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IDA program ranks 10th in Illustration among nation's public schools

IDA program ranks 10th in Illustration among nation’s public schools

With a focus on storytelling, the University of Arizona School of Art’s Illustration, Design and Animation program is ranked 10th in the… Read More
‘Inspiring’ artist Dara eyes Hugo Award

‘Inspiring’ artist Dara eyes Hugo Award

Armed with a sketchbook and an old laptop, Galen Dara began to do illustration work for emerging fantasy and science fiction authors after… Read More
Agrella named spring 2024 Outstanding Senior

Agrella named spring 2024 Outstanding Senior

Grayson Agrella, who spent his time at the University of Arizona breaking down barriers in the LGBTQ+ world, has been named the spring… Read More
Greenwell-Scott named spring 2024 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

Greenwell-Scott named spring 2024 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

Sarah Greenwell-Scott’s favorite memory at the University of Arizona is teaching.  “My undergraduate students have been… Read More
2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition features 7 artists

2024 MFA Thesis Exhibition features 7 artists

Carrying on a tradition that began in 1970, seven graduate students from the School of Art will present their work in… Read More
Graduate fellow Caballero tells lucha libre story

Graduate fellow Caballero tells lucha libre story

The first time Andrés Caballero entered Arena México, called the “cathedral of lucha libre” professional wrestling, he was… Read More
Internships give students professional insight

Internships give students professional insight

Linda Garcia Escobar wants to be an art educator after growing up in a family of teachers and artists. Marcelino Flores hopes to expand… Read More
'Strong' student work highlights BFA Exhibition

‘Strong’ student work highlights BFA Exhibition

Hundreds attended the Feb. 22 opening reception of the 2024 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, which runs until March 22 at the Joseph… Read More
Students paint 80-foot-long mural at housing complex for older adults

Students paint 80-foot-long mural at housing complex for older adults

Giving back to the community, students from the University of Arizona School of Art painted an 80-foot-long Sonoran Desert mural… Read More
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Faculty Stories

Whitney Biennial showcases Prof Emerita Hammond’s work

Whitney Biennial showcases Prof Emerita Hammond’s work

Professor Emerita Harmony Hammond’s career continues to shine, 18 years after she retired from teaching at the University of Arizona… Read More
Prof. Alshaibi joins global luminaries in Bellagio residency

Prof. Alshaibi joins global luminaries in Bellagio residency

Invited to the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center residency program, University of Arizona School of Art Regents Professor… Read More
Prof. Romano probes marble portrait of Alexander in new book

Prof. Romano probes marble portrait of Alexander in new book

Alexander the Great has been popular for over 2,300 years, but University of Arizona Art History Professor Irene Bald Romano explains how… Read More
Lens of time: School of Art plays part in Millennium Camera

Lens of time: School of Art plays part in Millennium Camera

By Mikayla Mace Kelley, University Communications On Tumamoc Hill, hikers climb and descend daily. Animals skitter across the desert… Read More
Prof. Romano edits, co-authors 'The Fate of Antiquities in the Nazi Era'

Prof. Romano edits, co-authors ‘The Fate of Antiquities in the Nazi Era’

For University of Arizona Art History Professor Irene Bald Romano, a five-year journey with 15 other international scholars culminated… Read More
Jeehey Kim’s ‘pioneering’ book on Korean photography is published

Jeehey Kim’s ‘pioneering’ book on Korean photography is published

Nearly five years in the making, Jeehey Kim‘s new book is the first history of Korean photography in English. Kim, an assistant… Read More
School welcomes 4 new faculty members

School welcomes 4 new faculty members

From accomplished artists to cutting-edge educators, the University of Arizona School of Art welcomes two full-time faculty members and… Read More
As honors flow, Macias hopes to expand border discourse

As honors flow, Macias hopes to expand border discourse

For years, Alejandro Macias shied away from using his experience growing up on the Texas-Mexico border as the subject of his… Read More

UArizona honors Jeehey Kim with Early Career Scholar Award

Art History Assistant Professor Jeehey Kim, whose groundbreaking research in Asian photography has earned her international… Read More
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Alumni Stories

Father inspires alum Trujillo’s Oppenheimer exhibit

Father inspires alum Trujillo’s Oppenheimer exhibit

Even before the Oscar-winning film “Oppenheimer” hit theaters, University of Arizona School of Art alum Ernesto A. Trujillo created a… Read More
Grygutis named 2024 CFA Alum of the Year

Grygutis named 2024 CFA Alum of the Year

The University of Arizona Alumni Association has named Barbara Grygutis (BFA ’68, MFA ’71) the College of Fine Arts 2024 Alum of the… Read More
Wellesley Fellow Smith latest alum to earn national recognition

Wellesley Fellow Smith latest alum to earn national recognition

When Kaitlyn Jo Smith received a prestigious early-career artist fellowship from Wellesley College, she thanked her… Read More
Alum Hardy’s postcard projects connect artists

Alum Hardy’s postcard projects connect artists

Postcards make Camden Hardy happy. Designing and mailing them — and, of course, receiving them — helps him connect with… Read More

Alumna Crabbe wins Eisner research runner-up award

Kendall Crabbe (Ph.D. ’22, Art and Visual Culture Education) has been selected by her peers to receive the Elliot Eisner Doctoral… Read More
Alum of the Year Meyer excels in art and advertising

Alum of the Year Meyer excels in art and advertising

From his first job designing sofa ads for a small firm to developing a national advertising campaign for Walgreens, John… Read More

UT-Austin names alumna Varela early career fellow

University of Arizona School of Art master’a alumna Bella Maria Varela was named a prestigious Early Career Fellow at the… Read More
Alums Navab, Nguyen showcase work in ‘Dialogues’ exhibition

Alums Navab, Nguyen showcase work in ‘Dialogues’ exhibition

School of Art graduates Nassem Navab and Anh-Thuy Nguyen participated in a compelling four-woman exhibition… Read More
Alum Adam Rex mentors aspiring illustrators, writers

Alum Adam Rex mentors aspiring illustrators, writers

Long before DreamWorks turned his children’s book into the 2015 animated film “Home,” Adam Rex sat in a University of Arizona art… Read More
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