Artist’s ‘Border Stories’ Depicts the World Through An Immigrant’s Eyes

The University of Alabama Department of Art and Art History is proud to present the Master of Fine Arts exhibition of Juan Lopez-Bautista. Border Stories opens October 18 and will run through November 17, 2021, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, Woods Hall, UA campus. Juan Lopez-Bautista, a Mexican American artist and biologist, creates large mixed

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For two weeks in May 2022, UA students will have a chance to study history and make art in Italy. UA Department Art and Art History professors will guide students through the historic cities of Rome, Florence, Tivoli, and Pompeii, Italy. They will visit and study iconic ancient sites, such as the Forum, the Colosseum,

Art & Art History September Faculty Accolades 2021

Assistant Professor Bryce Speed has a solo exhibition, Imagination and Crisis: New Paintings by Bryce Speed at the Creative Arts Gallery in the College of the Redwoods, Eureka, California, August 30-October 14, 2021. Postdoctoral Research Fellow Celestia Morgan’s photographic work from Redline is part of a three-person exhibition, Distances, at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center

Making the Invisible Visible: Art and Mental Health

Third-year grad student Ashlee René Thompson has had a busy summer. After presenting her MA thesis exhibition last spring, Thompson submitted several paintings from that body of work to exhibitions, both in-person and online. A painting of hers was juried into the 55th Montgomery (Ala.) Art Guild Regions Bank Exhibition, which will open in September;

Art Grad Students’ Work Recognized in National Juried Exhibitions

Two Master of Fine Arts degree candidates in the UA Department of Art and Art History, Zoe Fitch and Shivam Pawar, have spent the summer submitting their artwork to national juried exhibitions. They each presented MA thesis exhibitions in the spring of 2021. Zoe Fitch won first place for her painting, Mississippi Migrant Mother, in

Graduate Students’ Artwork Accepted to National Venues

Four MFA candidates in the UA Department of Art and Art History had their work included in national exhibitions or publications. UA grad students in printmaking Upneet Kaur Mair and Shivam Pawar had work published in the August 2021 issue of The Hand: A Magazine for Reproduction-Based Art. Kaur Mair’s large silkscreen and relief print

‘Nervous Energy’ Selected for Online Juried Exhibition

A painting by UA graduate student Ashlee René Thompson, Nervous Energy, was accepted into the open-themed juried exhibition of the In Art Gallery in June. Thompson‘s work in acrylic painting and mixed media addresses the social stigma of mental illness. Through her representation of “personal neuro-imagery, neuropsychology, psychopathology, and the relationship between personal memory, experience,

UA Art Student, Alumni Selected for New Tennessee Valley Juried Exhibition

UA art alumni Zack Underwood (BFA 2007), Jude Anogwih (MFA 2020) and current graduate student Ashlee René Thompson had artworks selected for a new national juried exhibition in Tuscumbia, Alabama.  The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art has announced the artists who have been selected to show work in Emergence. The exhibition runs from June 1 to

UA Awards Studio and Art History Degrees in 2020-21

The academic year 2020-2021 has been challenging, to say the least, and we’re proud of our graduates for pushing through to earn their degrees. We wish them all the best as they move into the next part of their life journey. Degrees are cumulative over summer and fall 2020, and spring 2021. Bachelor of Arts,