Professor of Art
Office 225 in the Alphin Humanities Building
(870) 307-7336 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dustyn Bork is a visual artist working in printmaking, painting, and installation. Professor Bork earned his MFA in printmaking from Indiana University in 2002 and his BFA in printmaking from the University of Michigan in 1999. He teaches a range of studio art classes including 2D Design, Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking. His shared teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Visual Arts, Advanced Studio Concepts, Senior Projects, and Art History with his fellow art colleagues.
Bork strives to instill his passion and energy for art into every student. He encourages students to look at art from multiple viewpoints and engage it critically. Students in his classes develop problem solving skills, creativity, and patience as they work towards a tangible result; these are all applicable skills in other areas of study, majors, careers, and future endeavors. Bork wholeheartedly believes fine arts study is an important cornerstone of a liberal arts education. He challenges students to apply the information they study with a practical application of critical thinking, analysis, and conceptual perspective. Bork’s mantra is “artist as researcher” this requires investigation, experimentation, and seeking information on materials and techniques needed for form, content, and subject matter in their work.
Bork’s work has been selected for and won awards in numerous juried printmaking exhibitions including the Delta National Small Prints Exhibition in Jonesboro, Arkansas, The International Printmaking Biennial of Douro Alijó, Portugal, and the Print Exhibition at the Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey. He maintains an active exhibition record and has shown regionally, nationally, and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include: Tinnin Fine Arts Center, Three Rivers College, Poplar Bluff, Missouri; Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas; Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas; Material Art Space in Memphis, Tennessee; Case Works at the Art Museum at University of Memphis; and the Thea Foundation in North Little Rock, Arkansas. He has also participated in international projects, including an artist residency at the Franz Masereel Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium in August of 2008 and the MIRA artist residency in Martignano, Italy in May of 2011. He is a member of the following professional arts organizations: Arkansas Artist Registry, Arkansas Society of Printmakers, Southern Graphics Council International, AbARt: Arkansas Abstract Artists, Arkansas Society of Printmakers, and Mid America Print Council. In 2016 Bork won the 2016 Arkansas Arts Council individual fellowship in Visual Arts painting, the largest individual artist fellowship the Arkansas Arts Council awards.
Bork is actively engaged in the local arts community. He served as Vice President, Assistant Editor, and member of the Board of Directors for Number, Inc. an independent journal of the arts. He has served for five years on the Board of Directors for the Batesville Area Arts Council. He is currently on the board of directors for the Ozark Foothills Filmfest. His work can be viewed online at www.dustynbork.com.