University of Mississippi

Current Graduate Students

Kelly Adkins

Painting
kcadkins@go.olemiss.edu

 

 

 

Kelly Adkins has received a Bachelor’s as well as a Master’s degree in Philosophy. Midway through the Philosophy graduate program, she reclaimed her life-long passion for painting and has since decided to switch career paths. As an MFA candidate, Adkins hopes to build a strong repertoire of artistic knowledge and learn more about herself as an artist.

 


Jessica Counterman

Painting
jecounte@go.olemiss.edu

 

 

 

Jessica Counterman is a painter from northwest Ohio, received her BFA in 2D Art from BGSU in 2018. She is heavily influenced by folklore narratives, religion, and the way people view death.

 


Gabrielle Dinge

Sculpture
gmdinger@go.olemiss.edu

 

 

 

Gabrielle Dinger is a native to south Louisiana, receiving her Bachelors of Fine Art from Nicholls State University in 2016. Having grown up in an art rich environment, she’s always found interest in utilizing various materials together to create her art. Dinger’s work focuses on expression of self and exploration of the natural environment. Now a MFA candidate here at the University of Mississippi, Dinger hopes to continue exploring the concept of discovery while embracing new materials and larger scale.

 


William McComb

Ceramics
wmccomb@go.olemiss.edu

 

 

 

 


William McKinney

Ceramics
wmckinne@go.olemiss.edu

 

 

 

 


Christen Parker

Sculpture
cparker4@go.olemiss.edu

 

 

 

Christen Parker is from Monroe, Louisiana where she received her BFA in painting and graphic design from the University of Louisiana Monroe in 2013. Following her undergraduate degree she became interested in translating her work into three-dimensional pieces. She is drawn to a variety of materials that include resin, plaster, foam, fabric, and cast metals.

 


Ian Skinner

Sculpture
ieskinne@go.olemiss.edu

 

 

 

Born in Jacksonville, Florida Ian received his B.F.A. From the University of North Florida. He explores materials and processes to create work that reference humanity, nature and how they coexist. 

 


Nicholas Vialpando

Sculpture
nvialpan@go.olemiss.edu