Rev. Austin I. Collins, C.S.C.

Rev. Austin I. Collins, C.S.C.

Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs; Professor of Sculpture – Department of Art, Art History and Design

University of Notre Dame

306 Riley Hall of Art

Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-6711


Rev. Austin Collins, C.S.C., is a professor of sculpture in the Department of Art, Art History and Design at the University of Notre Dame. Father Collins studied art at the University of California at Berkeley and received a M.F.A. in sculpture from Claremont Graduate University. Father Collins’ area of practice includes public art, large outdoor sculpture, installation art, and liturgical art. The theme of his creative work often deals with political and social issues. Father Collins has had over 130 exhibitions, including exhibitions at Northwestern University, University of Tennessee, University of Alabama, University of California and the University of Virginia. His work is in 40 private and public collections.