Looking back on 2015, work from the College of Fine Arts shined in the Austin arts community.
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Art History Ph.D. Candidate Rose Salseda talks to UT Libraries about her research of art created in response the 1992 LA Riots and her efforts to create a digital archive.
As part of The Contemporary Austin’s exhibition Strange Pilgrims, Rachel Stuckey, a third-year M.F.A. student, is in charge of maintaining the projectors for an historic film installation piece from 1976 by Paul Shartis called Dream Displacement. She described the process in a UT News video, The Art of Installation.
Students from all over the university are coming together for the college’s UT Gaming and Mobile Media Applications (GAMMA) Program. UT News looked at how departments are partnering across campus to prepare students for careers in the fast-growing game and mobile app industry.
Rooted in a desire to be “fashionable on a budget,” Studio Art major Paul Cantu turned his thrift shopping techniques into a successful YouTube channel with 165,000 subscribers. Cantu graduated this semester, and The Alcalde sat down with him to find out what’s next in the young artist’s career.
Houston businessman and producer Allen Becker will receive the 2016 Doty Award, the highest honor bestowed by the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. The Doty Award, now in its 21st year, honors individuals who have distinguished themselves through extraordinary professional achievement and/or demonstrated a dedicated loyalty to the College of Fine Arts. This year, the college will also honor Tony Award-winning lighting designer Kevin Adams with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Meet the three students—representing each of the college’s three academic units—who earned recognition during this December’s graduation ceremony.
Art History Professor Linda Henderson was interviewed by the New York Times for the article, “Space, the Frontier Right in Front of Us.” She discusses some modernist painters’ fascination with the idea of a higher fourth dimension.
Jimmie Vaughan will join the Longhorn Band on Thanksgiving for a halftime show to wrap up a year as the official Texas State Musician for 2015.
The Daily Texan takes a look at Pastelegram, a nonprofit arts organization that publishes multiple online magazines and an annual print edition, all with a focus on often-overlooked materials that influence or contribute to an artist’s work. Fine Arts alumna Chelsea Weathers (M.A., Art History, 2005; Ph.D., Art History, 2013) and Art History graduate students Ariel Evans and Allison Myers edit the magazine, which began in 2011.