Faculty & Staff News

UA Art Historian Presents Research in Madrid, Spain

In January, Dr. Tanja Jones, associate professor of art history, was invited to present a paper in Madrid at the conference Dialogues in the Late Medieval Mediterranean: Methodological Encounters and (Dis)Encounters. Jones presented “Early Cast Portrait Medals: Exchange, Mobility, Diplomacy,” in a panel, Borrowings and Dialogues between East and West. “My paper, Jones said, “addressed

UA Art Historians Present Scholarly Research in Chicago

UA art history faculty presented their research at the 108th CAA Annual Conference in snowy Chicago in February. Dr. Mina Kim presented “Korean Artist, Jung Yeondoo: The Coexistence of Reality and Fantasy” in the session Resonating Reality: ARTISTS in AR/VR. Dr. Rachel Stephens presented “Selling Andrew Jackson: Ralph E. W. Earl’s Portrait Project,” in the

Photography Professor’s Work Featured in Online Portfolio

Twilight Passages, a portfolio of photographs by Associate Professor Christopher Jordan, is featured in One Twelve Publishing’s February edition of Poignant Portfolios. In these photographic works, Jordan creates a scene in a tabletop diorama from photographs, cut paper and vellum, then lights them in the studio and re-photographs to create what he terms “a mystical

Paul R. Jones Collection Featured on ‘Spirit of Alabama’

Emily Bibb, curator and collections manager of the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art, was recently featured in WVUA 23’s Spirit of Alabama with Mike Royer. Bibb takes viewers behind the scenes in the collection to talk about the artwork and the story of the collector, Paul R. Jones, a native of Bessemer. Watch

UA Art Historian Assists in Notre Dame Restoration

After the devastating fire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris last year, assistant professor of art history Dr. Jennifer Feltman joined forces with a group of international art historians, scientists, and academics, “Scientifiques au service de la restauration de Notre-Dame de Paris,” to work on the restoration of the Notre Dame Cathedral. “The

UA Artist Creates ‘Ant Farm’ for Humans in Solo Exhibition

Instructor and UA art alumnus Jamey Grimes presents a solo exhibition, Formicarium, through March 14 in Jones-Carter Gallery, Lake City, South Carolina. Grimes who uses synthetic materials to represent nature, transforms the gallery into a giant ant farm or formicarium. He has fashioned his plastic medium into tunnels of light and shadow, to be explored

Graphic Design Professor’s Work Selected for International Show

Graphic design professor Jonathan Cumberland‘s poster, “Beware of Rent,” was selected from 2,200 submissions for the Mi Metropolia Poster Exhibition, hosted by Escucha MiVoz, at Cultura Zapopan in Zapopan, Mexico. Artists were asked to submit posters with the theme of safety and sustainability in an urban environment, with topics such as homelessness and housing, access

UA Drawing Professor Exhibits in Atlanta’s Swan Coach House

In February, Associate Professor Pete Schulte’s work will be included in a three-person exhibition at Swan Coach House Gallery in Atlanta. Geo Forms: Randy Jones, Esteban Patino, Pete Schulte is curated by art advisor and appraiser Rebecca Dimling Cochran, curator of the Wieland Collection. Pete Schulte is associate professor of drawing at The University of Alabama department