Art Faculty and Staff
Mr. Todd Matteson
Department Chair, Associate Professor of Art
Mr. Ralph Larmann
Professor of Art
Krannert Hall of Art and Music, Room 203
Students in his painting course have worked in a many painting media including oils, acrylics, encaustic, egg tempera, casein, watercolor, and mezzo fresco. General education courses Introduction to the Visual Arts is an overview focusing on visual literacy and Introduction to Studio Art is a survey of art studio materials and techniques. His paintings have been included in international shows at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University Bloomington and UE branch campus Harlaxton College in the United Kingdom. National group exhibitions include Art at the X, Xavier University, where he won the Best of Show Award earning a solo exhibition in the University's Gallery. Other solo exhibits include Indianapolis Museum of Art, Loyola University Chicago, and the Dayton Visual Arts Center. Professor Larmann is the coauthor of Gateways to Art, Journal for Museum and Gallery Projects, and the Thames & Hudson Introduction to Art, all published by Thames & Hudson and distributed by W. W. Norton in the United States. Gateways to Art has been translated into Mandarin Chinese and Korean.
He has received the Berger Award for Excellence in Scholarly Activity and twice served as Visiting Professor at Harlaxton College.
Mrs. Stephanie Frasier
Professor of Art
Krannert Hall of Art and Music, Room 202
While a student at UE, Professor Frasier interned at an agency that offered her a full-time position. Upon graduation, she worked her way through several advertising agencies up to the level of Senior Art Director. During her agency employment she worked on national and international accounts such as Microsoft, Motorola, Mead Johnson/Bristol Myers, Kimball International, Papa Johns, and many others. Her work has won numerous awards including a prestigious Addy Certificate of Excellence before returning to UE in 2001 to teach.
As a Visual Communication Design Educator, Professor Frasier has over 29 years of graphic design industry experience (agency and freelance) as a designer, photographer, artist and illustrator. She teaches undergraduate design students by engaging them in an environment focusing on real-world problems that encourage effective, creative and innovative solutions. In 2017 she received the Dean's Teaching Award.
As an artist, Professor Frasier is an award-winning photographer and illustrator who manipulates her images in various computer programs. She also experiments with a variety of printing methods. Her work is included in many juried exhibitions and private collections. Some of her recognitions include “Best of Show” 2010 Olive Tree Arts Exhibition and “1st Place Photography” 2011 Inspired Women in Art Southwestern Indiana Arts Council Exhibition. She also remains very active professionally through her freelance design business, where she produces work mostly for non-profit organizations.
Ms. Corliss Chastain, BS, MFA
Gallery Director / Adjunct, Drawing
Mr. Kyle Darnell, BFA, MFA
Mrs. Nancy Lockyear, BFA, MFA
Adjunct, Life Drawing
Mrs. Valerie Milholland, BS, MA
Adjunct, Pre-Art Therapy
Mrs. Sara Rhoades, BS, MA
Adjunct, Metals and Jewelry