Randal Thurston       

Associate Professor, Foundation Studies & Fine Arts

Phone: 617-305-1779
Email: rthurston@suffolk.edu
Office: 75 Arlington St., 2nd floor - room 212


MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University 
BFA, Southeastern Massachusetts University

Courses Taught at The School of Art & Design

Fine Arts Thesis, Printmaking, Advanced Printmaking, 2-Dimensional Design, Foundation Drawing I, Foundation Drawing II

Teaching Philosophy

My primary goal is to help every student I work with speak in a clear and distinct voice. This involves making my students aware of and conversant in the history of art and the mechanics of their craft. It is achieved through combining the expressed and implied curriculums in such a way that there is a maximum opportunity for the students to develop as individuals while understanding they are part of a larger community. In many ways the most significant and practical legacy of their education is the self-critical viewpoint that is developed through rigorous critique and a thorough understanding of studio practice.

Recent Professional Highlights

  • 2011: Cannot be Described in Words: Drawing Expanded, Concord Art Association, Concord MA
  • 2010: As Above, So Below, Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 2010: Randal Thurston and Alyson Shultz, Ars Memoraiva, The De Menil Gallery, Groton, MA
  • 2007: The Night Garden, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, MA
  • 2007: Shadows, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA