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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.

an abstract image of cloth in sunlight

Katie Westmoreland's Solo Exhibition at Wave Hill Sunroom Project Space in NY

Jul 30, 2018  |  Wave Hill Project Space

Katie Westmoreland’s (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2012) solo exhibition, "All I Can Remember is the Smell of This and the Hollow Sound of the Humidity" will be on view through August 26 at the Wave Hill Sunroom Project Space in Bronx, New York.  

Callan Steinmann in front of an abstract art painting

Callan Steinmann Appointed Curator of Education at Georgia Museum of Art

Jun 4, 2018

Callan Steinmann (M.A., Art Education, 2013) has been appointed Curator of Education at The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia. Steinmann has been associate curator of education at the museum since 2013.

Chelsea Ward in her art studio

Chelsea Kathryne Ward to Publish Two Books

May 3, 2018  |  Quarto Group

Chelsea Kathryne Ward (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2010) will publish her first book, "Modern Drawing" on June 5th. In October her second book, "Your Year in Art" will also release.

Amelia Winger Bearskin wearing a virtual reality headset

Amelia Winger-Bearskin wins Engadget Award

Apr 29, 2018  |  Variety

headshot of Carlos Rosales-Silva

Carlos Rosales-Silva chosen as artist-in-residence at Artpace in San Antonio

Apr 29, 2018  |  Artpace

Carlos Rosales-Silva (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2017) was chosen as the artist-in-residence at Artpace in San Antonio.

a picture of Laurel Shear

Laurel Shear Gains Gallery Representation with Fort Gansevoort in New York

Feb 20, 2018  |  Fort Gansevoort

Laurel Shear (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2015) gained gallery representation with Fort Gansevoort in New York.  Known for shape-shifting in a competitive gallery environment, Shear’s representation signals further expansion to the west coast for the gallery.

Jarrod Beck

Jarrod Beck's Work Commissioned by Rice Public Art

Feb 12, 2018

Jarrod Beck (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2007) is the artist-in-residence for the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University, through April 2018. His piece Origin, 135 degrees was commissioned by Rice Public Art.  

an image of black ink block artwork on a sheet, hanging on a laundry line

Natalia Anciso presents work at INTO ACTION

Jan 21, 2018  |  Into Action

Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) has been selected to show work in INTO ACTION, a pop-up group exhibition, Jan. 13 - 21, in Los Angeles.

Kathryn St. Clair's artwork, depicting a nature scene including a stream with trees and mountains. The colors are soft yellows, purples, grays, blues and pinks

Kathryn St. Clair Presents Work at Art Works Downtown

Jan 10, 2018  |  Art Works Downtown

Kathryn St. Clair (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1993) has been selected to show work in "Color Emotion," an upcoming group exhibition, Jan. 12 - Feb. 23, that examines the relationship between color and emotion.

Art work that entails a multiple black and white images of cars and screws in a collage format

Jonas Criscoe Presents Work at ICOSA Collective in Austin

Jan 8, 2018  |  Icosa Collective

Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) is presenting work in “Call & Respond,” a two-person exhibition at ICOSA Collective in Austin, TX, Jan 13 - Feb 3.

An image of artist Leah Dyjak

Leah Dyjak accepts position at Winthrop University

Dec 18, 2017  |  Winthrop University

Leah Dyjak (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2015) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Video and Photography at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Dyjak’s work combines performance, labor, film and photography, and is represented by the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA.    

Roja Najafi stands in front of a work of art

Roja Najafi named curator of Oklahoma City Museum of Art

Nov 29, 2017  |  Art Daily

Roja Najafi (Ph.D., Art History, 2016) was announced curator of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. She will curate the spring exhibition, The New Art: A Controversial Collection 50 Years Later.

A painting by Ellen Tanner

Ellen Tanner presents exhibition at Art Museum of Southeast Texas

Nov 29, 2017  |  Art Museum of Southeast Texas

Ellen Tanner (B.F.A., Visual Art Studies, 2004) will present Fables, Families and Myths at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas in Beaumont from Dec. 16 through March 4. An opening reception is from 6 to 8 p.m., Dec. 15.

Alton DuLaney elected to city council, will be featured on Rachael Ray and Harry Connick Jr shows

Nov 29, 2017

Alton DuLaney (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1995) will demonstrate holiday gift wrapping skills on Dec. 18 on "The Rachael Ray Show" and Dec. 21 on Harry Connick Jr.'s show, "Harry." DuLaney was also just elected to City Council in his hometown of Splendora, Texas.

An art resembling a colorful Jenga game sits on a patio

Jonas Criscoe’s work on view at Dimensions Gallery’s Paved Garden

Nov 16, 2017  |  Dimension Gallery

Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) has work in Dimensions Gallery's Paved Garden, a large-scale outdoor curated sculpture exhibit. It is a collaboration between Dimensions Gallery and the City of Austin's Cultural Arts Division. The exhibit sits under an industrial awning and is accessible and illuminated 24 hours a day and runs for a year.