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Val CarterVal Carter Work sculpture

Val Carter

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.

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Jill Dacey

Professor Emeritus

Jill Dacey is a retiree and Professor Emeritus from the U of I. During her time teaching, she specialized in textile design and information design.

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Marco DeyasiMarco Deyasi painting
Marco Deyasi

Assistant Professor

Marco Deyasi is the art historian at the University of Idaho. He teaches modern and contemporary art, critical theory, and visual studies.

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Casey Doyle

Associate Professor

He exhibits his work both nationally and internationally. His art combines interests in craft, sculpture, metals & jewelry, video, gender and the concept of play.

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Dave GottwaldWork by David Gottwald

Dave Gottwald

Assistant Professor

Dave Gottwald's current research builds on his MFA Thesis, ThemericaTM

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Stacy IsenbargerStacy Isenbarger work

Stacy Isenbarger

Assistant Professor, Foundations Coordinator

Stacy Isenbarger’s artworks incite viewers through dynamic interplay between media, space, and iconography.

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Delphine KeimDelphine Keim Work

Delphine Keim

Associate Professor

Delphine Keim coordinates the graphic design emphasis of the art program at the University of Idaho.

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Sally MachlisSally Machlis work

Sally Machlis

Professor, Chair

Sally 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.

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Kassie SmithArt work by Kassie Smith

Kassie Smith

Adjunct Faculty

Kassie’s artwork is focused on the physical experience of occupying the human body and forms typically allude to human anatomy. 

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Mike SonnichsenMike Sonnichsen print

Mike Sonnichsen

Assistant Professor

Mike 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.

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Nishiki Sugawara-BedaNishiki Sugawara-Beda Painting

Nishiki Sugawara Beda

Assistant Professor

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.

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Greg Turner-RahmanGreg Turner-Rahman Work

Greg Turner Rahman

Associate Professor

Dr. Turner-Rahman’s current research explores cultural production in the electronic realm, creative communities, and, more recently, visual reasoning.

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David GieseDavid Giese art work
David Giese

Professor Emeritus

Giese 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. 

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Lynne HaagensenLynne Haagensen art work

Lynn Haagensen

Professor Emeritus

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.

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Bill WoolstonBill Woolston art work

Bill Woolston

Professor Emeritus

Bill Woolston is a retiree and Professor Emeritus from the U of I. During his time teaching, he specialized in Digital imaging, Photography, Visual thinking.

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Art & Design

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875 Perimeter Drive MS 2471
Moscow, ID

Phone: (208) 885-6851

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University of Idaho College of Art & Design

Urban Design Center

Physical Address:
Urban Design Center
University of Idaho
322 E Front Street, Suite 380
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 885-4409