Full Time Fine Arts Faculty
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
Fr. Thomas Lucas S.J., is a Professor of Art+Architecture and director of USF's Thacher Gallery, received his doctorate in Theology and the Arts at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, in 1992. He also holds degrees from the Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Rome; Fordham University, New York; The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and Santa Clara University, California. Lucas is an internationally recognized expert in Jesuit art history, as well as a well-known liturgical designer and artist with an international portfolio. 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
Danielle Guidici Wallis lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her MFA from Stanford University where she was the recipient of the Murphy Cadogan Grant, the James Borelli Fellowship in Art, the Anita Squires Memorial Fund in Photography and a fellowship from the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited widely in the Bay area and beyond including shows at Catharine Clark Gallery, SFMOMA Artists Gallery, The Bedford Gallery, Raid Projects in Los Angeles, and The California Palace of the Legion of Honor which holds one of her artist’s books in their Achenbach collection.
Paul Madonna writes and draws ALL OVER COFFEE in the San Francisco Chronicle and on SFGate.com, and SMALL POTATOES on TheRumpus.net. In 2007 the first book collection of ALL OVER COFFEE was published by City Lights Books, and the second collection, Everything Is Its Own Reward, will be released in April 2011. Paul's work has been reprinted in various book collections and publications, and exhibited in galleries and museums. Paul is the comics editor on TheRumpus.net and also teaches drawing at the University of San Francisco. In 1994 he received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, and that same year was the first (ever!) Art Intern at MAD Magazine, for which he proudly received no money. Examples of Paul’s work can be found at paulmadonna.com
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 ArtForum.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, The SF Weekly, KALW Radio, ReadyMade.com, 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 B.A. in Art Studio from UCDavis and a M.F.A. from Mills College. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and Universite de la Nouvelle-Sorbonne III. Squeak Carnwath, Hung Liu and Wayne Thiebaud were memorable teachers, to whom she's indebted for their mentoring. Currently she is working on a painting project for the Rosewood Hotel in Abu Dhabi, and has recently participated in shows at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art and Paris Concret, along with a solo show at Jen Bekman Projects in NYC.
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.