Full Time Faculty

Our faculty includes internationally renowned artists and academics that exhibit and/or curate at different galleries or museums, speak at conferences, or publish their work in art journals.

Michele Bury : Department Chair

Michele Bury, M.F.A.
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LCH B115 | 310.243.3967 | mallan@csudh.edu
Office Hours: M 12 - 2:30pm, W 1 - 2:30pm, TTh 2:30 - 3:30pm

Professor Bury received her BFA in Graphic Design and Advertising from the Ecole Academie Charpentier in Paris, valedictorian of her class, and graduated from the UCLA School of Film with an MFA in Animation. At UCLA she taught the graduate level introductory class in Animation.
She has worked internationally as a graphic designer since 1992. She worked for Roundel Design Group, one of London's top 10 design firms, and in Paris for clients including the Chateau de Versailles Museum. She has also worked as a digital animator for children's television in Los Angeles. Michele has directed and animated three independent short films. Her film "Facade" won the Gold Plaque at the 1999 Chicago International Film Festival.

 

 

 

Jim Keville

Jim Keville, MFA
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LCH-B108 | 310.243.3964 | jkeville@csudh.edu
Office Hours: TTh 3:30 - 5:30pm

Professor Keville received his MFA in 1994 from UCLA with an emphasis in ceramic art. He received his BA degree in 1991 majoring in Design from UCLA as well. He has taught ceramics, 3-dimensional composition, sculpture and the history of photography at a variety of colleges and universities in the Los Angeles area and is now Associate Professor in the Art and Design Department. Professor Keville’s ceramic sculptures have been shown in solo and group exhibitions in several museums and galleries in California as well as the Mid West. He also uses digital photography as a means for artistic expression. In addition to teaching ceramics and sculpture, Professor Keville also teaches Digital Photography. Visit Website: jimkeville.com

Publications & Group Shows:

> http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-scarborough/fetish-feel-jim-keville_b_1341471.html

> http://www.l2kontemporary.com/

 

 

 

Gilah Hirsch

Gilah Hirsch, M.F.A.
Professor of Artimg
LCH B106 | 310.243.3966 | ghirsch@csudh.edu
Office Hours: MW 10 - 11:45am, 2:15 - 2:45pm, 5:15-5:45pm

Professor Hirsch has been teaching at the university level since 1968. She received her BA degree, Magna Cum Laude, at the University of California Berkeley majoring in Art History and Pictorial Arts with minors in English and Psychology. She received her MFA degree in Pictorial Arts at the University of California Los Angeles.As an artist, Professor Hirsch has had paintings, prints, photographs and videos exhibited in over forty solo exhibitions and over one hundred thirty group exhibitions since 1969.

As a writer, Professor Hirsch has had over a dozen articles published since 1972 on diverse subjects in books, journals, magazines and newspapers, and has often participated in prose and poetry readings at literary events. In the realm of psychology, Professor Hirsch has evolved several innovative psychotherapeutic practices in creativity enhancement as well as a system of behavioral therapy, "Creative Behavior: A Value Based Incremental System of Behavioral Change", which she has practiced with clients and has taught to other therapists.

Website: gilah.com

 

Kirstin Ellsworth

Kirstin Ellsworth has a Ph.D. in the History of Art from Indiana University (2005) with a specialization in American art of the 1960s and a minor in art from Africa. Publications include “Used and New: Artists’ Engagement with Materials in Southern California in the Late 1950s and1960s” in The International Journal of the Humanities (2010); “Africobra and the Negotiation of Visual Afrocentrisms” in Civilisations (2009) and “David Furman: Participatory Expectations” in The Artist is in the Details: The Ceramic Art of David Furman (2009). Dr. Ellsworth is the co-editor of a volume of Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal (2011) focused on women in the 1950s.

She is the author of Grace Nicholson: Redrawing the Boundaries of Art and Life (2008) published by the Pacific Asia Museum. Dr. Ellsworth has presented her research on the 1960s African American collective Africobra at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Current projects include an article on the use of the automobile in the art of John Chamberlain and CSUDH alum Jose Pina. Recently Dr. Ellsworth was a juror for the Los Angeles Printmaking Society’s exhibition “Car Culture” held in conjunction with the Mid-American College art Association at the Henry Ford Museum (2012).

Ellie Zenhari

Ellie Zenhari started her teaching career in 2006. She officially joined the Art & Design Department at CSUDH as full time Assistant Professor in 2012. Ellie earned her MFA in Interactive Media & Game Development at Savannah College of Art and Design, with emphasis in Interactive Design and new media. Since joining the college in 2012, she completely redesigned and launched the new art and design website. She recently developed a virtual camera application that could promote the understanding of the abstract photography concepts for her photography classes. In Fall 2012 and Spring 2013, she tested the prototype in her photography classes, and based on the anonymous survey feedback results, the students found the virtual camera application to be very effective in helping them to better understand the abstract photography concepts.

