Department Associate Chair
Associate Professor Chesney received his BFA in painting from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, in 1969 and his MFA in printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1972. His primary field of interest lies in intaglio printmaking and he has been exploring that medium since coming to The University of Texas at Austin in 1972. Chesney’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in over 130 competitive and invitational exhibitions throughout the world. His work is in public collections in Paris, Rome, Peking, Pretoria, Hong Kong, Boston, San Diego, and Honolulu. Following the traditions of his background and training, his work prior to 1987 was abstract, using geometric shapes and organic/diaphanous spaces to evoke feelings and relationships within the viewer. A reawakened interest in historical subject matter has guided his experimentations into investigating landscape forms and the viscosity color process, his current research focus.