Tiffany Carbonneau is the Assistant Professor of Art in Sculpture and Extended Media and Digital Art at Bellarmine University. She is a 2011 Efroymson Contemporary Arts fellow and has been the recipient of several artist honorariums and awards. Tiffany has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at venues in Toronto, Canada, Kecskemet, Hungary, New York, NY, Miami, FL, Santa Fe, NM, Pittsburgh, PA, Cleveland, OH, Grand Rapids, MI, Tracy, CA and Louisville, KY, among several others. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the 21c Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as several private collections, and has been reviewed on several online and print publications including www.lookintomyowl.com, www.blackheartcleveland.com, DC Magazine, Ceramics Art and Perception, Cantanker Magazine, SchoolArts Magazine, The Austin Chronicle, and The Louisville Courier-Journal.
Fong Choo is a Bellarmine Artist-in-Residence. His ceramic work is internationally known and is included in many of the nation's most prestigious collections. Choo participates annually in notable art exhibits and expositions, including the Smithsonian Craft Show, the Philadelphia Craft Show and the American Craft Exposition. He has recieved a wide range of awards, including eight straight Awards of Excellence at the St. Louis Art Fair, among many others. His work has been featured in many books and articles on ceramics, including a cover story for Ceramics Art and Perception. He is currently at work on a commission for the permanent collection of the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin.
Jaime Corum is an equine artist based in Louisville, Kentucky. She received her B.A. from Bellarmine University and her M.F.A. from the University of Kentucky. She is represented by the Brown Gallery in Louisville and New Editions Gallery in Lexingington. Jaime has been commissioned to paint the last three consecutive Horses of the Year - Curlin, Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta. Her life-sized portrait of Zenyatta was unveiled at the Brown Gallery and moved to Churchill Downs for the 2011 Breeder’s Cup kick off party. In 2007 her limited edition portraits of Kentucky Derby winners Secretariat and Barbaro were sold to raise funds for the fight against laminitis, the painful hoof disease that ended both their lives. In 2009 she completed a commissioned life sized bronze statue of a German Shepard for the K-9 Memorial honoring all K-9’s killed in the line of duty in Kentucky. The memorial is located in the Pineville courthouse square.
Professor Caren Cunningham is the Director of the Arts Administration program at Bellarmine University. She is an international artist and educator. She has held 27 solo exhibitions on five continents including Lima, Peru, Helsinki, Finland, Nairobi, Kenya, Fuzhou, China and the United States. She has participated in over 60 group exhibitions worldwide. Articles have been written about her work in English, German, Finnish, Hebrew, Mandarin, Spanish and Swahili. She has over 28 years of university teaching experience in Kenya, Scotland, China, and the U.SA.
Laura Hartford is chair of the department and directs the Photography and Digital Art program. She has a background in both fine art and commercial media production, including credits as the Associate Producer of video programs at the Gettysburg Museum. She holds an M.F.A. from Indiana University and is the recipient of grants for art and teaching from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, the Society for Photographic Education and the Kentucky Center for the Arts. Her work is exhibited nationally and included in both private and institutional collections including the University of Louisville fine print collection and the Kinsey Institute photography archive.
Professor Emeritus Robert Lockhart is the founder of the Bellarmine Art program and an internationally recognized sculptor. He continues to teach Social Justice courses for the University and has headed an annual service trip to Guatemala for over a decade. He exhibits internationally, and his work can be seen in institutional collections throughout the region, including the Louisville Zoo and the Church of the Epiphany. Bellarmine's campus is home to his bronze portraits of Robert Bellarmine, Thomas Merton, Angela Merici and the Bellarmine Knight, the largest bronze sculpture in Kentucky.
Jana McNally is a part time adjunct faculty member who specializes in darkroom photography and alternative photographic processes. She received a BA in Sociology from Indiana University and went on to study Fine Art at the University of Louisville. She received an MFA in Photography/Visual Design from the University of Oregon.
McNally’s interest in film cameras and darkroom photography is connected to a love of process and to the limitations placed on the artist by the limitations of the medium. “With all the choices available to us with digital cameras, computers and photo altering applications, I find that the limitations of film and paper can stimulate ideas that I would be too overwhelmed to find within the digital world. For me, the darkroom process allows time for the mind to process too.”
Teresa Koester Mills
Teresa Koester Mills is an adjunct professor of drawing and painting at Bellarmine, a mixed media painter, and art activist. She champions Kentucky talent, having taught at many of its universities, such as UK, Transylvania University and Centre College; as well as exported its talent to Italy on the KIIS Program. Teresa's teaching style is demo heavy, and puts strong emphasis on her students to be active art practitioners in their regional economy. As co-curator of the Motherlodge Live Arts Exchange Pop Up Gallery, where 100% of sales goes directly to the artist, Teresa involves her students in professional exhibiting practices. Teresa's own work celebrates the whimsical in nature, and can be found in numerous private and public collections.