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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.

Chris Ware sits across a table from Charlie Rose

Chris Ware interviewed by Charlie Rose

Nov. 16, 2017  |  Charlie Rose

Cartoonist Chris Ware (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1990) was interviewed on Charlie Rose’s PBS program.

An old 1980s computer as art

Rachel Stuckey presents exhibition at Austin gallery

Nov. 16, 2017  |  Women and their Work

Rachel Stuckey (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2016) will present the exhibition Good Days & Bad Days on the Internet at Women and Their Work in Austin from Nov. 18 to Jan. 11.

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.

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Ade Omotosho receive curatorial fellowship at Pérez Art Museum Miami

Nov. 16, 2017  |  Art News

Ade Omotosho (B.A., Art History, 2017) was named by the Pérez Art Museum Miami as the first participant for its Ford Foundation Curatorial Fellowship program. For the next two years, Omotosho will work with the museum’s curatorial team to help oversee upcoming exhibitions and re-installations of its permanent collection.

Natalia Anciso presents solo exhibition at University of Arizona

Nov. 6, 2017  |  University of Arizona

Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) will have a solo exhibition, Natalia Anciso: They Try to Bury Us, at the Joseph Gross Gallery at the University of Arizona. It features extensive forms of media including paintings, drawings and tapestries, and the exhibition highlights a range work from the past six years. The exhibition, which will run Nov. 13­–Jan. 26, is supported by the Dr. Joseph F Gross Endowment, Lionel Rombach Endowment and the University of Arizona School of Art.

Courtney Goode speaks about design at Northwestern University

Oct. 31, 2017  |  Cargo Collective

Landscape architect Courtney Goode (B.F.A., Design, 2008) spoke at Northwestern University recently about her design process, design thinking and prototyping.

Natalia Anciso presents solo exhibition at University of Houston-Downtown

Oct. 22, 2017  |  University of Houston-Downtown

Natalia Anciso (B.A., Studio Art, 2008) will have a solo exhibition, Natalia Anciso: Aspire | Aspirar, at the O'Kane Gallery of the University of Houston-Downtown. It includes examples of individual works from several of her series over the past six years. The opening reception is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26, and will include conversations with the artist as well as UHD President Juan Muñoz. The exhibition runs through Dec. 7.

Jonas Criscoe’s work featured in Expo 2017

Oct. 12, 2017  |  500x Gallery

Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) has work in Expo 2017, a juried exhibition at Dallas's 500x Gallery.

Noah Simblist appointed chair of paint and printmaking at VCU

Oct. 12, 2017

Noah Simblist (Ph.D., Art History, 2015) was appointed chair of the Department of Painting + Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Art depicting the interior of a house

Ruth A. Keitz exhibition on view at Fort Worth Community Center

Oct. 12, 2017

Ruth A. Keitz (M.F.A., Art Education, 1970) will showcase "Silent Interiors That Speak" at the Fort Worth Community Art Center. The exhibition opens Nov. 3, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m., and runs through Nov. 21. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Marcia standing in front of three pieces of art hanging on a wall

Marcia Green Santore announces two solo exhibitions this fall

Sep. 28, 2017  |  Marcia Santore

Marcia Green Santore (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1982) has two solo exhibitions this fall. "Pattern in Motion" at the UConn-Stamford Art Gallery is Oct. 28-Nov. 30, and "Inexteriors" at the O'Brien Art Gallery at Roane State Community College, Harriman, is Oct. 16-Dec. 1. In April 2017, Santore curated an exhibition of small abstract work at Twiggs Gallery in New Hampshire.