Full-time Faculty

Jeffrey Schwartz, B.F.A., M.F.A.  
Interim Department Head

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Art); American University (Painting; Minor – Printmaking). Works exhibited in New York, Seattle, Washington, D.C., Florida, Vermont, Utah. Taught at Dartmouth College, NH and the Academia di Bella Arti, Italy.  

Mark Anderson, B.F.A., M.F.A. 
University of South Dakota (Painting); University of South Dakota (Sculpture). Major exhibitions: John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Orlando Museum of Art. Collections: John Michael Kohler Art Center, Kohler Company, Arts in Industry Collection, Florida Gulf Coast Art Center, Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, GA. St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, FL has a major work of Anderson’s, "Women Asleep," installed on the front of their Fine Arts Building. For more information and images go to www.markeanderso.com.

Claudia Cumbie-Jones, B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A. 

Birmingham Southern College (Theatre Arts); University of Alabama (Educational Library/Media); School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Art and Technology). Co-founder of Ringling College’s annual Cosmix Symposium on Immersive Media. Former animation program coordinator, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Previous teaching appointments include Columbia College and University of Alabama at Birmingham. Current immersive media artwork for fulldome planetariums is exhibited internationally. Exhibitions include SIGGRAPH, State of Illinois Gallery, Dot Pixel Image/The Electronic Design Association, Jena Fulldome Festival, Domefest 2012, Fulldome UK, and ISEA2012.

Hugh Davies, B.F.A., M.F.A.

Brighton College of Art and Design (Painting, Printmaking); Chelsea School of Art and the University of the Arts, London (Fine Arts). Former teacher of Undergraduate and Post-graduate Fine Art and subsequently Director of Foundation Studies, Chelsea College of Art. Previous teaching appointments at University of Oxford, Stourbridge College of Art, University of Kingston, Brighton University. External Examiner at Wimbledon School of Art and Hastings College of Art. Served on the Formation Committee of the London Institute, its Academic Board and Academic Standards Committee. His work has been exhibited in leading galleries and museums in the UK including the Royal Academy, the Gulbenkian Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery, the National Museum of Wales, the Whitechapel Gallery, the Walker Museum and Art Gallery and the Redfern Gallery, and in galleries in Paris, Berlin, Australia, and the United States. It has been widely reviewed and discussed in numerous publications. He has received awards from the West Midlands Arts Association and The Arts Council of Great Britain, is an elected member of The London Group and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. www.hughdaviespaintings.com 
Patrick Lindhardt, B.F.A., M.F.A.
Department Coordinator

St. Cloud State College (Printmaking; Minor - Painting/Jewelry/Art History); University of South Florida (Printmaking). Master printer. Collections: Federal Express; Mase Art Center; other private collections. Owner: Flatstone Studio. Advisor for Printmaking by Saff and Sacilotto. Member: Florida Printmaking Society.

Nathan Skiles, B.F.A, M.F.A. 

Ringling College of Art and Design (Fine Arts); Montclair State University (Studio Art). Nathan considers technology to be an indispensable component to his professional practice as a contemporary artist and feels that embracing emerging new media is crucial to the development of any Fine Arts department. It is his goal to combine insight from professional experiences in both the fields of art and technology in order to respond to the ever changing and expanding needs of emerging artists. Recent exhibitions include: The Clockmaker’s Apprentice, The Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ; Black Forest / White Lightning, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY; Welcome to Tartarus, Welcome to Valhalla, Greene Contemporary, New York, NY. www.NathanSkiles.com 

Michael Wyshock, B.F.A., M.F.A.

University of Delaware (Painting and Art History) and Florida State University (Painting and Digital Video)   Recent exhibitions include: EWAA Finalist Exhibition, La Galleria, London, United Kingdom; The Sky is Falling, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, New York; Dystorpia, Fluid Media Lab, New York; Alexandria Museum of Art, Louisiana; Videoholica International Video Art Festival, Archeological Museum of Varna, Bulgaria; MADATAC03, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, Spain; Cool Stories II, ArtPort, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, New York; Cerebal Departure, SpaceCamp MicroGallery, Wheeler Arts Community;
Hung Up: Art for the Adventurous, Pipeline, Connelly Theatre, New York; Cool Stories II, ArtPort, Big Screen Plaza, New York; Land/Currents/Undercurrents, Grand Isle Community Center, Louisiana; Stasis, Barton College, North Carolina;
{SØNiK} Fest <1.0>, Climate Gallery, New York. Wyshock's artwork has also been supported by several research grants and awards including: Pollock Krasner Award, Vermont Studio Center Full Fellowship, Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Award, State University of New York Research Council Award, Louisiana Division of the Arts Artist Award, UCA Research Award, FSU Distinguished Alumni Award and the Ringling Towers Award for Visual Arts. www.wyshock.com 

Long-term Part-time Faculty 

Vicky Randall, B.F.A., M.F.A.

Middle Tennessee State University (Painting and Sculpture; Minor - Metalsmithing); Southern Illinois University (Sculpture). Vicky Randall has participated in over 180 invitationals, juried and one-person exhibitions regionally, nationally and internationally. She is well known for her monumental sculptures in stainless steel. Her sculptures have been described as “majestic, lyrical and assertive of the space they occupy” and as “having the presence of a stele – a marker, delineating not only a place or boundary but a state of being.”

Adjunct Faculty  

Amber Quimby, B.F.A. M.F.A.
Ringling College of Art and Design (Fine Arts – Printmaking and Painting); University of South Florida (Printmaking). Amber Quimby is a life-long artist with nearly a decade of teaching and management experience. She has been the director of the AutoNation Academy, NSU Art Museum and a full-time faculty member at the Academy since 2011, teaching courses in printmaking, painting, drawing and art history that employ creativity as a key to engaging and empowering students.