Photography

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

Over the past century, the South’s long history of folk art has been explored by a wide variety of writers, researchers and artists. Now, in a new book, a mostly younger generation has rediscovered the Black Belt’s rich traditions in the visual arts, spending quality time with each of the artists, listening, photographing, and learning

Photography Professor’s Joint Arts, Humanities Project on Climate Change Wins Grant

Assistant Professor Allison Grant is part of a joint project awarded funding support by the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI), Alabama Life Research Institute, and Office of Research and Economic Development. The project’s review panel called the collaborative work “both timely and significant.” The project, titled “Dangerous Landscapes: Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Progress in the Age

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

Celestia Morgan Named Postdoctoral Research Associate in the College of Arts and Sciences

UA art instructor and alumna Celestia Morgan has been named one of two postdoctoral research associates in the College of Arts and Sciences for the 2020-2021 academic year. Morgan’s appointment will be in the department of art and art history, where she will develop her ongoing studio research into racial zoning practices and interact regularly

Fragmented and Forgotten: Amber Quinn Master of Arts Thesis Exhibition

The University of Alabama’s Department of Art and Art History is proud to announce Fragmented and Forgotten, the master of arts thesis exhibition of Amber Quinn. Quinn’s exhibition, originally scheduled for April, will be held July 8-24, 2020, in The Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in Tuscaloosa. The gallery is

Photography Professor’s Work Selected in Two National Competitions

Work by Assistant Professor Allison Grant was recently chosen for Atlanta Photography Group’s exhibition, PORTFOLIO 2020, juried by Sarah Kennel, photography curator of the High Museum of Art. “Eight exceptional artists were chosen to represent the best of contemporary photography from a national call for entries,” according to the website. Grant’s work is featured here

Senior Art Major Completes London Internship, Looks to the Future

Senior art major and photographer Jasmine James spent last fall in London, England, interning at a non-profit gallery located on the edge of the city’s museum district. James worked as an administrative intern at the gallery Art Catalyst, which commissions and produces transdisciplinary art and research and expands artistic practice into areas commonly associated with

Art & Art History Accolades – February 2020

Twilight Passages, a portfolio of photographs by Christopher Jordan, associate professor of photography, is featured in One Twelve Publishing’s February edition of Poignant Portfolios. Jamey Grimes, full-time instructor, has an invited solo exhibition, Formicarium, at Jones-Carter Gallery, Lake City, South Carolina. Work by Pete Schulte, associate professor of art, is included in a three-person exhibition