Joel Fullerton has been an instructor in the Visual Arts Department at the University of the Fraser Valley since 2019. At UFV, the courses he has taught include Introductory Drawing, and 2D and 3D material practices, both in-person and online. Joel is an interdisciplinary visual artist whose work is founded in traditional and expanded drawing practices. He also creates work primarily in printmaking/digital media, sculpture, and non-traditional forms of installation and digital integration. His studio practice comes from a curiosity of the visual history of artifacts, images, and plants. Fullerton’s artwork explores metaphoric representations of the body and the physical and temporal relationship to the built and natural environment. Increasingly relevant are concepts of material sustainability and materials as memory. Joel has previously taught at the University of Guelph, Georgian College, and Nipissing University in Ontario. Influential to his pedagogical training was his teaching for the interdisciplinary global world history and college writing program, Making of the Modern World, at the University of California San Diego from 2017-2019. Fullerton’s artwork has been shown in various public and private gallery settings throughout North America, and he has received awards and grants to support his studio practice and research.
Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Washington University in St. Louis, Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, 2008-2010
Bachelor of Arts (BA Honours), University of Guelph, School of Fine Art and Music, 2004-2008