John Rise

Foundation studies professor


  • B.F.A., drawing, Arizona State University, 1976
  • M.A., painting and drawing, University of New Mexico, 1977
  • M.F.A., painting and drawing, University of New Mexico, 2003


"When I recognize that a student is unsure and/or lacks self confidence in his/her abilities, through the course of the class I can build their confidence and esteem.

"The success my students enjoy with their work, in national and student competitions, here at SCAD.

"The inception and profitable results of the Art Materials Trade Show, from which the profits fund our Foundations School Scholarship program."


Subscriber to CAA, SECAC; member, ASTM Committee

Publications and Presentations

"Industry and Academia: The Disconnect Between the Art Materials Industry and Academia," presented as keynote at 2010 NAMTA (National Art Materials Trade Association) annual business meeting, Indianapolis, Indiana, April 2010 Same topic, delivered at 2011 CAA Conference, New York, February 2011