Sama Alshaibi, an associate professor of photography in the UA School of Art, received a research and teaching Core U.S. Scholar grant to work at The Palestinian Museum in Ramallah/Birzeit in West Bank, Palestine where she is currently developing the new museum's educational program and outreach.Read More
In These Woods, Jesse Chehak | Interview by Rosecrans Baldwin. Over seven years, a photographer watches a beloved forest suffer from a “massive tree mortality event,” then gradually recover and morph into something new. His series “In These Woods” provides a lesson in entropic beauty. View in themorningnews.org.Read More
Associate Professor of Photography, Sama Alshaibi's first monograph, Sama Alshaibi: Sand Rushes In, being published by Aperture.Read More
Selena Valencia, sophomore at the University of Arizona and a double major in Art History and Creative Writing, is the winner of the first annual Orvieto Prize, awarded by the Art History Division. The award is sponsored by a fund in the name of Stephanie Schaffer, a former student in Art History in the School of Art, which supports undergraduate research in Art History.Read More
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 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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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
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
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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 Lionel Rombach Gallery
March 26, 2015
Opening Reception: Thur, April 2 from 3:00-5:00pm | Participating Artists: Justice Amarillas, Ernesto Esquer, Joseph Fertitta, Maya Heilman-Hall, Stephanie Jiha, Miguel Lopez-Vergara, Juncong Mo, Audrey Molloy, Rielle Oase, Cathryn Shiel, Ellen Walmer, and Brittany Williams.
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 Center for Creative Photography
March 31, 2015
5:30pm | Reception following at UAMA | Dinh Q. Lê will address how his artistic practice consistently challenges how our memories are recalled with context in contemporary life. Whether he provokes the dominance of film and media in the creation of historical legacy; the confluence of cultural tradition and contemporary tragedy in his woven photographs; the re-placement of everyday urban objects into artistic wonders; or documents the un-chronicled stories of those who endured the first helicopter war, his artistic investigations elucidate a commitment to the artistic process as a means of excavating history, and in uncovering and revealing alternate ideas of loss and redemption.