Art and Art History

Cristina Albu

Associate Professor, Art History
816-235-2985
albuc@umkc.edu

Cristina Albu came to UMKC in 2012 after receiving her Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research focuses on interconnections between contemporary art,...

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Ricky Allman

Associate Professor, Studio Art
816-235-2994
allmanrw@umkc.edu
Artist Website

Ricky Allman came to UMKC in 2007 after graduating with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design. His landscape and architecturally based paintings investigate...

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Barry Anderson

Chair and Professor, Studio Art
816-235-2988
andersonbs@umkc.edu
Artists Website


Barry Anderson’s art and research interests are in the areas of video animation, multi-channel (surround sound) audio, photography and installation art. He...

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Robert Cohon

Nelson-Atkins Joint Appointment, Art History
816-235-2876
rcohon@nelson-atkins.org

Robert Cohon’s research focuses on Roman sarcophagi, issues in authentication, problems in Roman metrology, the naming and ordering of Muses in Classical and...

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Frances Connelly

Professor & Graduate Advisor, Art History
816-235-2985
connellyf@umkc.edu

Professor Connelly teaches courses on modern European art of the 19th and 20th centuries, with a particular interest in the intersection of art history and anthropology....

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Elijah Gowin

Professor and Graduate Advisor, Studio Art
816-235-2994
gowinp@umkc.edu
Artist Website

Elijah Gowin has been teaching at UMKC since 2002. He teaches both chemical and digital photography with a focus on experimental tools and methodologies.

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Joseph Hartman

Assistant Professor, Art and Art History and Latinx and Latin American Studies
816-235-1137
hartmanjr@umkc.edu
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Joseph R. Hartman has lectured and published widely on modern/contemporary Latinx and Latin American art, architecture, and experience. Hartman’s first book,...

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Adrienne Hoard

Professor, Studio Art
816-235-2483
hoarda@umkc.edu
Artists

Hoard, is a Professor of Fine Art and Black Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Hoard previously served as Professor of Art and Art Education,...

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Mary Allison Joseph

Department Coordinator
816-235-1501
maryallisonj@umkc.edu
maryallisonjoseph.com

Mary Allison joined the Department of Art & Art History in 2017 after working in the UMKC Department of Political Science. She received her BA in Spanish...

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Hyeyoung Shin

Assistant Professor, Studio Art
816-235-2994
shinhyey@umkc.edu
Artists Website

Hyeyoung Shin joined the Dept. of Art & Art History since 2013 as the Assistant Professor of Print Media, and her art work seeks to create space for sharing...

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Kati Toivanen

Professor, Studio Art
816-235-6203
toivanenk@umkc.edu
katitoivanen.com

In her creative research, Professor Toivanen explores personal history and narrative through imagery, objects and installations. She often incorporates elements...

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Paul Tosh

Associate Professor, Studio Art
816-235-2994
toshp@umkc.edu

Paul Tosh has been teaching at UMKC since 2001, and after 12 years in academia, he still has a southern accent. Along with teaching a full range of graphic design...

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Maude Wahlman

Dorothy and Dale Thompson Endowed Professor of Global Arts, Art History
816-235-2985
wahlmanm@umkc.edu
Artists Website

Maude Wahlman teaches traditional and contemporary African, African American, Meso-American, and Native American art history, and American folk arts, as well...

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Davin Watne

Lecturer, Studio Art
816-235-2994
watned@umkc.edu
Artists Website

Originally from Morgantown, West Virginia, Davin Watne has taught at UMKC since 2002. Watne’s work includes a wide range of mediums and approaches to artmaking,...

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Rochelle Ziskin

Professor, Art History
816-235-2991
ziskinr@umkc.edu

Born in New York City and educated in NY, Oberlin (OH), Dublin (Ireland), Chicago, and Cambridge (MA), Prof. Ziskin joined UMKC in 1994, after a brief sojourn...

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