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Art, Architecture + Art History

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Chelsea Behle Fralick

Chelsea Behle Fralick

Lecturer, Art History
crbfralick@sandiego.edu
619-260-4168

Office: Camino Hall 34

Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:30 - 2:30pm

Chelsea R. Behle Fralick is an art historian and freelance writer/editor from San Diego, California. She received her B.A. in Art History (emphasis in Public Art and Architecture) from USD, and a Masters of Science in Architectural Studies degree from MIT’s School of Architecture. She has written on topics within California Beat art and film, as well as on California performance and video art, modern and contemporary architecture, and art of the public sphere. She is a member of the College Art Association, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, and the Society for the Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture.

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Michele Burgess, MFA

Lecturer, Visual Arts
mburgess@SanDiego.edu

Michele Burgess is a visual artist and director of Brighton Press—a nationally known fine arts press—where she applies printmaking, painting and sculpture to the creation of artists’ books. In addition, she collaborates with other artists and poets on projects that involve the book as an art medium. Her artist’s book, “Sleeping Inside the Glacier” (including etchings and cast bronze sculpture), was included in the “Book as Art” exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. A retrospective of her work in book art was held at the Museum of American Art in Giverny, France, and traveled to the Mandeville Special Collections Library at the University of California, San Diego. Her collaborative work with poets and artists was featured in Brighton Press’ exhibition in 2004 at the Oceanside Museum of Art, in Oceanside, California. Burgess’ artist’s books and other works are held in more than fifty public collections across the USA, Canada, and France, including the Achenbach Foundation for the Graphic Arts in San Francisco, Fresno Art Museum, Houghton Library Special Collections at Harvard University, Lilly Library at Indiana University, Stanford University Library, Minneapolis Institute of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Newberry Library in Chicago, New York Public Library, and the Toledo Art Museum. Burgess has been exhibiting actively for thirty years, and has served as guest lecturer, curator, and artist-in-residence at numerous museums, universities, and arts organizations.

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Andrew Cross, MFA

Lecturer, Visual Arts
andrew.cross@sandiego.edu

Office: Camino Hall 7 & 14

Office Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays 12:30 - 1:40pm; Thursdays 12:30 - 1:40pm (by appointment only)

Andrew Cross attended the Maine College of Art in Portland where he received his B.F.A. in photography in 1999. He remained in Portland, Maine, continued to teach photography in adult education, and worked in the commercial photography business. New England is where he first started his body of work and continued to travel across country to explore his photographic vision. With a strong interest and influence of the western landscape he pursued a M.F.A .in photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. Cross then moved to Los Angeles to work as a freelance photographer and continue his personal focus on the urban and rural American landscape. His photographs are published and exhibited nationally.  He continues to work commercially when not teaching or working on his personal work.

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Adriana Cuellar

Lecturer, Architecture
acuellar@sandiego.edu
619-260-2275

Office: Camino Hall 45

Adriana Cuéllar ­is principal of CRO studio with her partner Marcel Sanchez, an architectural design practice with experimental urban research projects. She received her Bachelor of Architectur­e from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and holds a Masters in Design Studies from Harvard University Graduate School of Design where she won the Annual Award for Excellence in Housing Design for the architectural and urban proposals for Huixquilucan, México. She received the 2006-2007 Rome Prize Fellowship in Design by the American Academy in Rome, where she pursued her interest on the trajectory with her partner, and developed methodologies of sequential mapping that unveil textures of change and erosion in urban fabrics.

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Miya Hannan, MFA

Lecturer, Visual Arts
mhannan@sandiego.edu

Office: Camino Hall 34 / 102

Miya Hannan has taught two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design, web design, and drawing at colleges in San Diego after receiving an MFA with Fellowship from San Francisco Art Institute. As an artist, she works on sculptures, paintings, and installations. Her artwork presents the structure of the world as a conjoined totality, evoking a spiritual quality beyond materiality. Before coming to the United States she earned a medical technology degree and then worked seven years for a hospital in Japan.

