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Jonas Criscoe Shows Work in Cardinal Kindreds Art Exchange

May 16, 2019  |  Rosalux Gallery

Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) shows work in Cardinal Kindreds, the second phase of an art exchange between the Austin-based art collective ICOSA and Rosalux, Minneapois' longest-running collective gallery. 

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Natalia Anciso Featured on Cover of Caliber Magazine

May 16, 2019  |  Isuu

Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) is featured on the cover of University of California Berkeley's Caliber Magazine. The feature story highlights Anciso's artwork and explores her upbringing along the Texas Borderlands, her work as an educator in the San Francisco Bay Area, and life as a mother. 

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Tamara Johnson's Sweet Pass Sculpture Park Presents New Exhibition in Collaboration with Pollock Gallery and Partial Shade

May 16, 2019  |  Sweet Pass Sculpture Park

Tamara Johnson (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2007), founded Sweet Pass Sculpture Park, which presents "May Show: Looms," an exhibition in collaboration with SMU's Pollock Gallery and organized by Austin art collective, Partial Shade. Sweet Pass will also be showing a recent film by Virgina Lee Montgomery and a site-responsive painting by Timothy Harding. 

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Becca Borrelli Brings Iconic Austin Scenes to Coloring Books

May 16, 2019  |  ATX Woman

Becca Borrelli, (M.F.A., Art Education, 2013) has created coloring books featuring iconic Austin scenes through her entrepreneurial business, Becca Borrelli Illustrations. 

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Steve Rowell Wins 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship

Apr 22, 2019  |  John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Steve Rowell (B.A., Studio Art, 1992) received a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship to finish a final cut of his Oxford thesis film, Humans Lived Here Once. He will also complete his Creative Capital supported project, Uncanny Sensing, Remote Valleys, which will premiere in early 2020 as a multi-screen installation, a series of photographs for publication, and a film for the festival circuit. 

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Natalia Anciso's artwork featured on cover of Meditacion Fronterize: Poems of Love, Life and Labor

Apr 15, 2019  |  University of Arizona Press

Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) has original artwork featured on the cover of the forthcoming book, Meditacion Fronteriza: Poems of Love, Life and Labor (University of Arizona Press), written by renowned writer and scholar Norma Elia Cantú, Professor of Humanities at Trinity University and Professor Emeritus at UTSA. The book is a collection of poems that explore life in the Texas-Mexico borderlands and are a "celebration of culture, tradition and creativity that navigates themes of love, solidarity and political transformation." 

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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.

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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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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)

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