The Department of Visual Arts

Faculty

Faculty specialties include Italian Renaissance painting, Latin American and Caribbean art, Islamic art and architecture, 19th and 20th century European and American art, the arts of Japan, the history of photography, the art and archaeology of early China, and contemporary art and visual culture.

Union studio fine arts professors are active in their fields, regularly exhibiting their work and garnering awards in prestigious shows.

Martin Benjamin

William D. Williams Professor of Visual Arts

B.A., University at Albany, State University of New York

Areas of expertise: photography; digital photography

Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts 308
 (518) 388-6455
 benjamim@union.edu

Lorraine M. Cox

Associate Professor of Visual Arts; Chair of the Department

B.F.A., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Areas of expertise: art of Europe and the Americas

Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts 310
 (518) 388-8038
 coxl@union.edu

Chris Duncan

May I. Baker Professor of Visual Arts

B.A., Colby College

Areas of expertise: sculpture; drawing; 3-D design

Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts 101D
 (518) 388-6448
 duncanc@union.edu

Sheri A. Lullo

Assistant Professor of Visual Arts

B.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Areas of expertise: art and archaeology of early China

Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts 306
 (518) 388-8368
 lullos@union.edu

Louisa Matthew

Professor of Visual Arts

B.A., M.A., University of Vermont; M.F.A., Ph.D., Princeton University

Areas of expertise: art and science of painting, Italian art and architecture - Late Middle Ages and Early Modern

Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts 210
 (518) 388-6371
 matthewl@union.edu

Laini Nemett

John D. MacArthur Assistant Professor of Visual Arts

B.A., Brown University; M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Arts

Areas of expertise: fine art; painting; drawing

Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts 318
 (518) 388-6564
 nemettl@union.edu

David Ogawa

Associate Professor of Visual Arts; Co-Director of Digital Media

B.A., University of Missouri–Columbia; M.A., Ph.D., Brown University

Areas of expertise: European and American of the 19th and 20th centuries; visual culture

Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts 208
 (518) 388-7095
 ogawad@union.edu

Fernando Orellana

Associate Professor of Visual Arts

B.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago; M.F.A., The Ohio State University

Areas of expertise: digital art; robotic art; interactive art and design

Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts 104
 (518) 388-6473
 orellanf@union.edu

Sandra Wimer

Senior Lecturer in Visual Arts

B.S., Pittsburgh State University; B.F.A., University of Oklahoma; M.F.A., University at Albany, State University of New York

Areas of expertise: printmaking; design fundamentals; drawing

Feigenbaum Center for Visual Arts 212
 (518) 388-6145
 wimers@union.edu