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Meet The Team

Meet The Team



“By Students, for Students”

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.

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.

Kate Cisne - Economics

"Hi, I’m Kate Cisne! I am a senior economics major from Charlotte, North Carolina with a minor in both brand communications and art. I began my art minor with a passion for art, and my first class happened to be this Creative Inquiry. Three semesters later, I have continued my work with this group in working towards a better Clemson while exploring the possibilities of how art can impact society."

Lilly Respess - Management and Economics

"I am passionate about installing public art on Clemson’s campus because I love Clemson and want to see it excel. I am particularly passionate about the Shaping the Land: Past, Present, Future project that focuses on reconciling Clemson’s history with the student body today. I am a management and economics major from Valdosta, Georgia and am planning to graduate in May 2026"

McKenzie Sheperis - History

"My name is McKenzie Sheperis and I am from Concord, North Carolina, and I am a history major with a minor in art. Within this Creative Inquiry course I am hoping to not only learn more about the impact of those enslaved and convict laborers on Clemson’s history but also to help teach others about it and recognize their legacies through public art on campus."

Megan Tapley - Visual Arts

"Hey, I am MJ Tapley! I am a visual arts major specializing in ceramics originally from Irmo, SC. Throughout my education, I have fallen in love with ceramic and culinary arts. My passions reside in the intersection of art and food, and how we can use art to amplify our food intake."

Anleigh Breedon - Visual Arts

"Hello, my name is Anleigh Breedon! I’m a senior BFA student with a studio concentration in drawing. This is my first semester with CU Public Art and I am eager to be a part of the upcoming projects on campus! I’m interested in learning about arts administration as well as the community engagement and outreach involved with planning public art."

Joshua Steele - Landscape Architecture

"Hey, my name is Joshua Steele and I’m a senior Landscape Architecture major with a minor in art originally from Conyers, Georgia. I am eager to further my knowledge about public art here at Clemson University and being a part of bringing awareness to the enslaved and convict laborers that built this campus."

Syd Greene – Visual Arts

"I’m a senior BFA student with an emphasis in drawing. I’m interested in expanding my skills and knowledge of the art world beyond a studio practice through CU Public Art. During my time at Clemson, I have also worked as an intern for the Lee Gallery and as a studio assistant."

  • Team Alumni

    Addie Coward - Visual Arts

    Adrienne Deiparine - Architecture

    Aimee McShane - Visual Arts

    Alex Hicklin - Economics

    Alexa Bernal - Visual Arts

    Allie Glavey - Architecture

    Amanda Hazell - Visual Arts

    Amanda Royaards - Marketing

    Amy Justice - Biological Sciences

    Anna Sullivan - Visual Arts

    Anna Walker - Graphic Communications

    Ansleigh Sapp - Visual Arts

    Antonio Bezerra - Architecture, Art Minor

    Ashleigh Barksdale - Visual Arts

    Ashley Davis - Visual Arts

    Ashley Wright - Visual Arts

    Austin Ott - Visual Arts

    Bailey Phillips - Visual Arts

    Barry Tucker - Visual Arts

    Bre Bethea - Visual Arts

    Brittany Lamont - Health, Art Minor

    Bryce Merrell - Visual Arts

    Caitlin Cullen - Visual Arts

    Caroline Berry - Marketing

    Caroline Herring - Visual Arts

    Carrie Bull - Visual Arts

    Casey Bunda - Visual Arts

    Catherine Tyler - Graphic Communications

    Cayla Turner - Architecture

    Chase Mitchum - Economics

    Chi-Chen Lee - Visual Art

    Chipper McCall - Visual Arts

    Chris Burnette - Visual Arts

    Clair Dias - Architecture

    Cody Miller - Visual Arts

    Connor Makris - Visual Arts

    Courntney Cox - Architecture

    David Lamm - Visual Arts

    De’Montrel R. Crockett - Architecture

    Debbie Jacobs - Biological Sciences

    Devohn Goodwin - Visual Arts

    Emily Sorgenfrei - Visual Arts

    Emily Tucker - Visual Arts

    Eric Hicks - Architecture

    Ethan Turner - Architecture

    Evan Mathis - Accounting

    Gracie Lathrop - Visual Arts

    Grayson Yerich - Biological Sciences

    Guy Benjamin - Visual Arts

    Hailey Nelsen - Accounting and Finance

    Hannah Cartee - Visual Arts

    Hannah Cupp - Visual Arts

    Holly Rizer - Visual Arts

    Jed Donkle - Visual Arts

    Jena Heaton - Visual Arts

    Jeremy Hartz - Architecture

    Jessi Helmrich - Visual Arts

    John Garofalo - Computer Engineering

    John Murphy - Visual Arts

    Jonathan Windham - Horticulture

    Jordan Brideau - Architecture

    Jordan Wright - Visual Arts

    Jordyn Carroll - Health Science

    Joseph Alewine - Visual Arts

    Joshua Hunter - Civil Engineering

    Kaitlin Bellune - Visual Arts

    Kaitlyn Vaughn - Visual Arts

    Kat Eaves - Visual Arts

    Kate Comen - Visual Arts

    Katie Carey - Visual Arts

    Kayla Smith - Spanish and Health

    Kelly C. Smith - Visual Arts

    Kendall Massey - Architecture

    Kep Pate - Visual Arts

    Lainee Craft - Visual Arts

    Lauren Ambuhl - Landscape Architecture

    Lauren Konopka - Visual Arts

    Lexi Mathis - Visual Arts

    Mackie Seabrook - Visual Arts

    Madison Osborne - Visual Arts

    Malik Sanders - Architecture

    Margaret Carnes - Visual Arts

    Margot Caruso - Health Science

    Mariana Hay - Visual Arts

    Mary Hope - Visual Arts

    Mary Jo May - Visual Arts

    McKenzie Fletcher - Visual Art

    Megan Hueble - Visual Arts

    Michala Stewart - Visual Arts

    Miciah Pendarvis - Visual Arts

    Milena Heuer - Architecture

    Monica Magcalas - Architecture

    Nathan Devol - ME, Art Minor

    Nathan Steele - Architecture

    Nicholas Day - Architecture

    Nicholas deBessonet - Architecture

    Nicole Cantrell - Visual Arts

    Nicole Embree - Visual Arts

    Peyton Riddle - Marketing and International Management

    Rachel Mangan - Visual Arts

    Rebekah Warren - Visual Arts

    Regan Carson - Visual Art

    Reginald Wilson - Architecture

    Rhen Bennett - Visual Arts

    Rhomy Oehrig - Visual Arts

    Ross Mackinzie - Architecture

    Sabra Buckaloo - Chemical Engineering

    Samantha Duggan - Architecture, Art Minor

    Samantha Tivinia - Visual Arts

    Sarah Gassman - Visual Arts

    Savannah Sargent - Psychology

    Shelby Compton - Visual Arts

    Sidney Brusse - Visual Arts

    Simone Wilson - Visual Art

    Stan Jones Jr. - Architecture

    Stephanie DeMaio - Visual Arts

    Stephen Farrow - Bioengineering

    Susan He - Architecture

    Susan Kaplar - Visual Arts

    Tianna Brown - Marketing

    Torrean Smith - Visual Arts

    Trey Daniel - Architecture

    Tyndall Faucette - Management

    Victoria Tanenbaum - Biological Sciences

    Yuna Zhao - Computer Science

    Zachary Collier - Biological Sciences

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