Dr. Madeline Rislow is Associate Professor of Art History at Missouri Western State University. Her recent work focuses on how portal imagery was employed to construct and convey civic, religious, and familial identity in the Ligurian region of northwest Italy during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. While she is a specialist in Italian Renaissance art, her research interests include contemporary art, virtual reality, and popular culture.
Dr. Rislow’s research has been supported by several grants, including a Fulbright grant to Italy. She has presented her research at various local, regional, national and international venues. She also supports and promotes undergraduate research as the co-founder and co-director of the annual Missouri Western State University / Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art Undergraduate Art History Symposium (2017-present). Prior to coming to Missouri Western, she taught at the Kansas City Art Institute, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the University of Kansas, both on campus and abroad in Italy and France.
PhD, Art History, University of Kansas
MA, Art History, University of Kansas
BA, Art History and History with Studio Art minor, Gustavus Adolphus College
“Anti-Elitism in the Bible Belt: How the Precious Moments Chapel Reframed the Italian Renaissance in America for a New Audience.” To be presented at SECAC, Lexington, KY, November 10-13, 2021.
“Art History and the K-12 Art Classroom: Historical Lessons for Higher Education.” Co-presented with Kipton D. Smilie at the Organization of Educational Historians Annual Conference, Virtual, October 2, 2020.
“A Missouri Masterpiece: Considering the Precious Moments Chapel as a New Sistine Chapel.” Co-presented with Alexis Carr at the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association National Conference, Washington, D.C., 2019.
“Local and Contemporary: Connecting Undergraduates to Today’s Artists & Resources.” Co-presented with Amelia Nelson at the Missouri Library Association Conference, Columbia, MO, 2018.
“Art History’s History: Precarious Positioning in the P-12 Curriculum.” Co-presented with Kipton Smilie at the History of Education Society Meeting, Little Rock, AR, 2017.
“Sculpting Presence in Early Modern Genoa: Overdoor Imagery in the Doria Family Neighborhood.” Presented at the 20th Annual Mediterranean Studies Association Congress, Valetta, Malta, 2017.
“One Way or Another: Virtual Reality in the Art History Classroom.” Co-presented with Emily L. Newman at the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2017.
“Preaching Portals: Picture(ing) San Bernardino of Siena in Triora, Italy.” Presented at the Mid-America Medieval Association Conference, Emporia, KS, 2016.
“Protecting a Place and Its People: Genoa’s Renaissance Reliquary for St. John the Baptist.” Presented at the Renaissance Society of America Conference, Boston, MA, 2016.
“Establishing Place Through the Visual Image: The Dominican Observants in Genoa.” Presented at Southeastern Medieval Association Conference, Little Rock, AR, 2015.
“Framing a Renaissance City: St. John the Baptist Soprapporte and Genoese Identity.” Presented at the Renaissance Society of America Conference, San Diego, CA, 2013.
“Framing Family Power in a Public Space: The Doria’s Appropriation of Portal Sculptures in Their Genoese Neighborhood.” Presented at the Renaissance Society of America Conference, Washington, D.C., 2012.
“Sacred Signs: Genoese Portal Sculptures in the Dominican Church of Santa Maria di Castello.” Presented at the Renaissance Society of America Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2011.
“Frames of Force: Genoese Renaissance Sculpture.” Invited public lecture at the Italo-Britannica Association, Genoa, Italy, 2009.
David Harris is the ceramics instructor and Professor of Art at Missouri Western State University. As a working artist and art educator he encourages students to “explore their unique talents, develop their creativity, and fine-tune their distinctive voice”.
He founded the David Harris Pottery in 1978. Working as a full-time studio artist he produced a wide range of both functional and nonfunctional ceramic forms. His work has been exhibited in numerous national and international venues, and is included in many public and private collections.
