Faculty at WSS are practicing artists with degrees in Fine Arts. They are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and experience and committed to furthering students’ pursuit of study in the visual arts. Faculty challenge students, providing no easy formulas, but asking students to bring their greatest efforts to their endeavors. Instructors provide students with an arsenal of skills, while maintaining a sensitivity to each student’s individual artistic inclination. Faculty members below include current, recent past, newly added teaching faculty.
Philadelphia College of Art, BFA; Rhode Island School of Design, MFA. Exhibitions: Carrara Biennale, Italy; Museo D’Arte, Moderno, Italy; Borelli Gallery, France; AMA Gallery, Marina di Carrara, Italy; Gallerie D’Arte Bongiovanni, Bologna, Italy; Hood Art Museum, Dartmouth College; University of New Hampshire; Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA; Manchester Institute of Arts and Sciences; Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, NH.
Cornish School of Fine Arts, Seattle, WA. Teaching Experience: American University, 1969-1984; Montgomery College 1966-1975; Washington Studio School, 1984-1993, 2011. Collectors: National Gallery of Art, DC, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, Corcoran Gallery of Art, DC.
Rhode Island School of Design, BFA; American University, MFA. Exhibitions: Solo: Wolfe Street Gallery, Georgetown Art Gallery, Hull Gallery, Courtyard Gallery, Jane Haslem Gallery Washington & Lee University. Group and juried: National Academy of Design, Contemporary Realist Gallery; Corcoran Collection, Phillips Collection. Read more here.
B.A. Art History, Pennsylvania State University; Certificate of Achievement, Fine Art, Washington Studio School. Exhibitions: International Gallery, Baltimore, MD; Courtyard Gallery, Washington D.C.; Artomatic, 2003,2005,2008,2009; Washington Studio School.
Boston University School of Fine Arts, BFA; Indiana University, Bloomington, MFA; Rome, Italy, two year independent study, Madrid, Spain, two year Fulbright grant. Exhibitions: New York, Madrid, Washington, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, and other cities; permanent collection of the Borowsky Gallery in Philadelphia and other private collections. Karpowitz website.
MFA in Painting from Indiana University and a BA from the College of William and Mary. Kelley has exhibited nationally and lectured at several colleges, including George Washington University, the College of William and Mary, George Mason University, Prince George’s Community College, and Anne Arundel Community College. Recent exhibition venues include William and Mary’s Andrews Gallery, Muscarelle Museum of Art (VA), Linda Matney Gallery (VA), Charles H. Taylor Arts Center (VA), DCAC Gallery (DC), Porch Projects (DC), and the Torpedo Factory (VA). Kelley’s portfolio includes painting, drawing, printmaking, and digital work, which deals with metaphor and perception. Kelley has made his own paints and inks — for himself and other artists — and was a member of ASTM. Kelley was also a broadcast artist, working as a DJ for WCWM (VA) and WIUX (IN). Kelley website.
American University, MFA; New York Studio School; Knox College, BA Studio Art with Honors. Exhibitions include DC Arts Center, Figge Art Museum, Studio Gallery, Katzen Art Center. Residencies include Pyramid Atlantic, Julio Valdez Studio, Charles Cecil Studio, Vermont Studio Center. Lindholm website.
American University, MFA Painting (Teaching Award); Universite de Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne, Paris, France, MA Art History, BA Art History and Archeology; Exhibitions: Katzen Museum, DC; Festival du Touquet, Prix Alain Godon, Touquet, France; Labyrinth, Roanoke, VA; Suddenspace, Arlington, VA; Studio 33, Baltimore, MD; Centre Saint-Charles, Paris, France; Logan Gallery, Chatauqua, NY.
Washington University in St. Louis, School of Fine Arts, BFA/BA; George Washington University, graduate studies in painting; Certificate of Achievement, Fine Art, Washington Studio School. Exhibitions: Dimock Gallery, Courtyard Gallery, Artists’ Museum Juried Exhibition of WSS and NYSS Faculty, Washington Studio School, Dumbarton Concert Gallery, Artists Inn Residence Gallery.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC, Washington Studio School, Certificate of Achievement, Resident artist at Vermont Studio Center. Exhibits at Studio Gallery, Washington, DC and juried shows nationally. Awards received includes work for ArtnDeed. Her work is held in private collections internationally. Rubin works in oil using vivid colors, strong compositions and aggressive brushwork. Rubin website.
Alfred University, Sculpture, BFA; Cornell University, MA Landscape Architecture. Exhibitions: Pope John Paul II Center Museum, DC; Project Space DC Arts Commission; Burlington County College, Sculpture Garden, NJ; Shumacher Gallery, OH; Spazio Gallery, DC; Walker-Kornbluth Gallery, DC. Private collections. Mexico, NY, Virginia, Korea. Commissions: St. Katherine Drexel, DC; Basilica of the National Shrine, DC.
(biography coming soon)
Alexander “Sasha” Vasiljev
Conceptual, fine art, award winning, published photographer. Exhibitions: Solo: Watergate Gallery and Frame Design, The Embassy of the Republic of Costa Rica, Linda K. Jordan Gallery, MDH Fine Arts Gallery, Solana Beach City Hall Gallery, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, The Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Schroeder Romero / Winkleman Gallery Project Space, Washington School of Photography, Washington Studio School.
Montclair State University, BFA concentration in drawing anVermont Studio Center, full fellowship artist residence. Nine years teaching art in DC metro area schools, drawing and painting.
Yale College, BA; Washington Studio School; Chautauqua School of Art; American University, MFA. Exhibitions: Sharon Fine Gallery, Bethesda; MFA Thesis Show, American University; Washington Historical Society; Artists’ Museum Juried Exhibition of WSS and NYSS Faculty.
American University, BFA, MFA. Exhibitions include The Courtyard Gallery, Garver Gallery, The Katzen Museum, Artists Inn Residence. Residencies include the Vermont Studio Center, the Heliker-LaHotan Residency, and the Borgo Finocchieto.
American University, BA, MFA. Instructor: Maryland College of Art and Design. Exhibitions: Washington Studio School, Hood College, Watkins Gallery; Stoneman Gallery; The University Club, Courtyard Gallery, Montpelier Cultural Arts Center.
L’Ecole des Arts Decoratif et du Batiment, Grenoble; Carnegie Mellon University; American University, MFA. Exhibitions: Art Barn; Georgetown Art Gallery; Courtyard Gallery; Apex Gallery.