Alumni News

In New Surrealist Exhibit, Alumna’s Art Hangs with Picasso, Dali, Miro

It might seem surreal to have your artwork in the company of works by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, but UA art alumna Janice Hathaway has created surrealist art since she lived in Tuscaloosa in the mid-1970s, so the dreamlike and bizarre are part of her everyday life. The exhibition, Janice Hathaway Surrealist Works, is

Art & Art History Accolades – November 2020

Daniel White, director of the Paul R. Jones Museum and The University of Alabama Gallery, has published an essay, “The Process: Persistent Uncertainty,” in the artist monograph, Threads and Layers: Sara Garden Armstrong, published by the artist. The book also includes essays by director emerita of the Birmingham Museum of Art Gail C. Andrews, architect

BFA Alumni in Ceramics Accepted to Master’s Programs

The department of art and art history recently got news of four recent BFA alumni in ceramics who are currently completing upper-level programs around the United States.  Richard Oliver Reed (BFA 2018) is an MFA candidate in ceramics at Illinois State University. Reed completed a post-baccalaureate degree in ceramics at the Indiana University Southeast. His

UA Alumna Collaborates On Chicago’s Navy Pier Re-Design

Chicago’s Navy Pier, one of the top tourist destinations in the Midwest, took on a newly energized look this summer with the help of a few artists, including recent UA art alumna Alayna N. Pernell. A new mural, commissioned by the Design Museum of Chicago and titled Postcards to Chicago, uses the Pier’s highly recognizable landmarks

UA Forges Sculptures, Raises Funds for Children’s of Alabama

University of Alabama alumni Jonathan Lanier and Ringo Lisko are the latest UA sculptors to forge creations for Nucor Steel’s annual Children’s Charity Classic, a fundraiser for Children’s of Alabama hospital. For this year’s auction, they both depicted whimsical scenes from nature that belie the solid, impenetrable medium: a giant, crawling caterpillar and children in

Department Spotlights Art Instructors’ Work

The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History proudly presents its Studio Art Instructors Exhibition, October 26-November 17, 2020, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, in 109 Woods Hall on UA campus. Exhibitors are Katie Adams (sculpture), John Klosterman (printmaking), Amy Smoot (ceramics), Mark Sniadecki (digital art), Charlotte Wegrzynowski (drawing), and Tom Wegrzynowski (painting). Images from the exhibition will also be viewable on

Alumna Wins Failsafe/Magnum Photo Award

Arielle Gray (BA 2019, major: studio art, minor: art history), now a freelance photographer in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, won one of three photography awards in Failsafezine’s “What Has Changed?,” an open call competition in coordination with Magnum Photos MagnumLearn. Failsafezine is a UK punk fanzine and creates online space for emerging creatives like Gray. Gray said

Alumna Artist’s Work Featured in Arts Council Gallery in October

The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will present Stephanie Kirkland: “Windswept: Abstract Landscapes” at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center’s Arts Council Gallery from October 2-30, 2020. The exhibit will open with a reception on October 2 from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday. This collection of paintings in acrylic is inspired by the artist’s travels during

Pandemic Forces Rethinking Dreams, Rerouting Plans

The summer of 2019 found rising senior Anna Ingram chasing her dream of studying art history by applying to programs for graduate study. Ingram developed a love of Renaissance art during her undergraduate years as an art history major at UA and by her final year, knew she wanted to continue those studies post-graduation. “I