Lars Boye Jerlach, Director of the MFA Visual Art program, was educated at the University of Copenhagen, graduating with a Master of Library Science and Information Technology, and at Copenhagen Art School where he received his Associates Degree. Following that he studied at Edinburgh College of Art, graduating with a BFA (Hons), and an MFA in Sculpture. Besides being the Director of the MFA, he currently teach undergraduate classes in 3D Design and Sculptural Practices at the Institute of Art and Design at New England College.
Lars is an experienced artist, educator and art administrator with a documented history of working in higher education in a variety of roles. His teaching experience includes studio, critical theory and professional practice, and he has taught both BFA and MFA students in institutions of higher education in the UK, New Zealand, and in the US.
His past professional experiences include: Chair of the Department, Visual Arts at Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, NZ, Associate Professor of Sculpture at University of Wisconsin-Stout, and Vice President, Executive Board of Directors at the Soap Factory, a former nonprofit art organization located in Minneapolis, MN.
In 1999 he established the art partnership tectonic industries with the British artist Helen Stringfellow. As part of tectonic industries his work has been exhibited widely in the US and abroad, including exhibitions in Edinburgh UK, London UK, Minneapolis US, Washington US, San Francisco US and Auckland NZ.