Department of Art and Art History News

Congratulations to our faculty promotions!

Thu. January 28, 2016

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Eddie Chambers, now full Professor of Art History, has been promoted after only two years in rank as associate professor. His 2014 book, Black Artists in British Art: A History from 1950–Present was described by a distinguished referee as “a dazzling account of the history that [Chambers] knows so well and in which he has played such a major role” as a former artist, curator and critic.


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Ann Johns, is newly promoted as the first-ever Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Art History, but has been long and widely recognized as one of the finest undergraduate lecturers in the College of Fine Arts. Johns has distinguished herself as a curriculum reformer, an experimentalist with teaching technologies, a turn-around administrator at salvaging struggling programs and a public intellectual who got the personal attention of President Obama and national press.

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Susan Rather, now full Professor of Art History, completed—after many years of meticulous, multi-disciplinary research—a massive book titled The American School: Artists and Status in the Late Colonial and Early National Era, newly released by Yale University Press. A Harvard referee described this beautifully written book as "the essential reference on the topic.”


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Photo by James Scheuren.

Jason Urban, now Senior Lecturer of Studio Art, is a consistently fantastic undergraduate teacher who is credited by his chair and colleagues with energizing the Printmaking program and restructuring part of the freshmen curriculum. He is a widely exhibited artist, also known nationally for curating the online blog Printeresting and organizing national print exhibitions. Urban has taught in Plan II and developed numerous freshmen Signature Course.


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(Left to right) College of Liberal Arts Associate Dean for Research Esther Raizen, grand prize winner Associate Professor of Islamic art and architecture Stephennie Mulder, UT Austin Vice President for Research Dr. Juan Sanchez, and College of Fine Arts Dean Doug Dempster.

Additionally noteworthy news from 2015 includes Professor Stephennie Mulder's Hamilton Book Award for Shrines of the Alids in Medieval Syria: Sunnis, Shi’ls and the Architecture of Coexistence. This was the fifth Hamilton Book Award won by a faculty member in Art History, more than any other single department or college at The University of Texas at Austin. Jack Risley was also newly named as the Meredith and Cornelia Long Chair in Art and Art History.

 

***Faculty promotions are effective fall 2016***

Georgia Carter (M.F.A. Studio Art, 2015) presents work at Lawndale Art Center

Wed. January 27, 2016

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Photo by Sandy Carson. Courtesy of the Visual Arts Center

Georgia Carter (M.F.A. in Studio Art, 2015) presents new work in "Grisaille" at Lawndale Art Center. The exhibition will be on view January 22 – February 27, 2016.

2016 CAA reception and sessions to note

Mon. January 25, 2016

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Join the Department of Art and Art History reception and meet fellow alumni, students, and faculty. The reception will be held Friday, February 5, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Bookmark sessions that including faculty, students or alumni listed below. See the full schedule at collegeart.org.

Wednesday, February 3

The Artist-Critic: History, Identity, Work
9:30 a.m. – noon
No Destination: Regina Rex’s Consensus, Katie Geha, Ph.D. in Art History, 2012, currently at Dodd Galleries, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia

CAA Promotion and Tenure Guidelines For Design Faculty
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Carma Gorman, assistant chair and associate professor of Design

The Language Of Fame and Failure In The Renaissance
2:30 – 5 p.m.
Chair: Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Kay Fortson Chair in European Art

The Art Of Assembly: Urban Space and Crowd Control In The Middle Ages
2:30 – 5 p.m.
Chair: Gillian B. Elliott, Ph.D. in Art History, 2005, currently at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

The Modernities Of French Art and Its History, 1780 To The Present
2:30 – 5 p.m.
French Art at the End of Modernism: The Case of Supports/Surfaces, Allison Myers, M.A. in Art History, 2009, Ph.D. candidate in Art History

Thursday, February 4

Everything Disappears
9:30 a.m. – noon
Co-Chair: Alexander Dumbadze, M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History, 1999/2005, currently at The George Washington University

Why Review?
9:30 a.m. – noon
Discussant: David Raskin, Ph.D. in Art History, 1999, currently at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Without Borders: The Promise and Pitfalls of Inter-American Art History
2:30 – 5 p.m.
Co-Chair: Breanne Roberston, M.A. in Art History, 2005, currently at American University

Out Of Time and Out Of Place: Comparative Approaches In Art History
2:30 – 5 p.m.
Between Reality and Transcendence: Byzantine Modernism in the Mid-Twentieth Century, Jessamine Batario, M.A. in Art History, 2012, Ph.D. candidate in Art History

Another 5x5: Mining the DC Area’s Distinct Culture
2:30 – 5 p.m.
Co-Chair: Zoe Charlton, M.F.A. in Studio Art, 1999, currently at American University

Pacific Standard Time North: San Francisco Art, 1960 -1980
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Visualizing Political Prisoners in Third World San Francisco, Tatiana Reinoza, M.A. in Art History, 2009, Ph.D. in Art History

Art and Citizenship in Contemporary Social Practice
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Panelist: Erin Duganne, M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History, 1997/2004, part of Borderland Collective

Friday, February 5

Housework: Contemporary Art and the Domestic
9:30 – noon
The Inseparable Connectivity of It all: Amanda Ross-Ho’s White Goddesses and Vintage Macramé Books, Susan E. Richmond, M.A and Ph.D. in Art History 1995/2002, currently at Georgia State University

Before the Selfie: Promoting the Creative Self in Early Modern Northern Europe
12:30 – 2 p.m.
Bavarian Apelles: Hans Wertinger’s Inserted Self-Portrait from the Landschut Court of Ludwig X., Catharine Ingersoll, M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History, 2009/2014, currently at Virginia Military Institute

Female Piety and Visual Culture in the Late Medieval and Early Modern Hispanic World
2:30 – 5 p.m.
Chair: Cristina C. Gonźalez, M.A. in Art History, 1999, currently at Oklahoma State University

Controversy, Censorship, and Conundrums: Finding Connections in Teaching
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Co-Chair: Ruth Stanford, B.F.A. in Studio Art, 2000, currently at Georgia State University

Publishing in European Postwar and Contemporary Art: New Prospects in Research and Translation
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Rewriting the Arts in France since 1945, Catherine Dossin, Ph.D. in Art History 2008, currently at Purdue University

Department of Art and Art History, UT Austin Reception
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Department of Art and Art History alumni, faculty, and students are invited to a reception at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Park Tower Suite 8219, Lobby Level.

Saturday, February 6

Copy That: Painted Replicas and Repetitions before the Age of Appropriation
9:30 a.m. – noon
Chair: Valerie L. Hellstein, M.A. in Art History, 2001, currently at The Willem de Kooning Foundation

Formalism Before Clement Greenberg – Part II
2:30 – 5 p.m.
Discussant: Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art, Professor of Art History

Aesthetics of Displacement: The Graphic Evidence
2:30 – 5 p.m.
The Moon Reader: Touch in Translation, Teresa Jaynes, B.F.A. in Studio Art, 1980, currently artist-in-resident at The Library Company of Philadelphia

 

Tamara Johnson presents work at Cue Foundation

Thu. January 21, 2016

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Image courtesy of the artist.

Tamara Johnson (B.F.A. Studio Art, 2007) presents work at Cue Art Foundation. The exhibition will be on view February 13 – March 23, 2016.

Sara Madandar presents work in three person exhibition

Wed. January 13, 2016

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Image courtesy of the artist.

Sara Madandar (M.F.A. in Studio Art, 2014) presents work in a three person exhibition at the Asian American Resource Center in Austin. The exhibition will open January 15, 2016.

www.saramadandar.com