Department of Art and Art History News

Leslie Mutcher and Jason Urban present at IMPACT 9: Printmaking in the Post-Print Age

Mon. September 14, 2015

white overlapping hexagon and cube forms on green background

Leslie Mutcher and Jason Urban present at IMPACT 9: Printmaking in the Post-Print Age. This year's conference will be held in Hangzhou, China in September.

Erin Curtis presents solo exhibition, A Narrow Escape from History

Fri. September 11, 2015

Image courtesy of the artist.

Erin Curtis (M.F.A. in Studio Art, 2007) presents new work in her solo exhibition A Narrow Escape from History. The exhibition will be on view at Big Medium September 4–26, 2015.

Jade Abner, Michael Muelhaupt and Rachel Starbuck included in group exhibition, I'll Be It

Fri. September 11, 2015

sculpture of box with marble coating next to yellow segment form in gallery
Image courtesy of Michael Muelhaupt.

Jade Abner (B.A. in Studio Art, 2013), Michael Muelhaupt (M.F.A. candidate in Studio Art), Rachael Starbuck (M.F.A. candidate in Studio Art) and Frank Wick present work in the group exhibition I'll Be It. The exhibition will be on view at Pump Project September 11–26, 2015.

Dr. Stephennie Mulder provides expertise on threat to Middle East Antiquities

Thu. September 10, 2015

white overlapping hexagonal and cube shapes on green background

Dr. Stephennie Mulder provides expertise on events surrounding the threat to Middle East Antiquities in the Los Angeles Times, BBC (20 minute mark), and RT America.

Mulder discusses Palmyra with the International Business Times.

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.