UNT CVAD welcomes Binod Shrestha as new Director of the Foundations Program

UNT College of Visual Arts & Design is pleased to announce that Binod Shrestha will be joining us this summer in a new position for CVAD.

In addition to his role as Associate Professor of Studio Art, Shrestha will be the inaugural Director of the studio-based (Drawing and Design) Foundations Program in the College. His role there will be to support and lead the program, ensure that the program is serving all majors in the college, and work with the foundations communities in the state of Texas and beyond.

Shrestha comes to CVAD from the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse where he was Associate Professor and Foundations Coordinator and active in the arenas of art foundations pedagogy. An artist who works across media with MFA degrees from both the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts and Bangalore University, Shrestha has described his work as exploring "the possibilities and upshot of myths, memory and metaphor- 3Ms, on the body" and as "prob[ing] politics and its implication on the body in socio-politic and metaphysical context at micro level."

Thanks to Professor Robert Jessup and the search committee for their efforts in the search and thanks as well to all of those who facilitated the process.

Please join us in welcoming Binod to our CVAD community!