Rebecca Ann Drolen

Rebecca Ann Drolen

Assistant Professor of Art, Photography

Head of Photography

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-5202

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Rebecca Drolen received her MFA in Photography from Indiana University in 2009. Before joining the art department at the University of Arkansas in the Fall of 2015, she worked with several institutions including the University of Georgia, Michigan State University, and Belmont University.
Drolen’s photographic work explores portraiture and constructed narratives, using the element of truth that a photograph carries to validate scenes. An exploration of how individuals assemble their identity is paramount to her work.
Drolen’s photographs have been shown in group and solo exhibitions on a national and international level, within noteworthy venues such as the Huffington Post, Oxford American's Eyes on the South, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Texas Tech University, the Light Factory, Oklahoma State Museum of Art, CICA museum in Gimpo, Korea, and the Theory of Clouds Gallery in Kobe, Japan. Drolen has had work published in various art magazines and blogs and has a pieces held in private collections as well as the permanent collection at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  Drolen is an active member of the Society for Photographic Education on the regional and national level.
  • Photography I 
  • Digital Photography
  • Color Photography
  • The Constructed Image
  • Advanced Black & White Photography / The View Camera
  • Professional Development
  • Graduate Photography Studio

B.A., Journalism, 2005
Indiana University

M.F.A., Photography, 2009
Indiana University