Cropped self-portrait

Dara Engler

Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Art, Art History, Architecture
School: School of Humanities and Sciences
Phone: 607-274-3078
Office: Ceracche Center G114, Ithaca, NY 14850
Specialty: Painting and Drawing



  • MFA in Painting, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2007
  • BFA in Painting, University of New Hampshire, 2004 (Minor: Theater Scenic Art and Design)


I teach all levels of painting and drawing. I love teaching at Ithaca College– an institution that truly embraces the liberal arts ethos, with a group of faculty and students who love teaching and learning.

Artist's Bio

Dara Engler was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant, followed by a recipient group show at the Cue Art Foundation in Chelsea. She has been included in New American Paintings and Manifest’s International Drawing Annual, among other art publications, and has received fellowships to attend the Vermont Studio Center, Millay Colony, and Saltonstall Foundation residencies. Her work has been shown nationally in galleries and museums.