Visual Arts Faculty | Lake Erie College
Lake Erie College
Academics About LEC For Future Students For Current Students For Alumni Athletics
Visual Arts Faculty
Lake Erie College's Visual Arts program is centered on an interdisciplinary studies curriculum that prepares students for exciting careers in the arts while fostering students' self-confidence and skills by giving them opportunities to think critically, communicate effectively, and market their talents.


Visual Arts Faculty

Nancy Prudic, MFA

Professor Prudic is associate professor of visual arts at Lake Erie College and has worked at the Cleveland Museum of Art in the Department of Education and Public Programming for eighteen years. She earned her bachelor of fine arts from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her master's of fine arts from Vermont College.

She lives in Cleveland and has exhibited in local, regional, and national venues including the Lincoln Center in NYC, Three Rivers Arts Festival in Pittsburgh, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. She was a finalist for the Northern Ohio Live Award in Excellence in Visual Art for "48 Hours of Making Art". She also had a solo exhibition at Brandt Gallery, participated in the Festival of Lights at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and traveled to China and Thailand where she completed an artist residency at the Thai-Chinese International Institute in Bangkok. She has also worked collaboratively with choreographer Lisa DeCato on a project for the 7th Annual Food For Thought, a community dance incubator.

Morley HallSteven Gutierrez, MFA

Professor Gutierrez holds a B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, and an MFA in Art & Technology from The Ohio State University. He studied with Ken Rinaldo, Amy Youngs and Todd Slaughter where he learned to apply his work to more public spaces.

Most recently, he developed the Integrated Media, Digital Art & Technology (IMDAT) major at Lake Erie College.

Professor Gutierrez continues to work in the intersection of Art, Technology and the Environment. His current artwork focuses on human interdependence with nature and explores the possibility of a more beneficial symbiotic relationship. "As an engineer, I feel that technology and interdisciplinary work will play a big part in achieving this balance. As an artist, I feel that we must look at nature for the answers. Thus, my artwork is usually inspired by biological systems, and attempts to demonstrate the beauty within the unseen processes."

Visit to see artwork by Professor Gutierrez.


Lake Erie College | 391 West Washington Street | Painesville, Ohio 44077 | 1.855.GO.STORM