People – Art & Art History

The Department of Art & Art History is known for the quality and achievements of our faculty, students, and alumni. Get to know us!


art professor giving notes to art student as she paints in the painting studio
  • An award-winning designer of coins and medals who designed the U.S. nickel
  • A specialist in African art history with documentary work in the NC Museum of Art and a project with the Smithsonian
  • A graphic design professor who creates logos and branding for regional and national organizations and firms
  • Author of the award-winning Photography: History and Theory
  • An art education professor who researches art and contemplative practices
  • A painting professor who has had residencies in South Korea, Iceland, Spain, Germany, Greenland, Chile, and Tasmania

among our alumni are

Kalin Devone in front of her artwork hanging on a wall
  • A Senior Designer at ABC News
  • The Associate Director of Education at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
  • Graduate students in art history at Columbia University and McGill University
  • Successful art teachers in NC public schools
  • An art director for projects with brands such as PayPal, eBay Inc., Nike, ALDI, and Ocean Spray
  • Artists who have exhibited their work at PS1 Museum of Modern Art in NYC and Art Basel Miami

Are you an Art & Art History alum? We’d love to add you to our alumni spotlight profiles! Let us know what you’ve been up to by filling out this form!


five art students with two professors sitting with an ocean behind them in Senegal
  • Won awards in the Bellwethers Annual Juried Exhibition of Collegiate Student Art and the Charlotte ADDY Awards
  • Traveled to Senegal for the Goree Diaspora Festival
  • Had work featured in LENSCRATCH photography journal
  • Created murals for a new building in uptown Charlotte
  • Received scholarships for residencies at Penland School of Crafts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
  • Served as paid interns at the Mint Museum of Art, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, and the Charlotte Art League