Alumni News

Art Alumna Wins Creator Labs Photo Fund Award

Alumna Arielle Gray has been selected along with 19 other artists from around the country to receive a Creator Labs Photo Fund award. The artists were announced on Aperture’s website and featured on Vogue’s website. The award is a new initiative by Aperture and Google’s Creator Labs aimed at providing financial support to photographers in

Susan N. McCollough to Exhibit Paintings at UA Gallery

The University of Alabama Gallery is proud to present An Expressionist’s Journey, an exhibition of paintings by Susan Nomberg McCollough, in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, October 1 through December 3, 2021. The UA Gallery will hold a First Friday reception on November 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Face coverings are required inside

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

Alumna Uses Museum Works in Cutting-Edge Program to Teach K-12 Art

A career in art history can offer an unexpected variety of options. Alumna Emee Hendrickson has followed a path that led from studio courses to medieval and Renaissance art history to training museum docents to developing curricula about museum collections for elementary and high school students. At UA, Hendrickson earned a BFA in printmaking and

Photo Alum Wins Gay Burke Fellowship, Presents Solo Show

Alumna Joi West presents 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 Endowment

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