Department of Art and Art History Facilities

Courtyard Gallery

Located on campus at the university's AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, the Courtyard Gallery presents a wide range of artwork produced by faculty and alumni from the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Arts.

Past Exhibitions

Process Drawings
Beili Liu

September 12, 2013 – February 7, 2014

Beili Liu was born and raised in China. Liu received her MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2003 and joined the faculty in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Liu received a Distinction Award at the Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania, the Walter and Gina Ducloux Fellowship in 2011, and a University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2012. Her work has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally.

Works on Paper
Thuy-Van Vu

April 25 – August 30, 2013

Thuy-Van Vu was born in Phoenix, AZ. She received her BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998 and her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas in Austin in 2006, where she was a recipient of the David Bruton, Jr. Graduate Fellowship. Vu's work has been exhibited in the U.S. and abroad.

Interim Whimsey
Lee Chesney

January 31 – April 19, 2013

Associate Professor Chesney received his BFA in painting from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana in 1969 and his MFA in printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1972. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in competitive and invitational exhibitions throughout the world.

An Inquiry Concerning
Colin Doyle

April 26 – August 31, 2012

Colin Doyle was born in Dallas, Texas in 1988. He received BAs in Studio Art and Plan II from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010. In 2011 he was nominated for the George Mitchell Award and in 2010 he received the Zelman Endowed Scholarship. After he graduated from UT, Colin started Myna Studio Co-op, a space designed to help young artists maintain their practice. He lives and works in Austin, Texas.

Sarah Canright: Watercolors
Sarah Canright

February 2 – April 20, 2012

Sarah Canright received a BFA in painting at the Art Institute of Chicago. Canright was included in 1974 Whitney Biennial and had solo exhibitions at the Pam Adler Gallery and Franklin Furnace. In the course of her career, she has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts grants and has held numerous teaching positions before coming to The University of Texas at Austin in 1982. Most recently, Canright had a solo exhibition at the CUE Art Foundation in New York (fall 2011).

Vast Hedge / Vestige
Dan Sutherland

September 15, 2011 – January 27, 2012

Dan Sutherland is a professor of painting and drawing in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin. Sutherland has exhibited work throughout the US including in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Houston, and Fort Worth. He is currently represented by Moody Gallery in Houston and David Shelton Gallery in San Antonio.

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Karri Paul

May 5 – September 2, 2011

Karri Paul received her M.F.A. in Studio Art from The University of Texas at Austin in 2008, a graduate certificate from the University of Iowa Center for the Book in 1999, and an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1998. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and her writing has appeared in The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, Boston Review, Fence, Poetry International, and elsewhere. She founded The O. Press, which produced a number of limited edition letterpress broadsides and artists' books. Paul has taught for a number of institutions including the Maryland Institute, College of Art and Johns Hopkins University. She currently teaches at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.

Life Lines
Sandra Fernández

February 3 – April 28, 2011

Assistant Professor Sandra C. Fernández, an Ecuadorean-American artist, received her B.S. and M.F.A. in art at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She studied printmaking techniques at ‘Taller Tres en Raya’ in Madrid, Spain. She has received New York Foundation for the Arts grants and was selected for the Pan-am Public Art Project: Art without Borders, Women's Pavilion in Buffalo New York. Her awards include the Women of color Slide Portfolio: Hispanic national Juried Project, and the participation in the SERIE Project, a Latino Arts organization based in Austin, Texas. Fernández's works are held by private, public and corporate collectors, including the Kohler Art Library in Madison, Wisconsin, Bibliotèque Nationale in Paris, France, The Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana in Quito-Ecuador, the Mexic Arte Museum in Austin, Texas, among others.

Four Letter Words
Michael Mogavero

September 9, 2010 – January 27, 2011

Michael Mogavero received his M.F.A. from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore. Since that time his solo exhibitions have been held at the Holly Solomon, Ruth Siegel & Oscarson Siegeltuch Galleries in New York, Galerie Six Freidrich in Munich, Germany, and Galerie Corinne Hummel in Basel, Switzerland. Group exhibitions include “200 years of Drawing” (a survey of drawing in the last two centuries) at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and “Back to the USA” (a survey exhibition of contemporary American art which traveled throughout Europe). Public collections of his work include AT&T, The Prudential Insurance Company, the Walker Art Center, and the Princeton University Art Museum.