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MFA Faculty

Associate Professor

Electronic Art, Digital Arts/New Media

Anderson's work incorporates a wide range of media including video, sound, computer interaction, animation, and digital imaging.  His work includes interactive computer sculptures and installation, public art, interactive video for performance, and digital photography. He has created computer... [more]


Art (Sculpture / Public Art)
Affiliate faculty DANM, FDM, Legal studies
Founder, co-director Social Practice Research Center SPARC at UCSC

Dee Hibbert-Jones is an Academy Award nominated, Emmy® award winning filmmaker and internationally recognized artist. Her work incorporates animation, installation, public art and documentary film examining power and politics: how people manage and who gets heard. She explores diverse subjects... [more]

Associate Professor

Photography and practice; documentary, ethnofiction and narrative media

Through a range of photographic media Karlic creates work that widely addresses the intersection of photography, ethnofiction, and documentary practices, with a focus on systems of labor and industry, globalization, and their impact on the social and environmental landscapes. Karlic... [more]

Associate Professor

Print Media

Enrique Leal received his B.F.A. from the Polytechnique University of Valencia, M.F.A. and Ph.D. in Fine Arts from the University of Castilla La Mancha (UCLM). A major body of his work explores photography as a central subject within print media, a vehicle best understood in relation to a host... [more]


Chair, Art Department
Print Media

Jimin Lee is the head of the print media program and the director of the Contemporary Print Media research Center.


Her work explores themes of mobility, displacement and labor on the personal and social level as seen in traffic, places of transport, or objects that move or are "... [more]

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor in Environmental Art

Jorgge Menna Barreto, Ph.D. is a Brazilian artist and educator, whose practice and research have been dedicated to site-specific art for over 20 years. In 2014, he worked on a postdoctoral research project at Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil, where he collaborated with a... [more]


Director of Graduate Studies
Sculpture, installation, public art, contemporary theory, writing


A. Laurie Palmer’s work is concerned with material explorations of matter’s active nature as it asserts itself on different scales and in different speeds, and with collaborating on strategic actions in the contexts of social and environmental justice. These two directions sometimes run parallel... [more]


Sculpture, Digital Arts/New Media, Founding Director, OpenLab Collaborative Research Center

Jennifer Parker is an artist and professor of Art and Digital Art & New Media and founding Director of the OpenLab Collaborative Research Center (


Parker investigates... [more]


Environmental Justice, Documentary Films, Performance Art, Theory and Founder of the E.A.R.T.H. Lab Center

Elizabeth Stephens, Ph.D., is a filmmaker, performance artist, activist, and theoretician. Stephens gained her MFA at Rutgers in 1992 and completed her Ph.D. in Performance Studies at UC Davis in 2015. Her most recent project is the book, ... [more]