Department of Art and Art History Special Program

Guest Artist in Print Program features Elizabeth Corkery

Wed. September 9, 2015

green sculpture and 2D work installed in gallery
​Nowhere is There a Garden, 2013, screenprint on paper, etching on paper, milled plywood and timber

Elizabeth Corkery will be in residence as part of the Guest Artist in Print Program. Corkery will, with the help of students, further develop her project ruin follies, an inquiry into to the tradition of the folly, the picturesque, the classical ruin, and print’s history in relation to the representation of gardens through the Renaissance and the strong connection between theatre and the garden. She will utilize screen printing and relief process to build up “stone” surfaces on cut pieces of MDF.

Corkery will present a lecture on her research on Tuesday, October 6, as well as conduct studio visits with a select group of graduate students. The week will culminate in an exhibition at the School of Architecture’s Material Lab.

Elizabeth Corkery holds an M.F.A. from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York and a B.F.A. (Hons – First Class) in Printmaking from the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Australia. Drawing on this background in printmaking, much of Elizabeth’s work connects conceptual concerns of repetition, reproduction and simulation using spatial investigations that force a reconsideration of the architectural environment as merely a static backdrop.

She has received production and research funding from The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, Brooklyn Arts Council, Somerville Arts Council, Cornell Council for the Arts and Australian philanthropic organizations The Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and The Australia Council for the Arts. In 2015 she was a funded resident at the Vermont Studio Center with support from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, worked as a summer apprentice with the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, and presented her first solo show in the UK at Beers London, titled Pictures of Pieces. Elizabeth currently lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island.

The Guest Artist in Print Program (GAPP) is the visiting artist program of the Print Area within the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. GAPP seeks to expose the university community to a combination of emerging and established artists immersed in an expanded print practice.

Visual Arts Center Artist-in-Resident Christine Sun Kim interviewed in Arts and Culture

Wed. August 12, 2015

pink and blue overlapping trapezoids on yellow background

Christine Sun Kim, 2015 Sound+Vision artist-in-residence, discussed her work in an interview in Arts and Culture magazine.

Visual Arts Center Artist-In-Residence featured on Deaf Nation

Thu. May 14, 2015

woman in white dress wearing glasses stand in bushes
Photo by Sirio Magnabosco.

Visual Arts Center Artist-In-Resident Christine Sun Kim discusses her installations and practice on Deaf Nation.

The Oplontis Project publishes first of four free e-books

Thu. January 8, 2015

white department hexagon cube logo on green

ACLS Humanities E-Book released Oplontis Villa A (“of Poppaea”) at Torre Annunziata, Italy, Volume 1: The Ancient Setting and Modern Rediscovery, the first of four volumes detailing research at Villa A Site at Oplontis. The work was edited by Professor John Clarke and Nayla K. Muntasser (PhD in Art History, 2003). The Oplontis Project is directed by Professor Clark and Michael L. Thomas (PhD in Art History, 2001).

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