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Cliff Eanes Tierney is an artist and currently holds the position of associate professor of art at
Lipscomb University in Nashville, where he chairs the Department of Visual Arts. Professionally, his work has been shown both regionally and nationally in commercial and university galleries. Tierney received his MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. He is a member of the College Art Association, Southeastern Art Conference and FATE (Foundations in Art: Theory & Education).
Tierney has taught full time at Lipscomb for 19 years. Prior to teaching full time, he taught as an adjunct at Middle Tennessee State University and was an illustrator and designer at The Tennesseen newspaper in Nashville and The Florida Times-Union newspaper in Jacksonville. He currently teaches foundations courses in drawing, 2D and 3D design, and color theory. Tierney has taught for Lipscomb’s LIFE program at the Riverbend Maximum Security Facility and the Tennessee Prison for Women, where he was the art director for their annual literary journal Chiaroscuro. He has co-lead travel classes to the Big Bend National Park, the Pacific Northwest, as well as art experiences in Paris and Florence. He was faculty-in-residence in Vienna, Austria, during the fall semester of 2014.
Other than making art, Tierney enjoys reading about history and traveling. He is the proud father of two beautiful daughters and husband to his wonderful wife of 24 years.