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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
Q+A with Shaun Lane, selected as TAEA Leadership Scholar and awarded NAEA New Professional Art Education Award
Shaun Lane (B.F.A. in Visual Art Studies, 2014) was selected as a 2016 Leadership Scholar by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) and has been awarded the New Professional Art Education award from the National Art Education Association (NAEA). He answered questions by email.
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.
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.
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.
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.