NameBiography
Joella Burt JOELLA BURT is a PrattMWP alumni and received her BFA in Painting and K-12 teaching certifi cation from SUNY Potsdam. Joella has exhibited regionally and expanded her digital and traditional painting practice through teaching seminars and offering works for sale locally.

Contact: jburt@mwpai.edu

 

Veronica Byun

VERONICA JUYOUN BYUN is the Assistant Coordinator and Instructor of Ceramic Arts at MWPAI. She was born in Seoul, Korea and educated in the US, receiving her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I. and BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. She has exhibited in galleries and public institutions in New York, Philadelphia, Palm Beach, Chicago, Providence, Attleboro, San Angelo, Maryland, Seoul, Korea, Varazdin, Croatia, Kapfenburg, Austria, Taipei, Taiwan, and Fienza, Italy. Byun was a 2013-2015 Artist in Residence. www.veronicabyun.com 

Contact: vbyun@mwpai.edu, Ceramics & Pottery

Sandra DeVisser

SANDRA DEVISSER has been an instructor at the School of Art since 1980 where she developed the Young Artists program. Sandra has previously taught painting and art history at SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome. She received her bachelor’s degree in Social Studies from SUNY Albany, masters from Colgate University, and was awarded a certificate in Fine Art from MWPAI. Sandra’s work has been shown extensively in solo and group exhibitions throughout Central New York.

Contact: Painting

Niki English

NIKI ENGLISH is an Apparel Designer who has been working in the NYC fashion industry for 10 years. She has worked for brands including Jessica Simpson, Vivienne Tam, and Ann Taylor as well as creating her own designs and accessories. Niki received a BS in apparel design from the Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis. www.nikienglish.com

 
CONTACT: Niki@nikienglish.com


 

Amy Francisco
Annette Gurdo

ANNETTE GURDO has been actively working and exhibiting her paintings in Central NY for more than 20 years. In addition to being honored numerous commissions, her work is included in private collections throughout the Northeast. She received an Associate Degree in Fine Arts from MVCC/ Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute and a BFA in Drawing & Painting at the Philadelphia College of Art.

Contact: agurdo@mwpai.edu, Painting & Drawing

Janet Hill
Yulia Levkovich

YULIA LEVKOVICH is an award-winning representational painter. She was born in Ukraine and moved to Canada where she was exposed to the Russian School of Painting. Yulia completed rigorous training at the Academy of Realist Art, received her BFA from OCAD University, Toronto, and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art, Manhattan. She worked in production for Jeff Koons and taught at several institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Yulia’s work is included in many public and private collections and is exhibited extensively in New York City and abroad. www.yulialevkovich.com

Contact: levkovichyulia@gmail.com, Painting 

Ron Miller
Eric Mishalanie

ERIC MISHALANIE completed the MWPAI/ MVCC program before receiving his photography BA from Maryland Institute College of Art. Previous projects include photo documentation for the Neighborhood Design Center, Baltimore, MD and teaching at Danella Photographic, New Hartford, NY. Eric currently owns and operates Mishalanie Photography which covers a wide range of photographic services.

Contact: emishalanie@mwpai.edu, Photography 

Joseph Murphy JOSEPH MURPHY is an illustrator who uses atmosphere and light to create dream-like images for projects in book publishing, editorial, and entertainment fields. Joseph received his BFA and MFA in Illustration from Syracuse University's College of Visual and Performing Arts. I have taught as an adjunct instructor at Syracuse University, Cazenovia College, and PrattMWP.
Shannon Stockbridge

SHANNON STOCKBRIDGE received her BFA in sculpture through PrattMWP and graduated from Pratt Institute. Jewelry is her primary medium and she has been creating a wearable collection using the lost-was casting method as well as incorporation alternative materials into her pieces. Shannon has taught all ages and levels of classes locally, including the Kirkland Art Center, Rome Art and Community Center, Art Camp at St. James Episcopal Church, and MWPAI. www.s-stockbridge.com

Contact: sstockbridge@mwpai.edu, Jewelry

Taro Takizawa TARO TAKIZAWA was born and raised in Japan. He received a BFA in 2-D/printmaking from Central Michigan University and a MFA from Syracuse University in printmaking. He has exhibited his printmaking, vinyl installations, paintings, drawings, and ceramics nationally and internationally. Taro was recently awarded residency at Saltonstall Artists Colony. https://cargocollective.com/tarotakizawa

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