Department of Art and Art History News

Jonathan Gruchawka and Mark Leavens present exhibition at Co-Lab Projects

Fri. August 1, 2014

Sculpture made of wood and resin in gallery
Installation image courtesy of Co-Lab Projects and the artists

Jonathan Gruchawka (BFA Studio Art candidate) & Mark Leavens (B.A. Studio Art, 2014) present Drawnonward at Co-Lab Projects as part of the art organization's new Summerscool program.

A review of the exhibition, written by Seth Orion Schwaiger, was published in the Austin Chronicle

From Co-Lab Projects' site:

SUMMERSCOOL is a bridge between studio practice and exhibition production for young artists between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five. This mentorship based program provides training and insight as artists prepare for their exhibitions coupled with a hands on experience of managing an art space. Selected artists receive two months of personal access to Co-Lab Project's administrators, curators, artists and assistants to learn practical professional development skills required in the visual arts industry.  

Scott Proctor presents new work at The Mariago Collective

Fri. August 1, 2014

Exhibition card showing ceramic work and ladder-like sculpture

Scott Proctor (MFA Studio Art, 2007) is included in a two-person exhibition at The Mariago Collective (Houston). The exhibition will be on display through September 6 and opens August 2.

David Waddell chosen as Fresh Arts CSA artist

Fri. August 1, 2014


Abstract watercolor drawing
Image courtesy of the artist

David Waddell (BFA Studio Art, 2003) was selected as one of nine artists to participate in Fresh Arts' inaugural Community Supported Arts program. The new program provides "a new and unique way to buy original artwork and support the local art scene."

Tamara Johnson opens installation at Socrates Sculpture Park

Wed. July 30, 2014

Installation mimicing pool with grass growing where water usually exists
Image courtesy of the artist

Tamara Johnson (BFA Studio Art, 2007) presents her work Backyard Pool at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City (New York). The installation opens August 2 and will be on display through June 29, 2015.