Julie Taggart

Julie Taggart is Dean of School of Studio Arts at Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
Dean of School of Studio Arts
Fine Arts
Master of Fine Arts
Design Studios on Broad

Julie Taggart was appointed Dean of the School of Studio Arts in June 2012. She began her career at CCAD in 1994 when she was hired to teach drawing, painting and color theory. She shifted her focus to administration after being appointed chairwoman of painting in 2002. From 2006 to 2012, as Dean of Fine Art and Foundation Studies, Taggart transformed the freshman program into a digitally integrated and conceptually engaging curriculum focused on innovation. Traditional skills and expectations of technical excellence have merged with technology-driven, inquiry-based approaches that better prepare students for the rigor of their chosen majors and the expectations of careers in the creative economy.

Taggart is an alumna of CCAD and earned a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Syracuse University.

In addition to her work at CCAD, Taggart maintains an active studio practice and a commitment to volunteerism. She was represented by Rebecca Ibel Gallery in Columbus until the gallery closed in 2011, and her paintings have been included in numerous national and international exhibitions.