Ball State University School of Art Painting students display their work alongside three of their professors.

Audrey Barcio

 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ART at BSU

Audrey Barcio is the first in her family to earn a college degree, then she earned her Masters in Fine Art from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Her residencies include the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in Brittany, France, and the Vermont Studio Residency. Her work has been featured in New American Paintings, and in 2019 Barcio was awarded a Pollock Krasner Foundation grant. Barcio maintains a rigorous, interdisciplinary studio practice in which notions of action, labor, and the human condition intersect with the history of Modernism to form the basis of aesthetic explorations.

David Hannon

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ART at BSU

David Hannon is a representational painter whose work carefully balances fact with fiction as he examines the human condition through autobiographical based narratives. His current work focuses on personality archetypes where his personified characters of optimism and pessimism wage an ideological and philosophical battle of wits. In this series, a continuous narrative approach is used to produce a visual dialog between works in order to challenge ideologies, confront perceived identity, and toy with expectation.

David’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including solo exhibitions at the Tatistcheff Gallery in New York City; Tennessee Tech University, Cookeville, TN; and Earlham College, Richmond, IN. His work has been featured in group exhibitions that include Two Dark Lines at The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington, KY; and most recently as part of The Echo of the Object traveling exhibition featured at, and originating from, Ball State University; the University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery in Knoxville, TN; and the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland. His work has also been shown in many national and regional juried exhibitions at institutions including the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH; Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH; Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI; Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH; The Illinois Institute of Art Chicago’s Gallery 180, Chicago, IL; and the Strohl Art Center in Chautauqua, NY.

Since receiving a BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI and an MFA in Painting from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, he has maintained an active studio practice since 2000. He teaches all levels of painting and is co-director of an Italian field study program.

Visit David Hannon’s website at www.davidhannon.net.

Scott Anderson

PROFESSOR OF ART

Born in 1959 in Lubbock, Texas, Scott Anderson received a BFA in 1982 from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, and an MFA in 1993 from West Virginia University, Morgantown. He has taught all levels of painting, and drawing since 1995.

In 2010, Anderson was awarded the College of Fine Arts Dean’s Creative Arts Award, and he was nominated for the College of Fine Arts Dean’s Teaching Award in 1998. Since 2007, he has been the Co-Director of the Art in Italy Field Study program, a 5-week study abroad option for students. Professor Anderson has exhibited for the past thirty years in galleries and museums: Since 2003, he has been in 7 international exhibitions, 30 national exhibitions and 80 regional exhibitions.

Since 1994, Anderson has used the term “Dyscrasia” to describe the overall intent of his artwork. Dyscrasia means an abnormality of the body, or bad mixtures, or poisoned blood. The origin of the word dyscrasia centers on the idea of an imbalance in the body. He uses the word to summarize his reactions to the imbalance he sees in social and natural systems that have gone awry, that have been abused or have been intentionally or unintentionally misinterpreted. Throughout his career, his themes have dealt with aberrations on the idea of opposites. Over the last 20 years, Anderson has made his work an ongoing exploration of systems, our need for them (Attraction) and our constant problem of outgrowing them (Doubt). This concept, Attraction and Doubt, is his thematic idea of expressing that continuing human problem. In navigating the human condition, he proposes that attraction is the inevitable force in our lives, but doubt is the secret ingredient of survival.