Ellie developed the curriculum for advanced photography class, and is currently teaching the class that is being piloted in Spring 2014. She is also developing the class curriculum for advanced interactive design class, which she will be teaching in Fall 2014. Since 1995, Ellie has maintained a freelance practice, producing photography, multimedia and interactive projects. Her client list include Technicolor, Weston Mason Marketing, Corbis Images and Santa Monica College Photography Department. Ellie Zenhari teaches Photography, motion graphics, 3D animation and interactive design classes at the college.

 

Adjunct Faculty

Elaine Brandt

Elaine Brandt has taught since 2001 in the Art and Design Department. She teaches academic classes in General Education – Art 100 Looking at Art and Art 101 Experiencing Creative Art. She also teach a studio class, Art 301A Art for Non-Majors. She attended Parsons School of Design in NY for Fashion Design Professional Degree. She attended Arizona State University in Tempe, and received a B.F.A. in Studio Art - Drawing. She received her M.F.A in Fine Art – Painting, and minor in Art Theory from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She has exhibited artwork in California, Oregon, Arizona, Chicago, and New York. 

Patricia Gamon

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Vladimir Goryachev

Vladimir Goryachev was born in Moscow, Russia. His influences were figurative paintings of Soviet era and great Russian masters like Repin and Shishkin. Vladimir moved to United States at the age of seventeen. He was introduced to figure sculpture in college by Robert Cunningham. He spent several years learning sculpture studio practice from stone carving to bronze casting. Cunningham entrusted his sculpture school to Vladimir in 2005. In 2007, Vladimir received his Master in Fine Arts degree with an emphasis in drawing and painting from California State University Long Beach with a specialization in the human figure and realism.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/laartspace/ 

John Lionel Pierce
John Lionel Pierce has been an art director, designer and illustrator for over 40 years and has taught art and design for over 20 years. His focus is printimg media in graphic design. He attended Santa Monica College and Art Center College of Design, and is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach. He has maintained a freelance graphic design practice since 1972. His clients have included AARP (formerly American Association of Retired Persons), Petersen Publishing, CBS Communications (formerly Bond Parkhurst Publications), Communications Research Machines, Inc. (CRM), Brentwood Publishing, Plaza Communications, and Knapp Communications.  
Gregory Mocilnikar

Greg Mocilnikar received his MFA in 2008 from CSULB majoring in Painting and Drawing.  In 2003 he received his BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design majoring in Illustration.  Before becoming an Instructional Support Technician with CSUDH he worked as a preparator with various art museums and galleries in California and Florida, and was the Chief Preparator for The Orange County Museum of Art.  He is also an adjunct faculty member for the Art and Design Department.  Since 2008, he has been represented by Walter Maciel Gallery and his artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the Los Angeles area as well as nationally.

 

David Parsons

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Gregory Mocilnikar

Greg Mocilnikar received his MFA in 2008 from CSULB majoring in Painting and Drawing.  In 2003 he received his BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design majoring in Illustration.  Before becoming an Instructional Support Technician with CSUDH he worked as a preparator with various art museums and galleries in California and Florida, and was the Chief Preparator for The Orange County Museum of Art.  He is also an adjunct faculty member for the Art and Design Department.  Since 2008, he has been represented by Walter Maciel Gallery and his artwork has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in the Los Angeles area as well as nationally.

 

Karen Mossiah

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Kathy Zimmerer

Kathy Zimmerer has been Director of the University Art Gallery since 1982.  She has a BA in Art History from UC Berkeley, and a MA in Art History from Williams College, where she was a Kress fellow.  She was a Rockefeller/NEA Museum Training Fellow at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. A curator and essayist, she has organized numerous exhibitions of contemporary California art, and she was project director for the exhibition and K-12 education project, Painted Light: California Impressionist Paintings from the Los Angeles Unified School District Collection funded by a $300,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.  Since 1976, her essays and reviews have appeared in ArtScene, Arts, Artweek, Images and Issues and exhibition catalogues.

Kathy Zimmerer-McKelvie, Gallery Director
310.243.3334 tel | kzimmerer@csudh.edu
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Art & Design LAB

LCH A115A
• 25 - IMAC
INSTALLED SOFTWARE
• ADOBE CC Cloud Collection
• Photoshop, Illustratior, After Effects, Premiere, Flash, etc.
• MAXON CINEMA 4D

LCH C104 LAB
• 20 - Mac Pro
• ADOBE CC Cloud Collection
• Photoshop, Illustratior, After Effects, Premiere, Flash, etc.