Art (323) 343-4010

Manuel Aguilar
Professor of Art; M.A. and Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Contact: (323) 343-4054
E-mail: maguila2@calstatela.edu

  • Interdisciplinary study of art, history, anthropology and philosophy
  • Art and culture of Latin America
  • Pre-Columbian, Colonial and Modern Mexico
  • Art and history of pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America
  • Ulama: The Survival of the Mesoamerican Ballgame
  • Funerary art of Mexico and the world

Fluent in: Spanish.


Luis Bermudez
Professor of Art; MFA, UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4042
E-mail: lbermud@calstatela.edu

  • Ceramic art
  • Sculpture
  • Visual arts

Fluent in: Spanish.


Mika Mikyung Cho
Professor of Art; MFA, Sook Myung Women’s University, Korea; M.A., Ed.D., Illinois State University
Contact: (323) 343-4022
E-mail: mcho@calstatela.edu

  • Art K-12 art teacher education
  • Aesthetics
  • Art and educational administration
  • Assessment in teaching and learning in higher education
  • Curatorial studies
  • Educational policy
  • Learning preferences
  • Painting and mixed media

Fluent in: Korean.


Carole Lung-Bazile
Associate Professor of Art; MFA, The Art Institute of Chicago
Contact: (323) 343-4047
E-mail: clung2@calstatela.edu

  • Social sculpture
  • Solidarity arts economy
  • Lifecycle of art
  • Feminism
  • Labor histories
  • Apparel construction
  • Performance and installation

Robert Martin
Professor of Art; B.S., Florida A&M University, MFA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Contact: (626) 375-6393
E-mail: rjmartin@calstatela.edu

  • Visual and studio arts
  • Video game design
  • Interactive performance
  • Science and technology in art

Jimmy Moss
Assistant Professor of Art; BFA, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, Yale School of Art
Contact: (323) 343-4025
E-mail: jimmy.moss@calstatela.edu

  • Graphic design
  • Visual communication
  • Ethical responsibilities of a designer in society

Jim Ovelmen
Associate Professor of Art; BFA, Illinois State University, MFA, CalArts
Contact: (323) 343-4033
E-mail: jovelme@calstatela.edu

  • Visual art
  • Animation
  • 3D animation
  • Video projection
  • Drawing
  • Sculpture

Oliverio Rodriguez
Assistant Professor of Art; MFA, The Art Institute of Chicago
Contact: (323) 343-4028
Email: orodri58@calstatela.edu

  • Analog and digital photography
  • Filmmaking
  • Video Art
  • Queer theory 
  • Intersectional research
  • Performance and writing

Fluent in: Spanish.


Connie Utterback
Professor of Art; MFA, UCLA
Contact: (323) 343-4026
E-mail: cutterb@calstatela.edu

  • Fiber art
  • Color theory
  • Fundamentals of art

Zachary Vernon
Assistant Professor of Art; MFA, Texas State University
Contact: (323) 343-4012
E-mail: zvernon@calstatela.edu

  • Branding/advertising
  • Social design/design for social impact
  • Graphic design
  • Sexual prejudice

Richard Wearn
Professor of Art; MFA, USC Roski School of Art
Contact: (323) 343-4048
E-mail: rwearn@calstatela.edu

  • Sculpture
  • Studio arts
  • Visual culture

Zachary Zezima
Assistant Professor of Art; MFA, California Institute of the Arts
Contact: (323) 343-4021
E-mail: zzezima@calstatela.edu

  • 2D animation and illustration
  • Storytelling and writing
  • Directing and filmmaking