Graphic Design

UA Artists and Historians Commune for Online Arts Conference

The University of Alabama department of art and art history was well-represented at this year’s SECAC, held online because of COVID-19 and hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts. SECAC (the Southeastern College Art Conference) is the annual meeting of one of the largest academic art organizations in the country. Research papers by

Art & Art History Accolades – November 2020

Daniel White, director of the Paul R. Jones Museum and The University of Alabama Gallery, has published an essay, “The Process: Persistent Uncertainty,” in the artist monograph, Threads and Layers: Sara Garden Armstrong, published by the artist. The book also includes essays by director emerita of the Birmingham Museum of Art Gail C. Andrews, architect

UA Gallery Announces Black Belt Artist Project Exhibition

The University of Alabama department of art and art history is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition, Black Belt Artist Project–Photography Students of the Department of Art and Art History, Friday, December 4, 2020, at The University of Alabama Gallery, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. The public is invited to a “socially-distant” First

Graphic Design Professor Awarded Bronze in International Competition

Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland designed two posters that were juried into the 2020 Ecuador Poster Bienal. One of the most competitive international graphic design poster competitions, a jury headlined by AIGA medalist Stefan Sagmeister selected from more than 11,000 entries from around the world. Cumberland’s poster, titled Architectural Transformation, received a bronze award. The main

Black Belt Artists Celebrated in Book, Exhibition by UA Students

UPDATE: The exhibition is open December 4-11, 2020 and January 7- 29, 2021. The University of Alabama Gallery will close for UA holidays on December 11, 2020, and reopen on January 7, 2021. Over the past century, the South’s long history of folk art has been explored by a wide variety of writers, researchers and

Art & Art History Accolades – Summer 2020

Bryce Speed, associate professor of art, has a solo exhibition, “The Space Between,” at the Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans, La., through September 19, 2020. Wade MacDonald, assistant professor of art, had a two-person exhibition, ETERNAL: Wade MacDonald and Jason Hackett March 26 – September 5, Shockoe Artspace, Richmond, Va. MacDonald had an artwork

BFA Graphic Designer Selected for Live AIGA Portfolio Review

Senior BFA major Anna Sella was one of three student designers selected from more than 120 applicants nationwide to present her graphic design portfolio for a live review during AIGA Portfolio Festival Day. Designer Michael Bierut, a partner at the design firm Pentagram, reviewed her work live on Facebook for members of the  American Institute

Student Spotlight: Graphic Design Senior Anna Sella

Senior Anna Sella’s artwork regularly greets readers of the new monthly e-publication of the department of art and art history. The BFA major in digital media and drawing designed the masthead for the e-newsletter that features more student, faculty and alumni stories than we can fit into The Loupe. And the publication design is not

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