Faculty and Staff Highlights
Assistant Professor, Illustration and Design
- Antebi’s Illustration II students collaborated with the Florence Immigration Project in the spring. The group’s recent newsletter and annual report featured Robin Silverman’s and Gabriel Spencer’s artwork that accompanied a story about an Albanian teen named Luan, who was detained at the U.S.-Mexico border and coped with his sorrow by playing chess with himself on a makeshift board (https://tinyurl.com/4zm75p9c). Students contributed other projects being rolled out on social media. “I’m very proud of this group and how sensitively they approached the subject matter,” Prof. Antebi said.
Professor of Art & Ceramics
- Chabot’s commentary and images of sculptural work were included in the hand-building section of “Experience Clay,” 3rd edition, by Maureen Mackey, Davis Publications, Inc., Worcester, MA, 2022.
- “Surface Treatments for Ceramics,” an upcoming book on a group of international artists’ ceramic surface treatments by Claire Ireland, will include text description, commentary and imagery of Chabot’s “reverse inlay” technique of “memory fossils and fragments.” The technique transforms the surfaces into what appear to be fossils and archaeological remains that Chabot uses in sculptures and tile murals. The book is set to be published in early 2023, London.
- “A Tribute to Clay,” Invitational Group Exhibition, Bernal Gallery, Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ, 08/29-10/08/2022; Lecture about my work, 09/15/2022
- “My Body My Choice” Group Invitational Exhibition, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
- “Three Artist Invitational, Stage(s)(ing),” Yun Gee Park Gallery, Tucson (new eccentric porcelain), 2021-22
- Work is represented by Yun Gee Park Gallery, Tucson, 2020-23
Carissa DiCindio, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Art & Visual Culture Education
- She’s teaching a graduate special topics course that is the first class-in-residence at the Center for Creative Photography. She’s working with Meg Jackson Fox at the CCP to design and implement an exhibition on color photography using visitor-centered practices. Here is information about it: https://ccp.arizona.edu/events/3716-why-color-class-residency-edu-curation
Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing
- Co-curated “The Intimacy of Distance: Explorations of the Figure/Ground,” an exhibition of 17 photographers Sept. 10-Oct. 29 in Santa Monica, Calif. The show, at the new Marshall Gallery in Bergamot Station, will include works by Prof. Sama Raena Alshaibi), one former faculty member (Mark McKnight) and two UA SOA alumni (Ryan McIntosh, BFA ’06, and Alex Turner, MFA ’20). Go to tinyurl.com/3r2z4fpc for details.
- The William Turner Gallery in Santa Monica, Calif., presented a solo exhibition of paintings by Gipe from Aug. 6-Sept. 17. “Recent Pictures” draws from his themes of progress, industrialization and environment, including his Russian Drone paintings below. williamturnergallery.com/lawrence-gipe and lawrencegipe.com
Assistant Professor of Practice
- Participated in National Portfolio Day (NPD) on Oct. 22 at Mesa Community College. He and Prof. Karen Zimmermann reviewed high school students’ portfolios and gave them advise on attending the University of Arizona School of Art.
- Participated in the Wassaic Project, a non-profit organization in Wassaic, N.Y., that invites emerging contemporary artists, filmmakers, writers and more to their residency programs — a community of artists — which includes visiting artist lectures, monthly artist presentations, studio visits, and 24-hour access to private studio spaces.
- Exhibited in Son de Allá y Son de Acá, hosted by four Albuquerque, N.M., galleries, which brings together 60 Southwest artists. Curator: Rigoberto Luna. In conjunction with the show, Macias was mentioned in a Hyperallergic story about the importance of creating pathways and fellowship for Mexican-American, Chicanx, and Latinx artists throughout the Southwest.
- “Everything and Nothing at Once,” a 2021 Macias project funded by the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, has been digitally archived in the University of Arizona Libraries’ Special Collection. Macias, who was raised in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, created two-dimensional works that navigate the artist’s own Mexican-American identity, physical and sociological divisions along the U.S. / Mexico border, and the ever-shifting contemporary American political landscape within a pandemic.
- Had work featured last winter in West Issue 156 of New American Paintings, the 2021 Review of 40 Artists in the Western United States You Need to Discover. Curator: Lauren R. O’Connell
- Forthcoming exhibition: “Lucha Libre: Beyond the Arenas,” Arizona State University Art Museum, Phoenix. Curators: Julio Cesar Morales, Fernanda Ramos, Sharon Gesund.
- Other exhibitions: “Everyday MEMEing,” Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ. Curators: Melissa Koury, Dr. Grant Vetter, and Lauren O’Connell. “Icons and Symbols of the Borderland,” Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM Curator: Diana Molina.
