Edward Fosmire


Office: C-107
Office Phone: (714) 564-5619
Email: fosmire_edward@sac.edu

Ed Fosmire is an Assistant Professor of Art, teaching classes in Art Concepts, Asian art, and African art. Professor Fosmire began his teaching career at Santa Ana College in 1994 as an adjunct faculty member and has also taught at Goldenwest College and Chapman University. He was appointed a full-time faculty member at SAC in 2015. He has also worked as an administrator at several museums including the Laguna Art Museum, Oceanside Museum of Art (where he was the Executive Director), and Long Beach Museum of Art. Professor Fosmire has curated a number of exhibitions and wrote the exhibition catalog for the 2014 Bowers Museum exhibition, Heavenly Horses: 2,000 of Chinese and Japanese Equine Art and his article The Great Relief at Mamallapuram has recently been published by Khan Academy and Smarthistory. His interests include the interface between cultures, especially Western and Asian cultures and the resulting artworks, movements, and styles. Recent trips took him to India where he examined south Indian monuments and their possible Western influence and Cambodia where he examined the relief sculptures of Angkor Wat. Professor Fosmire has a BA and MA from CSU Long Beach and in his spare time likes to surf, play the guitar, and visit museums and galleries.