Biola University

Biola University

Biola UniversityBiola University
13800 Biola Avenue
La Mirada, CA 90639

Biola University art exhibit

Undergraduate Enrollment: 4,081
Graduate Enrollment: 2,004

Art Department
Students Enrolled: 145
Graduates per year: 30

Biola University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Biola University Art Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Biola University - art sample

Full-Time Faculty
Zehavi Husser, Ph.D. (Chair)
Dan Callis, M.F.A.
Daniel Chang, M.F.A.
Joe Lloyd, M.F.A.
Jonathan Puls, M.F.A.
Kurt Simonson, M.F.A.
Luke Aleckson, M.F.A.

University Curator
Jeff Rau, M.F.A.

Part-Time Faculty
Andrea Lam, Ph.D., M. DIV.
Astri Swendsrud, M.F.A.
Cindy Bell, B.A.
Erica Ryan-Stallones, M.F.A.
Hannah Varamini, M.F.A.
Jane Gillespie, M.F.A.
John Choura, B.F.A.
Kari Dunman, M.F.A.
Laura Goble, M.F.A.
Nikole Sparks, B.F.A.
Seth Johnson, M.F.A.
Shyanne Hughes, M.F.T., A.T.R.-B.C.
Theresa Crooks, M.A.
Tina Linville, M.F.A.

Degrees Offered
B.F.A. in Studio Art
B.S. in Studio Art
B.S. in Design

Studio Art

Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Design, Interdisciplinary

Art History

Art Department Highlights

  • Biola’s art programs are committed to exploring contemporary art in fresh and compelling ways. Students have the opportunity to take multiple field trips to see the finest art in Los Angeles.
  • The Art Department is a genuine community of like-minded artists working and learning together. Life-long relationships are forged in a nurturing and rigorous Christian environment.
  • The Biola Department of Art maintains a healthy relationship with its alumni. Alumni exhibitions are frequently held in the Biola Library as well as the Green Art Gallery on campus. Once a year the department offers an alumni event with speakers, a silent auction, and movies produced by alumni.
  • 30 units of Bible and 72 units of art are an unbeatable combination for those who are serious about integrating their Christian faith and their creativity.
  • All B.F.A. students are required to complete a 120-hour internship experience with professionals in their particular field of artistic pursuit.
  • Many of our students choose an interdisciplinary option, allowing them to create their own combination of upper division art courses and electives.
  • The Earl & Virginia Green Art Gallery presents a program of rotating contemporary art exhibitions on the campus. Located in the greater Los Angeles area, the Green Art Gallery is well positioned to represent a vital Christian worldview within the critical dialogue of contemporary visual art and to produce engaging exhibitions that grapple with issues concerning the intersection of faith with art and culture. The Green Gallery also provides professional development opportunities.
  • The Biola Art Department through the CCCA, hosts an annual spring symposium that brings to campus prominent artists and scholars to discuss timely topics related to the visual arts and Christianity.
  • Every semester, the Biola Art Department is proud to host a number of visiting artists from the Los Angeles area and beyond. While on campus, these artists typically give a lecture (open to all students) and make themselves available for studio visits with Art students.
    Summer overseas study trips are popular with Biola art majors and are open to other majors as well. Recent trip destinations include Japan, Italy and France.
  • Collaborations with other departments throughout campus have fostered a remarkable series of interdisciplinary explorations, both curricular and co-curricular. One example of this is the course entitled Vision, Voice & Practice, which pairs Art and English majors to produce collaborative works.