Photography

UA Art Prof’s Photos Reveal Effect of Community Pollution on Children, Family

As part of the A&S Program for Intensive Research (ASPIRE), Assistant Professor Allison Grant will spend the spring 2021 semester researching and building a body of environmental photography for an upcoming exhibition around the topic of climate change. ASPIRE enables assistant professors in their third year at UA to devote a semester entirely to research.

Black Belt Artist Project Showcases Artist Video Interviews

This Friday, December 4, 2020, photography students in Professor Chris Jordan’s class will present an exhibition and book release at The University of Alabama Gallery in Tuscaloosa’s Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, including video interviews of Black Belt artists done by the students. If you can’t wait for that and want a preview, check out

In New Surrealist Exhibit, Alumna’s Art Hangs with Picasso, Dali, Miro

It might seem surreal to have your artwork in the company of works by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, but UA art alumna Janice Hathaway has created surrealist art since she lived in Tuscaloosa in the mid-1970s, so the dreamlike and bizarre are part of her everyday life. The exhibition, Janice Hathaway Surrealist Works, is

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

UA Professor and Grad Student Co-Present Research on African American Portraiture

Dr. Wendy Castenell, assistant professor of art history, and graduate student Amber Quinn were invited to share the Zoom stage recently to talk about their related research topics in a lecture titled “Portraiture and Identity in American Art and Art History,” sponsored by Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. In their talks, the art historian and

UA Alumna Collaborates On Chicago’s Navy Pier Re-Design

Chicago’s Navy Pier, one of the top tourist destinations in the Midwest, took on a newly energized look this summer with the help of a few artists, including recent UA art alumna Alayna N. Pernell. A new mural, commissioned by the Design Museum of Chicago and titled Postcards to Chicago, uses the Pier’s highly recognizable landmarks

Alumna Wins Failsafe/Magnum Photo Award

Arielle Gray (BA 2019, major: studio art, minor: art history), now a freelance photographer in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, won one of three photography awards in Failsafezine’s “What Has Changed?,” an open call competition in coordination with Magnum Photos MagnumLearn. Failsafezine is a UK punk fanzine and creates online space for emerging creatives like Gray. Gray said

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