Elizabeth Mix - Associate Professor of Art
ph: (317) 940-6457
Elizabeth K. Mix (formerly Menon) is Associate Professor of Art
History, Faculty Director of the Core Curriculum and Chair of the
Faculty Senate. Dr. Mix is the author of Evil by Design: The
Creation and Marketing of the Femme-Fatale in 19th-century
France (University of Illinois, 2006) and The Complex
Mayeux: Use and Abuse of a French Icon (Peter Lang,1997) and
co-author of Art Nouveau: A Research Guide for Design Reform in
France, Belgium, England and the United States (Garland,
1998). Recent publications include "Art and New Media,"
(Choice, 2010), "Japonisme and Cultural Appropriation"
(Mississippi Museum of Art, 2011) and "Postmodernism in Art"
(Lincoln Library of Essential Information, 2012). Her
bibliographic essays on the pseudonymous graffiti artist Banksy and
Ethiopian American artist Julie Mehretu, and a thematic essay on
"Television and Art," appeared in Grove Art Online in
2011. Professor Mix gives papers regularly at national and
international venues, including Collecting Geographies: Global
Programming and Museums of Modern Art and The Sublime in
Seventeenth-Century Art in the Netherlands (both in The
Netherlands in 2014). She is member of the Scientific Committee for
the 2nd coupDefouet International Congress on
Art Nouveau, and will deliver a keynote address at the congress in
Barcelona in 2015.
Gautam Rao - Associate Professor of
ph: (317) 940-5985
Gautam Rao is an
artist and Associate Professor of Art at Butler University. He
earned his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and his
BFA from Boston University in 1999. He has served on the Board of
the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art and was a Founding
Board Member of Herron High School in Indianapolis. His artwork is
widely exhibited both nationally and internationally. Distinctions
include a Susan Coslett Cromwell Traveling Fellowship, and awards
from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation and the National Foundation
for Advancement in the Arts.
Steve Nyktas- Assistant Professor of Art
ph: (317) 940-3054
Steve Nyktas, Assistant Professor of Art, is an artist whose
work begins conceptually and culminates in a wide range of media
including photography, sculpture, installation and video.
Preoccupied with opportunities to better understand the everyday
world, his art shows places that were never meant to be seen and
encourages viewers to see things in new ways. Nyktas earned his MFA
from Northwestern University in 2007, an MA from Purdue University
in 2004, and his BFA from Albion College in 2002. His work has been
exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries, museums, and
alternative spaces including Dorsky Gallery (New York, NY), Gallery
Four (Baltimore, MD), Rowland Contemporary Gallery (Chicago, IL),
FLAT (Chicago, IL) and The 22nd International Festival Sarajevo
(Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina). Distinctions include the Phillip C.
Curtis Visiting Artist Award and the Morton Mickenberg / Martin
Sosin Graduate Student Fellowship. He is also a proud member of the
Danny Think Tank artist collective in Chicago.
Kristy Hughes- Future Faculty Teaching
Kristy Hughes, Future Faculty Teaching Fellow, is an artist
whose work is about the experience of making- a record of studio
poetics. Through printmaking and drawing, she discovers the inherit
potential found in limited materials. Her finished work creates a
moment for aesthetic perception and encourages the viewers to find
a quiet beauty in searching. Hughes received her MFA in printmaking
from Indiana University in 2014, an MA from Eastern Illinois
University in 2010 and BA from Eastern Illinois University in 2009.
She shows her work nationally and internationally and can be found
in various public and private collections including El Minia
University (El Minia, Egypt), Swope Art Museum (Terre Haute,
Indiana), and Indiana University (Bloomington, IN). She is a member
of Southern Graphics Council International and Mid American Print
Andrew Driscoll- Adjunct Faculty
Andrew R. Driscoll, art adjunct faculty, received a Masters of
Fine Arts in Painting & Drawing from The School of the Art
Institute of Chicago. Among other occupations, he has taught art
and art history at the collegiate level for over twelve years.
Andrew is a practicing painter and draftsman having an invested
kinship with the 18th and 19th century Romantic Movement's creative
processes as reflected through nature. His paintings, prints, and
drawings exist in national and international collections.