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Lance Yates

Lance Yates, also known under the pseudonym and social media handle D.G. Devil or @dadgumdevil works as an interdisciplinary artist in a wide variety of digital and traditional 2D media. They received their M.F.A. in 2D Studies from Bowling Green State University in 2021, and their B.F.A. in Studio Art from the University of Mississippi […]

Jenna Schmidt

Jenna Schmidt is a central Ohio native who currently is a first-year graduate candidate at the University of Mississippi.  She makes wheel-thrown pottery that is then fired in an atmospheric kiln.  After the completion of her BFA in ceramics at Ohio University in 2020, Jenna attended a residency at the Red Lodge Clay Center and […]

Ray Brown

Ray Brown was born in Houston, Texas, and received his BFA with Honors from the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi. He continued to receive an MFA in Ceramics at West Virginia University. He specializes in utilitarian pottery and design.

Breanna Bercegeay

Breanna Bercegeay is a concept-based artist from Louisiana and graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts + Design with a Concentration in Sculpture from Southeastern Louisiana University. She currently resides in Oxford, Mississippi working toward her Master of Fine Arts. Her artwork tends to gravitate towards creating a conversation between herself and the viewers. […]

Thomas Coon

Internationally known for his realistic renderings touched with an old master’s eye, Thomas J. Coon is a visual fine artist, specializing in equine & canine portraiture. Originally from the foothills of the Adirondacks, Thomas began garnering notice for his paintings when he relocated to Virginia, Horse Country. For the next 20 years, his Virginia equestrian […]

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 how beliefs are acquired, transmitted, and performed in society. His latest installation, animation, and video projects examine influential historical texts, American talk radio, human-canine relationships, intelligence tests, and other systems of belief and power. […]

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 […]