Faculty & Staff 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 Art Historian Reveals Afro-Creole Leadership Through Art Patronage

Assistant Professor of African American art, Dr. Wendy Castenell, recently published “The Architects of Reconstruction: Alcès Family Portraits as Emblems of Afro-Creole Leadership.” She tells the story of the artistic production and patronage among “a class of assertive and vocal Afro-Creole leaders” in New Orleans who became political activists in the city after its fall

Pandemic Sparks Creativity in UA Graphic Design Professor

The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the creativity of many artists, including UA studio art faculty. In April, Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland‘s poster design was selected for the BREATH-SYMBIOSIS 2020 International Graphic Design Exhibition Against Infectious Diseases. Cumberland teaches graphic design and digital media. Read more stories about how our faculty and students have continued

Photography Professor’s Work Selected in Two National Competitions

Work by Assistant Professor Allison Grant was recently chosen for the exhibition, PORTFOLIO 2020, juried by Sarah Kennel, Photography Curator of the High Museum of Art. “Eight exceptional artists were chosen to represent the best of contemporary photography from a national call for entries,” according to the website. Grant’s work is featured here and a

Art Historian Presents Grant-Winning VR Project

In May, Dr. Jennifer Feltman presented her project, “Experiencing Gothic: A VR Cathedral for Middle Schoolers,” at the 2020-21 Whiting Foundation Fellows Convening Meeting in New York City via Zoom. Feltman was awarded a 2020-21 Whiting Foundation Public Engagement Seed Grant to partner with teachers and digital media experts to build a virtual reality experience

UA Studio Faculty Showcase Summer Surprises

CONVERGENCE: UA STUDIO ART FACULTY The University of Alabama Gallery June 1- July 23, 2020, and online: Flickr.com | Facebook.com The summer semester is always a slower time around Tuscaloosa. Many faculty are working on studio and art history research projects. In that respect, despite COVID-19, this summer is no different and the director Daniel

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

Digital Art Instructor Has Prints Selected for Midwest Exhibitions

Nic Tisdale, full-time instructor in foundations, digital art and printmaking, has had two prints selected for exhibitions in the Midwest. His color lithograph, Trylla: Troll Stories #1, was selected for an international juried exhibition, Ink Matters, at the Indiana University’s IU Kokomo Downtown Gallery, on exhibit March 6-21, 2020. And his print titled Excised #11,