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Arturo Araujo, S.J. was born in the Caribbean city of Barranquilla, Colombia in 1967, Araujo joined the Colombian Province of the Society of Jesus in 1986. His artistic fields are printmaking, ceramics and painting.  full bio

Sergio De La Torre's project work has focused on issues regarding immigration, tourism, surveillance technologies, and transnational identities. These works have been exhibited in a variety of venues both national and international. He has received grants from the NEA, The Rockefeller Foundation, Creative Capital, the Potrero Nuevo Fund, and the Creative Work Fund, among others.  full bio

Eric Hongisto is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art + Architecture and has previously taught at the University of Delaware and Montana State University-Bozeman. He received his MFA in Painting/Printmaking from the Yale University School of Art, 1999, and his BFA in Painting from the Maine College of Art, 1997. Most recent awards include a 2006 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship in Installation and a 2002 New York Foundation of the Arts Painting Fellowship.  full bio

Philip Ross makes sculptural artworks that combine natural and technologically advanced materials. The projects he is engaged with are literally grown into being, and are at once highly crafted and naturally formed, skillfully manipulated and sloppily organic.  full bio

Adjunct Fine Arts Faculty


Frank Cole

Sasha Petrenko has a B.A. in Art Practice from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters in Fine Arts from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and institutions including Robert Wilson's Watermill Center for Performance, New York, Bay Area Now 4 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Headlands Center for the Arts where she was an artist-in-residence, San Jose Museum of Art, Southern Exposure and Kala Art Institute where Sasha was awarded a fellowship and artist residency. Her work has been reviewed in, the San Francisco Chronicle, The SF Weekly, KALW Radio,, and Art in America.

Elli Shahideh is an artist, painter and adjunct professor in the Department of Art + Architecture at the University of San Francisco.

Jessica Snow received a BA in Art Studio from UC Davis and a MFA from Mills College. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Université de la Nouvelle-Sorbonne III. Squeak Carnwath, Hung Liu and Wayne Thiebaud were memorable teachers, to whom she's indebted for their mentoring. Recently she has had solo exhibitions at Galleri Urbane in Dallas and Jen Bekman Projects in NYC.  She has also participated in shows at oqbo galerie in Berlin, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, H Gallery in Chiang Mai and Paris Concret. This year her work was featured in the Harvard Business Review magazine. Jessica enjoys teaching Art Appreciation courses as well as studio in the Fine Arts area.

Jenifer Wofford received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute, and her Master of Fine Arts from UC Berkeley. She is a professional visual artist, curator, graphic designer, and illustrator who works both nationally and internationally. Wofford has shown her work extensively in the Bay Area, at venues such as Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, de Young Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, and Frey Norris Gallery. In addition to teaching at USF, she has also taught at California College of the Arts, UC Berkeley, Diablo Valley College, and the San Francisco Art Institute.

Susan Wolsborn received her M.F.A. in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design, B.F.A.s in Sculpture and General Art and B.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Washington. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and she has shown her artwork at the Queens Museum of Art and White Columns in NYC.