Sculpture Faculty

The Sculpture faculty members enjoy teaching and have studios in the facility. Students have excellent access to the faculty for technical assistance and individual critiques of their work. The faculty actively bring in visiting artists and organize special events within the Sculpture Area and the School. They are committed to maintaining a high energy program that acknowledges the traditions of sculpture while incorporating the developments of the contemporary art world.


Chris Hentz

212 Old Engineering Shops
(225) 578-5822


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Malcolm McClay

Associate Professor
248 Old Engineering Shops
(225) 578-6831

BA University of Ulster in Belfast
MA New Mexico State University
MFA Ohio State University

Born in Derry, Northern Ireland and raised in Donegal, Ireland, Malcolm studied at the University of Ulster in Belfast where he received his BA honors degree in Three-Dimensional Design. Growing up close to the border with Northern Ireland and attending university in Belfast at the height of “The Troubles,” Malcolm became interested in political forces and how they affect people’s lives. This theme recurs throughout his work. He came to the US in 1986 where he received his MA in Sculpture from New Mexico State University, returning to Ireland after he graduated.

He came back to the US after a year and a half in Australia and Asia to attend the graduate program at The Ohio State University where he earned his MFA in Sculpture and Performance. There he co-founded Crisus, a performance company. For the next ten years, Crisus wrote, produced and toured large-scale multimedia performances coast to coast throughout the US and abroad.

In 1999, Malcolm moved away from performance to concentrate on site-specific installation and kinetic sculpture. In his most recent work, the viewer becomes the performer as he or she moves through the space triggering kinetic elements of the installation. Malcolm moved from San Francisco to Louisiana in 2002 and began teaching at LSU in the fall of 2003.


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Loren Schwerd

Associate Professor
248 Old Engineering Shops
(225) 578-6191

BFA Tulane University
Syracuse University

Loren Schwerd received her BFA in Studio Art from Tulane University and her MFA in Sculpture in from Syracuse University. She spent several years as a Visiting Assistant professor at the College of Charleston, SC before returning to Louisiana in 2005 to join the LSU School of Art faculty. Recent exhibitions include: Prospect 1.5 New Orleans Biennial, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond, VA, The Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, NC, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, MI, Dana Women Artist Series, Douglas Library Series, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Loren has participated in numerous artist residencies, such as the Djerassi Resident Artist Program and The Art Omi International Artist Residency.