Visiting Artists

Matt Mitros

Valdosta State University Ceramics Department is excited to welcome artist and educator Matt Mitros on August 30th from 2pm - 5 pm in Fine Arts, Room 1054. Matt has extensive expertise with 3D Printing of ceramics and will be on hand to help us initiate our own new 3D printer. Matt will demonstrate and lecture about the how this technology opens roads to the future while also generating interesting ways of looking at the handmade object. 

Matt Mitros received his M.F.A from the University of Washington in 2006 and his B.F.A in 2001 from Penn State University. He is an Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa since 2013 and before that was also an Assistant Professor of Ceramics and 3D at Kennesaw State University here in Georgia. He has an extensive exhibition record with juried, group and solo exhibitions going to 2001. He as also been a resident artist at such places as Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge Montana as well as the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.

visiting artist Matt Mitros

Santoleri leaves his mark

In Spring 2018, award-winning Philadelphia artist Paul Santoleri transformed the Dedo Maranville Fine Arts Gallery into a giant drawing installation. The exhibition ran from February 12-March 2. In addition to his artist talk, Mr. Santoleri installed a permanent mural in the north stairwell of the VSU Fine Arts building. Come check it out! For more about Paul Santoleri and his work visit

mural installation by Paul Santoleri