Faculty

Teachers, performers, artists, scientists, professionals, mentors, and scholars—our faculty make MMC great.

Our professors guide students in the studio, mentor them in research, help them land amazing internships, and prepare them for graduate study and careers. They are as accomplished in their own careers as they are in the classroom, performing, presenting, and publishing their own work regularly.

Faculty Spotlight

  • David Mold
  • Edrex Fontanilla

    Professor Edrex Fontanilla is a new media artist whose creative practice fuses sculptural and computational methods to explore perception, materiality, and temporality.  He researches how the study of human psychology and cognition can inform approaches in experimental media.    With an orientation towards socially responsible expression, Fontanilla is committed to a reflective teaching practice that enables young minds to develop their voice.

    Fontanilla completed his M.F.A. in Literary Arts, M.A. in Computer Music, and B.A. in Visual Arts with Honors at Brown University.  He has exhibited his creative work in a number of venues including Boston CyberArts, SIGGRAPH, and the Tampa Museum of Art.  He recently participated in the Al-Saad Foundation’s “Social Life of Dignity” Symposium in Kuwait, and is an invited artist in the upcoming TechFest 2014 exhibition in India.

  • Beth Shipley

    Beth Shipley teaches foundation and studio art courses in the Department of Art and Art History. Prior to joining the faculty in 2011, she taught at Pratt Institute and Kingsborough Community College (CUNY). She received a M.F.A. in Painting from Pratt Institute and a B.S. in Studio Art from Skidmore College. Her work has been exhibited in national and international galleries including the Sheila Riggs and Leidy Galleries of the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Painting Center, the Andrea Meislin Gallery, the Geoffrey Young Gallery, and the Solar Grandjean de Montigny in Brazil. Awards for her work include fellowships from the Helen Wurlitzer Foundation, NM; the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VA; the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program, France; and the Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain, as well as grants from the City University of New York and Change, the Rauschenberg Foundation.