Faculty & Staff News

Innovative UA Ceramicist Featured in Podcast, Exhibition

A new podcast, Trade Secret, featuring Assistant Professor Wade MacDonald and two more artists discussing innovations in ceramics, premiers at the end of August. In an episode titled “The Medium,” hosted by artist Adam Chau, MacDonald and artist and educator Jennifer Ling Datchuk discuss the practice of using interdisciplinary strategies for making art with a

Art Historian Named to Tyson Scholars Think Tank

Dr. Wendy Castenell was named to the Tyson Scholars Think Tank at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, in Bentonville, Arkansas. Taking place in August 2021, the Think Tank is a competitive, three-week fellowship for scholars of American art, led by a distinguished scholar. This year’s group of scholars, including Castenell, is led by American

Art Faculty Harvest Summer Accolades

William T. Dooley, associate professor, art and art history, had a painting juried into “Brand 49: Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper,” in the Brand Library & Art Center in Glendale, California, on display September 11-October 29, 2021. Juror Marvella Muro reviewed more than 1,200 submissions of which 125 were selected for the

UA Professor To Give Book Talk, Signing

UA associate professor Chris Jordan will hold a talk about his newly published book, Nowhere in Place (GFT Publishing, 2021) at Ernest and Hadley Booksellers in Tuscaloosa on August 26, 2021, at 5 pm. Registration is required. Jordan’s book explores the meeting place between meditation and photography with pictures Jordan has taken in his travels to Alabama, Colorado

Video Features ‘Dangerous Landscapes’ at the UA Gallery

Check out the video of the new exhibition in the UA Gallery downtown! Dangerous Landscapes: Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Progress in the Age of Climate Change will be up through September 24, 2021, with a First Friday reception on September 3, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Photos of chemical and fossil fuel industries in West Alabama

UA Art Historian Features Early Modern Female Makers in New Book

Associate Professor Dr. Tanja Jones’ new edited volume of essays titled Women Artists in the Early Modern Courts of Europe (c. 1450-1700) has been published by Amsterdam University Press. The book is the first dedicated to women as producers of visual and material culture in the European courts of the Early Modern period. Chapters offer new insights into

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