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Graphic Design Professor Awarded Bronze in International Competition

Assistant Professor Jonathan Cumberland designed two posters that were juried into the 2020 Ecuador Poster Bienal. One of the most competitive international graphic design poster competitions, a jury headlined by AIGA medalist Stefan Sagmeister selected from more than 11,000 entries from around the world. Cumberland’s poster, titled Architectural Transformation, received a bronze award. The main

Art & Art History Accolades – October 2020

Chris Jordan, associate professor of art, had a cyanotype print, Rhythm Changes, selected for the Francis Thompson Selects exhibition at the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Atlanta, Ga., October 17- November 28, 2020.  Jordan’s artwork False Dawn, part of his portfolio of images, Tales of the Observer, was chosen by juror Aline Smithson for the 2020

Alumna Wins Failsafe/Magnum Photo Award

Arielle Gray (BA 2019, major: studio art, minor: art history), now a freelance photographer in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, won one of three photography awards in Failsafezine’s “What Has Changed?,” an open call competition in coordination with Magnum Photos MagnumLearn. Failsafezine is a UK punk fanzine and creates online space for emerging creatives like Gray. Gray said

Art & Art History Accolades – September 2020

Dr. Mina Kim, assistant professor of art history, published “Debating Wang Meng’s (1308-1385) Undated Handscroll: The Continuous Dialogue between Images and Texts in China,” in Misulsahak yŏn’gu (Korean Journal of Art History) 305 in March 2020. Wade MacDonald, assistant professor of art, had an artwork juried into the 28th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National, for

Photography Professor’s Joint Arts, Humanities Project on Climate Change Wins Grant

Assistant Professor Allison Grant is part of a joint project awarded funding support by the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI), Alabama Life Research Institute, and Office of Research and Economic Development. The project’s review panel called the collaborative work “both timely and significant.” The project, titled “Dangerous Landscapes: Legacies of Nineteenth-Century Progress in the Age

Paul R. Jones Museum Receives State Arts Council Grant

The Paul R. Jones Museum (PRJM) of Tuscaloosa is pleased to announce that the Alabama State Council on the Arts (ASCA) has awarded the museum a grant in support of its exhibition programs for 2020-2021. “This grant will help supplement our exhibition programs for the entire 2020-2021 season,” explained PRJM director Daniel White, “ranging from

UA Artist Receives CERF+ COVID-19 Relief Grant

In the spring of 2020, graduate student Sarah Dittmann thought she’d be able to go back to her screen printing job she’d had for the last two summers and two previous years near Green Bay, Wisconsin. But this spring, in Wisconsin and around the world, everything had suddenly changed. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many

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

Celestia Morgan Named Postdoctoral Research Associate in the College of Arts and Sciences

UA art instructor and alumna Celestia Morgan has been named one of two postdoctoral research associates in the College of Arts and Sciences for the 2020-2021 academic year. Morgan’s appointment will be in the department of art and art history, where she will develop her ongoing studio research into racial zoning practices and interact regularly