Creative Research Laboratory announces new director

Oct. 11, 2006

AUSTIN, Texas—Jade Walker, former administrative manager at the Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, has been named director of the Creative Research Laboratory in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin.

The Creative Research Laboratory is a site for contemporary art and design, providing a year-round schedule of exhibitions and community programming by students and faculty in the Department of Art and Art History. As a creative incubator, the Creative Research Laboratory fosters collaboration among students, faculty, visiting artists, alumni and the Austin community to provide innovative educational experiences.

Walker received her bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Florida and her master of fine arts degree, with a concentration in sculpture, from The University of Texas at Austin. She has a national and international exhibition record, and was selected for an artist residency program this past February at Webb School in Knoxville, Tenn. Walker also worked as an instructor at the Austin Museum of Art.

For more information contact: Leslie Lyon, College of Fine Arts, 512-475-7033.