Neil E. Callander

Neil E. Callander

Assistant Professor of Art, Painting & Drawing

BFA Studio Art Coordinator

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-5202

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In 2007 Neil and family left New York to pursue a career as a professional teacher and artist. This decision has offered a tour of the South with time spent in Louisville KY, Starkville MS and Tuscaloosa AL. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Painting at the University of Arkansas and lives in Fayetteville AR with his wife, son, mother-in-law and two dogs. 

Neil’s work has been exhibited widely including solo exhibitions at Goose Barnacle (Brooklyn NY), Bowling Green State University (OH) and The Kentucky School of Art (Louisville). He is a member a of ZEUXIS (an association of still life painters based in NYC). Group exhibitions include MANIFEST Gallery and Drawing Center (Cincinnati OH), The Huntsville Museum of Art (AL), The Mississippi Museum of Art (Jackson), and The New Gallery of Modern Art (Charlotte NC) among many others. He has presented on his work and practice at many institutes of higher learning including Boston University, UMass Dartmouth, and the University of Mississippi. Neil was recently awarded a research grant to be a resident at the Gullkistan Residency for Creative People in Laugarvatn Iceland. 

ARTS 1919 - Art Studio Foundations I: Observation & Visualization

ARTS 3103 Painting I (Sp, Fa)

ARTS 3133 Figure Painting (Irregular)

ARTS 3153 Perception Into Abstraction (Irregular)

BFA in Painting from Indiana University, 2003

MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, 2006