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Leah Dyjak teaching students in a photography lab

Leah Dyjak Named Assistant Professor of Photography at Wheaton College

Mar 7, 2019  |  Wheaton College

Leah Dyjak (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2015) has accepted a position with Wheaton College Massachusetts as an assistant professor of photography. 

Erik Culver

Erik Culver Creates Online Business for Student Artists

Mar 7, 2019  |  Tribeza

Erik Culver (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2008) has created ArtStartArt, an online business where student artists can sell their art. 

Juliana Castro

Juliana Castro Selected for Mozilla Open Leaders Program

Mar 7, 2019  |  Mozilla

Juliana Castro (M.F.A., Design, 2018) was placed in the seventh cohort of Mozilla Open Leaders.

Sweet Pass Sculpture poster

Tamara Johnson Creates New Outdoor Sculpture Venue in Dallas

Feb 25, 2019  |  Sweet Pass Sculpture Park


Jonas Criscoe's Work Reviewed in Austin Chronicle

Feb 25, 2019  |  Austin Chronicle

Ryan Hawk artwork

Ryan Hawk Has Solo Art Exhibition at Lawndale Art Center

Jan 27, 2019  |  Lawndale Art Center

Ryan Hawk (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2017) has solo exhibition Sweet Surrender on view at the Lawndale Art Center from December 8, 2018 – March 3, 2019. 

Virginia Lee Montgomery Sphinx sculpture

Virginia Lee Montgomery Selected for The Socrates Annual and Times Square Art Series

Jan 27, 2019

Virginia Lee Montgomery (BFA in Studio Art, 2008) is featured among 15 artists selected for The Socrates Annual, the culminating exhibition of a fellowship program presented by Socrates Sculpture Park.

Cat Quintanillas

Cat Quintanillas Presents Solo Exhibition at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center

Jan 14, 2019  |  City of Austin

Cat Quintanillas (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1980) presents a solo exhibition of sculptures, photography and block prints at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. "Por Fin: Impresiones y Expresiones de Mexico" ("At Last: Impressions and Expressions of Mexico") reflects the artists focus on a future that is diverse and rich with her culture as the daughter of a Mexican immigrant. Many of her stone carvings reflect her personal and artistic journey to Guanajuato, Mexico to reconnect with her Mexican culture. Cat also reflects after a life of service in Austin that has included leadership roles such as serving as councilwoman and mayor of the City of Sunset Valley, Texas.

Jonas Criscoe arrows artwork

Jonas Criscoe Presents Work in Two Person Exhibition at ICOSA

Jan 14, 2019  |  ICOSA Collective

Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) presents work in When Everything's Been Said, a two-person exhibition at ICOSA in Austin, Texas, that explores the illusion of direction and the indeterminacy of visual language. (photo: The Downs, 12 x 18 x 3, silkscreen and encaustic on a panel, 2018)

Trump portrait sketch book

Warren Craghead Releases Second Portrait Book, "TRUMPTRUMP Vol 2"

Jan 14, 2019  |  Retrofit Comics

Warren Craghead (M.F.A., Studio Art, 1996) has released his second portrait sketch book, TRUMPTRUMP Vol 2, a collection of daily "grotesque" portraits of Donald Trump, through Retrofit Comics and Big Planet Comics. 

Ali Fitzgerald

Ali Fitzgerald Releases Graphic Memoir, "Drawn to Berlin: Comic Workshops in Refugee Shelters and Other Stories From a New Europe"

Jan 14, 2019  |  Hyperallergic

Ali Fitzgerald (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2007) has released her new graphic memoir, Drawn to Berlin: Comic Workshops in Refugee Shelters and Other Stories From a New Europe. An American expat in Berlin, Fitzgerald began running art workshops for refugees in 2015, and her book looks at their current difficulties as they seek and struggle for safety.

New Art New Markets book cover

Natalia Ancisco's Artwork Included in Recently Released Book, "New Art, New Markets"

Jan 14, 2019  |  Lund Humphries

Natalia Anciso (B.A. Studio Art, 2008), and her artwork are included in the recently released book, New Art, New Markets (Lund Humphries), written by art scholar, Dr. Iain Robertson, Head of Art Business Studies at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. The book surveys emerging art markets throughout the world. The author references Anciso and connects her work and her Tejano heritage with both Mexican and Texas history. 

Liza Vaillancourt

Lizah Vaillancourt Named Outstanding Art Educator

Oct 31, 2018

Recent graduate Lizah Vaillancourt (B.F.A., Visual Art Studies, 2018) will be awarded one of the 2018 Outstanding Art Educator awards in the division of Student of Art Education from the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) during the TAEA annual conference on Nov 9, 2018. 

Bucky Miller Awarded 2018 Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship

Oct 31, 2018  |

Alumnus Bucky Miller (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2017) has been awarded a 2018 Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer's Fellowship. 

Jieun Beth Kim

Jieun Beth Kim Named New Exhibit Coordinator at the City of Austin Central Library

Oct 14, 2018

Jieun Beth Kim (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2013) has been named the new exhibit coordinator for the city of Austin's central library. Kim will manage 2700 sq. ft of gallery space while collaborating with outside stakeholders on projects related to the visual arts. Photo by Beck and Hall Photograhy,, @beckandhall

Rose Salseda

Rose Salseda Appointed to Art History Faculty at Stanford

Oct 1, 2018

Rose G. Salseda (Ph.D. in Art History, 2018; M.A. in Art History, 2009) has been appointed acting assistant professor at Stanford University's Art & Art History department.

Raul De Lara

Alumnus Raul De Lara Has Opening Reception, Artist's Talk for "Homecoming" Exhibition

Aug 5, 2018  |  Prizer Arts and Letters

Raul De Lara (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2015) is showing his recent work, "Homecoming: How do you know your/you're home"  at Prizer Arts & Letters in Austin, Aug. 10th-12th. An opening reception will take place Aug. 10th from 7-10pm with an artist's talk Saturday, Aug. 11th at 2pm. The exhibition will include works by De Lara that play with typical household objects to subvert their associated uses, deploying dark humor to reckon with the uncertainty of a place the artist considers home.

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