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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

Professor and Alumna Juried into National Exhibition

Recent MFA graduate Nasrin Iravani and Assistant Professor Wade MacDonald had work accepted into The Clay Studio National 2020, an annual juried exhibition at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, Penn. The exhibition runs July 10 through August 9, 2020 and the gallery will allow visitors with certain restrictions for safely viewing the artwork. “The Clay

UA Art Historian Awarded Top Fellowship

Dr. Rachel Stephens, associate professor of American art at UA, has been appointed an Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The two-month, highly competitive fellowship is one of the top awards in the field of

Art History Student Wins Honors, Defends Thesis on Zoom

In the thick of the quarantine, grad student Faith Barringer defended her master of arts thesis in art history on Zoom. Barringer’s faculty committee, made up of UA professors of art history Drs. Tanja Jones (chair), Lucy Curzon, Rachel Stephens, Doris Sung and UAB art historian Dr. Heather McPherson, interrogated her about her thesis research

UA Printmaking Alumna Makes an Impression

UA alumna Francesca Baldarelli’s academic and real-world printing experience has served her well. Two years ago, just out of graduate school at UA in printmaking, Baldarelli (MFA 2018) landed a job as a press assistant and quality control catcher at JnJ Apparel, a T-shirt printing company in Northport, Ala., which has hired several of UA’s

Student Spotlight: Graphic Design Senior Anna Sella

Senior Anna Sella’s artwork regularly greets readers of the new monthly e-publication of the department of art and art history. The BFA major in digital media and drawing designed the masthead for the e-newsletter that features more student, faculty and alumni stories than we can fit into The Loupe. And the publication design is not

Photography Professor’s Work Selected in Two National Competitions

Work by Assistant Professor Allison Grant was recently chosen for Atlanta Photography Group’s exhibition, PORTFOLIO 2020, juried by Sarah Kennel, photography curator of the High Museum of Art. “Eight exceptional artists were chosen to represent the best of contemporary photography from a national call for entries,” according to the website. Grant’s work is featured here