John Gaunt has been teaching studio art courses for fifteen years. Currently, he teaches all levels of undergraduate courses in painting and drawing as well as mentors in the MFA program. He has juried numerous gallery exhibitions and has exhibited his work both regionally and nationally. Gaunt has also been a guest lecturer at a variety of institutions, including the 17th International Autumn Academy Neukloster in Germany, the School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas, Gustavus Adolphus College, and Hamline University. His current research embraces generative processes including drawing, painting, and model building. And he has been developing “graphic scaffoldings,” inspired in part by the shifting architecture of rivers. This scaffolding or intuitive gesture has become a malleable motif, allowing him to generate abstract structures that yield a kind of personal topology.