Ard Berge, MFA

Field(s) of Interest/Expertise

My work explores the American experience through paintings that depict its diverse landscapes and people.  Created from life, these images endeavor to capture the awesome natural beauty of the United States and the character of its population while also reflecting upon the social, cultural, and historical forces that have shaped this nation. 

Courses Taught at Felician University

Advanced Drawing/ART 280
Art History I: Paleolithic to Medieval/ART 151
Art History II: Renaissance to Impressionism/ART 152
Basic Drawing and Composition/ART 101
Color Theory/ ART 382 (designed and introduced into the curriculum)
Drawing and Painting the Landscape/ART 131 (designed and introduced into the curriculum)
Illustration/ART 241
Life Drawing/ART 281 (designed and introduced into the curriculum)
Modern and Contemporary Art History/ ART 360
Painting I/ART 272
Painting II/ART 331
Portraiture/ART 132 (designed and introduced into the curriculum)
Senior Seminar I—Fine Arts Concentration/ ART 449
Senior Seminar II—Fine Arts Concentration/ ART 450
Watercolor/ART 333

Associate Professor Ard Berge
Office Location:
Room 306, Albin Obal Hall, Lodi
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6157
Contact Email:


Master of Fine Arts in Painting. The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY. 1997
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking with an Art history minor. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. Cum Laude graduate. 1995
David Klass Workshop, New York, NY. Ecorché of the Horse-Animal Anatomy. 2011
Water Street Atelier, Brooklyn, NY. Private study in drawing and painting with Jacob Collins and Michael Grimaldi. 1998-2000
Patrick Devonas Studio, New York, NY. Drawing workshop with Patrick Devonas. 1997
Centro Lorenzo de’ Medici/ L’Istituto d’Arte di Firenze, Florence, Italy. Courses in painting and drawing with Rose Shakinovsky, Claire Gavronsky, Elise Schonhowd; Romanesque through Renaissance art history; Italian. 1993, 1994

Positions Held

Associate Professor of Art. Fall 2008-present.
Chair of the Department of Art and Music. Fall 2005-Spring 2008
Assistant Professor of Art. Fall 2004-Spring 2008
Half-time Faculty. Fall 1999-Spring 2004