UT Department of Art and Art History Appoints Three New Professors of Practice

The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin is excited to welcome three new Professors of Practice: Enrique Figueredo, Donalyn Heise and Annie May Johnston. Both Figueredo and Johnston will contribute to the strength and vitality of UT Studio Art's Print area as Assistant Professors of Practice, and Heise will join the faculty in Art Education as an Associate Professor of Practice. 

Enrique Figueredo is a Venezuelan-American artist who emigrated from South America at an early age. He received a BFA with a concentration in printmaking from Purchase College, State University of New York and an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. His work was the subject of a solo exhibition at The Re Institute, Millerton, NY and has been in group shows at International Print Center New York and ARTag Gallery, Helsinki, Finland. In 2017, He made a site-specific installation on 14th Street in New York City for Art In Odd Places. Figueredo is the recipient of the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Award from The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, the Nadine Goldsmith Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center; and was most recently the Fountainhead Fellow and Visiting Professor at VCUarts Department of Painting + Printmaking in Richmond, Virginia. His work is in the collection of the Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ. 

Donalyn Heise earned her PhD in Art Education from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. She is an artist, educator and researcher with over thirty years of experience in K-16 public and private arts education. As an artist and educator, she is passionate about the ancient art of porcelain painting. Her research focuses on fostering resilience through art for youth who have experienced trauma. This research focuses on the role of art for fostering resilience in underserved populations and art teacher preparation. She has numerous publications which have appeared in Studies in Art Education, The Journal of Social Distress, School Arts, the NAEA Advisory, and the Journal of Social Theory in Arts Education. She is the author of Healing Through Creativity Visual Art Educators Guide (Scholastic Art & Writing, 2020), Working With Students Who Have Anxiety: Creative Connections and Practical Strategies (Routledge Inc., 2019) and Art for Children Experiencing Psychological Trauma: A Guide for Educators and School Based Professionals (Routledge, 2018). 

Annie May Johnston received her MFA in Print from the University of Texas at Austin and has lived and worked in Los Angeles, Paris, Glasgow, New York and San Francisco. In addition to serving as an Assistant Professor of Practice in Print, is the Print area head, chairs the Guest Artist in Print Program and is the faculty sponsor for the UT Riso Room. She holds undergraduate degrees in Classics and Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder and was an assistant printer at Michael Woolworth Publications in Paris, specializing in traditional lithographic printmaking. Recent awards include the Summer Creative Research Grant and the Faculty Fellows Endowment from the University of Texas at Austin. During the last few years, she has shown at 500x in Dallas, Fjord Gallery in Philadelphia, The Papiermuhle Museum in Basel, Paradice Palase in Brooklyn and with Co-Lab Projects and Partial Shade in Austin. During the pandemic, Johnston participated in various in-person and online shows in Brooklyn, Boston, San Antonio and St. Louis, among others; and this year she had a two person show at Box13 that recently closed in Houston. 

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