Fall Extras – Art and Art History Faculty Accolades 2021

Allison Grant

Assistant Professor Allison Grant, department of art and art history, curated the exhibition, Lucinda Bunnen: Inward, Outward, Forward, which opened September 18, at the Atlanta Contemporary. The show will remain up through  January 9, 2022. Bunnen is known as a collector and photographer in the Southeast and a co-founder of Atlanta Contemporary in 1973. Grant’s exhibition showcases Bunnen’s own work while also highlighting a selection of works by other artists from Bunnen’s personal collection.

Allison Grant’s photographic work will be part of the West Town Pop Up Project, September 23 – 26, 2021, put on by the Chicago photo gallery f22. Grant is one of 22 contemporary photographers whose work f22 will also feature throughout the year in a series of limited edition prints.

Jonathan Cumberland, “Connected.”

Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland had three poster designs selected for international juried exhibitions. His design, Habitat, was selected for the Peru Design Biennial, which opens in Lima, Peru, in November. Only 465 entries were selected from 95,972 entries from around the world. Cumberland’s poster, titled Connected, received a bronze award in the Poster Stellars Intercontinental Poster Competition. The work will be part of an in-person exhibition of the selected and awarded posters in Poland. His poster design, Not For Sale, was selected for inclusion in the juried exhibition 2021 Uruguay Cartel at the Bastión del Carmen Cultural Center in the city of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay, in September.

In September, Dr. Tanja L. Jones celebrated the publication of her new edited volume Women Artists in the Early Modern Courts of Europe: c. 1450-1700, with a book launch and Zoom talk with fellow scholars and chapter contributors Catherine Hall-van den Elsen, Adelina Modesti, and Maria Maurer. The new volume presents the first collection of essays dedicated to women as producers of visual and material culture in the Early Modern European courts. Chapters address works by women who occupied a range of social and economic positions within and around the courts and across media, including paintings, sculpture, prints and textiles.

For more information about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.