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Jacob Fossum

Professor Jacob Fossum

Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing

Daniel Arts Center

Academic Program Affiliation(s)

Arts, Studio Arts, Painting & Drawing

Areas of Specialization

  • Oil painting (old master & contemporary)
  • Figure painting
  • Drawing
  • Figure drawing
  • 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional design


Research Interests: Color theory, idol worship, evolution

Teaching Interests: Teaching color theory, contemporary drawing, how to construct a narrative work of art

Other Interests: Music, songwriting, fiber arts, sculpture


MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art
BFA, Utah State University

Mr. Fossum taught at Sacramento City College in California. His work is represented by Burkelman in Cold Spring, NY and has been shown in The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, and the Fairview Museum of Art and History in Fairview, UT, as well as Carrie Haddad Gallery and Limner Gallery in Hudson, NY, Verge Gallery and Studio Project and Tangent Gallery in Sacramento, CA, St. Charles and Paperwork Gallery in Baltimore, MD, Dolce Vita in Ballard, WA, and Rodger LaPelle Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. His work has also been collected at the Fairview Museum of Art and History, Southern Graphics Council Archives, Center for Innovative Print and Paper, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University Print Archives and University of Arizona Print Archives. Mr. Fossum has been published in Studio Visit Vol 10, Open Studios Press, as well as Submerge #48 out of Sacramento, CA and Dialogue, A Journal of Mormon Thought. He has completed multiple residencies in Iceland (NES and SIM), Ireland (Cill Rialaig Project), and Wyoming (Jentel). He has been teaching at Simon's Rock since 2011.