The College of Fine Arts is proud to welcome several new full-time faculty members for the 2022-23 academic year.
School of Art
Jamin An, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Deedie Potter Rose Chair of Contemporary Art History
An is a historian of late modern and global contemporary art. Before coming to TCU, he served as an instructor in the School of Art at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. His current research explores the intersections between curatorial practice, arts policy and the transformation of the artistic field in the late 20th century. He is currently working on a book manuscript focused on the curator Henry Geldzahler and his contributions to the New York art world of the 1960s and 1970s.
Beyond his scholarly work, An has held curatorial positions in arts institutions nationwide, including the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Glenstone. In 2019, he helped organize the exhibition “Disappearing—California, c. 1970” at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
An received his doctoral degree in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles and his bachelor’s degree with high distinction in studio art and political and social thought from the University of Virginia.
Wendy Sepponen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Art History (Early Modern Global Art)
Sepponen is an art historian specializing in the material cultures of early modern Hapsburg territories both in Europe and the Americas, with a focus on sculpture, materials and technical processes.
She received her doctoral degree in art history from the University of Michigan in 2018 and has taught there and at Carleton College in Minnesota.
She has also worked in museums, including the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto and the National Gallery of Art in Washington. No stranger to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, she was recently the venue curator at the Meadows Museum at SMU for the exhibition “Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain.”
Department of Design
Instructor of Design
Maston has joined TCU in a new role after serving in an adjunct capacity since spring 2022. For the last 25 years, she has worked with several architecture and interior design firms as a senior and project interior designer, a technical lead and a mentor to young designers. She has worked for firms including HDR, Corgan and Interior Architects, where she gained experience in courthouses, prisons, healthcare and corporate design.
Maston’s passions lie in design equity and community rejuvenation for disadvantaged communities. She is also very committed to helping students transition more smoothly from academia into the professional industry by helping to fill the learning gaps she sees in young designers starting their careers. She achieves this by integrating real-world prompted lectures, projects and research into the curriculum.
Maston earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design from the University of Texas at Arlington and a master’s degree in interior design (research) from Ball State University in Indiana.
Tamara A. Rice
Instructor of Design
Rice has joined TCU in a new role after serving in an adjunct capacity since 2021. She is the principal owner of Lynn Brook Studio, an interior design service located in Dallas-Fort Worth, a Certified Project Manager (CRPM) and REALTOR®.
Her design specialty and focus are residential design and construction. Her work has been featured in Paper City, Pro Remodeler and D Home magazines to name a few.
Rice is currently pursuing further education as well as working toward several accreditations. She earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in 2014.
Department of Fashion Merchandising
Instructor of Fashion Merchandising
Shrestha has over 16 years of experience in women’s apparel design and product development with specialization in denim and wovens.
After earning a bachelor’s degree in fashion merchandising from TCU in 2004, she attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles to continue her education. She spent the next thirteen years working in Los Angeles, New York and East Asia, creating products for top retailers and brands.
Shrestha joined TCU in 2017 as adjunct faculty and now has joined the university as instructor of fashion merchandising. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in the business of fashion from LIM College in New York.