Department of Art and Art History News

Elizabeth McClellan and Karen Woodward included in group exhibition at MoHA

Detail of powered graphite on paper exposed to the elements
Elizabeth McClellan, detail from Untitled (Storm Shapes – Early January, Freezing Rain), 2014

Elizabeth McClellan (MFA Studio Art candidate) and Karen Woodward (BA Art History, 1993) are included in group exhibition Movement at the Museum of Human Achievement. The opening reception will be held Friday, June 6, at 8 pm at 3600 Lyons Rd.

Elizabeth McClellan is an artist and set designer whose work examines the construction of landscape through the body's relationship to specific places. Her current series, Storm Shapes, interacts with weather events in an attempt to capture a slice of time and to frame the massive natural forces that shape land and cities into human scale. McClellan graduated summa cum laude from Wesleyan University in 2009 before joining us at UT Austin.

Karen Woodward followed her art history degree with an MFA in Sculpture from Washington University in 2000. Prior to moving back to Austin, Woodward was faculty at Craft Alliance Education Center in St. Louis, MO, where she was chair of the Glass Department. Karen has been a studio art instructor for over 10 years and has taught all levels glass sculpture to both children and adults. She has served as an instructor for several studio art courses including foundry casting for bronze, centrifugal casting for jewelry, as well as 2 and 3D Design.