Alumni Activities


Ariel Davis partners with Margery Gossett of Artspace111 in Fort Worth to open a new gallery space, Love Texas Art

Fort Worth Weekly

Love Texas Art features exhibition space and is about to open a residency studio program. Davis (B.F.A., Studio Art, 2010) was recently profiled in a cover story in the Fort Worth Weekly that details her current endeavors, and her career journey as an artist and gallerist. 

Natacha Poggio earns Fulbright Scholar Award

University of Houston Downtown

With her Fulbright, Poggio (M.F.A., Design, 2006) will head to Guayaquil, Ecuador — a port city known as a gateway to the Galapagos Islands — where she will be working with students at the Universidad de las Artes. Her dream is to empower students and community members to become informed environmental advocates.

Rachel Starbuck, Michael Muelhaupt and Jesse Cline present their art "fitting" at Northern Southern

Sightlines Magazine

Starbuck (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2017) and Muelhaupt (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2017) are sculptors, materials experts, and educators. Cline (M.F.A., Design, 2016) practices and teaches design. They exhibit furniture, functional objects and art objects.

Lance Letscher presents his work "Bird & Fishes" at Stephen L. Clark Gallery

Sightlines Magazine

Letscher (B.F.A., Studio Art, 1985; M.F.A., Studio Art, 1989) is much regarded for his meticulously constructed collages. He sources material from a range of antique papers, discarded notebooks, magazines, photographs, schoolbooks, vintage technical publications, postcards, and record covers

Ariel René Jackson's "A Welcoming Place" will be shown at the Museum of Modern Art

The film premiered at Women & Their Work in January 2022. MoMA will present the video in New York along with other single-channel works by Jackson (M.F.A., Studio Art, 2017), Bentonville Forecast: In the Square (2019) and Descendance (2021).

Carrie Hawkins collaborates with Dillard's on spring fashion

Midland Reporter-Telegram

For the Dillard’s collaboration, Hawkins (B.F.A., Design, 2010) and her daughters took photos in the dress designs at the Museum of the Southwest with local photographer Helen Byrd Sledge. She didn’t realize that those pictures would be used for the marketing campaign. Those photos are now up at Dillard’s across the country, showcasing a Midland space and designer. 

"¡Printing the Revolution!" awarded 2022 ALAA-Thoma Foundation Exhibition Catalogue Award

Department of Art and Art History

¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now, an exhibition catalogue for the Smithsonian American Art Museum 2021 exhibition of the same name, was organized by E. Carmen Ramos, acting chief curator and curator of Latinx art at the Smithsonian, alongside Claudia Zapata, curatorial assistant for Latinx art and UT Art History alum (B.A., 2005; M.A., 2009). The catalogue includes contributions from E. Carmen Ramos, Tatiana Reinoza (UT Art History MA, 2009; PhD, 2016), Terezita Romo, and Claudia E. Zapata. 

Big Medium in partnership with Texas sotol distillery, Desert Door, announce their 2022 Artist Residents

Big Medium

Elizabeth Hudson (Art History, 2016), Jieun Beth (M.F.A, Studio Art, 2013) and Jesus Treviño (M.F.A., Painting/Drawing, 2022) will enjoy a one-week stay on the Desert Door ranch in West Texas. This residency includes an artist stipend of $1,000 for each artist. During their residency, Artists are encouraged to draw inspiration from the raw West Texas landscape and begin creating new work.

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