Kariann Fuqua www.kariannfuqua.com
Kariann Fuqua is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Mississippi and received a BFA in painting from Kansas State University (1999) and an MFA in painting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2003). Her professional career has traversed between academia and the museum world, holding positions as a curator, gallery director, and professor. For over 15 years, she has taught a broad range of studio courses in drawing, painting, and design and served as a Foundations Coordinator.
Having moved from one city to another quite frequently throughout her life, Kariann’s association with location and place has dominated her art practice. Her artwork explores complex relationships of mapping, space, and location, and most recently, how science and data intersect with ideas of control and chaos during natural and environmental disasters. Her work has been exhibited at numerous venues across the U.S. including Chicago, New York, and San Francisco, and is in many public and private collections.