Artist in Residence - Danielle Krcmar, MFA

Artist-In-Residence, Sculpture/Mixed Media Instructor

Danielle Krcmar received her MFA from UMASS Amherst in 1996 and her BFA in Sculpture in 1992 from SUNY Binghamton where she received the SUNY Binghamton Foundation Award. She received the Elizabeth Greenshields Grant in 1993, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant and the Blanche Colman Foundation Grant in 2001. Her work has been shown in the The Fuller Art Museum, The Art Complex Museum, The Gallery at Green Street, and other galleries in New England and New York. Her work has been covered in the New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, and Arts Media. She has taught at Brandeis University, Clark University, The Museum School in Boston and is currently Artist-in-Residence at Babson College. 

Trim Room 220
Office Hours:
Tuesday 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesday 1:00pm - 2:00pm


David Akiba - Adjunct Lecturer/Photography Studio Manager

Office Hours: Wednesday 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
David has been making photographs for 42 years. His work is in the collections of Boston Museum of Fine Art, The Fogg Art Museum, The DeCordova Museum, the Brooklyn Art Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Library of Congress and others. He received a Master of Fine Art in Photography from the Rhode Island School of Design where he studied with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind. His first notable solo show occurred at the Creative Photography Gallery, MIT during Minor White’s tenure. He has had a retrospective exhibition of his work covering almost 30 years at the Wiggin gallery of the Boston Public Library. A solo exhibition of his family photographs entitled “A Separate Journey” was recently exhibited in New York City at the 93nd Street Y. His “Light-struck” photographs were included in an exhibition entitled, “luminous Form, Abstraction in Color Photography” at the DeCordova Museum. He is represented by gallery Kayafas, He is an adjunct professor of photography at Emerson College and Babson College. He has six children and lives in Jamaica Plain with his wife Jane.  

Manny Paredes - Photography Lab Monitor

Manuel Paredes, otherwise known as Manny, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His inspiration for graffiti is what led him to get really involved with arts, making his photography project based around this art. He is part of the Posse Foundation and has a keen interest in educational, non-profit organizations dealing with inner-city students. On the Babson campus he is part of the Japanese International Circle and is also a Senator for the Class of 2014. 


Zak Barry - Ceramics ​Instructor

Zak Barry is a senior at Babson College studying Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Design. Growing up in Honolulu, Hawaii, Zak started playing with clay at an early age and his passion for ceramics has grown ever since. Taking a special interest in wheel throwing in high school, he pursued an independent semester in wheel throwing where he expanded his skill set and took on projects ranging from large platters to lamp bases. Beyond appreciating the functional side of wheel throwing, Zak sees the technique as a therapeutic art form. He is e​xcited to create a space where students can forget about business (for a couple of hours) and hopes to bring out some of the untapped creative talent hiding among Babson students. If you don’t like to get dirty, you may want to think twice about taking his class…he is prone to instigating clay fights!

Matt Hard - Ceramics Studio Monitor

Matt will be starting his first year at Babson as a studio monitor in the ceramics studio. Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Matt did not begin to explore clay until high school where his instructor taught with a hads-off and laid back attitude. Ever since, he has grown and developed skills throwing on the wheel. He hopes to eventually open his own public studio where anyone and everyone the amazing experience of throwing.

Mary Ruthven - Ceramics Studio Monitor

Mary Ruthven started working with ceramics two years ago. Last semester she took a class at the Babson studio and is now a studio monitor. She is a sophomore at Olin studying to become an Electrical and Computer Engineer.

Alex Spies - Ceramics Studio Manager

Alex Spies began his time as a ceramic artist in grade school. He is skilled in the areas of wheel-throwing and hand-building. As an artist he explores many different themes and techniques by making a variety of work that ranges from functional vessels to abstract sculptures. He has won a variety of awards for his work including a Gold Key for his portfolio in the Scholastic Art Awards. He is currently the Studio Manager at the Babson Ceramics Studio. View some of Alex's work.

2D Art

Eugenio Gonzalez - SVAC Gallery/Studio Assistant

Eugenio is a sophomore at Babson from Monterrey, Mexico. He has been learning about art for various years with a focus in painting. He mainly paints surrealism as he feels that it lets him be more creative and experiment new things. Among other things, he also enjoys playing the violin, being outdoors and has an interest in landscape photography. Currently he is very interested in finding new ways to teach entrepreneurship in Mexico as he believes that entrepreneurship is the key to solving Mexico's problems.

Hongling Xu - SVAC Gallery/Studio Assistant

Hongling is a sophomore at Babson College. Having started to learn musical instruments, such as violin and cucurbit flute, from a young age, Hongling appreciated the abstract nature of arts. Highly interested in other forms of arts, Hongling has taken sculpture, photography, and ceramic classes since she came to Babson. Right now, Hongling is the E-board member of Babson Fine Arts Association (BFAA). She is passionate about many forms of art and art events around campus.