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Meet the Team

Atelier InSite is a Creative Inquiry project that implements public artwork on the Clemson University Campus.

It capitalizes on a cross-disciplinary and inclusive approach that is predominantly student driven. Our goal is to create a new paradigm for the administration of public art on university campuses.

“By Students, for Students”

The word Atelier is derived from the French word meaning “workshop” or “studio.” Atelier describes the atmosphere and attitude towards the installation and development of public art on campus.

Meet the Creative Inquiry Students

Our creative inquiry team has engaged students representing all of the 5 colleges on campus: Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Science; Architecture, Arts, and Humanities; Business and Behavioral Science; Engineering and Science; and Health, Education, and Human Development. These departments come together in our team collaboratively working in a predominantly student driven class for the implementation of public art on the campus of Clemson University. Creative Inquiry is an initiative at Clemson University that engages students at the Undergraduate level in applied research.

Connor Makris

“I am a senior Visual Arts major, concentrating in painting. I chose to be in Atelier because I felt like it would be beneficial for me as an artist to see the behind the scenes of public art installations. I am very excited to be a part of bringing more art to Clemson campus!”


Mary Jo May

"I am a senior Visual Arts major concentrating in Drawing and minoring in Business Administration. I joined Atelier Insight because I saw it as a great opportunity to get hands-on experience in the contemporary world of public art. I am very excited about being personally involved with the art projects occurring on Clemson’s campus.”


Michala Stewart

"My name is Michala Stewart and I’m a junior Visual Arts major emphasizing in photography. As an artist, it is important to me to bring art to the public and Atelier Insight is a great way for me to be involved with the public art that goes on my campus. I love that I get to work with a diverse team of people that come together to champion the arts as well as my school."


Aimee McShane

"My name is Aimee McShane and I am a senior Visual Arts major. I joined this class to further the work of art on campus and to make the campus as a whole happier and brighter for everyone. Clemson's campus is beautiful, and I believe that allowing students to alter and change the beauty of it is a wonderful thing. I can't wait to see what this class unfolds, and how we are able to change the campus."


Shelby Compton

"My name is Shelby Compton and I am a senior Visual Arts major emphasizing in ceramics. I'm new to the Atelier team and am eager to learn about what all goes into installing and advertising public art on campus. I'm excited for the hands on experience and getting to be a part of bringing more public art onto Clemson's campus"


Caroline Berry

"I am a sophomore marketing major, minoring in art. I recently joined Atelier Insight because I wanted to learn about the process of implementing art in a public space. I am especially excited to work with art on Clemson's campus." 


Caroline Herring

"I am a Junior Visual Arts major with an emphasis in Photography. I am new to the Clemson University Atelier InSite team and I am excited to learn about the work that goes into the process of installing public art. Atelier InSite will give me the opportunity to experience my passion for art in a real life setting while also leaving my mark on Clemson University."


Nicole Embree

"Embree is currently earning her BFA in Visual Arts and a minor in Film at Clemson University. Embree focuses on using animation and mixed media to tackle perceptions of aesthetic and storytelling. She is dedicated and motivated to creating work that involves the mundane. In her spare time she watches/listens to as many shows/movies/podcasts/shorts as she can to further her understanding of art and the mass interests of people."


Kate Comen

"I’m a junior Visual Arts major, emphasizing in painting. I joined Atelier because I think that public art makes the campus more interesting and unique, and I wanted to be a part of the group that makes it all happen."


Amanda Hazell

"Joining Atelier, I am very excited to be a part of a class that works hard at finding the right artwork for Clemson campus. To have this opportunity is important to me, since it broadens my knowledge while also leaving behind my contribution in finding more artwork that enhances the the college experience!"


