Department of Art and Art History News

Teresa Hubbard Receives Honorary Doctoral Degree from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design

Sun. April 30, 2017

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Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler

Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD) University honored UT Austin Professor Teresa Hubbard and colleague Alexander Birchler with honorary Doctorates of Fine Arts degrees at its 2017 Graduation Ceremony for their outstanding contribution to art and culture. 

When Hubbard and Birchler completed their MFA degrees at NSCAD in 1992, they were the first artists in North America to have earned MFA degrees based entirely on a collaborative practice and collaborative thesis. They continue to see success with this collaborative model of practice, including a recent invitation to showcase their work at the 57th annual Venice Biennale

Type Hike launches new series SHORES

Tue. April 25, 2017

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Type Hike, a collaborative design project organized by David Rygiol and Design lecturer James Louis Walker, launched its first series to commemorate the National Parks centennial. The series was exhibited across the U.S. and met with wide acclaim from Co.Design, Communications Art Magazine and more. 

On May 1, Type Hike will launch its second series, SHORES, featuring Aaron Draplin and Gail Anderson. SHORES will begin its exhibition tour in L.A. (at Poler Stuff Laguna Beach) and NYC (at the Brooklyn Art Library). 

James Walker contributes to new publication Lettermaker

Tue. April 18, 2017

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The essay "Choose Your Chaos" about the introduction of chaos into the design process from Design lecturer James Walker was recently included in the latest zine from Kelcey Towell. Lettermaker is a zine the celebrates the making of letterforms. To learn more about Towell's zine and Walker's essay, please visit Drawn Down Books' website.

New book from Monica Penick featured in Metropolis magazine

Fri. April 14, 2017

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Image: Yale University Press

Tastemaker, a new book by Design lecturer Monica Penick, examines House Beautiful Editor Elizabeth Gordon's profound influence on mid-century American taste. 

Tastemaker was featured in a Metropolis magazine guide to "25 Architecture and Design Books to Read This Spring" from contributors Merilyn Chang and Hinali Shah. Chang and Shah write, "The late Elizabeth Gordon, House Beautiful’s one time editor in chief, wrote extensively on the subject of design, its slow deterioration, and its revitalization. Tastemaker is an important look into the shaping of mid century design, and Gordon’s profound influence on modern American architecture. This profusely illustrated portrait features nearly 200 photos of projects shot by, among others, Ezra Stoller and Julius Shulman."

Bogdan P.K. Perzyński featured in latest exhibition of Texas A&M Commerce VisCom Gallery

Wed. April 12, 2017


Bogdan P. K. Perzyński 5°26′3.439″N,12°21′18.780″E; 45°26′1.295″N,12°21′19.357″E
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Performance and 4K video (silent, 14:14 m:s)


Transmedia professor Bogdan P. K. Perzyński is featured in the latest group show at the VisCom Gallery, The Architecture of Limitless Delusionan exhibition curated by Liliana Bloch and Thomas Flynn II in downtown Dallas. The show highlights the use of forced perspective, metaphysics and that special sort of alchemy required to create works of art that are somehow bigger than the objects that sustain them.

From the press release materials, “Architecture tends to promote itself, creating self-referential components that together can create imposing structures. In the same way, the artists featured in the exhibition elevate themselves and the art objects using simple shapes, the basics of geometry and architecture. They are creating objects that become bigger than what they are. We chose these objects that display the dexterity of the artist to use geometric forms that build upon the meeting of conscious choices with conceptual implications.

As the objects build upon themselves and each other to create a self-contained environment of possibilities, the artists featured in the show are the architects of limitless delusion in an empty city waiting to be populated. The latter references the psychology of the self, and perhaps a little bit of mysticism.”

Other artists in The Architecture of Limitless Delusion include Du Chau, Kristen Cochran, Anne Glazer, Ryan Goolsby, Lynne Harlow, Vince Jones, Alicia Henry, Kathy Lovas, Shawn Mayer, Leigh Merrill, Mi-Hee Nahm, Bogdan P. K. Perzyński, Bret Slater, Simon Vega and Sally Warren.

The exhibition will be on view from April 6 – May 5, 2017.