The presence of acclaimed artists—who have lived and worked in major cultural centers across the country—enhances the educational opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the University of Tennessee School of Art. With daily contact over the course of a full semester, resident artists develop a unique relationship with the student body which complements the creative stimulation offered by guest lecturers and the School of Art’s faculty. Representing diverse ethnic, cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds, these resident artists introduce another layer of candor and a fresh artistic standard for the students who, though early in their formal art studies, are beginning to develop their own perceptions, skills, and theories in connection with the making of art.
The 2012 exhibiting artists were Keltie Ferris, Rob Nadeau, Ezra Johnson, and Josephine Halvorson.
Yates, Sam and Sprecher, Jered, "2012 Artist in Residence Biennial (Exhibition Catalogue)" (2012). Ewing Gallery of Art & Architecture.