Department of Art and Art History News

Fairfax Dorn featured by BlackBook

Tue. October 7, 2014

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Fairfax Dorn (B.F.A. Studio Art, 1997 // B.A. Art History 1998) speaks about herself and Ballroom Marfa in this video by BlackBook.

Kimberli Gant receives pre-doctoral fellowship at the Newark Museum

Fri. October 3, 2014

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Kimberli Gant (Ph.D. candidate in Art History) received the Newark Museum’s Pre-doctoral Fellow for the Arts of Global Africa. This two-year fellowship position is funded through the generosity of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Gant's research is on photographic depictions of Lagos, Nigeria since 1960.

Anna Collette speaks about her exhibition Gathering Ground

Thu. October 2, 2014

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Anna Collette discusses her photography and exhibition Gathering Ground with The Daily Texan. Gathering Ground will be on display at the Courtyard Gallery in the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center through February 6.

Kimberly Renner opens design studio

Thu. October 2, 2014

letter "r" roughly cut out and hanging on wall

Kimberly Renner (B.A. Art History, 1988) will open a design studio later this year. The space will be "an active design studio that finds, refurbishes and rebuilds an eclectic array of pieces with personality." Renner was recently profiled in Austin Business Journal

Kristina Felix exhibits at ACRE Projects

Thu. October 2, 2014

two images next to one another of the same desert landscape one with a person
Step into a tub of water; watch the waterline rise., 2014 excerpt from a slide projection, dimensions variable.

Kristina Felix (M.F.A. Studio Art, 2010) presents new work in a two person exhibition at ACRE Projects (Chicago). to begin to write it, to begin to fade will be on display October 5 through October 20. 

Felix is a Brooklyn-based artist who makes artworks that explore the creative potential of language, labor and found narratives. Felix’s works are often rational interpretations of topics such as love and desire, the supernatural and the homogenization of personal and spatial exploration after the Internet. Felix earned an M.F.A. in Studio Art with a focus in Transmedia from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010, and a B.F.A. in Studio Art from Columbia College Chicago in 2004. She recently completed a Fulbright research project in sculpture that focused on mnemonic devices in Andean textiles and crafts. Her work has been exhibited nationally, most recently at the Chicago Artists' Coalition as part of Hatch Projects where Felix was a resident artist from 2012-2013.