Visual Arts Summer Intensive Faculty


Kaitlin Botts

Kaitlin Botts

Professor of Design, Director of the Visual Arts Intensive

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 Taylor

Professor of Drawing, Assistant Dean for the School of Design & Production

Will Taylor is a professor of drawing and assistant dean of Design & Production for Visual Arts. He has been a full-time faculty member since 2005, and has directed the Visual Arts Program since 2011. Taylor is a recipient of a UNCSA Excellence in Teaching Award, a Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts' BREATHE Project Development Grant, and a Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts' Faculty Leadership Grant. His scholarly work has included travel to Prague and London for artistic dialogues with Jan Svankmajer and the Brothers Quay, as well as photographic collaborations of the Deep South with Dr. Allison Gilbert (Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Faculty affiliate, Wilson Center for Science and Justice) at Duke University.  Taylor is a formally trained painter and avid printmaker.

  • M.F.A., Pratt Institute
  • B.F.A. Studio Art, UNC Chapel Hill