Alumni News

Jamey Grimes Named to Faculty Post in Art & Art History and Museums

Jamey Grimes has been appointed assistant professor of art in The University of Alabama’s department of art and art history. He will begin the new position on August 16, 2021, teaching sculpture courses and a course in museum studies each year. “We are very happy to have Jamey join us in this new capacity,” said

Photo Alum Wins Gay Burke Fellowship, Presents Solo Show

Alumna Joi West will present a solo exhibition at Paperworkers Local in Birmingham featuring works from their ongoing Southern Faces Project. They began the long-term project in 2012 to document the LGBTQIA+ community in Alabama. Joi West’s Southern Faces Project is supported with grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National

Spring/Summer Loupe Features Murals, Music and More

The spring/summer issue of The Loupe – our once-a-semester encapsulation of news and activities of the students, faculty and alumni in the UA Department of Art and Art History — is out! The cover story of this issue features a unique mural project headed up by Chair and Professor Jason Guynes for a downtown Tuscaloosa hotel.

Oh the Places You’ll Go! Where UA Art & Art History Grads Are Headed This Fall

UA art and art history students have been accepted to prestigious programs around the world: Sommer Hallquist (BA 2018): PhD program in the history of art, Trinity Hall, Cambridge University Serena D’Alessandro (BA 2019): MA program in the history and criticism of art, Florida State University Arielle Gray (BA 2019, major: studio art, minor: art

UA Artist Explores Black Father-Son Relationships

The newest installment of Celestia Morgan’s Dear Black Son (DBS) portrait project has been posted to a billboard towering over a busy freeway in downtown Birmingham, Alabama’s Southside neighborhood. Morgan’s monumental work, which displays the bold letters, “COME HOME SAFELY,” and bears the hashtag #dearblacksonproject, appears over the Red Mountain Expressway, officially known as the

Art History Leads to Wide Variety of Careers

The undergraduate art history program at UA teaches skills that can lead to a wide variety of careers. Critical thinking, visual literacy, in-depth research, strong writing, public speaking and communication skills, attention to detail, are just a few examples. As a result, many of our undergrads have gone on to careers that you might not

UA Alumna Awarded Prestigious Prize from Museum of Contemporary Photography

UA photo alumna Alayna Pernell has won the Snider Prize from Columbia College Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP). The Snider Prize is a purchase award given to emerging artists in their final year of graduate study. Sponsored by Lawrence K. and Maxine Snider, it is part of MoCP’s ongoing commitment to support new talent