My MFA Faculty in Academy of Art University
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Peter Schifrin
Director of Fine Arts/Sculpture

Mr. Schifrin has taught sculpture and drawing classes at the Academy since 1993. He received his BA from San Jose State University and his M.F.A. from Boston University. He has received several large-scale public commissions, including bronze coyotes in downtown San Jose, the bronze "Firefighter" in San Ramon, and the nine-foot bronze "Wounded Man" for the city of San Mateo's Performing Arts Center. Although his background is in figurative and portrait sculpture, Peter now creates intimate and heroic-scale 'Vertical Poems,' which are stylized narrative totems in ceramic clay.





Margaret Keelan
Assistant Director of Fine Arts/Sculpture

Ms. Keelan earned her BA in fine art from University of Saskatchewan and MFA in ceramic sculpture from University of Utah. She has exhibited her sculpture throughout the U.S. and Canada and received many awards. Most recently, she won the gold medal at "Going for the Gold," a national exhibition in Calgary, Canada. Ms. Keelan has been teaching sculpture for more than 20 years.