Born in Ishioka, Japan, Naomi Sugino Lear came to the United States when she was a teenager. She attended Eastern Illinois University, graduating with dual degrees in art and music, and went on to complete a master of fine art degree from Wichita State University, with emphases in painting and drawing. Lear joined the faculty of Columbia College in 2002 and serves as Professor of Art.
In addition to teaching drawing and painting courses, Lear serves as the Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program. She is an active painter from her studio in Columbia and routinely exhibits her work in regional and national shows with several awards received.
Courses Naomi Lear has taught at Columbia College
- Drawing I (ARTS 120)
- Painting I (ARTS 130)
- Painting II (ARTS 232)
- Special Problems I (ARTS 300)
- Painting III (ARTS 334)
- Painting IV (ARTS 436)
- Painting V (ARTS 466)
- Special Problems II (ARTS 400)
Contact Naomi Lear
Office Location: BRN 207
Phone Number: (573) 875-7265