Iowa was the first university in the nation to bring established, working painters on to the faculty. Past faculty members include Grant Wood, Philip Guston, and Byron Burford.

Today, our faculty and graduate students exhibit their work in galleries and museums throughout the nation, including in biennial faculty art exhibitions on the University of Iowa campus. They are also frequently invited to lecture and teach at educational and cultural institutions.

Visiting artists in painting and drawing

  • 2023-2024

    Monica Miller

  • 2022-2023

    M. Charlene Stevens
    Jason Stopa
    Nyeema Morgan-Cloud
    Dan Levenson

  • 2021-2022

    Franklin Evans
    Sophia Narrett
    John Yau
    Alexus Brown
    Ian Berry
    Odili Odita

  • 2020-2021

    Charles Mason III
    Destiny Palmer
    Alexandra Gabriel
    Jacob Patrick Brooks
    Julia Wolfe
    Nicole Shaver
    Hilary Nelson
    Jessica Gatlin
    Luca Molnar
    Parvin Peivandi
    Jillian Browning
    Rachel Connell
    Sarah Heyward
    Brandon Donahue
    Juan Herrera
    Josh Franco
    Laurel Suscy
    Thomas Agran
    Abe Lampert
    Sheila Pepe
    Alexandria Smith

  • 2019-2020

    Squeak Carnwath
    Odili Donald Odita
    Larry Ossei-Mensah

  • 2018-2019

    Gianna Commito
    Taraneh Fazeli
    Jefferson Pinder
    David Storey
    Wanda Raimundo-Ortiz

  • 2017-2018

    Gia Hamilton
    Katherine Bradford
    Aaron Levy Garvey

  • 2016-2017

    Bob Nikas
    Ian Kaier
    Yvegenia Baras
    Leslie Wayne

  • 2015-2016

    Ian Berry
    Amanda Ross Ho
    Angela Dufresne
    Odili Odita

  • 2014-2015

    Raphael Rubenstein
    Julie Heffernan
    Amy Pleasant
    Barbara Takenaga

  • 2013-2014

    Leslie J. Smith III
    T.L. Solien
    Fred Stonehouse
    Patrick Earl Hammie
    Lisa Sanditz
    Richard Bretell
    Hesse McGraw
    Anoka Faruqee

  • 2012-2013

    Jules de Balincourt
    David Humphrey

2011-past visiting artists

Past visiting artists have included:

  • Nick Africano
  • Layla Ali
  • Greg Amenoff
  • Jan Aronson
  • John Ashberry
  • Dan Attoe
  • William Bailey
  • Richard Baker
  • Ian Berry
  • Nayland Blake
  • Matthew Bollinger
  • Phyllis Bramson
  • Colin Brant
  • Brian Bress
  • Larry Brown
  • Dan Cameron
  • Louisa Chase
  • Susanna Coffey
  • Amy Cutler
  • Suzanne Doremus
  • Wendy Edwards
  • The Eyebeam Roadshow 2008
  • Julia Fish
  • Jeff Fleming
  • Matt Freedman
  • Joe Fyfe
  • Suzi Gablik
  • Trenton Doyle Hancock
  • Willie Heeks
  • Oliver Herring
  • Mary Heilman
  • Dave Hickey
  • Laurie Hogin
  • Richard Hull
  • Robert Irwin
  • Wendy Jacob
  • Susanna Jacobson
  • Bill Jenson
  • Klaus Kertess
  • Joyce Kozloff
  • Jacob Lawrence
  • Judy Ledgerman
  • Judith Linhares
  • Al Loving
  • Brice Marden
  • Kerry James Marshal
  • Catherine McCarthy
  • James McElhinney
  • Sarah McEneaney
  • Suzanne McLelland
  • Melissa Miller
  • Elizabeth Murray
  • Alice Neel
  • Tom Nowzkowski
  • Ed Paaschke
  • Gary Panter
  • Elizabeth Peyton
  • Ann Pibal
  • Lari Pittman
  • Richard Rezac
  • Richard Schaeffer
  • Miriam Schapiro
  • Susan Senseman
  • James Siena
  • John Simon, Jr.
  • Zak Smith
  • Roberta Smith
  • Jered Sprecher
  • Fred Stonehouse
  • Robert Storr
  • Jude Tallichet
  • Trevor Winkfield
  • Terry Winters

Painting and drawing faculty

T.J. Dedeaux-Norris is a Associate Professor and Area Head in Painting and Drawing in the School of Art and Art History.

T.J. Dedeaux-Norris

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Area Head, Painting and Drawing
Laurel Farrin is a Professor of Painting and Drawing in the School of Art and Art History.

Laurel Farrin

Title/Position
Professor, Painting and Drawing
This is a picture of Ronald Rozencohn

Ronald Rozencohn

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Suzanne Wright

Suzanne Wright

Title/Position
Assistant Professor