The School of Visual Art’s full-time graduate faculty are supported by a diverse group of part-time, sessional and emeritus faculty who are available to provide studio visits, sit on thesis committees, and serve as professional, artistic, and community resources.
Additionally, our Masters candidates are encouraged to seek input and support from members of the University at large. Past years have seen fruitful collaborations between our students and members of faculties including–but not limited to–Communications Studies, Architecture, Creative Writing, Music, Labour Studies, Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology, Political Science and Women’s Studies.
Lisa Baggio received her Masters in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University and completed her undergraduate studies at Parsons School of Design, New York and the University of Victoria, B.C. She has exhibited in the United States and Canada and has executed many site specific pieces in Windsor.
Iain Baxter& (the artist recently added the ampersand to his name) is recognized as Canada’s pioneering conceptual artist. For over forty years, Baxter& has continually produced works that question the role of art as commodity and as a medium for cultural commentary. Among his many innovations, Baxter& was the first artist to adopt a corporate persona: in 1966, he formed the N.E. Thing Company. NETCO’s output ranged from conceptual, satirical, vacuum-formed still lifes to post-modern appropriations of famous artworks. His recent work includes neon signs, ‘animal preserves’, a grocery cart of ‘GMO’s’ (genetically modified organisms) and installations using obsolete technology. The Art Gallery of Windsor recenty curated the exhibtion Passing Through of Baxter&’s photographs taken between 1959 and 1983. He has received numerous awards including a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts in 2004 and was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2003.
Lucy Howe is interested in subverting the everyday and exploring the physical and metaphorical structures of common spaces, objects and activities. Her interventions, installations and objects shift the purpose, being and function/behavior of ‘reliable objects’, while bringing into question that which is known and familiar. Here, sculpture is being utilized to escape the physical form and create an internal space of balance, between belief and distrust.
Lucy has a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, in Halifax and an MFA from York University, in Toronto
Zeke Moores is interested in the cultural significance and hierarchical systems of value that exist within the objects that surround us. Heavily influenced by his background in industrial processes, Zeke re-proposes and re-fabricates everyday objects, earnestly exploring social and cultural economies.
Originally from Newfoundland, Zeke Moores has been living and working in Ontario for the past 5 years. He has an extensive background in fabrication, blacksmithing and foundry; has worked at one of the largest art cast foundries in North America, Johnson Atelier Foundry & Fabrication, and has been a free-lance fabricator for the past ten years. Zeke has a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of Windsor, Ontario. Currently, Zeke is showing nationally and internationally, while teaching as a Sculpture Professor at the University of Windsor.
Sando’s work draws upon highly accessible source materials and everyday experiences to remix found narratives. Her series of photographs titled Best Sensuous Hands (2005) studied the facades of Detroit/Windsor massage parlours and Tapping Jack (2010) involved a retyping of Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road to create a simulated scroll. She is currently collecting secondhand jukebox era 45-rpm recordings, recycling them as found texts to address some of the central myths that abound within romance culture.
José Seoane, born in 1956 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, is a painter and installation artist, investigating ideas around transculturation and identity within the post modern condition. His work extends from the gallery into site-specific spaces that include interactive interventions and large-scale murals. José Seoane’s most recent series of paintings investigate the idea of the wall within the intersections of art and architecture. His earlier works focused on questions he had about the meaning of cultural themes in their development, symbolism associated with his being a medium/transporter of meaning.