Kriz Heintz-NelsonKris Heintz Nelson

Associate Professor, School of Art & Design
Art Appreciation

Women Artists
Guggenheim 203
970- 351-1646
Office Hours: T/TR 12:15-2:15 or By Appointment


M.A. University of Northern Colorado, Greeley CO,
B.F.A.University of Wisconsin - Stout.


A Wisconsin native, Kris has lived, worked, and enjoyed Colorado for over a decade. After a broad range of experiences, Kris returned to school to pursue her life-long passion for teaching visual art.


Kris currently teaches Art Appreciation, Drawing II, and Women Artists for UNC. Her current research interests include incorprorating the foundations of semiotics and phenomenology into her curriculum, and utilizing the communicative power of visual art to help students understand how themes, metaphors, and context affect meaning.