Dr. Natasha S. Reid, Assistant Professor in AVCE, was the guest co-editor for a special issue of Muséologies; published “Getting there: Exploring Art Museum Educators’ Paths to the Profession” in the Winter 2014 issue of Visual Arts Research; and presented “Multicultural Art Education in Contemporary Art Museums: Museum Educators of Color Reflect on their Professional Experiences“ at the 2014 Curriculum and Pedagogy conference in New Orleans, Louisiana in November. Read more about some of her 2014 work by clicking below.Read More
Art MFA Alumnus Jonny Black and his long-time business partner Richard Roche just launched a new portfolio site – castirondesign.com – with a bunch of new projects.Read More
Art Professor Creates New World of AwarenessRead More
Sheila received the Purchase Prize for her intaglio “All Fours” from Notre Dame at the University of Maryland's 25th Annual Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition. It is in the permanent collection of the University of Maryland.Read More
"UA professor photographs border markers in 'life-changing' journey." TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - David Taylor knows the obelisks that mark the U.S.-Mexico border well. In fact, he knows the locations of all 276...Read More
"The Designers Who Mediate Our Experience of the World Should Probably Get Out More", October 9, 2014 (click here to view at HuffingtonPost.com).Read More
The School of Art is conducting a national search for a Director. Please visit https://www.uacareertrack.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=213622 to apply, and feel free to share with interested colleagues.Read More
The Book Art Collective, an ASUA club, will be meeting the 1st Wednesday of every month @ 5:30 pm. Please come if you are interested in Artist’s Books, making books, and anything related to the book. The meetings will be at the Book Art and Letterpress Lab, 1035 Mabel. Just two blocks north of Speedway between Park and Freemont. (Entrance is on the backside of the building.)
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School of Art MFA graduate student Carolina Kitagawa has been named a 2014 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Honorable Mention by the International Sculpture Center, and will be featured in the October 2014 issue of Sculpture magazine, as well as at www.sculpture.org.Read More
The School of Art has benefited from Rombach's generosity in many ways, not least of which was the establishment of the Lionel Rombach Gallery, which is used for the exhibition of student work.Read More
School of Art PhD student Mary Statzer was quoted in the New York Times article "Using a Camera to Make More Than Memories". Mary is editor of the forthcoming book, The Photographic Object 1970 due out in the fall. She also recently published a piece in Aperture, "Mary Statzer on Photography into Sculpture, New York, 1970".Read More
Art MFA alumna, Clare Benson, has been selected for a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Sweden. She will join over 100,000 Fulbright U.S. Student Program alumni who have undertaken grants since the program began in 1948. Congratulations, Clare!Read More
Ground|Water: The Art, Design and Science of a Dry River designed by UA School of Art Visual Communication Professors, Ellen McMahon, Kelly Leslie, and then MFA candidate, Jonathan Black, was named "Best in Show." Ground|Water also received the "Gold Award" in the Book Category and one of three "Judge's Awards." It is in the permanent collection of the UCDA.Read More
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Venue Center for Creative Photography
October 1, 2014 - May 1, 2015
Home/Land: Visual Art in the North American Borderlands. In this first year of this two-part series internationally recognized artists and scholars will address diverse aesthetic responses to contemporary relations between Mexico, the United States and Canada. Examining issues such as location, territory, human rights, and environmental politics within the richness of aesthetic experience, speakers will demonstrate how art practice and scholarship can produce critical awareness in a transnational age.
Venue Joseph Gross Gallery
February 3, 2015 - April 10, 2015
Volume I is a solo exhibition of works examining the texture of history and memory. It features a selection of subtle objects, some in the form of cardboard boxes, and hardback book casings. Rubbed arduously and repeatedly with graphite, the interiors of boxes become velvety and reflective. This treatment brings to light both the stark geometrical architecture, and the essential emptiness and latent potential of these containers.
Venue Lionel Rombach Gallery
January 21, 2015 - January 29, 2015
Internet Trash is a group exhibition featuring new work by Anthony Barron, Wilson Butterworth, Andrew Shuta, and Alex Von Bergen. In the midst of all the activity and circulation online, trash is bound to accumulate. Internet Trash can be seen as a recycling program enacted to deal with this mess.
Venue Joseph Gross Gallery
November 19, 2014 - January 29, 2015
Artist Talk and Reception: Nov 20, 2014, 5pm -7pm | Mark Mulroney describes his process of creating the site-specific installation, Something’s Dripping, as similar to writing a screenplay for a 1980s sitcom. Recognizable characters inhabit his subversive Disney-like world, but they are teased into a bizarre Saturday morning cartoon. Mulroney’s paintings, drawings, and sculptural works within Something’s Dripping illustrate a pubescent threshold between innocence and the loss of incorruptibility.
Venue Center for Creative Photography
February 4, 2015
Oax-i-fornia: The Craft of Design and the Design of Craft. Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 5:30pm, CCP, Rm 108. Oax-i-fornia is an interdisciplinary academic project bringing together design and art students with artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico since 2005. The project’s goal is to create a collaborative space fueled by the notion of play as a generative force to produce first, poetic, conceptually-driven objects rooted in traditional techniques but engaging a contemporary world view; and second, an additional set of intimately personal visual expressions of travel, dislocation, and “the other,” through pieces that are, ultimately, profound meditations on the “self.”
Venue Art Building
February 3, 2015
Alaskan artist Ray Troll, a 2011 Guggenhiem Fellow, has appeared on the Discovery Channel, lectured at Cornell, Harvard and Yale, shown work at the Smithsonian and has even had a fish named after him. He will share the twists and turns of his unique fish inspired career, the backstories of his 9 illustrated and co-authored books and time as the art director for the Miami Museum of Science’s major traveling exhibit “Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches” currently on tour across the country.