Sarah J. Moore
Professor of Art History
- Presented research, “Slow Trees in Manhattan,” related to her current book project at the Counter Image International Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, in July. The manuscript, “Slow Landscape: Trees and the History of Art in the United States,” is framed on the argument that trees are among the primary drivers of history in the United States and have informed shifting discourses of national identity from the moment of earliest contact with European settler colonists to the present day. Each chapter of the book comprises a close visual and contextual analysis of a particular moment, image, or place when trees played a defining role in the construction of contested notions of nationness. The entanglements of history, time, materiality, and nature serve as the conceptual framing device of the text while ecocriticism provides the methodological model.
- Featured in story by Kyle Mittan: “A Woman’s Dying Wish Leads to Returning a Piece of History,” UANews.
- The Fate of Antiquities in the Nazi Era. Academic editor and co-author of a monograph with articles by 15 international scholars. To be published as a Special Issue of the Journal of RIHA (International Association for Research Institutes in the History of Art), in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute and the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich. In editing process; expected publication late 2022. Research featured in a story by the New York Times’ Milton Esterow, “New Research Tracks Ancient Artifacts Stolen by the Nazis,” and republished nationally and internationally in other outlets.
- Featured in story, “MFA Boston to return marble head looted during world War II to Italy,” and also featured in a news release and the Boston Globe.
- Over the summer, she participated in “Plantation Knowledge,” an international workshop organized as part of the Migrating Knowledge Project. It was hosted by the Global South Studies Center at the University of Cologne, Germany. All the participants are presently working on essays for an edited volume to be published by an academic press.
- Invited to present a paper as part of the 21st Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr. Lectures in the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library in Chicago held Nov. 3-4. This year, the lectures are titled Mapping as Performance.
- Participating in an interdisciplinary collaboration with other UA faculty. Professors across departments are participating in a field studio together and producing creative projects based on our reading of the Charles Dickens’ novel David Copperfield. The products of this studio form a key resource for a new undergraduate 15-week GE course, conceived as the pedagogical outcome of the studio, where UArizona students might forge their unique authority as readers with the power to make such books matter in our time. This course will be offered through the Department of Public and Applied Humanities, as part of UArizona’s College of Humanities Fearless Inquiries Project, whose aims include supporting curricular (re) design work as part of the Dorrance Dean’s Award for Opening the Canon. We will debut our creations at the Public Humanities Festival at the end of October.
Gallery Director / Joseph F Gross Endowed Curator
- School of Art Galleries opened its first show of the 2022-2023 year, “Delivery Systems,” in the Joseph Gross Gallery in September. “Delivery Systems” asked artists to exhibit artworks alongside the materials, mechanisms and collateral that they’ve utilized to get that artwork to the gallery, communicate its specific installation, and present it in a thoughtfully resolved manner. The show was juried, installed, programmed and interpreted by students in the Gallery Management class, with guidance from gallery director/curator lydia see and a dynamic group of preparators, exhibition designers and registrars from local museums, including the UA Museum of Art, Arizona Historical Society, Center for Creative Photography and Tucson Museum of Art. The exhibition served as the experiential learning framework for the class, providing students with experience in all aspects of exhibition design, curation, and planning. Follow along @gallerypraxis for behind the scenes Gallery Mgmt. class content and details about this and other upcoming shows.
Professor / First Year Experience Program Chair
- Over the summer, he finished an overview video of my project in the Venice Biennale: https://vimeo.com/723401611 . In November 2021, Arizona Arts wrote a story about the project, “The Corridor: Climate Change, Border Permeability, and Ecosystem Resilience,” with Dan Majka of The Nature Conservatory.
Professor, Art & Visual Culture Education
- Received the COMC J. Eugene Grigsby, Jr. Award from the National Art Education Association in spring 2022. The Committee on Multiethnic Concerns award honors individuals who have made distinguished contributions to the field of art education in advancing and promoting education, investigation, and celebration of cultural and ethnic heritage within our global community.
- Co-edited the 2022 book, “Borderless: Global Narratives in Art Education,” with Karen Hutzel. In collaboration with: Margaret Baguley, Jesús Caballero, Paulo Esteireiro, Jana Jiroutová, Mira Kallio-Tavin, Martin Kerby, María Isabel Moreno Montoro, Elle Pierman, Petra Sobánová, Fu-ju Yang. https://www.insea.org/insea-publications-2/
- Co-edited the 2022 book, “Counternarratives from Asian American Art Educators: Identities, Pedagogies, and Practice Beyond the Western Paradigm,” along with Maria Lim, Oksun Lee and Sandrine Han. An e-book is available now (https://tinyurl.com/c743bmmp), and the hard copy will be out later (https://tinyurl.com/yckzm97c). It’s his second book released this year – and he was the leading editor on both.
gloria j. wilson and Amy Kraehe
Associate Professors, Art & Visual Culture Education
- Co-edited the 2022 book, “A Love Letter to This Bridge Called My Back” with Joni Boyd Acuff that honors the 1981 seminal book by Chicana feminist intellectuals Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa, “This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color. https://uapress.arizona.edu/book/a-love-letter-to-this-bridge-called-my-back