Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

Photography Faculty

Dan SchlapbachProf. Dan Schlapbach, Chair of Fine Arts Department, Professor, and Photography Program Director

Dan Schlapbach received his MFA from Indiana University. He is a Professor of Fine Arts at Loyola University. His work has been exhibited locally and nationally. Mr. Schlapbach’s research interests include the history of photography, alternative photographic processes such as stereo photography and wet-plate collodion, and digital imaging. He received an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2008 and 2011.

Lawrence IrvineProf. Lawrence "Chip" Irvine, Visiting Assistant Professor

Chip Irvine graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts, attended the Maryland Institute College of Art, and earned his M.F.A. from Towson University. He creates stand-alone photographic prints and also incorporates his images into time-based media and video installations. He was a resident artist at School 33 from 2011-2016 and now maintains an active studio practice in Station North. His most recent solo exhibition was Speaking Surfaces at Stevenson University in 2015, where his work is now part of the permanent collection. Since that time, his art has been featured in numerous group exhibitions, as well as on Maryland Public Television’s Art Works and in Baltimore Style Magazine. For more information please visit:  www.chipirvine.com.

Jon MalisProf. Jon Malis
, Associate Professor

Currently an Associate Professor of Fine Arts & photography at Loyola University of Maryland, Jon Malis is an award-winning artist and cinematographer. Artistically, his work deals primarily with the representation and display of visual imagery and information, focusing on how the viewer perceives and interprets the image based its mode of presentation. In addition to exhibiting both locally and nationally, and screening films internationally, he is a 2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize semi-finalist, and was the recipient of the 2012 National Photography Award from the von Lebig Art Center (Naples, FL). For more information, please visit www.jonmalis.com.

Mary SkeenProf. Mary Skeen, Affiliate Assistant Professor

Mary Kunaniec Skeen received a BFA in painting and printmaking from Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MFA in photography from Towson University. Mary Skeen has exhibited nationally and internationally and has received three Maryland State Individual Artists Awards and two Faculty Summer Research Grants from Loyola University of Maryland. For more information, please visit www.marykskeen.com.

Anna DeBlasio

Anna DeBlasio

An actor and singer, Anna says she cultivated her career in the arts through grants from Loyola

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