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Sculpture + Expanded Practice


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The area chair is Associate Professor Duane McDiarmid. Prospective graduate students and others seeking further information about Sculpture and Expanded Practices can reach Professor McDiarmid via email at

Sculpture + Expanded Practice Area students participate fully with the School of Art + Design's extensive and prestigious visiting artists program, attending presentations and receiving individual critiques with artists like Vito Acconci, Charles Ray, Jessica Stockholder, Luis Jiminez, Jenny Holzer, Faith Ringhold, and Burt Barr, to name only a few.

Recent graduates are now actively participating in the art field by attending top quality graduate programs, working as artist's assistants, and showing their work across the US and abroad in noteworthy exhibitions. Our graduate and undergraduate students have found employment as professors and visiting artists at colleges and universities, as artists in public schools, and as museum and gallery workers across the US.

The faculty has an impressive collection of professional accomplishments including two National Endowment for the Arts Grants, three Regional NEA Rockefeller Foundation New Forms grants, and seven State Arts Board Grants, as well as both public and private permanent public art commissions in several cities around the US. Their work has been reviewed in major newspapers across the country and in both regional and national art magazines. Members of the sculpture faculty have been selected to participate in prestigious residencies, including Art Park in upstate New York; The Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco; The Ragdale Foundation, Chicago; and Sculpture Space, Utica, New York. Facilities The Sculpture + Expanded Practice Area is housed in a 5,900 square foot sculpture building which contains fabrication space with assorted tables, hoists, and cranes; metal working equipment; modern two furnace foundry and support equipment; plaster area; conference room; and a fenced sculpture yard.

In the adjacent Seigfred Hall, the Sculpture + Expanded Practice Area has two rooms dedicated to semi-private graduate studios (approximately 250 square feet for each student) and faculty offices. Seigfred Hall also contains the School of Art + Design's wood shop & tool room. The wood shop is available for use to all School of Art + Design students, and is an instructional space for sculpture classes. The shop contains a wide variety of stationary and hand-held power tools for cutting, shaping and bending woods and plastics, an industrial sewing machine, and an extensive collection of specialized hand tools, jigs, and clamps.


Duane McDiarmid

Area Chair, Professor of Sculpture + Expanded Practice, Art
(740) 566-6470

Marilyn Poeppelmeyer

Associate Professor of Sculpture + Expanded Practice
(740) 593-4288