Visual Arts Summer Intensive Faculty


Kaitlin Botts

Visual Arts, Design

Kaitlin Botts is a graphic designer, fine art photographer, art educator and mixed media artist. She joined the Visual Arts faculty as Associate Professor in 2017, after teaching at Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia, and at Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work has been exhibited and published, both nationally and internationally, and she has given numerous lectures and workshops on photography, graphic design and the visual arts.  Her client list includes North Carolina Voters for Animal Welfare, Piedmont College, Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, Evie Peters Foundation, R3 and others.  Her solo exhibitions include "All the Shine" at Studio No. 7 in Atlanta and "The Botanical Thread"—her MFA thesis exhibit—at The Green Gate Gallery in Honeoye Falls, New York.  She has participated in group exhibitions in Georgia, Arizona, London, New York, Virginia, Massachusetts and North Carolina.  Her work has been featured in Create! Magazine, 365 Artists/365 Days, Garden & Gun, Photographer Forum’s Best of Photography 2008, among others.

  • M.F.A. Imaging Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • B.A. Studio Arts, Meredith College

Will Taylor

Will TaylorDirector of Visual Arts, Associate Professor
Will Taylor is an Associate Professor of Drawing and the Director of the Visual Arts Program. He is a recipient of the UNCSA Excellence in Teaching Award and the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts' BREATHE Project Development Grant. His scholarly work has included travel to Prague and London for artistic dialogues with Jan Svankmajer and the Brothers Quay. He has presented individual and collaborative works in such exhibitions as “Drawing No Conclusions: A Survey of Contemporary Drawing” (Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts-Grand Rapids, MI), the Trisha Brown Dance Company Benefit (Pace Wildenstein Gallery-New York, NY) and “Old Ghosts and Empty Archetypes" (Spectre Arts-Durham, NC). In addition, Taylor has paneled discussions for the Cultural Studies Association, the College Art Association, and the American Society of Media Photographers. 

  • M.F.A. Pratt Institute
  • B.F.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill