Jim Hopfensperger

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James Hopfensperger
Professor of Art, Foundation Art and Sculpture Tour Co-Director
Office: 
(269) 387-2433
Fax: 
(269) 387-2477
Location: 
K1308 South Kohrman Hall, Mail Stop 5213
Mailing address: 
Gwen Frostic School of Art
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5213 USA
Education: 
  • M.F.A., University of Michigan
  • M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A., Michigan State University
Bio: 

Jim Hopfensperger is a professor of art at Western Michigan University's Gwen Frostic School of Art where he teaches foundation art. Jim's art works have been shown nationally and internationally in over 100 exhibitions at venues including the Detroit Institute of Arts, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Auckland Memorial Museum, Lever House, University of Iowa Museum of Art, University of Oregon Museum of Art, State Museum of Pennsylvania, North Carolina Museum of History, and National Ornamental Metals Museum.

Jim’s past appointments include serving as Senior Associate Dean in the College of Fine Arts at Western Michigan University, Chair of the Department of Art & Art History at Michigan State University, and Head of the Studio Art Program at The Pennsylvania State University. He has also taught at the Massachusetts College of Art, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Skidmore College, University of Michigan, and North Carolina State University.

Jim currently serves on the College Art Association Board of Directors, is Past President of the National Council of Arts Administrators, and is an accreditation visitor for the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. He earned a M.F.A. from University of Michigan, a M.A. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. from Michigan State University.

Jim Hopfensperger. Exhibition in the Kerr Gallery, Frostic School of Art, September 10 - October 9, 2015

Jim Hopfensperger. Exhibition in the Kerr Gallery, Frostic School of Art, September 10 - October 9, 2015