Faculty & Staff

Adjunct Faculty in Art and Art History

Linda Kallan @ ELAC since 2001

Art Department Chair
Professor, Art

B.A, Art,
University of California, Berkeley
M.F.A., Painting and Drawing
University of California, Berkeley

Teaches: Art 201
Email: kallanlp@elac.edu

Wendi Brown @ ELAC since 2006

Assistant Professor, Art History

B.A., French
Cal-State University, Los Angeles
M.A., Art History
Cal-State University, Los Angeles

Teaches: Art History 110, 120, 140, 139, 141; Art 103
Email: brownw@elac.edu

Christine Frerichs @ ELAC since 2010

Assistant Professor, Art

B.F.A., Painting
University of Arizona, Tucson
M.F.A., Painting
University of California, Riverside

Christine Frerichs is a nationally and internationally exhibited painter, and represented by Klowden Mann gallery in Culver City, CA. Her work addresses the formal and conceptual concerns of painting and drawing using an extensive vocabulary of color, material, and techniques ranging from representation to abstraction. Working from memory, imagination and observation, Frerichs creates densely layered abstract portraits and landscapes using oil paint, wax, charcoal, acrylic, spray paint, and aluminum. Her work has been reviewed by art ltd., Artpulse, Artforum, The Los Angeles Times, and published in New American Paintings. In the classroom, Frerichs supports the creative potential of each student by teaching the fundamental skills of color, value, form and composition, and motivating students to apply these skills while developing their own personal content, creative intention and expression.

Teaches: Art 300, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309
Email: frericcj@elac.edu

Mike Libonati @ ELAC since 2013

Assistant Professor, Animation

B.A., History / Anthropology
Bowdoin College
M.F.A., Experimental Animation
California Institute of the Arts

Teaches: Animation 212, 218, 221, 222, 223, 224
Email: liboname@elac.edu

Steve Monaci @ ELAC since 2007

Associate Professor, Graphic Arts

A.A., East Los Angeles College
B.A., Philosophy
California State University, Los Angeles
M.A., Art / Computer Graphics
California State University, Los Angeles

Teaches: Art 301, 600, 601, 604, 605, 606, 633
Email: monacis@elac.edu

Surana Singh @ ELAC since 2004

Associate Professor, Art History

B.A., History of Art
University of California, Sanra Cruz
M.S., Theory, Criticism, and History of Art, Design, and Architecture
Pratt Institute

Teaches: Art History 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 126, 136, 162, 171
Email: singhbs@elac.edu

Chris Turk @ ELAC since 2001

Professor, Art

B.A., Art
California State University, Northridge
M.F.A., Ceramics
California State University, Northridge

Teaches: Art 501, 502, 503, 708, 709, 710, 711
Email: turkcj@elac.edu

Jim Uyekawa @ ELAC since 1994

Professor, Art

A.A., Art
Golden West College
B.F.A., Drawing and Painting
California State University, Long Beach
M.F.A., Drawing and Painting
Claremont Graduate University

Teaches: Art 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 209, 300, 301, 302, 304, 307
Email: uyekawj@elac.edu

Rosa Farre @ ELAC since 2017

Assistant Professor, Animation

B.A., Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence
UAB (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
M.A., Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence
UAB (Autonomous University of Barcelona)

Teaches: Animation 217, 221, 222, 223, 224
Email: farrer@elac.edu

Adjunct Faculty in Art and Art History

Mike Owens @ ELAC since 1996

Professor, Animation and Graphic Arts

A.A., Fine Arts
El Camino College
B.F.A., Art History
Fort Lewis College
M.F.A., Design
University of California, Los Angeles

Teaches: Art 103, 604, 605, 606
Email: owensm@elac.edu

Ahmadpour, Alireza

Adjunct Professor, Art History

Teaches: Art 103; Art History 110, 120
Email: ahmadpa@elac.edu

Acuna, Robert

Adjunct Professor, Art

Teaches: Art 501, 502, 503
Email: acunar@elac.edu

Aguilar, Mark

Adjunct Professor, Animation

Teaches: Animation 212
Email: aguilam6@elac.edu

Armenteros, Rey

Adjunct Professor, Art

Teaches: Art 201
Email: armentr@elac.edu

Barboza, Javier

Adjunct Professor, Animation

Teaches: Animation 212
Email: barbozj2@elac.edu

Bronte, Andrea

Adjunct Professor, Art History and Art

Teaches: Art History 110, 120, 126, 171, 140; Art 103, 201, 202
Email: brontea@elac.edu

Bonitatis, Mike

Adjunct Professor, Animation

Teaches: Animation 217
Email: bonitamf@elac.edu

Cooper, Brian

Adjunct Professor, Art

Teaches: Art 201
Email: cooperbe@elac.edu

Foster, Ed

Adjunct Professor, Art

Teaches: Art 213, 215
Email: fostere@elac.edu

O’Leary, Tom

Adjunct Professor, Art History

Teaches: Art History 130
Email: olearytf@elac.edu

Phillips, Lyndsay

Adjunct Professor, Art History

Teaches: Art 103; Art History 110, 120, 140, 171, 181
Email: phillilm@elac.edu

Nielson, Chris

Adjunct Professor, Graphic Arts

Teaches: Art 635, 641
Email: nielsecd@elac.edu

Stockstill, Wendy

Adjunct Professor, Art History

Teaches: Art History 110, 111, 120, 130, 140, 121, 131; Art 103
Email: stocksw@elac.edu

Joel Kyack

Adjunct Professor, Art

Teaches: Art 103
Email: kyackj@elac.edu

Joshua Smith

Adjunct Professor, Art

Teaches: Art 103
Email: smithj5@faculty.laccd.edu