Faculty and Staff
Art and Art History
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University of Nebraska, Kearney, BFA; Hunter College, MFA
Dan Bruggeman teaches observational and figure drawing. His own work reflects an interest in the portrayal of natures complexity and the challenge of presenting a whole comprised of parts belonging to different dimensions. Bruggeman has recently exhibited his paintings and dioramas at Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis and Bridgewater, Lustberg, Blumenfeld Gallery in New York. His work can be found in public and private collections including The Minnesota Historical Society. He has also received McKnight, NEA and Minnesota State Arts Board fellowships.
University of Montana, B.F.A., San Francisco State University, M.F.A.
Kelly Connole teaches ceramics and metalsmithing. A story teller by nature, Connole uses clay to examines relationships between humans, their environment, and other creatures. Her work has been exhibited nationally and has received numerous awards including a McKnight Residency and a Jerome Foundation Project Grant. She serves on the board of directors for Northern Clay Center, a non-profit arts organization committed to advancement of the ceramic arts.
Grinnell College, B.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D.
Ross Elfline offers courses in the history of art and architecture since 1945. His current research focuses on Radical Architecture in Italy, Austria, Britain and America in the 1960s and 70s, with particular emphasis on the Italian avant-garde collective Superstudio. His additional research interests include conceptual art in America and Europe; the history and theory of the neo-avantgarde; sound art; and post-structuralist, feminist and queer theories.
Hamline University, B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, M.F.A.
Fred Hagstrom teaches printmaking, drawing, art and narrative, and artist's books. After earning his B.A. from Hamline University, he studied with S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17, Paris. He works in a wide variety of media, with an emphasis on intaglio and woodblock prints. Examples of his work can be found in the Groveland Gallery, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Walker Art Center, and he has exhibited in national and international competitive exhibitions. He has also received McKnight and Blandin Foundation Fellowships.
Williams College, B.A., M.A., Yale University, Ph.D.
Baird Jarman teaches courses on American and European art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In addition he teaches the Junior Seminar in art-historical methods. The subject of his current research involves Medieval-Revival imagery, especially mural painting, in Gilded-Age America and late-Victorian Britain. He is also a member of Carleton's American Studies Committee.
Oberlin College, B.A., University of California, Berkeley, M.A., Ph.D
Alison Kettering offers courses in early modern European art (Renaissance and Baroque). She has published books and articles on Rembrandt, Dutch pastoral art, and the drawings and paintings by 17th-century artist Gerard ter Borch. An article on Dutch images of men at work appeared in the Art Bulletin (2007) and an article on "Rembrandt and the Male Nude" in 2011. Her current projects focus on the portraits of Hendrick Goltzius (which use an early form of pastel) and food in art, particularly in Dutch genre paintings.
She is Editor-in-Chief of JHNA, Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art, an open-access, refereed, semi-annual e-journal.
Carleton College, B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago, M.F.A
David Lefkowitz teaches painting, drawing and the Jr. Seminar: Critical Issues in Contemporary Art. In his own work, Lefkowitz combines Western traditions of representational oil painting with the flotsam and jetsam of consumer culture to draw attention to the complex relations between image and object, past and present, and nature and culture. His work can be found in the collections of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Miami Art Museum, and The Langen Foundation in Neuss, Germany. He is represented in Minneapolis by Thomas Barry Fine Arts and in Chicago by the Carrie Secrist Gallery.
Exploded View: David Lefkowitz (solo exhibition)
Amherst College, B.A., Rhode Island School of Design, M.F.A.
Stephen Mohring teaches sculpture, woodworking, and critical theory. He runs the college sawmill program which he developed in collaboration with the Arboretum, producing sustainably harvested lumber for the art department. He also works as the resident set designer for Ten Thousand Things a Twin Cities based company that brings lively, intelligent theater to people with little access to the wealth of the arts. Previously Stephen helped found and direct The Soap Factory, a Twin Cities nonprofit organization that supports emerging artists. His sculpture has been exhibited nationally, internationally, and has received numerous awards.
Chair of Art & Art History
University of Minnesota, B.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, M.F.A.
Linda Rossi teaches photography, digital photography and the Junior Seminar Critical Issues in Contemporary Art. Her work is primarily in large-scale photo installation including video and sculpture to illuminate both historical and current issues. She has received numerous Jerome, McKnight and Minnesota State Arts grants. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the Strogonvo Palace, Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran.
Her work can be viewed in the permanent collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Professor of Art History
University of Virginia, B.A., New York University, M.A., Ph.D.
Kathleen Ryor teaches courses on Asian art history and the Introduction to Art History. Her primary area of research is Chinese painting of the late Ming dynasty. Her other research and teaching interests include interactions between different modes of representation in the Ming and Qing periods, Chinese gardens, 20th-century Chinese art and Japanese prints. Her position was sponsored by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. She is currently a board member of the Society for Ming Studies.
Indiana University, BA; University of Virginia, M.A., Ph.D.
Catherine specializes in the art and architecture of the medieval period. She teaches courses on Early Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic art and architecture, as well as both halves of the global survey of art history. Her current research is on commemoration and tomb design in England in the later medieval period. Catherine is the recipient of several fellowships and grants, including a Chester Dale 12-month pre-doctoral fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, a pre-doctoral residential fellowship at the Yale Center for British Art, and a research grant from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. Before coming to Carleton, she taught at The George Washington University, Piedmont Virginia Community College, and the University of Virginia.
Kent State University, B.F.A, Rochester Institute of Technology, M.F.A.
Tim Lloyd taught metalsmithing,ceramics,observational and field drawing for 40 years before retiring in 2004. Working with silver, copper, bronze, and gold, he made jewelry and small containers whose textured surfaces often are inspired by landscapes, erosion patterns and plant forms. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be seen in the Smithsonian Institution. He is represented by the Raymond Avenue Gallery in St Paul MN. In June 1998 he received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Minnesota Crafts Council. He continues his work in his home studio.
Senior Lecturer in Art and Art History
University of Oregon, B.A., New York University, M.A., Ph.D.
As Director of Exhibitions, Laurel Bradley presents a dynamic, often interdisciplinary program of art exhibitions with related lectures, films, and publications. As Curator, she is responsible for professional collection care and planning ways to develop the collection as a teaching resource and enhancement of the campus environment. Her personal research focuses on Victorian painting and culture.
Perlman Teaching Museum Site
Administrative Assistant, Theater and Dance