Typography, Interaction Design, UX Design
Keisuke Mizuno

Keisuke Mizuno

  • Professor
  • M.F.A. 1997 Arizona State University
  • Ceramics

Celi Merchant Monroe

Celi Merchant Monroe

  • Assistant Professor
  • M.F.A. 2021 Maryland Institute College of Design
  • Graphic Design - Foundation
Justin Quinn

Justin Quinn

  • Professor
  • Kiehle Gallery Director
  • M.F.A. 2000 University of Iowa
  • M.A. 2001 University of Iowa
  • Certificate in Book Arts 2001 University of Iowa
  • B.F.A. 1995 University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • Drawing, Printmaking, Interdisciplinary Studio, Professional Practices

Dave Rarick

  • Facilities Technician
Bruce Tapola

Bruce Tapola

  • Professor
  • M.F.A. 1983 Montana State University
  • B.F.A. 1979 University of Utah
  • Foundations, Painting, Drawing

Rosemary Williams

Rosemary Williams

  • Professor
  • Department Chair
  • M.F.A. 2005 Hunter College CUNY
  • Video, Performance, Installation

    On Sabbatical Fall 2022

Peng Wu

Peng Wu

  • Assistant Professor
  • M.F.A. 2013 Minneapolis College of Art & Design
  • Graphic Design - Interactivity
Sarah Bavelli

Sarah Bavelli

  • Adjunct Professor
  • M.A. Art History 2004 University of Delaware
  • Art History

William Franklin

  • Adjunct Professor
  • M.L.S. 2002 University of Minnesota
  • B.A. 1996 University of Minnesota
  • Specialized Degree 1993 Instituto Universitario de Nuevas Profesiones
  • Art History

Brooks Turner

  • Adjunct Professor
  • M.F.A. 2015 Sculpture UCLA
  • B.A. 2012 Amherst College
  • 3-D Design, Critical Frameworks

Job Opportunities

The Department of Art at St Cloud State University renews its pool of part-time faculty in all program areas every two years:

  • Foundations (Foundation Drawing I & II, 2D Design, 3D Design, Computer Studio, Critical Frameworks, Combined Media)
  • Studio Arts and New Media (Ceramics, Drawing, Multimedia, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Video, Digital Tools, and Digital Tools for Artists)
  • Graphic Design
  • Art History
  • Art Education

Apply online to be considered in our department's pool of adjunct faculty.

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