Tobias Layman

Graduate Teaching Assistant
(205) 348-5967
Office Location:
307 Garland Hall
(205) 348-0287

Tobias Layman is a graduate student in sculpture, with an assistantship teaching courses in Ceramics I, Drawing I and 3D Design. Tobias Layman MFA show card 2018Layman received the BFA, cum laude, in ceramics, from Jacksonville State University in 2014. He presented his MA exhibition, Grinding Away, in February 2017 at the Sella-Granata Art Gallery on UA campus. In March 2018, he will present his MFA thesis exhibition at the Arts Council Gallery at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in Tuscaloosa. He has exhibited in national and regional exhibitions including 35 Live: CoCA Member’s Show, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA; DAMNED IX, Detroit, MI; A Different Vision, Plymouth, MA; The Big Dance Exhibit, a juried exhibition in Des Moines, IA; and Abstracts Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, where he received an honorable mention. In 2017, he took third place at the KAO International Kinetic Art Competition in Boynton Beach, Florida. Layman has been a studio assistant for the Department of Art at Jacksonville State University, an assistant instructor at John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, and an instructor and ceramic technician at Earthworks Pottery Studio in Rome, GA. He is a recipient of the Thames Endowed Scholarship and the Joseph and Allen Sella Endowed Scholarship at UA.

Layman was among the graduate students featured in the 2017 Graduate Student Show who were also videoed giving gallery talks about their art work and practice.

News and Exhibitions

March 12-30, 2018 MFA Thesis Exhibition: Out of Order, The Arts Council Gallery, Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Tuscaloosa
September 11-October 12, 2017 Graduate Student Show, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, UA
July – September, 2017 59th Annual GAA Juried Art Exhibition Gadsden (AL) Museum of Art
February 2017 KAO International Kinetic Art Competition, Boynton Beach, FL (third place)
February 2017 MA Exhibition: Grinding Away, Sella-Granata Art Gallery, Tuscaloosa, AL


B.F.A., Jacksonville State University (2014); concentration: ceramics
B.A., Jacksonville State University (2009); major: drama