M.F.A., Fort Hays State University
B.A., Missouri Western State University
Selected Exhibition Record
“Teresa and David Harris: Vessel, Constructions and Related Objects,” Two Person Exhibition Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, Saint Joseph, Missouri 2008
“2008 International Cone Box Show The Pottery Workshop,” Shanghai, China; NCECA, Pittsburgh, PA; Holt Russell Gallery, Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas
“2006 International Cone Box Show,” NCECA, Portland, Oregon; Holt Russell Gallery, Baker University Baldwin City, Kansas
“Rocky Mount Arts Center 7th Annual Handcrafted Juried Art Exhibition,” The Imperial Centre Rocky Mount, North Carolina
“12” x 12” Todd Gallery,” Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
“David Harris and Teresa Harris Two-Person Exhibition,” The Columbian Art Center, Wamego, Kansas
“Recent Work – Three-Person Exhibition,” Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Moorhead State University Moorhead, Minnesota
“Recent Work Two-Person Exhibition,” Emporia Arts Center, Emporia, Kansas
“Topeka Competition 22,” Juried 7–State Fine Crafts Exhibition – Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University Topeka
“Altered Traditions,” The Columbian Swogger Gallery, Wamego, Kansas
“Recent Work,” Mabee Art Gallery, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri
“KACA Kansas Artist-Craftsman Association Exhibition,” Juried Membership Exhibition, Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas
“Invitational Exhibition,” The Birger Sanzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas
“Clay and Paper Two-Person Exhibition,” Hutchison Art Association Gallery, Hutchison, Kansas
“David Harris Porcelain – Recent Works,”Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, Kansas
Teresa Harris is a Professor of Art at Missouri Western State University, teaching courses in Graphic Design, Typography, and Final Portfolio. She believes graphic designers give visual meaning and aesthetic form to information in a variety of media and formats. With a curriculum based on design problem solving, students learn to communicate specific messages to intended audiences with a careful manipulation of words and images. Their work in the art of visual communication promotes, informs, explains, clarifies, enhances, fascinates and amuses.
Since arriving at MWSU in 2004, Teresa has exhibited in over 80 national, international, and invitational art exhibitions. Her mixed-media personal work is primarily autobiographical, finding visual connections between past familial history and current life experiences. Commissions of her work include Jesup & Lamont, Inc., Provident Life Insurance, Inc., and A,T & T. Corporate collections include McDougal, Littell & Company Publishers, Sandusky Art Center, Ann Arbor Art Center, and Saks Fifth Avenue, NY. In addition to teaching, Teresa has worked as a freelance graphic designer, an artist-in-residence, and a full-time studio artist.
M.F.A., Fort Hays State University
B.A., Missouri Western State University
Selected National & International Juried Exhibitions (2009-2019)
“Juxtaposition: Contemporary Collage” International Juried Exhibition, Barrett Art Ctr, Poughkeepsie, NY
“2019 Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition” National Juried Exhibition, Waterloo Arts, Cleveland, OH
“Art of the Paper” International Juried Exhibition, Maryland Federation Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD
“Academy Center for the Fine Arts National Juried Art Exhibition”, Lynchburg, VA *Award
“Americas 2018: Paperworks” National Juried Exhibition, Northwest Arts Center, Minot, ND
“AFTER” National Juried Exhibition, Studio & Gallery, Durango, CO
“Eye of the Beholder” National Juried Exhibition, Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD *Award
“64 Arts” National Juried Exhibition, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL
“Northern National National Juried Exhibition”, Nicolet College Art Gallery Rhinelander, WI *Award
“SOUTHWORKS 2016” National Juried Exhibition Oconee Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA
“2016 Academy Center of the Arts Annual National Juried Exhibition Lynchburg VA *Award
“Twelfth Annual Small Works Exhibition”, National Juried Exhibition Mamaroneck Arts Guild Gallery, NY
“One Cubed” National Juried Exhibition, Saville Gallery Cumberland, MD *Award
“2015 Annual Juried Art Exhibition, National Juried, South Arkansas Arts Center El Dorado, AR *Award
“Valdosta National 2015” National Juried Exhibition Valdosta Fine Arts Gallery Valdosta, GA
“20th Annual International Exhibition” International Juried Exhibition, University of Texas, Tyler, TX *Award
“notBIG (3) Small Works”, International Juried Exhibition, MS Rezny Gallery, Lexington, KY *Award
“Small Works 2015” National Juried Exhibition Shirt Factory Gallery Glen Falls, NY
“Americas 2015: All Media Exhibition” Northwest Arts Center, Minot State University Minot, ND
“L>M, Less is More” National Juried Exhibition, St. John’s College Annapolis, MD
“27th Northern National Juried Art Competition” Northern Arts Council Rhinelander, WI * Award
