Retired Faculty
2009 - Present

James  Sullivan 
Meadows School of the Arts  2019

James Sullivan, professor of sculpture in Meadows School of the Arts, joined the SMU faculty in 1988. He earned a B.A. in philosophy at Yale University and an M.F.A. in sculpture at California State University, Long Beach. He served as chair of the Division of Art for 16 years and received multiple University awards for teaching, including the Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professorship in 2012 and the Golden Mustang Award in 1993. He also served as a visiting artist at universities around the globe and was a visiting critic in drawing at the Yale School of Architecture for 18 years. He has been featured in more than 50 group and solo exhibitions regionally and internationally, from the Meadows Museum in Dallas to Amerika Haus in Berlin, and his work is included in museum, corporate and private collections in the U.S. and abroad. His sculpture is centered on the body, portraying the figurative image as well as using objects to create abstractions of bodily forms, spaces and experiences. Much of his recent work has been developed in digital form, using CAD systems and 3-D printing as well as industrial fabrication. He retires as Professor Emeritus of Art.