Ralph Giguere
Adjunct Associate
BFA, The University of the Arts

Ralph Giguere has been teaching at the University of the Arts since 1985. He is a freelance illustrator whose work has been commissioned by a long list of clients and publications.

Artist Statement
I have spent the past 30 years researching and making pictures based on a broad array of subjects. Editorial manuscripts, such as short fiction and poetry have been the inspiration for some of my most exciting work. Assignment illustration transports me to places I could never go and introduces me to subjects I would not encounter without the written word as the catalyst. Key visual elements that flow through much of my work are texture and light. Changes in texture can add tremendous interest to a piece. By learning to use light effectively, even the most humble subjects can have the power to arrest the viewer. Teaching has been and continues to be one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. The opportunity to work with young artists on the craft and art of making pictures is a great privilege.

The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, The Boston Globe, The Hartford Courant, San Francisco Focus, US News And World Report, Redbook, Psychology Today, World Wildlife Fund, The William Penn Foundation, Cigna, INA, Glaxo Smith Kline, RCA, Scott Foreman, Southwest Publishing, Rohm And Haas, Saatchi and Saatchi, Lewis, Gilman & Kynett, Saint Joseph's University Press, The Creative Department, Allemann Almquist & Jones, Bruno Magli.

Ralph has been recognized by The Society Of Illustrators, American Illustration, Communication Arts and Graphis illustration annuals. His work has also been recognized by Graphis Magazine and The Artist's Magazine and he has received a Venture Fund Award from the University of the Arts. His work was included in the book The Art of The New Yorker, and a feature article on his drawing technique appeared in Step by Step Magazine. Ralph is one of the contributing authors to the chapter "Senior Illustration," which is included in the textbook Teaching Illustration, Edited by Steven Heller and Marshall Arisman.

Class Schedule, Fall 2017

08:30AM - 11:20AM
01:00PM - 03:50PM
Illustration I: Pict. Fndation
01:00PM - 06:50PM
01:00PM - 06:50PM
Illustration Thesis I

Contact Info

Office: Anderson Hall 7TH
Tel: 215-717-6240
Fax: 215-717-6620