“27 Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition” McNeese State University Lake Charles, LA
“Small Wonders” International Juried Exhibition Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
“64 ARTS 2013 National Juried Exhibition” Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL
“10 x 10 x 10 Tieton” International Juried Exhibition Tieton Arts & Humanities Tieton, WA
“26th Annual Northern National Art Competition” Rhinelander, WI *Award of Excellence
“8th Annual National Exhibition” National Juried Exhibition Axis Gallery Sacramento, CA
“Chowan University National Juried Exhibition” University Murfreesboro, NC *Award
“Bound” National Juried Exhibition, Catalog Women’s Art Caucus, New York, NY
“2012 National Small Works Art Show” Windsor Whip Works Art Center, Windsor, NY
The Art of It All – National Juried Exhibition”, Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts, Pagosa Springs, CO
“Oklahoma: Centerfold 2012” Juried National Biennial, Leslies Powell Gallery, Lawon, OK *Award
“Firmly Rooted”, National Juried Exhibition, M.S. Rezny Gallery, Lexington, KY
“Small Works National Art Exhibition”, Harper College, Chicago, IL
“FISH 2012 International Competition” University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History, Norman, OK
“Sense of Place 2012” National Juried Exhibition, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA
“XL – XS” National Juried Exhibition Maryland Federation of Art and the University of Maryland, MD
“In, On, Of Paper” National Juried Exhibition Paper Circle Gallery Nelsonville, OH
“Works on Paper” National Juried Exhibition Santa Cruz Art League Santa Cruz, CA
“Small Works” “34th Annual Harper National Art Exhibition Harper College Palatine, IL
“Americas 2011 Paperworks” Harnett Gallery, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University Minot, ND
“Paperworks 2010” National Juried Exhibition bj spoke gallery Huntington, NY
“47th Annual Juried Competition” National Juried Show Masur Museum of Art Monroe. LA *Award
“Eye of the Beholder” National Juried Exhibition Maryland Federation of Art Baltimore, MD
“Heart and Soul of the Great Plains” National Invitational Exhibition Leslie Powell Gallery Lawton, OK
“New Directions 09, The Barrett Center’s 25th Annual National Juried Contemporary Art Exhibition”
Barrett Art Center Poughkeepsie, NY
“6th Annual AAC National Show Exhibition” Atlanta Artists Center Atlanta, GA
“2009 National Juried Exhibition” ACCI Gallery Berkeley, CA *Award of Excellence
“Alchemy: Reclaimed IV, National Juried Exhibition”
Marin Museum of Contemporary Art Marin County, Novato, CA
“National Juried Exhibition of Encaustic and Wax Art”
Bedford Gallery, Lesing Center for the Arts Walnut Creek, CA
“National Fine Arts Academy Juried Exhibition” Lynchburg Fine Arts Academy Lynchburg, VA
“Kreft Juried Art Exhibition” Kreft Art Center Concordia University Ann Arbor, MI
“20/20 International Juried Small Works Exhibition” Limestone Art Gallery Fayetteville, NY
“25th Annual National Small Works Exhibition” Gallery 107 Cobleskill, NY
“TEXAS NATIONAL Exhibition” Stephen F. Austin State University Nacogdoches, TX
Selected Solo & 2-person Exhibitions
“Storytellers” Krug Gallery, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
“Vessels, Constructions, and Related Objects” Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
“Recent Work” Yost Gallery, Highland, Kansas
“Recent Work – Teresa Harris and David Harris” The Columbian Art Center, Wamego, Kansas
“Teresa J. Harris: Book Series” Marion Gardner Jackson Room, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO
“Paper, Paint and Word” The Columbian Art Center, Wamego, KS
“Recent Work” Roland Dille Center for the Arts, Moorhead State University Moorhead, MN
“Paper and Clay” Norman P. Eppick Gallery, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
“New Relics” Kansas City Artists’ Coalition Gallery Kansas City, MO
“In Spirit” Moss-Thorns Gallery of Art, Fort Hays State University Hays, KS
“Paperworks” Shafer Memorial Gallery Barton County Community College, Great Bend, KS
“Clay and Paper” Two-Person Exhibition Hutchison Art Association Gallery Hutchison, KS
“Clay and Paper” Two-Person Exhibition Barton County Community College Great Bend, KS
“Teresa J. Harris, Handmade Paper” Norman R. Eppink Art Gallery, Emporia State University Emporia, KS
“Clay and Paper” Barton County Community College Great Bend, KS
“Clay and Paper” Haymarket Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
“Teresa Harris – Handmade Paper” Wichita Art Association Gallery Wichita, KS
“Papermaking: One Women Show” DeLuce Gallery, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO
Matt Hepworth is an Associate Professor of Art at Missouri Western State University (MWSU), teaching courses in Interactive Design and Illustration. Prior to arriving at MWSU, he taught courses in Graphic Design, Introduction to Art History, and Digital Photography. Pedagogically, he believes that integrating interdisciplinary design collaboration and reflective practice prepares students for becoming inveterate design thinkers.
