Alumni News

Professor and Alumna Juried into National Exhibition

Recent MFA graduate Nasrin Iravani and Assistant Professor Wade MacDonald had work accepted into The Clay Studio National 2020, an annual juried exhibition at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Penn. The exhibition runs July 10 through August 9, 2020 and the gallery will allow visitors with certain restrictions for safely viewing the artwork. “The Clay

UA Printmaking Alumna Makes an Impression

UA alumna Francesca Baldarelli’s academic and real-world printing experience has served her well. Two years ago, just out of graduate school at UA in printmaking, Baldarelli (MFA 2018) landed a job as a press assistant and quality control catcher at JnJ Apparel, a T-shirt printing company in Northport, Ala., which has hired several of UA’s

UA Painting Professor’s Show One of ArtNet’s Favorites

Assistant Professor Bryce Speed‘s solo exhibition, Bryce Speed: The Floating World, at Venvi Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida, was postponed because of health concerns around the coronavirus in March – then moved online to a virtual exhibition. The show was recognized by ArtNet.com, an online resource for contemporary art worldwide, as one of their 13 favorite

UA Art History Professor Wins Grant to Make a Virtual Reality Gothic Cathedral for Alabama Middle-Schoolers

The humanities are more than a set of subjects like history, literature and philosophy; they are also a way of solving urgent problems. When they step beyond the walls of a university, the humanities can enrich public life in unique and vital ways. UA assistant professor of art history Dr. Jennifer Feltman was awarded a

UA Doubles Number of ‘Empty Bowls’ Donated to Community Fundraiser This Year

Over more than a decade, UA ceramics students have donated hundreds of handcrafted ceramic bowls to an annual fundraiser that raises money and awareness to fight hunger in West Alabama. Grace Presbyterian Church’s Empty Bowls event on Friday, March 6 will raise money for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry. This year, Assistant Professor Wade

UA Art Alumni Celebrate ‘Blue’ in International Conference

UA art alumni Karen Graffeo, Jim Neel and Scott Stephens, and UA Honors College instructor Chip Cooper join Cuban and American artists for a Cuba/USA collaborative exhibition, Azul/Blue, part of the colloquium, “Blue Nature,” presented by the University of Montevallo Art Department, March 5 and 6, 2020. Azul/Blue was organized and curated by Karen Graffeo and