Staff Directory


Arie Galles, MFA

Professor Emeritus of Painting/Drawing

Phone: 949-480-4167

Fax: 949-480-4263


Faculty - Full-Time


  • M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • B.F.A., Tyler School of Fine Arts of Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Positions Held


  • 2004-Present Professor, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA (Tenure 2006)
  • 1972-2004 Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
  • 1991-1993 Visiting Artist, Summer Program. University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  • 1971 Visiting Artist, Meadows School of Art, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
  • 1971 Instructor in Drawing and Film, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
  • 1969-1970 Instructor in Basic Drawing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • 1968-1969 Instructor in Basic Drawing, Rock County Campus, University of Wisconsin, Janesville, WI


  • 2013-2014, Director, Creative Arts, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • 2004-2010, Director, Creative Arts, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • 1994-Spring Acting Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department, FDU, Madison, NJ
  • 1988-1991 Director, Phyllis Rothman Gallery, FDU, Madison, NJ
  • 1985-88 Chair, Department of Fine Arts, FDU, Madison, NJ
  • 1974-80 Chair, Department of Fine Arts, FDU, Madison, NJ

Research Interests

  • I am currently working on a book, “Drawing with Ashes,” based upon my journal entries, and other documentation, through the almost 10 years it took me to complete the "Fourteen Stations/Hey Yud Dalet" suite of drawings.

Selected Papers, Publications, Presentations, & Exhibits

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  • 2014 Northern Arizona University Art Museum, Flagstaff, AZ One of two solo shows comprising “Wounded Landscapes: Post Holocaust Drawings, Artist’s Books and Paintings” (March 11, 2014-April 26, 2014)
  • 2011 Founders Hall Gallery, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA (Sept. 8, 2011-Jan. 6, 2012)
  • 2008 Edison College, Naples, FL
  • 2007 Mizel Art Center, Denver, CO
  • 2006 Founders Hall Gallery, Soka University of America, Aliso Viejo, CA (Feb.16-Apr. 28)
  • 2004 - 2005 Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL (October 2004-January 2005)
  • 2003 Schmidt Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, (January 30-May 15, 2003) Boca Raton, FL
  • 2002 Morris Museum, (August 20-November 12) Morristown, NJ
  • 1999 Rockefeller Arts Center Gallery, State University College, Fredonia, NY
  • 1999 Katherine Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1999 Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, St. Louis, MO
  • 1998 County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ
  • 1998 Tyler Gallery, SUNY at Oswego, Oswego, NY
  • 1998 Freyberger Gallery, Penn State University, Reading, PA
  • 1996 Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, NJ
  • 1996 Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ

Courses Taught at SUA

  • CARTS 120 Drawing: Seeing and Imagination,
  • CARTS 140 Creative Painting,
  • CARTS 322 Advanced Studio Art-Drawing II
  • LRNCLSTR - Who We Are/Picture Our Life (2015 & 2016)
  • LRNCLSTR -Inspiration/Creativity (2013)
  • LRNCLSTR - Artist-Gallery-Museum - (2012)

Selected Honors & Awards

  • 2002-2004 Fairleigh Dickinson Released Time Grant, “Drawing With Ashes” A book on “14 Stations/HYD”
  • 2000 Distinguished Faculty Award for Research and Scholarship, Fairleigh Dickinson University

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