Gonzaga University | 502 East Boone Avenue | Spokane, WA
99258-0102 | (800) 986.9585
Art Dept Chair
Gonzaga University Art Department
502 E. Boone
AD 3 AD Box 003 Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: (509) 313-6718
Office Location Jundt 107
Office Hours Tues 1:30 - 3:30 Fri 9:00 - 11:00 or by appointment
Associate Professor of Art History Ph.D. (2003) and M.A. (1996), University of California, Berkeley B.A. (1993) in Art History and History, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Dr. Parker teaches art history courses on a range of topics, including women artists, 19th c. European art, 20th c. American art, and the history of photography. She has published articles on late nineteenth-century French painting in French Cultural Studies and the SECAC Review. She is currently revising a book manuscript tentatively entitled "Origins: Painting the Prehistoric Body in Late Nineteenth-Century France."
Gieber remains on the Study Abroad faculty for the Art Department. A Master of Art degree and the terminal MFA degree in the Fine Arts was received from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa in 1983, with studio emphasis in ceramics and drawing and a concentration in art history. Gieber currently has two commercial art galleries featuring his work in Coeur d'Alene, ID; and one site in Oregon. Studio work has been presented in more than 150 Exhibitions throughout the United States since coming to Gonzaga in 1983. Corporate collections include H&R Block, Aquila Energy Corporation, Firestone, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Utilicorp United, West One Bank, IFTC, American Investors Financial, and several others. Visit his website at http://www.gieber.com
Austin is from Rathdrum, Idaho and was educated in the Northwest where he earned a B.F.A. in Painting and Printmaking from Western Washington University and an M.F.A. with the same specialization at Washington State University.
He uses his artwork to explore human conflicts, mainly focusing on exclusion, exploitation and inequality. His paintings and drawings juxtapose dichotomous social relationships that are intended to be troubling for the viewers in order to pose questions about human nature, and the absurdity of the modern condition.
When he's not working or making art, he generally spends his time making music and going on trips in the outdoors, camping and rock climbing. Travel, meeting new people and experiencing nature help keep things in perspective and to remember how much there is to wonder about in our home, the universe.