Artist Kimberly Callas (BFA 1995) has taken a tenure-track position leading the sculpture department at Monmouth University, in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Monmouth has a new arts building, Rechnitz Hall, and a growing department. Callas is coming to the position with a passion for entrepreneurship, having worked for the last ten years in Maine’s creative economy, where she worked with emerging technologies in digital modeling, 3D printing, laser cutting and CNC milling. “I’m excited for this opportunity to combine these new practices with my background in traditional sculpting skills that focus on observation from nature and structural integrity.” Callas begins her position at Monmouth this fall.
Callas’ artwork has an ecological focus and incorporates patterns, materials and symbols from nature. Callas speaks nationally about her search for an ‘ecological self’, an artistic process she describes as ‘a combination of scientific observation and religious practice’. Recently, Art New England called work from her current series, Portrait of the Ecological Self, “Unforgettable.” For more information on this project and her other series, visit http://kimberlycallas.com.
Callas received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art.