Art faculty members are professionals in each of their specialty areas. They are artists who teach the very media they practice, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography and design.
Professor of Art
Lothlórien Distinguished Chair in the Fine Arts
Director, Gallery at Barrington Center for the Arts
Bruce Herman is on sabbatical for the fall 2020 semester. Dr. Christine Gardner is the chair of the department of Communication Arts, Theatre, and Art.
Bruce Herman joined the faculty in 1984 and became the first chair of the Art Department in 1988. His primary focus as a teacher and artist is figurative painting. He received the Junior Distinguished Faculty Award in 1992 ... more ➔
Assistant Professor of Art
Gregory Deddo is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in painting, photography, and video. He graduated with a BA in studio art from Judson University and holds an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His work explores the nature of images and media as they relate to history, memory, and identity. Deddo has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions across the county. He has also received several grants and scholarships ... more ➔
Associate Professor in the Practice of Art
Director, Gordon in Orvieto
Matthew Doll is a painter and graphic designer. He is the Program Director of the Gordon IN Orvieto semester program, where his Disegno / Drawing course serves as the cornerstone of the curriculum. Previously Doll taught drawing at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem for six years. Doll is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied on RISD's European Honors Program in Rome. He studied in Jerusalem ... more ➔
Associate Professor of Art
Kelly Foster is an architect and multi-disciplinary designer. A native Texan, he has lived and practiced architecture in several Texas cities, in Boston, and in the North Shore area. Before arriving at Gordon, Professor Foster taught all kinds of design — architecture, graphic design, animation, product design, and engineering — at a high school in the Austin area for over a decade.
At Gordon, Professor Foster teaches ... more ➔
Instructor Teaching Professor
Sophie is a sculptor, woodworker, and restoration carpenter based in Boston, MA.
She brings a deep curiosity for how historic architecture is not irrelevant, but in fact integral to giving both context and inspiration to contemporary design.
After graduating with a B.A. in Studio Art & Design, she worked with Gordon in Orvieto's art program in Italy. Upon returning to the States she worked as a stone mason before completing ... more ➔
Professor of Art History
Deborah Garbee Stanton is a professional artist born in Lynchburg, Virginia. She trained in pastels and oil painting from age 9 in a portraitist's atelier. She was one of a select 30 art students invited into an intense Advanced Placement summer program at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts to replace her freshman year, thus earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in three years’ study of painting and printmaking, ... more ➔