As artists, we are responsible and empowered to embrace global perspectives, diversity, and engage in meaningful self-reflection. In this pursuit, students in Sculpture are challenged to shape their creative research through an ambitious investigative approach exploring and situating their work not only in relationship to contemporary art practice, but also in the context of the changing world around them.
The Sculpture main studio encompasses 3800 square feet studio space that can accommodate a range of material-based practices with specific areas for working with wood, metal, & wet materials. Undergraduate students in Sculpture have 24-hour access to the sculpture main studio. After-hours tool & equipment access is monitored for introductory students;independent tool & equipment access is available for intermediate & advanced students based on experience & faculty permission. Advanced Sculpture students are provided with a shared senior studio connected to the Sculpture area woodshop.
The sculpture studio is well equipped & includes multiple bandsaws for wood & metal, sanders, grinders, drill presses, a metal cut-off saw, a table saw (Saw-top technology) wood compound miter saw, metal shear & brake, 50" slip roller, oxy-acetylene welding & heating set-ups, a variety of welders (arc, MIG & TIG), two plasma cutters, a coal forge, sewing machines, electric clay kilns in addition to numerous electric & pneumatic hand tools & other equipment.
The department has three full-time faculty members who engage in Sculpture-based creative research.