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 juried into the 10th Annual Clay International, Workhouse Art Center, Lorton, Va. MacDonald also had a work juried into The Clay Studio National 2020 exhibition at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Penn.

Dr. Lucy Curzon, associate professor of art history, published an article on contemporary photography and queer kinship, titled “MaPa Del: Visualizing Queer Kinship,” in the journal, Adoption & Culture, published by Ohio State University Press. Curzon was also guest editor for the volume and wrote the introduction, “Visualizing Kinship: Politics, Challenges, Opportunities.”

Dr. Tanja Jones, associate professor of art history, and Dr. Doris Sung, assistant professor of art history, were awarded a Digital Art History Grant by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to support development of the on-line digital project Global Makers: Women Artists in the Early Modern Courts, a collaborative project between Jones, Sung, faculty and staff at the Alabama Digital Humanities Center, and faculty and students in UA’s Department of Computer Science.

Jonathan Cumberland, assistant professor of art, had a poster design selected for the BREATH-SYMBIOSIS 2020 International Graphic Design Exhibition Against Infectious Diseases.

Work by Allison Grant, assistant professor of art, was chosen for the exhibition, PORTFOLIO 2020, juried by Sarah Kennel, Photography Curator of the High Museum of Art. Grant was awarded third place prize in the PhotoNOLA 2019 Review. In addition, Grant’s curatorial work for the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago is featured on Buzzfeed in an online exhibition titled “These Powerful Photos Prove How Universal Motherhood Really Is.”  Read more here.

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