News, Stories, Press

Read how our students, faculty and alumni are making a difference at the School of Art, in the Tucson community and across the nation and world.

News, Stories, Press

Student Stories

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
Teaching artist Campos named Outstanding Senior for fall 2023

Teaching artist Campos named Outstanding Senior for fall 2023

Alexis Campos found her passion as a teaching artist and gallery assistant in the University of Arizona’s Art and Visual Culture… Read More
Senior Agrella receives prestigious Centennial Achievement Award

Senior Agrella receives prestigious Centennial Achievement Award

Senior Grayson Agrella, a triple major in Art History, Anthropology and French whose research interests center around the gender… Read More
Centennial Prize winner Blanchette creates living sculpture

Centennial Prize winner Blanchette creates living sculpture

Growing up in Maine, Claire Fall Blanchette often tagged along with a landscaper — her mom. “I spent a lot of time… Read More
Mellon recipient Cordova hopes art project adds to border discourse

Mellon recipient Cordova hopes art project adds to border discourse

As part of his fellowship to study and interpret the U.S.-Mexico border, Nathan Cordova not only is interviewing his… Read More

2023-24 VASE lineup features top artists, scholars

Marking its 16th season, the University of Arizona School of Art’s Visiting Artists and Scholars Endowment series will feature… Read More
2023 MFA Exhibition features 6 student artists

2023 MFA Exhibition features 6 student artists

Carrying on a tradition that began in 1970, six School of Art graduate students presented their work in the 2023 Master of Fine Arts… Read More
See More

Faculty Stories

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
Prof Saracino receives fellowship from prestigious Huntington Library

Prof Saracino receives fellowship from prestigious Huntington Library

Jennifer Saracino, an assistant professor of Art History at the University of Arizona School of Art, has received a Barbara Thom… Read More
Alshaibi earns praise from Regents, has solo show in UAE

Alshaibi earns praise from Regents, has solo show in UAE

Just weeks after Sama Alshaibi was formally inducted as a Regents Professor, a mid-career solo exhibition of the Iraqi-born… Read More
Prof Taylor helps launch archive sharing stories of detained immigrants

Prof Taylor helps launch archive sharing stories of detained immigrants

A group of University of Arizona faculty members and their community partners have launched a public archive containing the stories of… Read More

Shin co-edits book, ‘Counternarratives from Asian American Art Educators’

Professor Ryan Shin has published a co-edited book through Routledge, “Counternarratives from Asian American Art Educators:… Read More
Paul Ivey: 4 things you might now know about 'Woman-Ochre' and de Kooning

Paul Ivey: 4 things you might now know about ‘Woman-Ochre’ and de Kooning

By Andy OberUniversity Communications Willem de Kooning‘s painting “Woman-Ochre” has been in the international spotlight, thanks… Read More
Remembering Peggy Doogan, acclaimed artist and professor

Remembering Peggy Doogan, acclaimed artist and professor

Not only did Margaret Bailey Doogan inspire students in the classroom, she also was an outspoken advocate for women artists and… Read More
A Woman's Dying Wish Leads to Returning a Piece of History

A Woman’s Dying Wish Leads to Returning a Piece of History

Speaking English with a French accent, the woman in the voicemail said she had a collection of artifacts she acquired from the African… Read More
See More

Alumni Stories

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

Highlights & Updates

Read more about our school and the accomplishments of our students, faculty/staff and alumni.

Social Media

Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn for the latest news, information and events!

SOA Newsletter

Keep in the loop with the latest from the School of Art by reading our semi-monthly newsletter.

image

Share Your News

Name

I fell down some stairs

I fell down some stairs

Lyle Emmerson Jr.
Half Off Special

Half Off Special

Wilbur Dallas Fremont
What Do You See?

What Do You See?

Utvista Galiante
Floral Arrangement

Floral Arrangement

Janessa Southerland
Tailgate Party

Tailgate Party

Roger Masterson