Department of Art and Art History Faculty

Studio Art Professor Michael Smith Selected for 2017 Münster Sculpture Projects

Mon. January 23, 2017

proposed tattoos for art project
Michael Smith’s drafts for tattoos for people aged 65 and up, part of Not Quite Under_Ground Tattoo Studio, his proposal for Münster Skulptur Projekte 2017. Image courtesy Münster Skulptur Projekte's Out of Body publication. One of three published pieces released in anticipation of the Sculpture Projects in June 2017. 


Michael Smith, studio art professor at the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin has been selected for the fifth edition of the world-renowned Skulptur Projekte Münster (Münster Sculpture Projects) that takes place in Germany only once every 10 years. 

Founded by Klaus Bussmann and Kasper König in 1977, Skulptur Projekte Münster features site-specific works that explore the relationship between art, public space and the urban environment. This year, Britta Peters and Marianne Wagner are curating the exhibition, expanding its reach into the nearby town of Marl and inviting both sculptural and performative approaches.

Included among more than 30 works, Smith’s contribution promises to remain rooted in his performance work. Smith intends to set up a fully operational tattoo studio for senior citizens.

Early coverage of the exhibition can be viewed at The Art Newspaper and Artnet.

Moody Gallery in Houston to Feature Work of Dan Sutherland in ‘peat’

Thu. January 5, 2017

new abstract painting by sutherland in greens
Emerald Heart, 2016 oil on aluminum 58 1/2" x 45 1/2"

Painting and Drawing Associate Professor Dan Sutherland will exhibit new work in peat at Moody Gallery in Houston on Saturday, January 14, 2017. Directly prior to the opening reception at 6 p.m. will be an artist talk with Sutherland at 5:30 p.m.

peat will be on view from Jan 14 – Feb 18, 2017.
 

Michael Smith’s ‘Timeline (1951–2016)’ Reviewed by Frieze

Mon. January 2, 2017

image of a barely lit stage with the date 1991 emergent among red, green, and blue lights

 




 

 

 

Professor Michael Smith’s show at Dan Gunn gallery, Timeline (1951-2016), recently received a review from Elvia Wilk of Frieze.

 


 

Professor Beili Liu Named a Recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Program

Tue. January 3, 2017

Chinese woman with dark hair and a white shirt smiles in picture


Studio Art Professor Beili Liu will receive $25,000 in unrestricted career support through the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s Painters and Sculptors Grant Program. Established in 1993, the Painters and Sculptors Grant Program recognizes the exceptional creative achievements of painters and sculptors working today. 

Christina Bain and Colleagues Pave New Path with Technology-based Instruction Utilizing Animation and Gamification of Learning

Mon. November 21, 2016

picture of a woman with bright red hair, a funky necklace and a green sweater shirt
Dr. Christina Bain

Professor of Visual Art Studies and Art Education Christina Bain presented "Vulnerability and Vicissitudes: The Role of Scenario-Based Games in Preservice Preparation" at the International Society for Education through the Arts (INSEA) in Vienna, Austria last month.

“Experienced educators recognize that teaching is a complex, social process that is influenced by many contextual factors,” writes Bain. “The best solution to a situation—in theory—might be effective in one place but not in another. Therefore, preservice students often feel unprepared because they have limited teaching experience to draw upon. So, through my research I ask: How might preservice students learn from the wisdom and experience of seasoned teachers?” The solution, posed within Bain’s conference presentation, is K-16 collaborations. The Worst Case Scenario Art Game is one such strategy that improves preservice preparation by basing playing cards on authentic scenarios experienced by preservice and in-service teachers.

Likewise, Dr. Christina Bain, Dr. Heidi Powell and Dr. Bill Nieberding presented "Animating Your Curriculum" at the Texas Art Education Association conference in Dallas, Texas on November 18, 2016. This presentation explored how animation software was integrated into three university art education courses. On November 19, Bain presented at TAEA with Courtney Jones, Hannah Reed, Madison Weakley, Katie Gregory, Chelsea Freestone and Julia Caswell (undergraduates in Visual Art Studies, 2017) in a two-hour workshop titled "Penelope Paper Strip, Puppets, and Paper Sculpture," which explores how storytelling can set the stage for teaching basic paper sculpture techniques.
 

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