Faculty and Advisors

Visual Arts

Michael Welliver
Professor / program coordinator

Associates degree in Advertising Design, Mercer County Community College
Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Thomas Edison State College
Master’s degree in Fine Arts Education, Kean University

Teaching Ceramics, Sculpture, and Three Dimensional Design since 1986.


Lucas Kelly

In his studio in Philadelphia, interdisciplinary artist Lucas Kelly produces work based on the inefficiency of memory's ability to maintain narrative. Within his work Kelly develops formal sensory triggers that precipitate nostalgic responses from the viewer, in an effort to develop new narratives. Kelly's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and throughout Europe. His work has been included in multiple group shows most notably in the survey of abstract painting "The Painted World" at PS1 MoMA. Kelly holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art and a MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts. At MCCC Professor Kelly teaches a wide variety of visual arts courses.


Kyle Stevenson

Kyle Stevenson has been a fine art professor at Mercer since 2002. He received his MFA in Painting from the University of Delaware (2002). Professor Stevenson teaches all levels of Drawing and Painting.


Yevgeniy Fiks

Yevgeniy Fiks is a Moscow-born New York-based artist. His art has been exhibited internationally, including in such venues as Mass MoCA, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in Mexico City, and Museu Colecção Berardo in Lisbon. At MCCC, Professor Fiks teaches Digital Media Arts, Drawing, Painting, and Two-Dimensional Design since 1999.


Kerri O’Neill

Kerri received her BFA from the University of Delaware and her MFA from the Pennsylvania State University. She is currently the Teaching Assistant in Visual Arts where she helps out in the ceramic and sculpture studio.