May 27, 2024  
Course Catalog 2023-2024 
Course Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Studio Art

Kristina Paabus, Associate Professor of Studio Art and Director of the Oberlin Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies; chair

Julia L. Christensen, Eva and John Young-Hunter Professor of Studio Art
Myles Dunigan, Lecturer of Studio Art
R. Kauff, Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art
Jacob Koestler, Lecturer of Studio Art
Pipo H. Nguyen-Duy, Professor of Studio Art
Michael B. Roman, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Studio Art
Sarah C. Schuster, Professor of Studio Art
Abby Sherrill, Fabrication Laboratory Supervisor
Laura C. Truitt, Visiting Assistant Professor of Studio Art
Jefferson (Zé) Wille Kielwagen, Assistant Professor of Studio Art
Richard Wood, Lecturer of Studio Art and Arts Facilities Manager

arrow Visit the department web page for up-to-date information on department faculty, visiting lecturers, and special events.

The faculty of the Department of Studio Art at Oberlin College consists of artist-scholars who represent a range of mediums and varied professional studio practices. The studio art complex includes resources such as a fabrication lab, a woodshop, media lab, wet/digital photography lab (color and black-and-white), and classroom studios to support drawing, painting, bookmaking, and sculpture/installation courses. Junior majors have a large shared studio, and senior majors have their own semi-private studios. The Allen Memorial Art Museum is an important resource for studio art students.

arrow See information about Research, Internships, Study Away, and Experiential Learning (RISE).

arrow Explore Winter Term projects and opportunities.

Majors and Minors 


The department’s curriculum offers hands-on studio art training embedded within the intellectual rigor of the liberal arts context. Interdisciplinary in nature, the department provides for study within the realms of 2D, 3D, and 4D art and design practices; the curriculum also provides flexibility for students committed to specific mediums.