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UA Art & Art History Outstanding Students Named for 2021-22

The UA Department of Art and Art History is proud to announce the four recipients of our Outstanding Student Awards for academic year 2021-2022, awarded “in recognition of exemplary dedication and commitment to academic achievement,” during Honors Day ceremonies on April 8, 2022. These awards are the department’s most prestigious of the year, given only

Photo Professor Selected for 2022 Silver List

Assistant Professor Allison Grant is one of 47 early-career photographers selected for inclusion on the 2022 Silver List, compiled from the suggestions of over 125 nonprofit photography curators, scholars, publishers and critics and arranged randomly. The Silver List is a partnership between Silver Eye Center for Photography, The Black List and Carnegie Mellon University. Ten

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,