Master of Fine Arts Faculty

Susan Calza



Susan Calza is a multimedia artist who specializes in sculpture, photography, drawing, performance art and video. She received her M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. She has received numerous grants and awards, and her work has been exhibited widely in Chicago, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Argentina, and Australia. She travels widely and volunteers extensively; most recently, she and her son helped children living in the dumps of Guatemala City express themselves through art. She soaks in the natural beauty of Vermont, especially on her commutes to and from her Montpelier home.

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Ken Leslie



Ken Leslie holds an MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania and has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Arts Council. He has taught painting and drawing at Johnson State College since 1984. In recent years, he has gained acclaim for his circular "Arctic Cycle" paintings of city panoramas that follow the sun as it moves across Iceland.

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Mary Martin

Assistant Professor


Mary Martin received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Iowa. Her dissertation covered legal issues in African art. She specializes in art history and the legal and ethical issues in the art world, from theft to censorship.