Faculty

Studio 

Roberto Bocci

Associate Professor, Digital Art and Photography

Scott A Hutchison 

Professor Hutchison teaches all levels of drawing and painting. He is particularly interested in figurative painting and strives to strike a balance between modern and traditional painting approaches. His paintings are an investigation of time and the relationship between the individual and the events that shape the self.  His current body of work combines both animation and individually layered compositions of realistically rendered but separate moments in time. His work has been featured in a variety of venues nationally including the Blackrock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD; the Red House Art Center, Syracuse, NY; Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, NY; The Arts Club of Washington, Washington DC; Eastern New Mexico University and The Brooklyn Art Space in Brooklyn, NY. www.scotthutchison.com

L. Collier Hyams

Visiting Assistant Professor, Digital Art; Academic Technical Specialis

John Morrell

John D Morrell

John Morrell has painted and taught in the Washington, D.C. area for over 30 years.  Professor Morrell, an alumnus of the College, Class of 1973, received an M.F.A. from George Washington University in 1977. He teaches all levels of drawing and painting and is especially focused on mentoring Senior painting majors. Since his first solo exhibition in 1979 of Brittany landscapes, he has presented twenty-two other solo exhibitions, including recent exhibitions at Atlantic Gallery in New York, and Addison-Ripley Fine Arts in DC. His work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum. Morrell’s recent focus is on depicting nature within the modern urban environment. www.jmorrell.com

B.G. Muhn

Professor, Painting and Drawing

Michael M. Osborne

Assistant Professor, Photography

Evan C Reed

Evan Reed teaches a range of courses including Introductory Sculpture, Exploring Art, Drawing One, Three-Dimensional Design, Two-Dimensional Design, Senior Art Majors’ Seminar and Gallery Seminar. From 2003 – 2016 he served as the Director of the Department of Art and Art History Galleries. art.georgetown.edu/galleries

Reed is active within his own studio practice, participating in exhibits at Robert Brown Gallery, Hillyer Art Space and Flashpoint Gallery in Washington D.C., Field Projects in N.Y.C. and the Ludwig Forum for International Art, Aachen, Germany.  Focusing on sculpture Reed’s current artwork explores a variety of themes through interventions with castoff materials. www.evanreed.com

Art History 

Al Acres

Professor Acres is Chair of the Department and Associate Professor of Art History. He teaches courses on Renaissance art, a survey of western art, the history of prints, and upper-level seminars on a variety of subjects ranging from individual artists (Van Eyck, Dürer, Bosch, Bruegel) through wide-ranging conceptual topics (including “Ideas of Realism” and “On Painting”). His recent book, Renaissance Invention and the Haunted Infancy (2013), explores how and why countless images of Christ’s infancy allude either to his death or the devil, and sometimes to both. Several of his articles address the work of Rogier van der Weyden, among other major artists of the period. He was awarded the College Art Association’s Arthur Kingsley Porter Prize and a Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts. Before coming to Georgetown he taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Oregon, and Princeton University. 

Alison Hilton

Alison Hilton

Wright Family Professor of Art History, Russian and Modern Art

Elizabeth Prelinger

Keyser Family Professor of Art History, Modern Art

Lisa Strong 

Associate Professor of the Practice, American Art; Director, Art and Museum Studies M.A Program

Michelle C. Wang

Professor Wang is Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Art History.  She teaches courses in premodern to contemporary Asian art history. Her current research addresses Buddhist art in China, particularly during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 CE). Her book manuscript titled “Mandalas in the Making: The Visual Culture of Esoteric Buddhism at Dunhuang” examines Buddhist mandalas of the 8th-10th centuries at the Mogao Buddhist cave shrines in northwestern China.  Other publications examine paired images in Buddhist visual culture and literary tales of animated sculptures.