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2022 Outstanding Senior: Alexandria Jensen

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We’re delighted to share that Alexandria Jensen has been awarded the College of Fine Arts Outstanding Senior for Art & Art History! Alexandria Jensen Department of Art & Art History Pronouns: She/Her Majored in: Art Teaching with K-12 Licensure Hometown: Salt Lake City Three words that describe you: Kind, Passionate, Creative Most impactful class or […]

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Capstone Exhibition: E.C. Comstock

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“A Balmy Elsewhere: Restorative Materialisms” takes its title in part from Bill Brown’s “Thing Theory,” which poses and answers the question, why not let things alone? Let them rest somewhere, in a balmy elsewhere, away from the anxieties and ambiguities of theory? This show attempts to enter this place, where the immediacy, tactility, and sensuousness […]

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MFA Candidate Douglas Tolman wins Frankenthaler Climate Art Award

Big congratulations to MFA candidate Douglas Tolman, one of three winners of the Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards! Tolman’s work, Last Gesture, uses wood sourced from a reclaimed pine pallet that carried consumer goods to Utah and salt from the evaporating Great Salt Lake, reflecting his dedication to sense of place and connection to community. Tolman is […]

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Sydney Porter Williams & Dr. Beth Krensky recognized in 2022 Utah Art Educator Association Awards

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Each year at the annual Utah Art Educators Association (UAEA) conference, deserving educators and supporters are awarded educator of the year awards. We’re proud to share that MFA student Sydney Porter Williams has won the 2022 UAEA Preservice Art Educator of the Year Award, and Dr. Beth Krensky was awarded the 2022 Higher Education Educator […]

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Professor Jaclyn Wright at UMOCA

Photography & Digital Imaging Professor Jaclyn Wright opens a solo exhibition in the Projects Gallery Utah Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday, March 18, from 6-9pm! “In High Visibility (Blaze Orange), artist Jaclyn Wright uses debris collected from gun ranges on public lands to explore the intersections of photography, capitalism, and colonialism. Employing original images […]

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Professor Maureen O’Hara Ure at Phillips Gallery

Painting & Drawing Professor Maureen O’Hara Ure opens her exhibition “Elsewhere” at Phillips Gallery this Friday, March 18. “For almost 20 years, all my major projects have started off with travel, with my drawing in museums and at historical sites overseas. In each case, my travel sketchbooks have focused on pre-Renaissance art and architecture. I have […]

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2022 Student Art Exhibition Call for Entries

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ELIGIBILITY  All currently enrolled U of U UNDERGRADUATE ART and GRAPHIC DESIGN MAJORS & MINORS (all emphasis areas) may submit 1–3 original works in any medium.  • 2D works: Must be gallery-ready with picture wire, including all framed work and paintings. No saw-tooth hangers. Wet paintings, loose drawings, or other unfinished works will NOT be […]

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