Brian Baugh

Professor, Art
Curator, College Art Collections

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Brian is a painter. His current work is focused on the freedom and energy of abstract painting.

Brian has a wide variety of interests in art. Bodies of work shown in recent years have included ceramics, photography, hand-made musical instruments, realist painting, and figurative sculpture and paintings from imagination.

Brian’s professional experiences outside of teaching include graphic design and installing art exhibitions at museums.

His teaching at Monmouth includes: painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, graphic design, contemporary art and art history, as well as leading study-abroad trips and teaching semesters in Australia, Scotland and Florence, Italy. Through the summer research program SOFIA, he has also taught workshops on building musical instruments, fresco, ceramics, printmaking and large-scale painting.

Brian has lived in Monmouth for more than 15 years with his wife and fellow art professor, Stephanie Baugh.

Brian is a native of the South, having lived in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia before moving to the Midwest.


Playing guitar, visiting art museums, and traveling to places with amazing natural features are three of Brian’s favorite things to do when not teaching.


MFA – (Painting) University of Florida, 2002
BFA – (Painting and Printmaking) University of Montevallo (Alabama), 1999
AA – (Art) Snead State (Alabama) Community College, 1994

Courses Taught

Foundational Drawing
Observational Painting
Abstract Painting
Digital Photography
Contemporary Art
Contemporary Art
Latin American Contemporary Art
Victorian Art and Culture
Methods and Materials
Graphic Design I
Graphic Design II
Darkroom Photography
Contemporary Art
Global Perspectives: Contemporary Art and Culture
Florence Through the Eyes of the Victorians (taught in Florence, Italy)