Mon. April 25, 2016
Ryan Lauderdale (B.F.A in Studio Art, B.A. in Art History, 2005) presents work in Dense Mesh, a group exhibition at Carroll/Fletcher in London. The exhibition will be on view April 14 – May 25, 2016.
Thu. April 21, 2016
“Design careers are unique to the needs of the cities they are stationed in,” says Design junior Brianna Graves. “I needed to see how things were done in different cities.”
Maddie George, Brianna Graves, Hillary Henrici, Emily Jarvis and Jenny Seh traveled to Chicago, funded by a Professional Development Travel Initiative (PDTI) grant, and toured design studios. The College of Fine Arts PDTI program funds professional development trips in the United States for undergraduate students.
After being in Austin for much of their college careers, the group wanted to explore other options and decided on Chicago. One of the design studios they visited, Knoed Creative, is run by a husband and wife team.
“Their work and workspace seems like a dream,” says Emily Jarvis. “Getting to hear their personal stories of how they got where they are was inspiring and realistic at the same time.”
The students witnessed what it is like to work in smaller studios as well as the benefits and downfalls of larger studios. The designers they met discussed salaries and shared personal stories about their careers.
“Many of the successful people that we met actually had a rocky start, which was surprising yet comforting,” describes Hillary Henrici. “The designers we met said that any sort of direction that they were heading in after graduating college usually didn’t go as planned—for better or for worse.”
“Be excited about what you’re doing! They can tell when looking at your work!” remarks Maddie George.
Dana Suleymanova is pursuing her B.F.A in Studio Art.
Wed. April 20, 2016
David Waddell (B.F.A. in Studio Art, 2003) has been named the Chair of the Visual Arts Department at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. He recently had an video installation at the Silos in Houston and a solo show at Box13.
Sun. April 17, 2016
Penelope Davies presents a paper entitled, “Challenging the public transcript: vandalism and resistance in Republican Rome," at the National University of Ireland, Galway.
Review of Eddie Chambers' Black Artists in British Art: A History Since the 1950s published in Art History journal
Fri. April 15, 2016