department news


NEW Gallery Website!

See our exhibitions, both online and in person this coming fall at our new gallery website:


Painting Students Featured in International Exhibition

EMU Painting students featured in an exhibition in collaboration with VCUarts Qatar students in Doha, Qatar, titled "Visible Cities: VCUarts Qatar and Eastern Michigan University." 

Working collaboratively across the globe, painting students from EMU were partnered with painting students from VCUarts Qatar in Doha, Qatar. After reading passages from Italo Calvino's classic "Invisible Cities," students were asked to contemplate the idea of "place," and share photos of their chosen place via Instagram with their partners from half a world away. Students then created several painting sketches from the shared photos, exploring the concept of different "visual languages." Lastly, students each created one final painting that explored the use of multiple visual languages in one painting while simultaneously capturing the feeling of both places.


To be announced as Emeritus Faculty, June 2019

Ceramicist Diana Pancioli has Emeritus Status as of 2018

The previous faculty will be awarded Emeritus Status in June 2019:


Event: Scholarship Ceremony

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During the Scholarship Ceremony held on Friday, April 12, 2019, several students were awarded scholarships from the EMU School of Art & Design for the 2019-2020 academic year. 

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Professor Maria Ruggiero featured in Multiple Exhibitions

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Maria Ruggiero has work exhibited in:

-Untitled: a Juried Art Exhibition at Athens Art Gallery (April-May 2019)

-2019 Biennale Exhibition: Art League of Hilton Head, South Carolina (May 7-June 1, 2019)

-THERE'S STILL LIFE IN STILL LIFES at 311 Gallery, juried show (May—June 2019)


Event: Jason DeMarte, Solo Exhibition & Artist Talk @ UMMA

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Jason DeMarte Garden of Artificial Delights Solo Exhibition

Solo exhibition at the University of Michigan Museum of Art Opens June 8th, 2019

Artist Talk June 9th, 2019 @3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Link below for more information:

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video training course published by Chris Reilly

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Chris Reilly published the video training course Learning Algorithmic Design with Grasshopper on This course covers algorithmic design using Grasshopper and Rhino software.


Dr. Cam McComb NAEA Graduate of School for Art Leaders

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Assistant Professor of Visual Arts Education Dr. Cam McComb was recognized on March 15 by the National Art Education Association as a 2019 Graduate of the prestigious School for Art Leaders.


Jason DeMarte featured in Adobe Create Magazine

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Jason DeMarte was interviewed in the January 2019 issue of Adobe Create Magazine.


Jason Ferguson featured in SciArt Magazine

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Jason Ferguson was interviewed in the February 2019 issue of SciArt Magazine.