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Eileen Doktorski

Department: Art



Eileen Doktorski


Teaches Art History (101), Art Appreciation (100), 2-D Design (120) and Beginning Drawing (108). Other courses I have taught at MSJC include; Sculpture (160), 3-D Design (122, Ceramic Arts (151), Mural Painting (119) and Art History II (102) at MSJC

Eileen Doktorski is Art Department co-chair at the Menifee Valley campus and has taught at MSJC since 2009.She earned her MFA and BFA degrees from the Yale School of Art and Parsons School of Design and studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She completed a Fulbright Fellowship at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Poland, and was awarded grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her sculptures and installations have been exhibited at museums, art centers and university and college galleries in the United States, Poland and Korea. Doktorski volunteers her time and leadership skills to advocate the value of arts education and make the arts accessible to diverse communities. She has served on arts advisory boards that include the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Artspace and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony. She has curated exhibitions at art centers and college galleries and has facilitated student mural projects on the San Jacinto campus (SJC) and within the local community. She is co-organizer of the Recycled Art & Fashion Show (2012-2021) which showcases student talents alongside regional designers. While serving as the sole full-time art faculty member on the SJC (2009-2019), she facilitated numerous arts events which served as catalysts for students to become more active and engaged members of the community. Doktorski is currently co-chair of the MSJC Diversity Committee, which facilitates college/community events celebrating a multiplicity of voices and viewpoints. Over the years her emphasis has evolved from a focus on studio practice in sculpture to curating and scholarship on art and aesthetics. She is currently completing her third year of advanced research in ‘Philosophy and Theory of Art’ at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts (IDSVA). She has curated twelve exhibitions at art centers and college art galleries and has presented on at national conferences for FATE (Foundations, Art, Theory & Education) and CCHA (Community College Humanities Association). She has presented her scholarship internationally at IDSVA’s conferences in Mexico City, New York City and Spanocchia, Italy.