Staff Directory


Arie Galles, MFA

Professor 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

  • At SUA since 2005
  • 1972 - 2004, Professor Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
  • 1991 - 1993, Visiting Artist, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  • 1971 - 1971, Visiting Artist, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
  • 1971 - 1971, Instructor School of Visual Arts, NYC, NY
  • 1968 - 1970, Instructor University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Research Interests

  • Continued work on my "Heartland" series of Reflected Light Paintings and drawings
  • Working on a book, "Drawing with Ashes" based on 10 year's of journal entries while working on my suite of charcoal drawings "Fourteen Stations/Hey Yud Dalet.
  • Lecturing at various museums and galleries.

Courses Taught at SUA

  • Creative Painting
  • Drawing: Seeing and Imagination

Selected Honors & Awards

  • 2000, Distinguished Faculty Award for Research and Scholarship, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ

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