Faculty of Art

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For further questions or information, please contact:

Professor Jenny Hyde
E: jhyde@ewu.edu
P: 509.359.6997

136 Art Building
Cheney, WA 99004

Faculty

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Jenny Hyde

Professor, Program Director of Art
Digital Arts, VALS Coordinator
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Art Building 136
Office Hours
By Appointment - In Person or Zoom T/TH 9:30-10am 1-2pm

Academic Information

  • MFA, NYSCC at Alfred University
  • BFA, Cornish College of the Arts

Professional Background

Jenny Hyde is a multi-disciplinary artist who has widely exhibited in regional, national and international exhibitions including Electronic Arts Festival in New York, NY, sound art invitational in Sydney, Australia, and venues in Cuba, London, Spain, and Paris. Hyde is a recent recipient of the Artist Trust Fellowship Award.

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Nancy Hathaway

Professor
Drawing and Foundations
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Art Building 137
Office Hours
M/W 1:15 -2:15 via Zoom

Academic Information

  • MFA, University of Idaho
  • BA, Eastern Washington University

Professional Background

Nancy Hathaway is a studio artist whose practice focuses on conceptually driven works in drawing and sculpture. Her current body of work explores the intersection of rational inquiry and intuitive thought. She has exhibited her work in over seventy-five solo and group exhibitions throughout the US from Seattle to New York City.

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Elisa Nappa

Professor
Ceramics
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Art Building 135

Academic Information

  • MFA, Louisiana State University
  • BFA, New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University

Professional Background

Lisa Nappa is a ceramic sculptor and mixed media artist from Washington State. Her work varies in scale, from intimate hand-held objects to large wall and window installations. For the last decade, her work has been inspired by the beauty and underlying politics of water. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally as well as participates in residencies throughout the world. Though she will never completely shed her New York City upbringing, she loves her current life surrounded by the mountains, skies, and scablands of the Inland Northwest.

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Roy Sonnema

Professor
Art History
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Art Building 131
Office Hours
T/TH 9-10am

Academic Information

  • PhD in History of Art, University of California at Berkeley
  • MA in History of Art, California State University
  • BA in Education and Studio Art, Calvin College

Professional Background

Dr. Sonnema has served as the dean of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Colorado State University-Pueblo for the eight years and was the chair of the Art Department and professor of art history for six years.

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Greg duMonthier

Associate Professor
Sculpture
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Art Building 133

Academic Information

  • MFA, Alfred University
  • BFA, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
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Chris Tyllia

Senior Lecturer
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Art Building 138
Office Hours
Tuesdays 10am-1pm by appointment

Academic Information

  • MFA, Ohio State University
  • BFA, Eastern Washington University

Professional Background

Chris Tyllia primarily teaches courses in Ceramics and Foundational Design – teaching our students how to use traditional art tools along with the contemporary use of 3-D printing/scanning devices. His artwork and practice blends machine-made with handmade, often making ceramic objects that mimic natural materials, drawings, and prints that are drawn/printed/created with repetitive, machine-like quality; taking full advantage of the rhythmic precision and tireless lines a machine can produce. Machines are technically proficient but often associated with cold and almost cynical qualities, while the human touch is romantically imbued with inspiration, empathy, and warmth. This combination of hand and machine leaves the viewer questioning where the wires end and the veins begin. Chris Tyllia received an Artist Trust Grant for Artist Projects and currently serves as the President of Saranac Art Projects in downtown Spokane, WA.

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Joshua Hobson

Lecturer, EWU Gallery Director
Photography
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Art Building 134
Office Hours
Tuesday, 10am-1pm

Academic Information

  • MFA, University of Florida

Professional Background

Josh Hobson is an interdisciplinary lens-based artist and educator. His work engages with photographic materiality, technological hybridity, creative destruction, and ecological issues. Josh regularly exhibits his work including exhibitions at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Candela Books, Colorado Center for Photographic Art, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Newspace Center for Photography, SOHO Photo, Wall Space Gallery, Carte Blanche Gallery, Contact Photo Festival, and the Brooklyn Waterfront Arts Coalition.

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Margot Casstevens

Quarterly Faculty
Printmaking
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Art Building 124

Academic Information

  • MFA, University of South Florida
  • BFA, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Philosophic Studies Chisholme Institute

Professional Background

As a practicing artist engaged in printmaking, drawing, and sculpture, Margot Casstevens has firmly established herself as a regional artist by regularly exhibiting at the Saranac Art Projects in downtown Spokane.  Her work has also been featured in solo exhibitions at Eastern Washington University, Western Washington University, and Colombia Basin College; and in selected group shows in Washington DC, Chicago, and New York (Flux Factory). One of her favorite international exhibition experiences includes an award ceremony in Tokyo, Japan.

“I have made art all of my remembered life. Art making has been a way to understand, appreciate, and respond to the world around me.”

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Roger Ralston

Quarterly Faculty
3D Lab Technician
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Art Building 135
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Annie Cunningham

Quarterly Faculty
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Office Hours
T/W/TH 12:30pm - 1:30 pm
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Harry Mestyanek

Quarterly Faculty
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Lisa Soranaka

Quarterly Faculty
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Andrea Van Voorhis-Pedey

Quarterly Faculty
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In Memoriam

For those we have lost
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Jodi Patterson

Professor
Art Education
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In Memoriam: Jodi Patterson

Since 1989, Patterson exhibited her artwork across the globe including 100+ gallery and museum contributions in major and minor cities such as Detroit, Paris (part of COP21 traveling exhibit), Budapest and London (Tate Modern). Jodi was a widely published author with articles in academic journals, textbooks, and magazines; co-editor of the first three issues of a peer-review academic journal titled Artizein; is interested in neuroscience, psychogeography, and Southeast Asian art. Jodi spent her free time photographing UNESCO World Heritage Sites and visited over 30 countries. She once traveled around the world in eight days.

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