Faculty Bio

Iain Machell

Iain Machell

Title(s):  Professor of Art, Fine Art Program Coordinator
Department:  Art, Design, Music, Theatre, Fashion & Communication


photo of Iain Machell giving the thumbs up
Contact Information
Phone: 845-687-5066
Office location: Stone Ridge Campus, VAN 260C
Email: machelli@sunyulster.edu
Links: www.iainmachell.com
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Degree Information

MFA Sculpture, SUNY University at Albany, 1988
Diploma & Postgrad Diploma in Art, Grays School of Art, Scotland, 1978

Courses Taught

2D Design (ART 150)
3D Design (ART 151)
Advanced Studio 1 & 2 (ART 214 & 215)
Drawing 1 & 2 (ART 103 & 104)
Life Drawing 1 & 2 (ART 209 & 210)
Independent Study in Art

Primary Area of Expertise

Fine Art
All studio art techniques in 2D & 3D

Honors and Awards

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2012

Publications and Presentations 

Visiting Artist and Lecturer to a variety of colleges and universities including Parsons School of Art, University of Massachusetts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Ball State University.

Grants Received

Title 3 award for student retention, 2010


Iain's drawings, book projects, and sculptures have been shown at The Drawing Center, The Sculpture Center, Artists Space and The Center for Book Arts in New York City. Installation projects have been shown at the Dieu Donné Gallery in New York, the ARC Gallery Raw Space in Chicago, the Islip Art Museum Project Space on Long Island, and the Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture at Chesterwood exhibitions in Stockbridge, MA.  His drawings are on view in the Pierogi Gallery flat files in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and handmade books can be seen in the flat files at Dieu Donne Gallery in Chelsea.

One of Machell’s books can be seen in the Museum of Modern Art/ Franklin Furnace/ Artist Book Collection. In Summer 2015 he completed an Artists Residency at the Platte Clove Preserve in the Catskill Mountains, NY and his most recent solo show was in 2015 at Cross Contemporary Art in Saugerties NY.






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