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Art Program

Mr. Ryan Stander

Assistant Professor

Office: 226W Hartnett Hall
Phone: 701-858-3297

Bio: Originally from the farmlands of northwest Iowa, Ryan is a transplant to central North Dakota. His education alternated between art and theology [MFA from the University of North Dakota, MA in Theology from Sioux Falls Seminary (SD), and a BA in Art from Northwestern College (IA)]. Drawing upon his theological background, the themes of memory, identity, and place often rise to the fore in his artwork.

As a photographer and printmaker, his work has been exhibited internationally in South Africa, China, Central and South America; nationally in New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and across the Upper-Midwest.
Stander is currently an Assistant Professor of Art at Minot State University in Minot, ND, where he teaches photography, directs the BFA program, and co-directs Flat Tail Press and Gallery.

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Courses taught:

  • ART 180: Digital Photo
  • Art 274: Paperworks
  • ART 280 Traditional Photography
  • ART 380: Advanced Photography
  • Art 382: Alternative Process Photography
  • ART 417: Advanced Independent Photography
  • Art 418: Advanced Independent Printmaking
  • Art 426: BFA Thesis
  • Art 491: Art Seminar
  • Art 492: Capstone Experience