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Meet our extended team.
In addition to our full-time faculty, we have many talented adjuncts adding a variety of skills to our team. Below you will see a list of those who regularly teach for us, but who may not instruct every semester.
B.S. in Fine Art, Towson University
M.F.A., University of Baltimore
Rieko Chacey has many years of working as a graphic designer, motion graphic designer and videographer as a full time in-house graphic designer as well as a freelance artist.
Her work experience includes creating motion graphics for events and marketing, the production of video and advertisements for the web, working as a lead illustrator and designer of editorial art, advertisements and promotional marketing materials in print.
In addition to her work experience, she earned Master of Fine Arts in Integrated Design from University of Baltimore. She grew up in Japan, and has a passion for motion graphics.
B.A., University of Toledo
M.A., University of Delaware
Teresa joined HCC as an adjunct instructor in 2010. She earned her B.A. in Art History from the University of Toledo, and after earning her M.A. in Art History at the University of Delaware, she remained at UD to pursue her Ph.D. in Art History. She has taught a number of art history courses at the University of Delaware, including several different courses on medieval art and architecture, her area of specialization. Her research interests focus on the art of the early medieval period, with a particular interest in manuscripts and religious architecture.
B.F.A., National College of Art & Design, Dublin
M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art
Bart is an Irish artist, based in Baltimore for the past 13 years. He makes interdisciplinary work that includes painting, drawing, poetry and video. He has 9 years of experience working with under-represented artists who have special needs. Bart also teaches painting, two-dimensional design and color theory at Harford Community College and at The Maryland Institute College of Art. He has shown his work extensively in Ireland and the United States.
Bart received his BFA from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2000 and his MFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. In 2014, he received a grant from The Baltimore Social Innovation Journal, and in 2015, received the Mayors Individual Artists Award from The Baltimore Office of Promotions and the Arts.
B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art
M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art
Janet Olney teaches drawing and painting at HCC and at MICA. She received her MFA from the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting at MICA. Janet attended a residency at the Chautauqua School of Art Studio Program and taught at MICA’s Summer Studio Intensive Program in Brooklyn. As the recipient of the Henry Walters Travelling Fellowship, she studied painting in Japan. Her work has been featured in exhibitions in Baltimore, New York, Boston and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Janet’s work contemplates the intersection of our everyday and virtual lives; our perceptions of space and reality viewed through the screen versus physical surroundings. Her current paintings explore the sliver of space between these two worlds and the potentialities that can transpire within it.
B.F.A., College of New Rochelle (NY)
M.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Mt. Royal School of Painting
Gina Pierleoni has been an adjunct faculty member at HCC since 1996 (Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media). From 2007-2013, Pierleoni served as an adjunct at TAI Sophia Institute of Transformative Leadership and Social Change in Laurel, MD. She leads traveling Cultivating Creativity workshops, making the creative process accessible to audiences beyond the art community.
Pierleoni is a mixed media artist who has been exhibiting professionally for 35 years. She has received numerous awards including three Individual Artist Awards from the Maryland State Arts Council, one from the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, and two nominations to participate in The Florence Biennale. In 2011, she was recognized as a ‘Hero in the MICA Community’. Pierleoni also received a Recognition of Scholarly and Creative Publications from HCC in 2015, 2013 & 2011. In addition to exhibitions, Pierleoni is involved as: a creative consultant (venues include Baltimore’s Contemporary Museum and 14kt. Cabaret), a curator, a book illustrator and as an arts activist.
WE ARE THEM, Pierleoni’s interactive exhibition, asks questions about inclusion, exclusion and how we decide. Pierleoni's work is represented in more than 150 public and private collections in the U.S. and Canada including Golden Artist Colors.
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