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Welcome to the Department of Art & Art History

The dynamic environment created within the department is fertile ground for those serious about art making, research, critical discourse and teaching. Our faculty is dedicated to excellence and provides an open, respectful center for diversity and creative expression. The department mentors students in innovation, critical thinking, craft, exploration and creates exciting opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. The Department of Art & Art History is an outstanding place for students interested in creating a life in the arts.

Jan
9
Mon
MFA Interim Exhibition
Jan 9 – Jan 27 all-day

MFA Interim Show
January 9-27 | Art Building | Gittins Gallery
Opening Reception January 12, 5-8pm
Karalee Kuchar | Annette Mehr | Vanessa Romo | David Habben | Natalie Oliver | William Curtis

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Jan
25
Wed
Visiting Artist: Andrew Scott Ross
Jan 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Andrew Scott Ross

Wednesday January 25th, 4:30 PM Room 158

A native New Yorker, Andrew Scott Ross received his BFA from the Atlanta College of Art, and his MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He subsequently studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He is interested in how history is interpreted, recorded, and visualized. In efforts to act out his research, he has spent the past thirteen years creating an encyclopedic museum inspired by institutions that quixotically attempt to reflect all of human history, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian, and Wikipedia. Ross has exhibited his work at Guggenheim Museum’s Peter Lewis Theater (NYC), The Museum of Arts and Design (NYC), The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, The Building for Contemporary Art (Geneva), The Knoxville Museum of Art, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, SmackMellon (Brooklyn) and the Ben Gurion Airport (Tel Aviv), amongst many others. His work has been reviewed in publications such as Art in America, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Sculpture Magazine, and the Village Voice. Currently, Ross is an Assistant Professor at East Tennessee State University, where he teaches drawing.

Jan
26
Thu
Visiting Artist: Bridget Moser
Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bridget Moser is a performance and video artist whose work is suspended between prop comedy, experimental theatre, performance art, absurd literature, existential anxiety and intuitive dance.

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Jan
27
Fri
Performance Workshop with Bridget Moser
Jan 27 all-day

Performance Workshop with Bridget Moser

Open to all CFA students. All experience levels welcome.

First come basis, 35 Person Cap. RSVP for the workshop email Alex: a.woodward.utah@gmail.com

This workshop is for artists who work in any medium (visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing, etc) that explores the generative potential of movement, speech, writing and performing. Through a series of exercises that explore these different skills, we will mine for all of the ideas that exist in our minds and bodies that are as yet unknown to us. We will work to identify our dominant habits in order to break them and to enter our own uncharted creative territory, and discover how to conjure new ideas and works of art out of seeming nothingness. These tools can also be used to bring about and access new ideas for drawings, paintings, short stories, film scripts, choreography, theatre works, and more…

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Feb
2
Thu
Liquid Collaboration
Feb 2 – Feb 17 all-day

Liquid Collaboration: and the significance of water in the West

This exhibition in the Gittins Gallery runs from February 2nd  – 17th.

Reception will be held February 2nd from 5:00-7:00pm, with an artist’s talk in the Gittins Gallery at 6:00pm.

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Feb
8
Wed
Visiting Artist: Cheryl Pope
Feb 8 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

THE PHYSICAL DOCUMENT

The physicality of the document as the archive of the narrative. We leave off the endings to maintain the power.

Pope discusses her practice as poetic journalism focusing on injustice, inequality, abuse of power, and the politics of identity. Sharing recent work influenced by her residency in Israel researching post traumatic and traumatic stress she reveals aesthetic strategies used by authorities to maintain power.

Feb
22
Wed
Visiting Artist: Art Werger
Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Mar
22
Wed
Visiting Artist: Camille Utterback
Mar 22 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Apr
5
Wed
Visiting Artist: Richard Noyce
Apr 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Apr
13
Thu
Annual Student Exhibition
Apr 13 – May 5 all-day

Reception April 13th

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