Jeannie Hulen is Associate Dean of Fine Arts in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, Interim Director of the School of Art, and Associate Professor of Ceramics at the University of Arkansas. In 1995 she received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, and in 2000 a MFA from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. She has held solo exhibitions in Taiwan, Houston, Grand Rapids, MI, Utica, NY, Kansas City, MO, and Fayetteville, AR. She has participated in many national group exhibitions including shows in conjunction with the National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts from 2007-2016. In Fall 2009 she was a Resident Visiting Artist at the Graduate Institute of Applied Arts, Tainan National University of The Arts in Tainan, Taiwan.
Professor Hulen helped steward the recent historic supporting gifts from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation and Windgate Charitable Foundation, $120 Million and $40 Million respectively, which have paved the way for a world class School of Art to be founded in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. A major facet of this process will be the addition of comprehensive new facilities in an Art and Design District located near the Fayetteville campus.
Recent notable activities include a solo exhibition in conjunction with the National Conference on Education For the Ceramic Arts at Grin Gallery in Providence, RI in 2015, as well as ongoing research on ceramics materials and processes in West Africa, with collaborators from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana, in 2018-2019 she will be researching and teaching at KNUST in Ghana as Fulbright Scholar.