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Responses to Belonging in the American West Collaborative Statement Our research as a group parses out the complexities of Identity embedded in Place. The internal awareness of the struggle and vulnerability it takes to share our relationship to “the west” led to the creation of works exploring these boundaries. Not surprisingly, identity of place in […]

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Art Teaching Alum Miguel Galaz at MICA

Art Teaching Alumnus Miguel Galaz presents work from his Tarpuymunay art project at Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts. Tarpuymunay is an art project with the intention of creating cultural awareness through paintings, murals, and sculptures. It means ¨Cultivating Love¨ in Quechua, the language of the Andes. Being a Mexican-American immigrant living in Salt Lake City, Utah, along with traveling around […]

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BFA Student Ryne Ormond at Office Space Gallery

Sculpture Intermedia and Ceramics BFA senior Ryne Ormond will open a solo show in October at Office Space Gallery, a University of Utah student-led gallery in downtown Salt Lake City. Cat-Calling My Creativity features one looped single channel video entitled “Attempting a Tempting Artistic Ambition” within two formats as a featured piece at Office Space’s new […]

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Professor Justin Diggle in imPRESSions Open Printmaking Biennial ’21

Printmaking Professor Justin Diggle has been nominated, as an elected fellow, to represent the Royal Society of Painters-Printmakers in imPRESSions 21, Open Printmaking Biennial. ‘imPRESSions’ is the longest running International Open Original Print Exhibition in Ireland and has become an established feature of the Galway International Arts Festival. View the exhibition here: https://www.impressionsbiennial.net/impressions-2021-expo The idea […]

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Professor Michael Hirshon in DesignArts Utah ’21 Show

Congratulations to Illustration Professor Michael Hirshon, whose card game work The Imposter Kings was included in the DesignArts Utah ’21 Juried Exhibition! Hirshon worked together with game creator Sina Yeganeh to design cards, packaging, manual, and promotional materials for their card game. Each card is 2.5 x 3.5 inches and was drawn and designed digitally. The […]

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Congratulations to Professor Edward Bateman, 2021 Presidential Scholar Recipient

It’s been a big year of recognition, accolades and awards for Photography/Digital Imaging Professor Edward Bateman! Earlier this month, Bateman was named a recipient of the University of Utah’s 2021 Presidential Scholar Award. These annual awards recognize the extraordinary academic accomplishments and scholarly potential of mid-career faculty. It was also just announced that Bateman’s work […]

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Art Teaching Professor Sandy Brunvand Retires

We bid a happy farewell to Art Teaching Professor Sandy Brunvand, who retired over the summer! We’re excited to announce her exhibition It’s Not Always Black and White opening September 7 in Gittins Gallery. Associate Professor (Lecturer) Sandy Brunvand has been described as a friend to all, supportive colleague, inspirational educator, and powerful artist. Her […]

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UMFA’s “Space Maker” features 33 faculty artists, curated by alum Nancy Rivera

In anticipation of the opening of Utah Museum of Fine Art’s “Space Maker” on August 21st, we caught up with Department of Art & Art History alumna Nancy Rivera, curator of the exhibition which features 33 artists from the department’s faculty. As UMFA describes, “Space Maker” explores the tensions, histories, and myths that shape our […]

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