Department of Art and Art History News

Casey Polacheck presents solo exhibition at decoy at grayDUCK Gallery

Wed. July 15, 2015

drawing of hunter wearing gear and pointing at dead bee
Image courtesy of the artist and grayDUCK Gallery.

Casey Polacheck (BA in Studio Art, 2010) presents The Trophy Hunters, a solo exhibition at decoy housed in grayDUCK gallery. The exhibition will be on display July 10 – August 9, 2015.

Erik Shane Swanson included in Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial

Tue. July 14, 2015

tied dye t-shirt on bench
Saltwater, Piss and Vinegar (detail), 2015, scagliola, painted epoxy, and hardware, 32.5 x 71 x 58.5 inches.

Erik Shane Swanson (MFA in Studio Art, 2014) presents work in Bronx Calling: The Third AIM Biennial which features the work of seventy-two emerging artists engaged in the Artist in the Marketplace Program (classes of 2014 and 2015). The exhibition will be on view at The Bronx Museum of the Arts July 9 – September 20, 2015.

Bronx Calling was featured by The Art Newspaper.

Dr. Christina Bain Honored with 2015 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award

Mon. July 13, 2015

woman wearing colorful necklace and green shirt posted for portrait
 

Dr. Christina Bain, one of eleven faculty members from The University of Texas at Austin, has been chosen to receive 2015 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System.

The awards program is one of the nation's largest monetary teaching recognition programs in higher education, honoring outstanding performance in the classroom and dedication to innovation in undergraduate instruction.

Dr. Bain is an Associate Professor of Art Education. Her research interests focus on the intersection of theory with practice in art education. More specifically, her research examines the preparation and development of art teachers, both at the preservice and inservice levels, with topics including the development of teacher identity, curricular development, technology integration, arts integration, and material culture.

She is the author of Pixels are Not Paint: A Qualitative Study of the Effectiveness of the Digitalfolio as a Learning Strategy in a College Digital Art Classroom and has contributed chapters to Matter Matters: Art Education and Material Culture Studies and Remembering Others: Making Invisible Histories of Art Education Visible.

In the past, Dr. Bain has been recognized with awards including: the Texas Art Educator of the Year Award in 2011, the Texas Art Education Association’s Higher Educator of the Year Award in 2005, and the National Art Education Association Student Chapter Sponsor Award in 2009.

Each honoree will receive $25,000 and be recognized at ceremony August 19 at the JW Marriott in Austin.

“There is nothing more important at a university than good teaching,” said UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves. “I thank the UT System and Board of Regents for recognizing the work of these talented faculty members, and I thank the recipients — at UT Austin and across the UT System — for inspiring their students every day.”

Established in 2008, the Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards program recognizes educators who deliver the highest quality of instruction in the classroom, the laboratory, the field or online.

Faculty members undergo a series of rigorous evaluations by students, peer faculty members and external reviewers. The review panels consider a range of activities and other criteria in their evaluations including outstanding teaching, mentoring, personal commitment to students and motivating students in the classroom.

“These amazing educators are responsible for helping to prepare the next generation of great leaders,” said Paul Foster, chairman of the Board of Regents.

“The efforts of these faculty members significantly enhance the educational experiences of our students, and the UT Board of Regents is pleased to have this opportunity to honor them.”

The full list of 2015 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards is available here.

Rachael Starbuck and Iva Kinnaird present work at Hello Project Gallery

Fri. July 10, 2015

july 10, 2015 on top of confetti image
 

Rachael Starbuck (MFA candidate in Studio Art) and Iva Kinnaird (BFA in Studio Art, 2014) present work in a group exhibition, Summer Party Too, at Hello Project Gallery. The exhibition will be on view July 10 – August 8, 2015.

Leslie Mutchler and Jason Urban present UNIVERSAL at Artists Image Resource

Wed. July 8, 2015

three white lines printed on wood plank leaning against white wall
Gate (woodblock). 2014 14” x 24”. Digital output on photo glossy paper.

Leslie Mutchler / Jason Urban present UNIVERSAL at the Artists Image Resource in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The exhibition will be on view June 20 – July 18, 2015.

UNIVERSAL is the first large-scale collaborative project by artists Leslie Mutchler and Jason Urban. Both have multiple degrees in printmaking and have been working for several years to make relevant the archaic and dying craft of print. Mutchler’s most recent projects are experiential, WorkLAB Satellites and TrendFACTORY, examine the purpose and functionality of the printed form and the use of handcraft through multi-participatory installations. Urban is co-founder and co-editor of Printeresting.org, a 2011 Creative Capital Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant winning blog, focused on interesting and relevant contemporary printmaking, print, and print-related issues. Urban’s most recent project, Temporary Monument, printed and installed in Doha, Qatar, focuses on the expansiveness of printed matter, text and graphic proliferation.

See more about the project or view a video.