Department of Art and Art History Award or Honor

William and Bettye Nowlin Professorship supports research and work by Teresa Hubbard

Tue. November 25, 2014

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Giant, 2014, production still. Courtesy the artists, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (New York), and Lora Reynolds Gallery (Austin).

Teresa Hubbard joined the faculty of the Department of Art and Art History in 2000, attracted by the university’s status as a Tier One research institution and the numerous archives on campus.

“I continue to admire and learn from the research being conducted by my colleagues throughout the department and campus,” Hubbard said. “Equally inspiring is the level of critical inquiry our students are engaged in with their own work.”

Since 1990, Hubbard has worked collaboratively with Swiss artist and life partner Alexander Birchler. Their practice includes photography, video, and sculpture that asks the viewer to reflect on memory, place, and cinema.

“It is a great honor to be awarded the William and Bettye Nowlin Endowed Professorship,” remarked Hubbard. “The endowment plays a very important role in providing the opportunity for me to constantly challenge my practice, take creative risks, and further my work.”

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Giant, 2014, high definition video with sound. Photo by Frederik Nilsen. Courtesy of the artists, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery (New York), and Lora Reynolds Gallery (Austin).

Hubbard / Birchler’s most recent projects were displayed in the internationally traveling exhibition Sound Speed Marker. The exhibition was presented at Ballroom Marfa and is currently on display at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland. In 2015, Sound Speed Marker will travel to the Blaffer Museum in Houston. A monograph of the exhibition will be published in March 2015.

In the past, Hubbard / Birchler have presented work at Venice Biennial, the Tate Museum Liverpool, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, Kunsthaus Graz Austria, and the Mori Museum in Tokyo. They are represented by Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York, Galerie Bob van Orsouw in Zürich, Galerie Barbara Thumm in Berlin, Galerie Vera Munro in Hamburg, and Lora Reynolds Gallery in Austin.

Anna Krachey Fall 2014 International Artist-in-Residence and exhibition at Artpace

Thu. December 11, 2014


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Image courtesy of the artist and Artpace San Antonio. Photo by Mark Menjivar.

Anna Krachey (MFA Studio Art, 2007) was selected as an International Artist-in-Resident at Artpace San Antonio. Krachey presents the resulting work in an exhibition that will be on display November 13, 2014 – January 11, 2015.

The exhibition was reviewed by the San Antonio Current.

Linda Dalrymple Henderson receives 2014 SLSA Lifetime Achievement Award

Tue. October 28, 2014

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Photo by Stan Schnier.

Linda Dalrymple Henderson was honored by the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA) with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. During the award presentation at the annual conference, SLSA stated, "Her work has helped to redefine the ways in which scholars now understand the development of modern and contemporary art, particularly its relationship to science and mathematics."

Chair of the Department of Art and Art History Jack Risley remarked, “The SLSA is spot-on when they describe Dr. Henderson as ‘a model of interdisciplinary enquiry and academic generosity.’ Linda is a legendary scholar and equally known as a fierce advocate for her students.”

Henderson’s extraordinary research, the enduring impact of her mentorship, and long-time contributions to the SLSA were among the many reasons for her recognition.

“I’m thrilled and humbled at this award,” Henderson described. “In 1993, I had started regularly attending the conferences of what was then the Society for Literature and Science (SLS). Finding such a stimulating group of colleagues working across disciplinary boundaries, I began inviting art historians and artists to participate on SLS panels.”

She continued to invite over 40 colleagues to SLS events. “In 2003, we had a large enough contingent to militate for the addition of 'Arts' to the name. As a result, an important new space has been created for interchange among arts-related scholars and technology-oriented practitioners at SLSA.”

The department congratulates Henderson on this award.

“Art Historians are not only judged by the depth and originality of their research, but also for how effectively they open up intellectual possibilities for subsequent generations of scholars,” said Risley. “That is Dr. Henderson’s legacy.”

Adam Crosson featured in The Daily Texan

Wed. October 1, 2014

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Adam Crosson (MFA candidate in Studio Art) was featured in The Daily Texan. Crosson speaks about the Umlauf Prize and his exhibition Intermodal. The exhibition is on display, alongside Reflect by Margo Sawyer, through October 19, 2014 at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum.

Adam Crosson featured by the Austin American-Statesman

Mon. September 22, 2014

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Adam Crosson (MFA candidate in Studio Art) was featured in the Austin American-Statesman by Jeanne Claire van Ryzin. Crosson discusses his exhibition Intermodal presented as part of his recognition as the 2014 Umlauf Prize recipient.

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