Meet Our People
Senior Instructor/Shop Technician
With U of I since 1997, Val is a senior art and design instruction teaching in a variety of media from sculpture, to print making.
Marco Deyasi is the art historian at the University of Idaho. He teaches modern and contemporary art, critical theory, and visual studies.
He exhibits his work both nationally and internationally. His art combines interests in craft, sculpture, metals & jewelry, video, gender and the concept of play.
Dave Gottwald's current research builds on his MFA Thesis, ThemericaTM
Assistant Professor, Foundations Coordinator
Stacy Isenbarger’s artworks incite viewers through dynamic interplay between media, space, and iconography.
Delphine Keim coordinates the graphic design emphasis of the art program at the University of Idaho.
Professor, ChairSally Graves Machlis is a Professor of Art and Design and Art Education at the University of Idaho. In an innovative appointment, she is a faculty member of both the College of Art and Architecture and the College of Education.
Assistant ProfessorMike Sonnichsen is an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at the University of Idaho. His art production involves printmaking techniques and approaches as well as experimental photography and light driven work.
Nishiki Sugawara Beda
Born and raised in Japan, Nishiki Sugawara-Beda primarily works on 2D surfaces; however, continues to experiment with other visual languages, such as 3D expression and video.
Greg Turner Rahman
Associate ProfessorDr. Turner-Rahman’s current research explores cultural production in the electronic realm, creative communities, and, more recently, visual reasoning.
Professor EmeritusGiese has been exhibiting his work since 1966, logging more than 235 group shows and 24 one-person exhibitions. His work is in numerous private and some public collections in the North America and Europe.
Over the years she has explored most of the county’s back roads, often stopping to sketch. When she retired, the first project she took on was to double down on learning more about the area’s history; she went to draw in small regional museums and sought out the oldest buildings in small towns.