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Art & Art History
University of Mississippi

Somayeh Faal

I was born and grown in the Middle East. I have many stories, and I put my foot beyond the boundaries to prove all the impossibilities are possible. I usually interpret my stories in my paintings and artworks. In my first and second series, I survey women’s obstacles in my society. In my recent artworks, […]

Michael Barnett

Michael Barnett is the Interim Chair of the Department of Art & Art History, Chair & Professor of Lighting Design in the Department of Theatre & Film at the University of Mississippi where he heads the BFA Lighting Design Program. He is currently serving as the Past Chair of the Faculty Senate after serving as […]

Dr. Brigitte Salami

Brigitte Salami specializes in the art history of Sub-Saharan Africa. She holds a BA from San Francisco State University and MA and PH.D. degrees from the University of Iowa. Her current book project, “Postcolonial Yakurr Studies”, deals with Yakurr’s use of time-honored festival practices as a means to reach a global audience with their concerns. […]

Bryce Heesacker

BIO Bryce Heesacker, who works as an artist under the moniker F. C. Zuke, creates audiovisual and interactive artworks that investigate the ways in which beliefs are acquired, transmitted, and performed in society. Professor Heesacker’s diverse teaching areas include video, sound, the digital image, installation, performance, creative coding, audio visualization, and interactive media. Bryce received […]

Peyton Lawler

My name is Peyton Lawler, and I am a ceramic potter and artist from Huntsville, AL. I attended the University of North Alabama in Florence where I earned my BFA in ceramics in 2017. I am excited to start my journey here at Ole Miss to pursue my MFA in ceramics this fall. I create […]

Jaime Erin Aelavanthara

Jaime is a fine art photographer and educator based in Florida. Her photographic work explores themes of the human condition and our interconnectedness with nature. She has actively exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as the Mississippi Museum of Art, SEITES Gallery, Canada, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Her work has been […]

Adriane Honerbrink

Christen Parker

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 received her MFA in Sculpture at the University of Mississippi in 2019.  While she has worked […]

Portrait of Jerike Broussard in a white hat with feathers attached in the shape of butterflies

Jerika Broussard

Current Occupation: Full-time artist Artist Statement My art is an attempt to birth blessings into the world through each creation. Archetypal images such as the “Serpent” or use of relics represent some of the darker aspects of life and human suffering. However, I turn these images from suffering to beauty in an attempt to tame […]

Bech Evans

Visit Bech Evans’s website to learn more about him.