Will Mentor Associate Professor of Fine Arts: Art & Design

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B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design

Areas of Expertise:

I inquire into the contemporary comingling of biological, manufactured, and virtual environments by combining hand-made and computer-derived imagery in my paintings.

Courses I Teach:

Life Drawing
Painting Tutorial
Painting with Oil
I present theory, history, and practice as inextricably connected in my courses. I give my students instruction in manual and conceptual skills, and then encourage them to create their own work.

Awards & Recognition

I recently gave an exhibition of my artwork at the Lesley Heller Gallery in New York City.


Life Off Campus:

Outside Saint Michael’s I enjoy being a contra dance caller.

Recent News

Will Mentor, associate professor of fine arts/art, and Ruth Fabian-Fine assistant professor of biology and neuroscience, co-curated an exhibition in the McCarthy Arts Center Gallery titled “Enhanced Vision: Artful Science from September 7 through October 13. This exhibition featured the often inaccessible aesthetic beauty of the natural world revealed through scientific research. It covers a broad spectrum from nature photography to the visualization of single molecules using modern research technology.
(posted December 2017)

Will Mentor, associate professor of fine arts/art, reports that his painting The Dead Toreador, 1987, Oil & Acrylic on Canvas, has been accessioned into the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.