Art Professor Recognized by Honors Society

The Honors Society of Phi Kappa Phi has named studio art professor Barbara Duval as the Phi Kappa Phi Artist for 2018-2020.

Barbara Duval

The Phi Kappa Phi artist award was established in 1983 to recognize the achievements of those who, in addition to their outstanding scholarship, have displayed talents in the broad realm of the arts (creative, graphic, performing, visual, and/or fine arts). Duval received the award for her career accomplishments as a professor, painter and printmaker, and campus leader.  

Ana Oprisan, associate professor of physics and president of the Honors Society of Phi Kappa Phi chapter at the College of Charleston, says Duval was selected for the honor because of the excellence of her creative work over time and “the extensive scope of recognition” of Duval’s studio work both nationally and internationally.    

Duval, who has been a professor of studio art at the College since 1982, specializes in printmaking. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in galleries and museums in the United states and abroad, and is included in numerous public and private collections, among them: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Fogg Art Museum, and the Contemporary Art and Culture Center in Osaka, Japan.

Aside from her studio work, Duval has received numerous grant and scholarship awards including a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship in Painting/Graphic Art to Berlin, Germany; a Belgian American Education Foundation Fellowship in Painting/Printmaking to Antwerp, Belgium; two South Carolina Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowships; and two Ford Foundation Grants.

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline honor society. Phi Kappa Phi has chapters on nearly 300 select college and university campuses in North America and the Philippines. Membership is by invitation only to the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students and 7.5 percent of juniors. Faculty, professional staff, and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction also qualify. The Society’s mission is “to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”