In addition to teaching, Matt served in the design industry as a senior designer and illustrator for 12 years involved in: art direction, front-end design and development, identity and print design, technical writing, usability testing, user-centered design, and 3D modeling. A recipient of regional, national, and international awards, recent work includes fine art mixed media and illustration, non-profit business consultation and design service, and K-12 professional development. Design service includes higher education and national corporations, including CenturyLink, Microsoft, Moz, Volkswagen, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Washington State University. Having met his wife in New Zealand, he enjoys traveling, photography, biking, culinary experiences, and writing.
Design Software Applications
User Experience (UX) Design
Interactive Design I
Interactive Design II
Interactive Design (UI/UX)
Savannah College of Art and Design
Eastern Washington University
Fall 2021, Virtual Hours (Zoom)
To be determined.
* Zoom Appointments.
* Zoom appointments are based on a first-come, first-serve basis. A password will either be provided or available upon request. It is possible to reserve an appointment during virtual office hours byemail, and preferably 1 day in advance. Virtual hours are subject to change during academic advising. Academic advising is only offered during the assigned advising dates.
Selected Juried Exhibitions
International, National, Regional
“The Schwa Show Exhibit,” Emerge Gallery & Art Center, Greenville, NC
“Real People 2020: 20th Anniversary Exhibit,” Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
“Room For One,” Napoleon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
“June Group Exhibit,” Jones Gallery, Kansas City, MO
“Small Works,” Main Street Arts Gallery, Clifton Springs, NY
“Unconventional: An Exhibition of Unusual Materials & Found Objects,” d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA
“Figure That! 2nd Annual Exhibit,” 3 Square Art Gallery LLC, Fort Collins, CO
“Paying Tribute to the Muse,” Vanessa Lacy Gallery, Kansas City, MO
“Perspectives: MWSU Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition,” Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
“Positive/Negative,” East Tennessee State University, Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN
“Equality Matters– Conversations on Gender and Race,” William Woods University, Mildred M. Cox Gallery, Fenton, MO
“The Beauty of Our Beasts, Friend of the Shelter,” Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
“Light and Shadow,” William Woods University, Mildred M. Cox Gallery, Fenton, MO
“Souvenirs of Summer,” Center for Art and Education, Charleston, SC
“AKMA Membership Exhibition,” Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
“Nine :: Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition,” Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
“St. Joseph Arts Society Annual Fundraiser,” Paradox Theatre, St. Joseph, MO
“MWSU-AKMA Biennial Faculty Exhibition,” Potter Gallery, St. Joseph, MO
Peter Hriso is a professor at Missouri Western State University (MWSU) in the Department of Art. He teaches digital animation and motion graphics. Peter received his B.S. degree from The University of Southern Indiana with an emphasis in fine art. Peter received his M.F.A. from The Ohio State University with an emphasis in Computer Graphics and Animation.
Prior to teaching, Peter worked in animation and interactive production being involved in all areas of digital media including visualization, multimedia, and web development. His job titles have varied from animator, project manager, multimedia artist and web designer. His main role has always been to bridge the gap between design and technology. He has worked with industrial, corporate and education clients including: Compaq, Ford, Daimler Chrysler, VW, Delphia, Siemens, and QWEST.
B.F.A, Interdisciplinary Litterature and Theatre, Reed College, OR
Bill Stout has had a peripatetic career of adventures and artistic excellence. He learned how to manipulate audiences as a touring puppeteer in his first job out of college. He also learned the art of giving a soul to an inanimate object, the heart of animation. During those years, he also learned to build puppets learning the technical choices that shape what possible movements a character can have. he later joined Will Vinton Studios as a moldmaker on the television show the PJ’s. After work, he would stay late and use the stop motion puppets on the practice sets learning animation. When the show ended, he switched to the commercial division as an assistant producer. There he learned the nuts and bolts of production for television commercials with clients like M&M’s, Energizer batteries, and Glade Plug-Ins. While producing commercials, he watched the computer animators at work and realized they were having more fun than him so he got one of the directors to start teaching him computer animation.
To further his move into computer animation, Bill Stout moved to New York and got his Masters of Digital Art at The School Of Visual Arts. He proceeded to start working on commercials in New York and teaching animation. He worked on commercials for clients like Lysol and the popular character McGruff the Crime Dog. He eventually focused on teaching and became the Head of the Animation Department at the New York Film Academy.
He then took a hiatus to focus on learning video game production. During that time, he earned a credential as a Unity certified Game Developer. He is now taking all these skills to Missouri Western to have fun making games and animated films.