Esposito, Ralph

Photograph of Ralph Esposito drawing a self-portrait

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Professor - Visual Arts

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 is currently Chair of the Board of Trustees for Clancy Elementary School and has been a trustee since 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 recently 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.