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Sculpture Grad Student Wins National Scholarship

Sculpture graduate student Molly Lay was awarded the Leslie and Francis Posey Foundation Graduate Art Scholarship in 2021. The Posey Foundation awards scholarships to qualifying full-time graduate-level art students who are majoring in painting or sculpture. The application is open to international and U.S. students. Lay has been working in sculpture for several years and

Art Historian Named to Tyson Scholars Think Tank

Dr. Wendy Castenell was named to the Tyson Scholars Think Tank at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, in Bentonville, Arkansas. Taking place in August 2021, the Think Tank is a competitive, three-week fellowship for scholars of American art, led by a distinguished scholar. This year’s group of scholars, including Castenell, is led by American

Art Grad Students’ Work Recognized in National Juried Exhibitions

Two Master of Fine Arts degree candidates in the UA Department of Art and Art History, Zoe Fitch and Shivam Pawar, have spent the summer submitting their artwork to national juried exhibitions. They each presented MA thesis exhibitions in the spring of 2021. Zoe Fitch won first place for her painting, Mississippi Migrant Mother, in

Fellowship Recipient Travels to Chicago for Art History Research

This summer, Dr. Wendy Castenell has been in Chicago researching her latest book project at the Newberry Library and she sent us some photos! Castenell, assistant professor of African American art, won a Short-Term Fellowship from the Newberry Library, sponsored by the Morrison Shearer Foundation. The fellowship supports Dr. Castenell’s research on the Chicago photographer

UA Alumna Awarded Prestigious Prize from Museum of Contemporary Photography

UA photo alumna Alayna Pernell has won the Snider Prize from Columbia College Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP). The Snider Prize is a purchase award given to emerging artists in their final year of graduate study. Sponsored by Lawrence K. and Maxine Snider, it is part of MoCP’s ongoing commitment to support new talent

Student Logo Chosen to Head Statewide History Project

Studio art major Rebecca DeLong’s logo designs were selected by Alabama historians and archivists to represent an important new statewide project that will make researching Alabama history a little bit easier. Cassandra Palmer’s Digital Layout and Production students participated in a competition to create a logo identity for the Civil War & Reconstruction Era Governors

UA Awards Studio and Art History Degrees in 2020-21

The academic year 2020-2021 has been challenging, to say the least, and we’re proud of our graduates for pushing through to earn their degrees. We wish them all the best as they move into the next part of their life journey. Degrees are cumulative over summer and fall 2020, and spring 2021. Bachelor of Arts,

UA Professor’s Photos Acquired by High Museum of Art

As the result of an award for her work, five photographs by Assistant Professor Allison Grant have been acquired by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, for their permanent collection. Grant won the Portfolio 2020 Purchase Award from the Atlanta Photography Group (APG) and APG purchased Grant’s work and donated it to the High Museum.

UA Art & Art History Outstanding Students Named

The UA Department of Art and Art History is proud to announce the recipients of our Outstanding Student Awards for 2020-2021. This is the department’s most prestigious award of the year, only given to a single graduate and undergraduate student in art history and in studio art. Outstanding Students in Art & Art History Nadia