Faculty & Staff News

UA Printmakers Share Exhibition at Gadsden Museum of Art

Associate Professor Sarah Marshall and Instructor John Klosterman will present a two-person exhibition at the Gadsden Museum of Art’s second-floor gallery space, August 2 through September 24, 2021. Transient Machinations features two artists who combine a variety of printmaking techniques into their work. Klosterman often uses woodblock, linoleum and screen printing to create his detailed,

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

New Book Combining Photography and Meditation Lauded

UA associate professor Chris Jordan‘s new book, Nowhere in Place (GFT Publishing, 2021), explores the meeting place between meditation and photography with pictures Jordan has taken in his travels to Alabama, Colorado and India. Jordan’s practice is to meditate before going out to take pictures, which allows him to “see the world in fresh ways,

Art & Art History Summer Faculty Accolades 2021

Catch up on what our faculty have been doing during the spring and summer of 2021. Books Published Associate Professor Dr. Tanja Jones‘ edited volume of essays titled Women Artists in the Early Modern Courts of Europe c. 1450-1700 is now available from Amsterdam University Press. Associate Professor Chris Jordan‘s book Nowhere in Place is

UA Artist and Historian Collaborate on Climate Change Exhibit

The University of Alabama Gallery and the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative are proud to present the exhibition, Dangerous Landscapes: Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Progress in the Age of Climate Change, August 6 through September 24, 2021, with a First Friday reception on September 3 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Dangerous Landscapes places contemporary photographs of chemical and

Ceramics Professor Pushes New Materials into Traditional Clay

A new international exhibition, Clay+, proposed and juried by Assistant Professor Wade MacDonald, opens on August 6 at the Clay Center of New Orleans. The show will run from August 6 through September 18, 2021. Clay+ features fourteen ceramicists selected by MacDonald who use clay in conjunction with other materials in their respective practices. Although

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.

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

Fellowship Recipient Travels to Chicago for Art History Research

This summer, Dr. Wendy Castenell has been in Chicago researching her latest book project at the Newberry Library and she sent us some photos! Castenell, assistant professor of African American art, won a Short-Term Fellowship from the Newberry Library, sponsored by the Morrison Shearer Foundation. The fellowship supports Dr. Castenell’s research on the Chicago photographer