Carlos Canul, MFA

School of Fine Arts
Visual Arts
  • Assistant Professor of Visual Arts
  • Director, Fine Arts Museum
  • Curator, UAC


  • BFA in Studio Art, Southern Methodist University
  • MFA Studio Art, Houston Christian University

Courses Taught

  • Design I
  • Color Theory
  • Drawing II
  • Drawing III
  • Senior Seminar
  • Gallery and Museum Practices
  • Art Methods and Materials
  • Graduate Drawing
  • Graduate Painting
  • MFA Thesis and Portfolio Preparation

Teaching Focus

Professor Canul’s primary teaching focus is graduate level painting and drawing. He also teaches
courses in undergraduate lecture and studio visual art.

Additional Information

While at HCU, professor Canul has served on MFA selection committees and graduate
committees for portfolio and thesis development. Apart from his teaching duties, he currently
serves the Contemporary Art Gallery at the HCU University Academic Center as lead art preparator and installation technician. He is an active participant and award-winning visual artist in the Houston visual arts community.
His paintings and drawings have been showcased in local, regional, and international art exhibitions. Professor Canul has been awarded a number of public art commissions in the North Texas area. Additionally, he has participated in selection panel committees for various public art commissions with the Office of Cultural Affairs in Dallas, Texas.