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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Geometric shapes made of newsprint

Jonas Criscoe’s work featured in exhibition at GrayDuck Gallery

Aug. 1, 2017  |  The Contemporary Austin

Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) has work featured in the Contemporary Austin’s Crit Group Exhibition at GrayDuck Gallery. This group exhibition highlights work by eight compelling local artists who participated in the museum’s seven-month-long Crit Group program. It is on view through Sept. 3.

A portrait of Erica Shamaly

Erica Shamaly joins City of Austin as music and entertainment manager

Jul. 13, 2017  |  Austin Culture Map

Erica Shamaly (B.F.A., Art History 1994; B.A., Studio Art, 1996) was named the music and entertainment manager at the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department.

Henry Smith works on shoes as part of an art exhibition.

Henry Smith selected as MASS Gallery Hotbox Resident Artist

Jul. 13, 2017

Henry Smith (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2017) was named one of MASS Gallery's Hotbox resident artists, Aug. 7 to Sept. 9. The program features a series of multimedia installations and performances.

A tattoo parlor with art on the walls.

Oliva Bransom opens tattoo studio

Jun. 19, 2017

Oliva Bransom (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2012) recently opened Astral View Studios, a tattoo shop in Marble Falls. Her original artwork is on display in the shop, and she is the lead artist and owner.

black and white print of fragmented microwave

Jonas Criscoe’s work included in Just Under100 exhibition

Jun. 18, 2017  |  International Print Center New York

Jonas Criscoe (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2006) has work in Just Under100, an international print exhibition curated by Katherine Bradford at the International Print Center New York.

An outdoor shot of an art exhibition opening in Chicago

Marya Spont-Lemus co-leads teen art exhibition with University of Chicago

May. 31, 2017  |  University of Chicago

Marya Spont-Lemus (M.A., Art Education, 2010) co-led the Arts + Public Life’s Teen Arts Council for the 2016-17 school year, taking students through the process of developing a teen-curated exhibition of teen art for a University of Chicago gallery. Photo by Jean Lachat.

Maxine poses for a photo in front of her painting

Maxine Price presents exhibition at Nave Museum

May. 21, 2017  |  Nave Museum

Maxine Price (B.F.A., Art, 1959) will present an exhibition of paintings at the Nave Museum in Victoria through July 19.