College of Fine Arts News

After success in advertising, studio art alum returns to painting

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Gay Gaddis

Gay Gaddis (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1977) dedicated her career to advertising. But recently she has returned to painting and reignited her passion for art, beginning with the landscapes and skyscapes of her Central Texas ranch. In April, Gaddis presents her work in a solo exhibition in New York City.

Design student takes skills to the happiest place on Earth

Thursday, March 3, 2016   |  Department of Art and Art History
Whitney Chen at Disney

Design junior Whitney Chen spent a fairy-tale week in January at the Walt Disney Imagineering headquarters to compete in a college design competition. The team from The University of Texas at Austin included Chen and three engineering students/alumni and took second place at the 25th Imaginations Design Competition.

Art History professor receives international book award

Wednesday, March 2, 2016   |  IBNA

The Shrines of the ‘Alids in Medieval Syria: Sunnis, Shi’is and the Architecture of Coexistence by StephennieMulder won Iran’s Book of the Year World Award and inclusion in the ALA Choice Magazine’s Outstanding Academic Titles.

Art History professor’s traveling exhibition opens in Michigan

Wednesday, March 2, 2016   |  Department of Art and Art History
John Clarke Exhibition

An exhibition co-curated by John R. Clarke, professor of Art History, and Elaine K. Gazda, entitled Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii, opened Feb. 19 at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

College of Fine Arts Launches Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies

The College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin has launched the Center for Arts and Entertainment Technologies to equip creative students with technological skills for the 21st-century economy. The center will facilitate the creation of new works and inventions that explore, expand and transform the arts and technology.

Professor, Student Featured in Latin-American Theater Showcase

Tuesday, February 23, 2016   |  The Daily Texan
Latino Theatre in Daily Texan

Theatre Assistant Professor Roxanne Schroeder-Arce and Theatre Studies senior Andrew Valdez are featured in Teatro Vivo’s Austin Latino New Play Festival. Both wrote plays for young audiences, which will be read during the festival Feb. 25-27.

Opera composer brings works, wisdom to Butler students

Tuesday, February 23, 2016   |  Austin American-Statesman
Jake Heggie

San Francisco-based opera composer Jake Heggie discusses his work and his weeklong residency at the Butler School of Music with the Austin American-Statesman.

Solo exhibition highlights work of VAC Director Jade Walker

Friday, February 19, 2016
Jade Walker's show "Four Cornered" is on view now at Texas State. Photo courtesy of Jade Walker.

UT’s Visual Arts Center Director Jade Walker (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2005) has a solo exhibition “Four Cornered” on view at Texas State University through March 10. We caught up with Walker recently to ask her about “Four Cornered.”

M.F.A. Studio Art students’ exhibition reviewed by Glasstire

Thursday, February 18, 2016   |  Glasstire
A Sponge A Sigh in Glasstire

A joint exhibition between M.F.A. candidates from UT Austin and the Rhode Island School of Design was reviewed by Glasstire. “A Sponge & A Sigh,” on view at the Museum of Human Achievement through Feb. 22. A second part of the exhibition will highlight different works by the students in Providence in March.