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Erin Maynes, PhD

Lecturer, Art History
University Galleries Print Collection Curator
emaynes@SanDiego.edu
619-260-7516

Office: Founders 100

Office Hours: Tuesdays 11:00am - 12:00pm

Danielle Michaelis-Castillo

Danielle Michaelis-Castillo, MFA

Lecturer, Visual Arts
dmichaelis@sandiego.edu
619-260-4168

Office: CH-34

Office Hours: Mondays 1:25pm - 2:25pm

Danielle Michaelis-Castillo currently teaches Art Fundamentals for Liberal Studies majors. She also serves as a lead artist at the non-profit organization CoTA (Collaborations: Teacher and Artists), providing professional development in arts integration for elementary school teachers in San Diego County Schools. Her scholarly and creative work focus on the intersection between community art and its therapeutic value for underserved youth.

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Michael Mulno, MFA

Lecturer, Visual Arts
michaelmulno@SanDiego.edu

Office: Camino Hall 14

As an undergraduate student Michael Mulno studied photography and its history at Arizona State University. He furthered his formal education in photography under the guidance of Nicholas Nixon at the Massachusetts College of Art, where he received a MFA in Photography. Since then, Mulno has had a specific interest in describing the world through the use of an 8 x 10 inch view camera.

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Tatiana Ortiz-Rubio, MFA

Lecturer, Visual Arts
tatiana-08@SanDiego.edu

Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:45 - 1:15pm

Susan Peerson

Susan Peerson

Adjunct Lecturer
speerson@sandiego.edu

Office: Camino Hall 34

Sue Peerson is principal of peerson+design+consult specializing in urban design, city planning, campus planning, and landscape architecture. She has developed a keen understanding of how to integrate physical plans within the political, social, and environmental context. She received her Bachelor of Science in City & Regional Planning from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design where she won The Faculty Medal in Landscape Architecture and Medal of Honor from the American Society of Landscape Architects. She has licensure with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and she was appointed by the Mayor and City Council to serve on the City of San Diego Planning Commission in 2012 to help shape the city’s land use policy and design framework.

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Robert L. Pincus, PhD

Visiting Professor, Art History
robert.pincus@sandiego.edu
619-260-4168

Office: Camino Hall 34

Office Hours: Thursdays 11:00am - 12:00pm

Robert Pincus, PhD, has been a lecturer at USD since 1998. His course “Art Now: Critical Thinking About Art” focuses on art history since 1960, with discussion and writings on notable exhibitions at museums and galleries. This seminar, which combines readings in art criticism and theory with student writings on notable local exhibitions, is rooted in his extensive experience as an art critic.

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Ariel Plotek, PhD

Lecturer, Art History

Ariel Plotek is an Assistant Curator at the San Diego Museum of Art. His main field of expertise is Modern European art, particularly French art of the 19th century. At the San Diego Museum of Art, Dr. Plotek has organized a wide variety of loan exhibitions and focused presentations of the permanent collection, from photojournalism to plein air painting. Notably, he was the curator of Toulouse-Lautrec’s Paris: Selections from the Baldwin M. Baldwin Collection at the San Diego Museum of Art. He has taught seminars at USD on 20th century Art as well as the history of Realism.

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Chris Puzio

Lecturer, Visual Arts

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Brianna Rigg, MFA

Lecturer, Visual Arts
briannarigg@SanDiego.edu
619-260-2280

Office: Camino Hall P3

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 3:35 - 4:35pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:15 - 1:15pm

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Matt Savitsky, MFA

Lecturer, Visual Arts
mpsavitsky@sandiego.edu
619-260-4168

Office: Camino Hall 34

Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 7:30 - 9:00am

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Tatiana Sizonenko, PhD

Lecturer, Art History
tsizonenko@sandiego.edu
619-260-4168

Office: Camino Hall 34

Office Hours: Mondays 4:00 - 6:00pm; Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:00pm

Tatiana Sizonenko is an art historian, curator, and educator. Sizonenko received her Ph.D. in Art History, Theory, and Criticism in the Visual Arts Department at the University of California, San Diego. Her dissertation, “Artists as Agents in Venice, 1450-1550: The Artistic Exchange and Cultural Translation between Venice and Constantinople—The Case of Gentile Bellini,” examines instances of artistic exchange in the context of diplomacy and politics in the Mediterranean. In addition, her work has focused on the interrelations between artists and humanists in sixteenth century Renaissance art. Several of her conference papers discuss the influence of humanist debates in Venice on the works by Gentile Bellini and Giorgione.

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Joshua Tonies, MFA

Lecturer, Visual Arts
jtonies@SanDiego.edu
619-260-2280

Office: CH-20

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Diego Velasco

Lecturer, Architecture
dvelasco@SanDiego.edu

Office: Camino Hall 43