Faculty | B.F.A. in Studio Art

Luke Aleckson

  • Associate Professor of Art

  • M.F.A. in Sculpture, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • B.S. in Art, University of Northwestern–St. Paul

Luke Aleckson is an Assistant Professor of Art at Biola University. He received his M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Sculpture and a B.S. in Art from the University of Northwestern, St. Paul, Summa Cum Laude. Past positions have included serving as Department Chair and Professor of Art and Design at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul and Director of Denler Gallery...

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Jonathan Anderson

  • Associate Professor of Art
  • Executive Director, Center for Christianity, Culture, and the Arts

Daniel Callis III

  • Professor of Drawing & Painting

  • M.F.A., Claremont Graduate School, Claremont, California
  • B.A., California State University, Fullerton, California

Dan Callis has been professionally active in the art community since 1983. He exhibits regionally and nationally on an ongoing basis and has had his work included in international exhibitions in England and Italy. He received his MFA from Claremont Graduate University in 1986. On faculty at Biola University since 1987, he has also taught at USC and a number of area community colleges. He...

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Daniel Chang

  • Associate Professor of Graphic Design

  • M.F.A., Otis College of Art and Design
  • M.A., Westminster Seminary California
  • B.F.A., ArtCenter College of Design
  • B.A., University of California, Irvine

Daniel Chang is a designer, illustrator and educator who uses the tools and language of graphic design to engage with contemporary visual culture. His practice has constructed a platform to accommodate varying modes of communication, which are manifested through designed artifacts, crafted objects and social interactions. He has worked with clients ranging from The New York Times, TIME ...

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Zehavi Husser

  • Chair, Department of Art
  • Associate Professor, Art

  • Ph.D., Princeton University
  • M.A., Princeton University
  • M.A., University of Florida

Zehavi Husser studied the arts, language, and culture of the ancient Romans at Princeton University, where she earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology. Professor Husser’s research interests include the material culture of Roman religions, Greco-Roman literature, and the religiosity of Roman women. She also holds an M.A. in Art History from the University of Florida, where she...

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Barry A. Krammes

  • Professor of Art

  • M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • B.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Barry Krammes received his B.F.A. in printmaking and drawing from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and his M.F.A. in two-dimensional studies from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Since 1983 he has been employed at Biola University in La Mirada, California, where he was art chairman for 15 years and is currently Professor of Art and Director of the Biola University Art Gallery. Mr....

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Jonathan Puls

  • Interim Dean, School of Fine Arts and Communication
  • Associate Professor of Art History and Painting

  • M.A., California State University, Long Beach
  • M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach
  • B.S., Biola University

Jonathan Puls teaches drawing, painting and art history in the Department of Art. He holds an M.F.A. in Drawing and Painting and an M.A. in in Art History. Jonathan's ongoing drawings and paintings pull their imagery from contemporary life, mingling these with compositional concerns from art historical sources. His teaching, studio production and historical research focus on the relationship...

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Jeffrey Rau

  • University Curator

  • M.F.A., Photography and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies from California State University, Fullerton
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Valparaiso University, Indiana

Jeff Rau (b. 1978) is an artist, curator, and educator based in Long Beach, Calif. Rau grew up in the Chicago suburbs and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Valparaiso University, Indiana, in 2000. Soon after moving to southern California he left his engineering work to pursue a career in the arts. In 2011, Rau earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography and...

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Kurt Simonson

  • Associate Professor of Photography

  • M.F.A., California State University Long Beach
  • B.S., Biola University

Kurt Simonson is the Associate Professor of Photography in the Art department. His work explores the longings and tensions that surround our ideas of home, community and identity. Questions about family, story and belonging remain at the heart of his curiosity. Kurt's work is regularly exhibited throughout the country and internationally, including a recent solo exhibition at Newspace Center...

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John Calley

    Rachelle W. Chuang

    • Adjunct, Media Journalism & PR

    Kari Dunham

    • Adjunct, Summer Session (AR)

    • M.F.A. in Painting, Laguna College of Art and Design

    Kari Dunham is an adjunct professor in the Art Department at Biola University. Her current body of work is an exposition on family and how the home has the propensity to be a place of both comfort and risk. A representational painter, her work derives from personal narratives and simultaneously invites the viewer to recall his or her own narratives. In addition to teaching at Biola, Dunham is...

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    Amanda Evans

      Laura Goble

        Andrea Lam

        • Adjunct, Art

        Shannon Leith

          Tina Linville

            Joe Lloyd

            • Adjunct, Art

            Mariann Reardon

            • Adjunct, Art

            Erica Ryan-Stallones

            • Adjunct, Art

            Jane Pryor

              Astri Swendsrud

              • Associate Professor, Art

              • M.F.A., CalArts

              Astri Swendsrud is a visual artist and educator who lives and works in Los Angeles. She has taught as adjunct faculty at Biola University and elsewhere since 2009. Swendsrud's practice includes creating drawings, sculptures and installation environments combining the images and materials of everyday party supplies, such as birthday candles and confetti, with symbolic and ritual forms. Through...

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