Nofa Dixon, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Painting/Drawing
M.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth University
Phone: (904) 620-3825
Office: Building 45, Room 2513
I earned a BFA with an emphasis in Fine Arts and Art
History from St. Andrews Presbyterian College, in North Carolina and an MFA in
Painting and Drawing from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. In
1993, I began teaching as an adjunct while being a productive studio artist
exhibiting my art throughout the United States. In 2001, I was promoted to a
Visiting Professor and to an Instructor in 2004. Later in 2006, I was promoted
to an Assistant Professor and in 2009 to an Associate Professor. I teach
Drawing, Painting, Design and Special Project Classes (Art-in-Public Place or
site specific art). I have taught eight such classes, which have created nine
mosaics and murals, all of which have been installed at the UNF campus. These
projects have impacted the campus and the students in many positive ways. The
students have a better understanding of what is involved in the creation of
large, site-specific artwork. They learn to work by collaborating and making
decisions concerning each project.
Although I was trained as a painter, for years I
worked as a sculptor using clay, found objects and mixed media to achieve
finished forms and unique surfaces. These forms and unique surfaces became my
identity and have earned me many honors and a great deal of recognition. These
clay forms have been represented in many galleries throughout the United States
and are included in hundreds of private, public and corporate collections both
nationally and internationally.
Most recently, I am creating and exhibiting collage
images and using acrylics to paint on canvas. I have conducted numerous collage
workshops and enjoy working in both two and three-dimensional formats. I am
challenged in maintaining an experimental approach to thinking and to creating
and try to pass this attitude to my students.
recently participated in the "Art of Nature" event at the
Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens. For that I created an installation of a
fish and two trees. I donated all three to the Arboretum Gardens.
conducted two collage workshops last summer for Florid Blue which is located at
the Town Center. The workshops are designed to benefit the staff and the
membership of Florida Blud
paintings were included in a Guest Artist Exhibition: Jim Draper, Nofa Dixon
and David Engdahl in December of this year at Douglas Anderson School of the
paintings and collages were presented in a One-Person Exhibition at Kent Campus
of FSCJ earlier this year.
made it possible for an alumni to exhibit her paintings at the Main Library
Downtown and another on-person exhibition at Kent campus of FSCJ.