Randal Thurston       

Program Director, Foundation Studies & Fine Arts and Professor, Fine Arts

Phone: 617-305-1779
Email: rthurston@suffolk.edu
Office: Sawyer Building, 10th floor - room 1024


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, Drawing: Language of Light, Advanced Drawing Issues 

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

  • 2014: Participating Artist, Green Line Extension Integrated Art Program
  • 2013: Still Life Lives!, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA  
  • 2012: Contemporary Drawing with South Coast Connections, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA 
  • 2011: Cannot be Described in Words: Drawing Expanded, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
  • 2010: As Above, So Below, Laconia Gallery, Boston, MA