Cody Miller

"I've always been the artist amongst a family of businesspeople, nurses, and scientist, so it's no question that sharing and exposing different works of art to the public has always been something very important too myself both as an artist and as an individual. I am a sophomore visual arts major I'm very excited to be contributing to this program that will no doubt leave an epic legacy on Clemson campus! "


Hailey Nelsen

"I am a junior pursuing a double degree in Accounting and Finance with a minor in Visual Arts. This is my first year on the Atelier Insite team. I am excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the students and staff that work so hard to find the right artwork for Clemson campus. I hope to broaden my knowledge of the process while leaving behind a contribution of public art to enhance the college experience."


Samantha Trivinia

"I am a senior BFA student with an emphasis in sculpture. I decided to join Atelier InSite to gain experience in the fundamentals of public art and to be part of something that has a visible impact on Clemson's campus."

Team Alumni
  • Megan Hueble - Visual Art
  • Lainee Craft - Visual Arts
  • Mackie Seabrook - Visual Arts
  • Nicholas deBessonet - Architecture
  • Trey Daniel - Architecture
  • John Murphy - Visual Arts
  • Reginald Wilson - Architecture
  • Hannah Cartee - Visual Arts
  • Lauren Ambuhl - Landscape Architecture
  • Nicholas Day - Architecture
  • Casey Bunda - Visual Arts
  • Samantha Duggan - Architecture, Art Minor
  • Stephen Farrow - Bioengineering
  • Evan Mathis - Accounting
  • Kaitlyn Vaughn - Visual Arts
  • Alexa Bernal - Visual Arts 
  • Monica Magcalas - Architecture
  • Savannah Sargent - Psychology
  • Jed Donkle - Visual Arts 
  • Tianna Brown - Marketing
  • Margot Caruso - Health Science
  • David Lamm - Visual Arts 
  • Antonio Bezerra - Architecture, Art Minor
  • Joshua Hunter - Civil Engineering
  • McKenzie Fletcher - Visual Art 
  • Simone Wilson - Visual Art 
  • Clair Dias - Architecture
  • Jessi Helmrich - Visual Arts
  • Susan Kaplar - Visual Arts 
  • Austin Ott - Visual Arts 
  • Bre Bethea - Visual Arts 
  • Ashley Wright - Visual Arts 
  • Jonathan Windham - Horticulture
  • Victoria Tanenbaum - Biological Sciences
  • Emily Sorgenfrei - Visual Arts 
  • Chipper McCall - Visual Arts
  • Gracie Lathrop - Visual Arts 
  • Amy Justice - Biological Sciences
  • Mariana Hay - Visual Arts 
  • Jena Heaton - Visual Arts
  • Kep Pate - Visual Arts 
  • Debbie Jacobs - Biological Sciences
  • Ashley Davis - Visual Arts 
  • Zachary Collier - Biological Sciences
  • Ashley Wright - Visual Art 
  • John Garofalo - Computer Engineering
  • Brittany Lamont - Health, Art Minor
  • Regan Carson - Visual Art 
  • Chi-Chen Lee - Visual Art 
  • Kayla Smith - Spanish and Health
  • Jeremy Hartz - Architecture 
  • Nathan Devol - ME, Art Minor
  • Lexi Mathis - Visual Arts
  • Sabra Buckaloo - Chemical Engineering
  • Madison Osborne - Visual Arts
  • Milena Heuer - Architecture
  • Rebekah Warren - Visual Arts 
  • Emily Tucker - Visual Arts 
  • Caitlin Cullen - Visual Arts 
  • Alex Hicklin - Economics 
  • Catherine Tyler - Graphic Communications
  • Torrean Smith - Visual Arts 
  • Rhomy Oehrig - Visual Arts
  • Hannah Cupp - Visual Arts
  • Courntney Cox - Architecture
  • Rachel Mangan - Visual Arts
  • Anna Sullivan - Visual Arts
  • Trey Daniel - Architecture
  • Adrienne Deiparine - Architecture
  • Barry Tucker - Visual Arts
  • Nate Newsome - Human Centered Computing, Phd
  • Casey Bunda - Visual Arts
  • Margaret Carnes - Visual Arts