Full-Time Studio Arts Faculty:
Professor Janet Maher
, Associate Professor
Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Janet Maher received her MFA and MA from the University of New Mexico. Her drawings, prints, collages, assemblages, artist’s books, digital images, encaustic and mixed media works have been widely exhibited and are in many private and public collections. Her bookworks are included in such places as the
Franklin Furnace Collection, Museum of Modern Art; National Museum of Women in the Arts Library and Research Center, Washington, D.C.; Tate Gallery, London, England; Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and Milton S. Eisenhower Library Rare Book Collection, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. The topics for Maher’s projects determine the type of artwork she produces. In addition to making and exhibiting much mixed media art and photography in her most recent project, she also researched and authored two scholarly books (From the Old Sod to the Naugatuck Valley and Waterbury Irish). With a deep interest in sustainability, Maher typically begins her work with pre-existing elements that she transforms through the art-making process into a larger and different statement.
Professor Mary Beth Akre, Associate Professor
Mary Beth Akre is an Associate Professor in the department of Fine Arts at Loyola University Maryland. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art, and a Master of Fine Arts from Radford University. Her paintings can be found in private, corporate, and public collections throughout the United States including Princeton Medical Center, the Lancaster Museum of Art, and the Johns Hopkins Medical Center at Greenspring Station.
Professor William Friebele, Assistant Professor
Billy Friebele is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Loyola University of Maryland and an artist working in across disciplines. His work explores expanded notions of drawing using kinetic sculpture, digital tools, and drawing machines. He received a MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. Billy has exhibited at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Katzen Arts Center at American University, and the Orlando Museum of Art among other national and international venues. A recipient of the two-year Hamiltonian Fellowship for emerging artists, Billy is also a Maker-in-Residence at the MLK Jr. Library in Washington, DC. For more information, please visit: www.billyfriebele.com
Professor Christopher Lonegan, Affiliate Assistant Professor