Student News

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

Art Faculty and Staff Identify Key Ingredients in Learning: Community, Connection

In March, when UA had to impose social distancing to protect students, faculty and staff from the coronavirus, changes to teaching methods and learning experiences across campus were often abrupt and even disorienting. When teaching involved hands-on demonstrations or in-class practice, as it does in art and art history, painters, ceramicists, printmakers, as well as

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

Art History Student Wins Honors, Defends Thesis on Zoom

In the thick of the quarantine, grad student Faith Barringer defended her master of arts thesis in art history on Zoom. Barringer’s faculty committee, made up of UA professors of art history Drs. Tanja Jones (chair), Lucy Curzon, Rachel Stephens, Doris Sung and UAB art historian Dr. Heather McPherson, interrogated her about her thesis research

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

Art@Alabama Degree Exhibitions Go Virtual

Congratulations to our graduates! Among our MFA, MFA and BFA graduates, we have seven degree recipients whose exhibitions have been posted online. Take a look! Online exhibition – Amber Quinn MA Thesis Exhibition, Flickr, Facebook Online exhibition – Jude Anogwih MFA Thesis Exhibition, Flickr, Facebook Online exhibition – Nasrin Iravani MFA Thesis Exhibition, Flickr, Facebook Katie

More Than $72,000 in Art & Art History Scholarships Awarded

The UA Department of Art and Art History is proud to announce our scholarship recipients for the upcoming academic year. Undergraduates in studio art and art history were awarded a total of $72,950 in scholarships thanks to our generous donors. Art history majors Sophia Ancira – Julie Peake Holaday Memorial Endowed Scholarship Ivy Borden –

UA Awards Art History and Studio Art Degrees

Congratulations to our graduates in art and art history! It’s been an unusual, sometimes difficult, final semester and we wish them all the best as they move into the next part of their life journey. Bachelor of Arts, art history Noah Dasinger, Fabian Hale, Anna Ingram, Sarah Murphree, Tanner Ransdell Bachelor of Arts, studio art

Art History Students Re-Imagine Ukiyo-e Prints in Current Culture

Students in Dr. Doris Sung’s Art of Japan course this spring conducted in-depth research on the original Ukiyo-e prints housed in the Permanent Collection of the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art. The Ukiyo-e (“picture of the floating world”) woodblock print is a unique Japanese art form popularized during the Edo period (1615-1868), a time when