Dale Newkirk


Department Head & Professor of Sculpture

East Stadium Annex 100
(985) 549-5080


Dale Newkirk received his Master of fine Arts degree in sculpture from The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio in 1984 and his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and sculpture from Herron School of Art in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1982. 

Professor Newkirk has taught at New Mexico State University and Indiana University. He is currently the Department Head of the Department of Visual Art + Design, and the Theatre Area at Southeastern Louisiana University. He joined the faculty at Southeastern in 2003 as the Director of the university art galleries. Professor Newkirk has taught courses in foundations, sculpture, and Senior Seminar.

Miles Davis
Miles Davis, 2018


Ornette Coleman
Ornette Coleman 2022

 Dale Newkirk’s artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad including exhibitions in major museums and galleries in the art centers of New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco, El Paso, Santa Fe, Chicago, Madrid, Mexico City, and New Delhi. 

In addition, he has artwork in stage and lighting design for theatre and has completed 5 large-scale public sculpture commissions. He has worked as an exhibition designer for the Chicago Children’s Museum, the former Tarra Museum of Art in Chicago, and the American Museum of Art in Giverny, France. His artwork is currently represented by Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans.

Waiting for a Sign
Waiting for a Sign


















 Updated 9/11/22