Carroll College, Helena Montana

Faculty

Ralph Esposito

Ralph Esposito
Professor, Director of Visual Art, Gallery Director and Curator, obtained his M.F.A. from the University of Puget Sound and B.F.A. from the University of Connecticut. He is a former resident artist at the Archie Bray Foundation and has shown his work in the northwest and across the nation. Esposito's artwork has been featured in over 150 shows including 30 national and international competitive juried exhibits. Examples of various types of his work can be seen on his web page.

He is a member of the Archie Bray Foundation, the Holter Museum, Museum & Art Gallery Directors Association - Montana, and the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts. Professor Esposito was Chair of the Board of Trustees for Clancy Elementary School from 2006 to 2011 after becoming a trustee in 2004. In 2003 he created the Carroll Art Gallery and is responsible for its operation. The gallery presents two exhibits each semester and has recently presented an inaugural summer exhibit.

Esposito was  awarded a Fulbright Hayes Seminar Abroad in Greece and Bulgaria. He studied the arts, history and culture of both countries for six weeks in the summer of 2008.

In the summer of 2009 he spent two weeks at a brick factory in Nebraska carving a Brick Sofa. The commissioned Sofa was permanently installed in front of the Library on the Carroll campus in September of 2009. In 2010 he added an ottoman and book stand to the project.

During the fall semester of 2012 Esposito was a Visiting Artist with the West Virginia University semester abroad in China program. He spent several months in Jingdezhen and visited Shanghai, Xi’an and Beijing and lectured and exhibited his work there.

Courses Taught: Drawing, Acrylic Painting, Ceramics 1, Intermediate Ceramics and Watercolor Painting.

See Professor Esposito's personal site

Adjunct Instructors:

Katie Knight
Course taught: Art Appreciation

Jeff Van Tine
Course taught: Digital Photography