Four students were chosen for commencement spotlight in the College of Fine Arts: Keya Patel, Department of Art and Art History; Ryan Hicks, School of Design and Creative Technologies; Q Langman, Butler School of Music; and Laura Gonzalez, Department of Theatre and Dance.
Art and Art History
Astrid Runggaldier and Catherine Popovici collaborate with Blanton on newly revamped Ancient Americas gallery
UT PhD candidate Catherine Popovici collaborates with Assistant Director of the Mesoamerica Center Astrid Runggaldier, Blanton curator Rosario Granados, and former Blanton and now current Museum of Modern Art curator Beverly Adams to lead curatorial planning for Ancient Americas gallery at the Blanton Museum.
College of Fine Arts Staff Member, Alumna Bring Trash-Turned-Art Exhibition to Austin Central Library
Austin Central Library Exhibit Coordinator and UT alumna Jieun Beth Kim (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2013) collaborates with artist and UT College of Fine Arts Career Services Manager Calder Kamin to install her exhibition What a Mess, which showcases trash transformed into sculptures, animations and installations.
Sightlines Magazine reviews Such Lonesome Country by Katy McCarthy, now on display at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. McCarthy is the inaugural fellow of the St. Elmo Arts Residency, a joint program between UT’s Department of Art and Art History and the Wildflower Center, which joined the University of Texas system in 2006. The nine month residency awards one recent MFA graduate with a $30,000 stipend, housing and studio space, as well as teaching opportunities at UT and the Wildflower Center.
Studio Art Professor Margo Sawyer and Theatre and Dance alumna Toni Bravo (M.A., Drama, 1987) will be inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame during the Austin Critics Table Awards ceremony at 7 p.m. June 3 at Cap City Comedy Club.
Art History Professor Linda Henderson, who's been with UT for 41 years, has been nominated by alumni as one of The Alcalde magazine's "2019 Texas Ten."
William and Bettye Nowlin Professor of Studio Art Teresa Hubbard and Associate Professor of Practice Alexander Birchler, Co-Area Heads of Photography & Media at the Department of Art and Art History, will present their Venice Biennale piece, Flora, and the accompanying work, Bust, at The Giacometti Foundation in Paris. The solo exhibition will be on view from April 5 - June 9, 2019.
Commissioned by the U.S. Department of State's Art in Embassies program, The University of Texas at Austin Studio Art Professor Margo Sawyer has completed her monumental public art project, Synchronicity Spiral for Kosovo, for the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo. Sawyer worked with renowned German glass studio Franz Mayer of Munich, who were behind the glass pieces of Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin at the Blanton Museum of Art, to create a site-specific, large-scale sculpture of hand-painted glass.
In an effort to provide increased support for associate professors pursuing promotion to full professor, 17 University of Texas faculty members have been selected for the Provost’s Authors Fellowship, including Luisa Nardini from the Butler School of Music and Athanasio Papalexandrou from the Department of Art and Art History.
This new program provides financial and programmatic support to faculty members engaged in the development and publication of scholarly books, and is intended to provide greater support to pursue research and scholarship at a critical point in their careers. The fellowship begins in June 2019 and will last 15 months.
The College Art Association has announced its 2019 Terra Foundation for American Art International Publication Grant recipients, including among its ranks UT Austin Art History Professor Eddie Chambers. The Terra Foundation for American Art provides financial support for the publication of book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of American art, as defined as art (circa 1500–1980) of what is now the geographic United States.