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MFA Faculty

Associate Professor

Chair, Art Department
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]

Assistant Professor

Social Design

Cláudio Bueno is an artist and curator from Sao Paulo, Brazil, mainly focusing on collective and communitarian art and cultural practices. He is an Assistant Professor in Social Design at the UCSC Art Department, teaching at the Environmental Art and Social Practice... [more]


Art (Sculpture / Public Art)
Associate Dean, Research, Exhibition and Engagement
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, Documentary, Media, Archives

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

Associate Professor

Director of Graduate Studies
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]


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

Environmental Art

Jorge Menna Barreto, Ph.D., is a distinguished Brazilian artist and educator who has dedicated over two decades to the practice and research of site-specific art. In 2014, he embarked on a postdoctoral research project at Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina, Brazil, where... [more]


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. She sees art in its surprising, sensory,... [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]