Visual Arts Summer Intensive Faculty


Elizabeth Alexander

Elizabeth AlexanderVisual Arts, Sculpture
Elizabeth Alexander teaches sculpture in the Visual Arts Program of the School of Design and Production. She is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in sculptures and installations made from paper and found objects. She has fellowships from both the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the St. Botolph Foundation for her work in sculpture and installation art and was awarded the title “Best Artist of Boston” for 2014 by Improper Bostonian magazine. Her work has been highlighted and reviewed by publications such as Hyperallergic, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, Art New England, The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research, Santa Barbara News-Press, The Detroit Free Press, New Glass Review, Open Letters Monthly, and Berkshire Fine Arts. She frequently exhibits in museums and galleries across New England in addition to occasional participation with galleries across the United States, in Asia, and Europe. Alexander’s work is included in private collections across the United States including a public 3-D collage in the lobby of the Baronette Renaissance Hotel in Novi, Mich. She regularly serves as a guest speaker, juror, and critic at various educational institutions including the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

  • M.F.A. Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • B.F.A. Massachusetts College of Art

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