College of Fine Arts News

Q&A with Design Industry Leader Doreen Lorenzo

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Doreen Lorenzo

Design industry leader Doreen Lorenzo has joined the Design faculty in the College of Fine Arts to oversee a campus-wide initiative to integrate design thinking into the curriculum across The University of Texas at Austin. We recently chatted with her about her work and what drew her to this opportunity at the university.

Studio Art professor presents exhibition at Texas A&M

Friday, March 4, 2016   |  College of Architecture, Texas A&M University
Beili Liu at Texas A&M

Beili Liu, associate professor of Studio Art, presented the large-scale installation, Thin Air, at the Wright Gallery at Texas A&M University. Made of approximately 1,000 laser-cut acrylic pieces, Liu’s work is on display through March 9.  

Design professor elected to CAA Board of Directors

Friday, March 4, 2016   |  College Art Association
Carma Gorman

Carma Gorman associate professor and assistant chair of  Department of Art and Art History’s Design Division was elected to the College Art Association Board of Directors for 2016-2020.

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.

Design students combat fear in campus carry law

Thursday, March 3, 2016   |  The Alcalde
Campus Carry Design Class in Alcalde

Students in Kate Catterall’s fall Design in the Social Environment course tackled the controversial subject of Texas’s campus carry legislation for the entire semester. After hearing from guest speakers and conducting extensive research, students presented projects aimed at easing fear and anxiety through design.

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.

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.