Department of Art and Art History News

Elizabeth McClellan and Karen Woodward included in group exhibition at MoHA

Wed. June 4, 2014

Detail of powered graphite on paper exposed to the elements
Elizabeth McClellan, detail from Untitled (Storm Shapes – Early January, Freezing Rain), 2014

Elizabeth McClellan (M.F.A. Studio Art candidate) and Karen Woodward (B.A. Art History, 1993) are included in group exhibition Movement at the Museum of Human Achievement. The opening reception will be held Friday, June 6, at 8 pm at 3600 Lyons Rd.

Elizabeth McClellan is an artist and set designer whose work examines the construction of landscape through the body's relationship to specific places. Her current series, Storm Shapes, interacts with weather events in an attempt to capture a slice of time and to frame the massive natural forces that shape land and cities into human scale. McClellan graduated summa cum laude from Wesleyan University in 2009 before joining us at UT Austin.

Karen Woodward followed her art history degree with an M.F.A. in Sculpture from Washington University in 2000. Prior to moving back to Austin, Woodward was faculty at Craft Alliance Education Center in St. Louis, MO, where she was chair of the Glass Department. Karen has been a studio art instructor for over 10 years and has taught all levels glass sculpture to both children and adults. She has served as an instructor for several studio art courses including foundry casting for bronze, centrifugal casting for jewelry, as well as 2 and 3D Design.

Gracelee Lawrence installation in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Tue. June 3, 2014

Woman ties knots with rope in exhibition space
Photo by Mark Schultz - The News and Observer

M.F.A. candidate Gracelee Lawrence presents her most recent installation Crochet Ricochet Macrame Cosmic Ray Hideaway in Chapel Hill, N.C. The exhibition will be on display through June.

M.F.A. candidates present summer exhibition of work

Thu. May 29, 2014

Iceberg graphic over text

Nine M.F.A. candidates will display their works in a group exhibition at pump project, a studio and gallery space in East Austin. The graduates work in painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and transmedia. An opening reception will be held Friday, May 30, and the exhibition will continue through July 21.

Artists include:

Adam Boley
Adam Crosson
Annie May Johnson
Gracelee Lawrence
Bryan Martello
Elizabeth McClellan
Annie Miller
Anne Rogers
Rachel Stuckey

Dr. Michael D. Carrasco received NEH grant

Thu. May 29, 2014

Logo with green petals

Dr. Michael D. Carrasco (Ph.D. Art History, 2005) was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant. The grant amounts to $60,000 and will support Carrasco's project, The Mesoamerican Corpus of Formative Period Art and Writing.

During his time at the Department of Art and Art History, Carrasco completed his dissertation The Mask Flange Iconographic Complex: The Art, Ritual, and History of a Maya Sacred Image under the supervision of Dr. Julia Guernsey and Dr. David Stuart.

Nathan Green reviewed in art ltd. magazine

Thu. May 29, 2014

Green oval objects in wood frame
Light-frame 410B, 98" x 101", 2013, image courtesy of the artist

Nathan Green's (B.F.A. Studio Art, 2004) recent exhibition "Building Pictures" at Art Palace was reviewed in art ltd. magazine's May issue.