VISUAL ART FACULTY
Starts her fifth year as the sophomore level advocate. Her specialties include social practices and performance art.
She was born and bred and sun tea steeped in the concrete of Houston inner city backyards. She graduated from Kinder HSPVA in 1992 and is thrilled to come full circle and return as a faculty member of the Visual Art Department. She received her BFA in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2002 and her MFA in Performance Art in 2012 from the Chicago Art Institute. Her teaching experiences include consulting at HSPVA, YES College Preparatory, Bayou Village Waldorf School, Westside High School, and residency mentoring at Chicago’s Link’s Hall. Fowler is a life artist, interested in blurring the lines between art and life. Daily, she looks for art opportunities, from the poetic possibilities of a good installation to be arranged on the glass refrigerator shelf to allowing “collaborative” drawings from her daughter over her art works. She is interested in artists as thinkers and the various ways of being an artist. She looks for a variety of ways to connect to her audience particularly in irreverent displays of formal works outside of gallery or museum contexts. She has long led and followed with her gut in her Whole Artist food works and gulped with her heart in her efforts of transformation in ceremony like performance. Fowler is currently working on a memoir that steals from life moments and her daughters on dream like seven year old perspective. Fowler has curated, organized, and conceived of artist run spaces including, CSAW Performance Bay of Houston TX and Mutherland, Chicago Il.
She has shown work in the likes of spaces such as: Diverse Works, Blaffer Museum, Lawndale, Project Row House; Houston, The Triangle Space; San Antonio, The Lab, The Luggage Store; San Francisco, old dusty private apartment attics, Links Hall, Sullivan Gallery; Defibrillator; Chicago, PERFORM NOW; LA, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Craft Winston Salem NC, and in the cab of her truck driving...looking for an open field.
Tim Glover has taught at the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas since 1997. He became a member of the full-time faculty in 2013. Mr. Glover has received commissions from the City of Houston, Houston Metro Light Rail, The Children’s Museum Houston, the University of Houston and more recently, “Light Garden” at the WOW Roundabout in Houston, Texas. As a board member of Buffalo Bayou Art Park he was instrumental in bringing the 18th International Sculpture Conference to Houston in 2000. Mr. Glover has received numerous grants and honors for his professional achievements including the distinguished Pollack-Krasner Award, the Presidential Scholars Program- Teacher Recognition Award, from the U.S. Department of Education and several artist fellowships from the Houston Arts Alliance. His sculptures have been exhibited across the state of Texas, the United States and in several foreign countries. His work is in public, private and corporate collections. Glover had a retrospective exhibition at the LHUCA in Lubbock in 2016, and exhibitions at Houston Baptist University and The Art Car Museum in 2017. He continues to operate a studio practice in the artist community known as Itchy Acres as well as teaching and mentoring many of Houston’s next generation of artists. Mr. Glover is exhibiting sculpture on Richmond Ave. in Houston, and will exhibit new works this fall in Lampasas-Art in the Park, and the 40th Anniversary Abilene Outdoor Sculpture Show.
Ellen Phillips is the 9th Grade Visual Art Coordinator at HSPVA. Fall 2020 will begin her second-year teaching on faculty within the department. Phillips is an alum of the Visual Arts Department. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Within personal studio work, Phillips explores shifting narratives and the concept of multiples through works on paper, sculpture, photography, and text. She has shown works nationally in Texas, Maryland, Missouri, and California.
Fun facts about Ms. Phillips:
- She is an INFJ personality type.
- She is addicted to thrift shopping!
- She loves writing and has participated in reading her short stories at various reading events in Houston.
- After college, Ms. Phillips worked at the Rothko Chapel and was the in-house photographer/archivist for a mid-century modern furniture store.
- She grew up in an artist household - both of her parents were painters.
- In her free time, Ms. Phillips makes work in her studio and spends time with her mom plus four legged friends.
David Waddell has been teaching at HSPVA since 2007. He became the Chair of the Art Department in 2016. He teaches a variety of Independent Studio Classes, Idea Development Courses and Art Criticism. From 2008-2016, Waddell was the junior level advocate and technology and media arts coordinator in the art department. A 1999 graduate of HSPVA in Visual Arts, Mr. Waddell earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art from The University of Texas at Austin and his MFA in painting at the American University. He enjoys juggling the joys of family life and the daily fun in the art department. His background experience in education includes his role in Blaffer Gallery's Young Artist Apprenticeship Program, teaching film at the Aurora Picture Show, and instructing at the American University, the University of Houston and Sam Houston State University. Mr. Waddell has participated in residency programs at the Atlantic Center for the Arts and Lawndale Art Center. He has been included in shows and screenings at Fotofest, the Katzen Art Center, Lawndale Art Center, Front Gallery and Gavin Brown's Enterprise, among others.
Fun facts about Mr. Waddell
- He is left handed.
- He is adopted.
- As an HSPVA student, he focused on mixed media, sculptural work and collages. He loved being able to weld and scavenge for materials.
- As a college undergraduate, he still had a “fear of technology” and was a painter.
- He has overcome his fear of technology and it became a central part of his artwork and teaching.
- He took a ceramics class at the Glassell School of Art a few years ago and is now hooked on working with clay!
- He has saved much of his artwork from HSPVA, including a paper mache sculpture created in a Freshman class from 25 years ago. His mother is tired of storing his artwork at her house.
Katie Christman started teaching textiles in 2018 and is excited to be returning this year. She is a Kinder HSPVA alum.
Tess Doyle began as an artist consultant at HSPVA in 2016, instructing printmaking. Tess’ work ranges from drawing to printmaking and mixed media collage. She earned her BFA in printmaking from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Along with teaching, Tess belongs to Burning Bones Press, a community print shop in Houston, where she acts as Press Assistant, as well as leading workshops / events within the arts community. Her work has been shown throughout the Texas region and the United States. You can find her getting inky as a Speedball Demo. Artist, enlightening the masses to the art of printmaking!
Ryan Francisco graduated in 2017 from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts majoring in Theatre. Although she comes from a theatrical background, she has always been fascinated with the magic of photography and graphic design at a very young age. Miss Francisco went on to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Photo communications from St. Edward’s University with Magna Cum Laude honors. Shortly afterward, she spent time aboard residing in Madrid, Spain teaching English, and further developing her photography style. Miss Francisco is compassionate and has made it her purpose to encourage and help students create an indelible footprint within the Art Department.
Robert Hodge is an alum of HSPVA Art Department. He will be working with upperclassmen. He has been a guest artist in the past. He has shown at the CAMH as well as other places.
Diana Sanchez is an alum. She is working with Freshmen in drawing and Sophmores in painting this semester.
Katherine Trimble is an artist, musician and sometimes designer originally from Rochester, NY. She has been a resident of Houston since 2015—it has really grown on her—and a consultant at HSPVA since 2016. She absolutely loves seeing what these immensely talented students are capable of. Katherine earned a BFA in Film, Animation + Video from RISD, and an MFA in Art + Technology Studies from SAIC. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in a wide range of art spaces including Graham Foundation (Chicago), Mana Contemporary (Chicago), Goldsmiths College (London), Lawndale Art Center (Houston) and Kriti Gallery (Varanasi, India). She has taught at SAIC and Columbia College Chicago and currently teaches at HCC.
Katherine loves art because it means freedom; she also loves any project that will facilitate her obsessively learning a new skill. Her work generally revolves around sensory perception and how the senses can amplify or contradict each other. She likes that each of us has a unique sensory world, but that aspect of our lives is shared by everyone. Lately, her work has taken an unexpected turn into textile design and construction and she’s obsessing over that.