Note: Below is a partial list of Foundations faculty members.
Fine Art Painter
Cristen Miller graduated with a BFA and MFA from Academy of Art University’s School of Fine Art. Her work specializes in painting landscapes with oils and pastels. She has been exhibited in fine art galleries nationwide and has won numerous awards in national competitions. Miller’s paintings and drawings have been featured in the magazines “Southwest Art” and “Pastel Journal” and in the contemporary drawing book series Strokes of Genius. Corporate and private clients, including the CEO of Ameritrade and the owner of the Chicago Cubs, have collected Miller’s work. She has been teaching at Academy of Art University since 2001, teaching Color and Design, Figure Drawing, Analysis of Form, and Pastel Painting.
Fine Art Painter
Finalist, Portrait and Landscape Painting, American Artist Magazine. Finalist, Arts For The Parks National Competition. Designated by the Art and Culture Department, Republic of China, as "Chinese Master Artist."
Winner of the Gloria Medal of the National Sculpture Society and the Bartlett Prize.
Winner, Canadian Art and Royal Bank of Canada New Painting Competition. Recent exhibitions include the San Jose Museum for Contemporary Art and the Triton Museum.
Exhibitions include San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art. Recipient of the Eureka Fellowship Fleishacker Foundation.
Illustrator and Fine Art Painter
Clients include Microsoft, Adobe, Coors.
1st place recipient of the Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant and the Joan Mitchell Grant. His sculptures have been shown in galleries and museums across the United States.
David Choong Lee
Exhibitions include one-man shows at the Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona and the Josh Lionel Gallery, New York.
Joo Hee Bae
Winner of the Elizabeth Gordon Chandler Prize, The National Competition for Figurative Sculpture.
Illustrator, Concept and Storyboard Artist
Clients include, Hasbro Toys, Levi Strauss, Gap, Inc., The World Bank, Viz Media.
Exhibitions include the Salmagundi Club, New York and the Dehesh Museum, New York.
Exhibitions and collections include the University of Texas, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, University of San Francisco, Stanford University. Numerous public works of art include the Victims of Communism Memorial, Washington, D.C. and the Goddess of Democracy, bronze monument, San Francisco. Has served as lecturer/consultant on anatomy and ecorche for Industrial Light and Magic.