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Honors Art, Action, & the Environment, Spring 2022

In spring semester, students in Professor Wendy Wischer’s Honors Art, Action, & the Environment class explored art, environmentalism and activism with research and art-making activities, a field trip to the Bonderman Field Station at Rio Mesa, and public Earth Day event. U Save the Lake was held just before Earth Day on April 21, 2022 […]

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Class of 2022 After Graduation!

Congratulations ot the Class of 2022! We caught up with a few graduating seniors about their plans after graduation: Comstock has received a Development internship at Penland School of Craft, located in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Penland focuses on clay, bookarts, glass, metals, textiles, and printmaking, and serves as a hub of community for […]

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Alum Bea Hurd opens solo exhibition at BDAC

Since graduating last year, alum Bea Hurd (BFA Sculpture Intermedia 2021 @beayond_art) spent 5 months on art residencies that took them across the country: Art Farm in Nebraska, Camp Wonder Wander in Waynesboro Tennessee, AIR Studio Paducah in Kentucky, Arts Letters and Numbers in Averill Park NY – and currently back to Utah as a […]

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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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Faculty in Land Body Exhibition at Ogden Contemporary Arts Center

Professors Wendy Wischer, Jaclyn Wright, and Al Denyer show work in a group show opening at Ogden Contemporary Arts Center on December 10. LAND BODY explores connections between the human body and the landscape through the perspectives of eleven female identifying artists. Hailing from Utah, New Mexico and Arizona, the artists pay particular attention to […]

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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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Wendy Wischer at Oolite Arts

Sculpture Intermedia Professor Wendy Wischer shows her new video installation, Where Water and Rock Collide, in a group exhibition at Oolite Arts in Miami Beach. Curated by Rhonda Mitrani, this group show “presents works that reflect an ethereal sensibility toward nature. During a time when we were forced to stay home, away from public spaces […]

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Wendy Wischer + Brenda Bowen at Granary Arts

“Artist Wendy Wischer and Geoscientist Brenda Bowen explore the intersections between art and science within the lure of place. Bowen has studied the salt flats since 2013, aiming to advance understanding of how this extreme landscape reacts to changes in the environment. She works in collaboration with stakeholders such as land managers and the land […]

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