Alumni News

Virginia L. Montgomery announced as one of the LINE Residency 2022 artists

Wednesday, January 26, 2022   |  The Line Hotel

Working across video, performance, sound, and sculpture, Montgomery's (B.F.A., 2008) artwork explores atomic consciousness from a metaphysical feminist POV through investigations of labor. She will be in residence at the LINE January 17 – February 27 and will be working out of a studio on the 2nd floor of the hotel Thursdays and Fridays from 1pm – 5pm.

Dana Zenobi promoted to assistant professor at Butler University

Monday, January 24, 2022   |  Navona Records

Zenobi (M.M., Voice and Opera, 2003/D.M.A, Voice and Opera, 2011) continues to excel as a performer and pedagogue. Her debut album, Joys Abiding: Soprano Baritone Duets by Historical Women Composers, recorded with fellow UT alumni baritone Oliver Worthington and pianist Chuck Dillard, is out on the Navona label in February 2022.

Charlotte Lee named a “Top 30 Professional of the Year” by Musical America

Friday, January 14, 2022   |  Primo Artists

This 2021 distinction applauds the heroes of the music industry, the people who saved the day during the pandemic. Lee (B.A., Music, 1998) has been honored for her distinctive advocacy leadership through the pandemic in founding PAMAC (Performing Arts Managers and Agents Coalition) and playing a pivotal role in the industry-wide lobbying effort that led to the enactment of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants program, providing $16.5 Billion in relief to the U.S. arts and culture industry.

Bethany Johnson "Findings" exhibition now on view at Gray Duck Gallery

Friday, January 14, 2022   |  Gray Duck Gallery

Reminiscent of geologic formations, the intimate sculptures of “Findings” offer a multilayered meditation on deep time, material metamorphosis, and the anthropogenic landscaping of landfills, quarries, and road cuts. Johnson (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2008), an Austin artist, creates mysterious and entrancing weighty sculptures that reveal themselves slowly, asking for close examination and gradual discovery of their origins.

Women & Their Work features solo exhibition by Ariel René Jackson

Friday, January 14, 2022   |  Women and Their Work

This film-based exhibition is the product of “taking temperature,” or gathering individual testimonies throughout an area. The exhibition weaves interviews, research, images, video, animation, and sculpture to deliver a poetic visualization of shared knowledge about East Austin. Jackson (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2017) uses a weather balloon as a metaphor for gathered testimonials, a cultural technology to sense and detect the climate of a situation or space. 

Exhibition: Human Nature by Claire Howard

Monday, November 22, 2021   |  ICOSA Collective

Blanton Museum assistant curator Howard (M.A., Art History, 2012; Ph.D., 2020) selected this open-call group show which reflects on the shifting relationships to our bodies, each other, and the environment many have experienced during this time of public health and climate crises.

Keenan Fletcher appointed to Texas Commission of Arts

Monday, November 22, 2021   |  Daily Trib

Fletcher (B.M., Violin Performance) has performed with the Texas Chamber Orchestra in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and is a director of orchestra and chamber ensembles as well as a professional classical and jazz violinist. Gov. Greg Abbott appointed the Llano resident to the commission Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Exhibition: Intaglio: Prints & Drawings by Lance Letscher

Monday, November 22, 2021   |  Flatbed Press

Austin artist Letscher  (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1985; M.F.A., 1989), widely known for his collage work, began experimenting intaglio printmaking techniques in 2020. The results is straight-foreword and unpretentious prints that play with color, line, style, vision. His exhibition will go through Nov 30. and there will be an artist reception and talk 6-8 p.m. 

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