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Rocky Horton

Rocky Horton Jr.


Interim Director of the School of Art & Design


Rocky Horton received his undergraduate education at Harding University in Searcy, Ark. He received an MFA in Studio Art from West Virginia University in December of 2003. Since that time, he has served as an associate professor of art at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Horton is an internationally exhibiting, conceptually-based, multi-disciplinary artist whose work spans painting, sculpture, video and performance. He has taught a variety of courses from foundations to upper-level studio courses, art theory and art history. He was the recipient of the SECAC juror’s award in 2013, Greensboro, N.C. He has published in the SECAC Review, presented and chaired sessions, and acted as a mentor at SECAC and FATE conferences. He is an active founding member of COOP, a curatorial collective in Nashville, established in 2010.