Chair of Art & Art History
Grinnell College, B.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D.
Ross Elfline offers courses in the history of art and architecture since 1945. His current research focuses on Radical Architecture in Italy, Austria, Britain and America in the 1960s and 70s, with particular emphasis on the Italian avant-garde collective Superstudio. His additional research interests include conceptual art in America and Europe; the history and theory of the neo-avantgarde; sound art; and post-structuralist, feminist and queer theories.
University of Nebraska, Kearney, BFA; Hunter College, MFA
Dan Bruggeman teaches observational and figure drawing. His own work reflects an interest in the portrayal of natures complexity and the challenge of presenting a whole comprised of parts belonging to different dimensions. Bruggeman has recently exhibited his paintings and dioramas at Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis and Bridgewater, Lustberg, Blumenfeld Gallery in New York. His work can be found in public and private collections including The Minnesota Historical Society. He has also received McKnight, NEA and Minnesota State Arts Board fellowships.
University of Montana, B.F.A., San Francisco State University, M.F.A.
Kelly Connole primarily teaches ceramics at Carleton. A story teller by nature, Connole uses clay to examines relationships between humans, their environment, and other creatures. Her work has been exhibited nationally and has received numerous awards including a McKnight Ceramic Residency and McKnight Fellowship, a MN State Arts Board grant, and a Jerome Foundation Project Grant. She served on the board of directors for Northern Clay Center, a Minneapolis non-profit arts organization committed to advancement of the ceramic arts, for several years and has curated numerous exhibitions for the Clay Center. Her work is featured in an episode of MN Original.
Hamline University, B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, M.F.A.
Fred Hagstrom teaches printmaking, drawing, art and narrative, and artist’s books. After earning his B.A. from Hamline University, he studied with S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17, Paris. He works in a wide variety of media, with an emphasis on intaglio and woodblock prints. Examples of his work can be found in the Groveland Gallery, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and the Walker Art Center, and he has exhibited in national and international competitive exhibitions. He has also received McKnight and Blandin Foundation Fellowships.
Williams College, B.A., M.A., Yale University, Ph.D.
Baird Jarman teaches courses on American and European art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In addition he teaches the Junior Seminar in art-historical methods. The subject of his current research involves Medieval-Revival imagery, especially mural painting, in Gilded-Age America and late-Victorian Britain. He is also a member of Carleton’s American Studies Committee.
The Ohio State University, BA ; Northwestern University, MA and PhD
Jessica Keating teaches courses on early modern European visual culture 1400-1700, the history of collecting, cross-cultural exchange, and the Reformation. She is the co-editor (with Lia Markey) of Captured Objects: Inventories of Early Modern Collections, a special issue of The Journal of the History of Collections (2011). She has been awarded fellowships and grants from the Kress Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, the DAAD, the Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, and the USC Visual Studies Research Institute. She is currently completing her book on sixteenth-century German clockwork automata.
Carleton College, B.A., University of Illinois, Chicago, M.F.A
David Lefkowitz teaches painting, drawing and the Jr. Seminar: Critical Issues in Contemporary Art. In his own work, Lefkowitz combines Western traditions of representational oil painting with the flotsam and jetsam of consumer culture to draw attention to the complex relations between image and object, past and present, and nature and culture. His work can be found in the collections of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Miami Art Museum, and The Langen Foundation in Neuss, Germany. He is represented in Chicago by the Carrie Secrist Gallery.
Exploded View: David Lefkowitz (solo exhibition)
David Lefkowitz (Personal site)
Amherst College, B.A., Rhode Island School of Design, M.F.A.
Stephen Mohring teaches sculpture, woodworking, and interactive electronic art. He runs Carleton’s sawmill program, which he developed in collaboration with the Arboretum, producing sustainably harvested lumber for the art department. He also works as the resident set designer for Ten Thousand Things, a Twin Cities-based company that brings lively, intelligent theater to people with little access to the wealth of the arts. Before coming to Carleton, Stephen helped found and direct The Soap Factory, a Twin Cities non-profit organization supporting emerging artists.
University of Minnesota, B.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, M.F.A.
