Faculty and Staff
Gary Barton received an MFA from the Ohio State University where he was the recipient of a University Fellowship. He currently serves as chair of the Department of Art and primarily teaches printmaking and advanced studio courses. He has served as an associate dean for the College of Fine Arts and Communications at BYU and has been the director/co-director of numerous study abroad programs, collaborative projects between BYU and various national and international institutions, and other experiential learning programs for students. In his art, he works predominately in two-dimensional media including painting, printmaking, and mixed media. His work has been exhibited widely in national and international venues including the Contemporary Art Space Chester (CASC), England, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Spectrum Project Space in Perth, Australia, PR1 Gallery in Preston, England, CityScape Gallery in Vancouver, B.C., and Studio 61 in Florence, Italy.
Daniel T. Barney is a Professor in the Department of Art in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University where he teaches courses in curriculum development and theory; methods in contemporary art. His research interests include arts based inquiry, pedagogical forms in relation to contemporary art practices, post-qualitative methodological discourses, literacy in the arts, and visual arts curricular issues. Dr. Barney has co-edited the book Arts Education and Literacies (Jensen, et al., 2015) and he has authored numerous articles in journals that include, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Cultural Studies—Critical Methodologies, Visual Arts Research, International Journal of Art & Design Education, Journal for Artistic Research, and International Journal of Education through Art. Dr. Barney is Assistant Editor of Journal of Social Theory in Art Education and Associate Editor of Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy and he serves on the review boards of several key research journals.
Collin Bradford received an MFA from The University of Illinois in 2008 and taught at Grand Valley State University before coming to BYU in 2016. He currently serves as the coordinator of the department’s BA program and he teaches both seminar and studio courses related to contemporary art practices, new genres, and interdisciplinary ways of making art. His work with video, sound, photography, sculpture, and other media has been exhibited both nationally and internationally and in traditional art spaces as well as film and video festivals, including at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, MI, the Darklight Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland, New Insight at Art Chicago, the Cologne International Video Art Festival, and the Channels Video Art Festival in Melbourne, Australia.