Linda Rossi teaches photography, digital photography and the Junior Seminar Critical Issues in Contemporary Art. Her work is primarily in large-scale photo installation including video and sculpture to illuminate both historical and current issues. She has received numerous Jerome, McKnight and Minnesota State Arts grants. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including the Strogonvo Palace, Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia and the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art in Iran.
Her work can be viewed in the permanent collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
University of Virginia, B.A., New York University, M.A., Ph.D.
Kathleen Ryor teaches courses on Asian art history and the Introduction to Art History. Her primary area of research is Chinese painting of the late Ming dynasty. Her other research and teaching interests include interactions between different modes of representation in the Ming and Qing periods, Chinese gardens, 20th-century Chinese art and Japanese prints. Her position was sponsored by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. She is currently a board member of the Society for Ming Studies.
Danny Saathoff teaches metalsmithing which focuses on jewelry based design skills in fabrication and casting. He is both a jewelry designer and a sculptor. Because of this, his work ranges from the very small and intimate to the very large and substantial but always focusing on craftsmanship and detail. He is the recipient of a Minnesota State Arts Board grant for 2017 and he recently completed a major commission for the Minneapolis/ St. Paul Airport where he created 24 zeppelin style lightships that fly through the terminal. His jewelry has been exhibited nationally and sold in galleries across the country.
Carleton College, B.A., Illinois State University, M.F.A.
Eleanor Jensen primarily teaches drawing courses, as well as coordinates Drawing Club on campus. She has worked with the South Pacific Studio Art Seminar and Architectural Studies in Europe OCS programs. Her studio work includes drawing, printmaking, and installation; and it focuses on how we relate to the natural environment, how we perceive and understand the places in which we choose to live. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She received three grants from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, and has participated in artist residencies at Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, Australia, and Worm Farm Institute, Reedsburg, WI.
Visiting Instructor in Art
Oberlin College, B.A., University of California, Berkeley, M.A., Ph.D
Alison Kettering retired in 2014 from many years teaching Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture. She has published books and articles on Rembrandt, Dutch pastoral art, and the drawings and paintings by 17th-century artist Gerard ter Borch. An article on Dutch images of men at work appeared in the Art Bulletin (2007), another article on “Rembrandt and the Male Nude” in 2011. Her current projects focus on the portraits of Hendrick Goltzius (which use an early form of pastel), food in Dutch genre paintings, and Rembrandt’s Slaughtered Ox in the Louvre. She is also preparing an article on Rembrandt’s re-attributed Portrait of Dirck van Os in the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha.
Since 2008, she has been Editor-in-Chief of JHNA, Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art, an open-access, refereed, semi-annual e-journal.
Kent State University, B.F.A, Rochester Institute of Technology, M.F.A.
Tim Lloyd taught metalsmithing,ceramics,observational and field drawing for 40 years before retiring in 2004. Working with silver, copper, bronze, and gold, he made jewelry and small containers whose textured surfaces often are inspired by landscapes, erosion patterns and plant forms. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and can be seen in the Smithsonian Institution. He is represented by the Raymond Avenue Gallery in St Paul MN. In June 1998 he received a Lifetime Achievement award from the Minnesota Crafts Council. He continues his work in his home studio.
Mary Hulings Rice Dir. & Curator, Perlman Teaching Museum
Jeff served and worked at Minnesota Center for Book Arts for over 16 years, first as an artist-in-residence, becoming the center’s first full-time artistic director in 2004, and later adding executive director duties in 2010. Through his vision and leadership, MCBA became the largest and most comprehensive center of its kind in the world. He left to join Carleton in the summer of 2017 bringing with him not only strong management and curatorial skills but also his passion for education. He has served at numerous institutions in higher education as a visiting or adjunct faculty member, including as a visiting assistant professor at Carleton from 2003-09, teaching classes in book arts and papermaking.
A 1987 graduate of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a BS in sociology and public administration, Jeff also holds a MA from the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota in public affairs and non-profit management, as well as a BFA and MFA from the University of Minnesota in printmaking and book arts. As a practicing artists, he has exhibited nationally and internationally with his work held in a variety of public and private collections including Yale University, UCLA, Savannah College of Art & Design, Minnesota Museum of American Art, and the Walker Art Center.
Educational Associate in Physics and Astronomy