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Professor Wendy Wischer named Newell Fellow

Congratulations to Wendy Wischer, Associate Professor of Sculpture Intermedia, awarded the L. Jackson Newell Fellowship...

Alumnus Ted Nagata awarded 2022 CFA Legacy Award

At the College of Fine Arts Gala this week, alumnus Ted Nagata was awarded the...

MFA Candidate Douglas Tolman in Symposium on the Great Salt Lake Panel

MFA Candidate Douglas Tolman will speaking in the panel "Can Art Save Us?" at the...

Lenka Konopasek unveils mural at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center

Adjunct Assistant Professor and BFA alum Lenka Konopasek (Painting & Drawing 1994) unveiled a new...

Art History MA student Alberta Madrid awarded FLAS Scholarships

Congratulations to Art History M.A. student Alberta Madrid, who was awarded a FLAS scholarship for...

Summer Faculty News

We asked the Art & Art History Faculty what they did this summer and everyone...

Professor Beth Krensky at Yale University Institute of Sacred Music

Art Teaching Professor Beth Krensky opens her exhibition Between Spirit and Matter at Yale University's...

Professor V. Kim Martinez in ‘Art Elevated’

Painting & Drawing Professor and Department Chair V. Kim Martinez was featured in PBS Utah's...

Professors Maureen O’Hara Ure & John Erickson & Alumni in Phillips Gallery Group Show

Painting & Drawing Professors Maureen O'Hara Ure & John Erickson and alumni Paul Vincent Bernard,...

Professor Emeritus Joseph Marotta at Alice Gallery

Photography Professor Emeritus Joseph Marotta opens a solo exhibition at Alice Gallery July 15 -...

Photography Class publishes Field | Work

Field | Work is a collaborative project created over the spring 2022 semester by artists...

Honors Art, Action, & the Environment, Spring 2022

In spring semester, students in Professor Wendy Wischer's Honors Art, Action, & the Environment class...

Class of 2022 After Graduation!

Congratulations ot the Class of 2022! We caught up with a few graduating seniors about...

Alum Bea Hurd opens solo exhibition at BDAC

Since graduating last year, alum Bea Hurd (BFA Sculpture Intermedia 2021 @beayond_art) spent 5 months...

2022 CFA Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher: Comstock

We're delighted to share that Art & Art History student Comstock has been presented with...

2022 Outstanding Senior: Alexandria Jensen

We're delighted to share that Alexandria Jensen has been awarded the College of Fine Arts...

Capstone Exhibition: London Matthews

Painting & Drawing major London Matthews opens her Senior Capstone Exhibition, Safe Space, at Medium...

2022 BFA Show

Work from our current University of Utah graduating BFA students in their group exhibition “Ah,...

Capstone Exhibition: E.C. Comstock

“A Balmy Elsewhere: Restorative Materialisms” takes its title in part from Bill Brown’s “Thing Theory,”...

MFA Candidate Douglas Tolman wins Frankenthaler Climate Art Award

Big congratulations to MFA candidate Douglas Tolman, one of three winners of the Frankenthaler Climate...

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

Each year at the annual Utah Art Educators Association (UAEA) conference, deserving educators and supporters...

Professor Jaclyn Wright at UMOCA

Photography & Digital Imaging Professor Jaclyn Wright opens a solo exhibition in the Projects Gallery...

Professor Maureen O’Hara Ure at Phillips Gallery

Painting & Drawing Professor Maureen O’Hara Ure opens her exhibition “Elsewhere” at Phillips Gallery this Friday,...

2022 Student Art Exhibition Call for Entries

ELIGIBILITY  All currently enrolled U of U UNDERGRADUATE ART and GRAPHIC DESIGN MAJORS & MINORS...

Faculty News, Winter 2022

A few recent faculty accomplishments to be celebrated! Al Denyer (Painting & Drawing) is currently...

Urban Artworks Mural on cover of ‘What on Earth’ Magazine

The Urban Artworks mural Walking in Beauty was featured on the cover of the fall...

MAGNIFYING: Meekyung MacMurdie, Assistant Professor of Art History

Meekyung MacMurdie is a historian of Islamic art and architecture, with a focus on manuscripts....

Art History MA grad Kiki Karahalios Curatorial Intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Recent Art History MA graduate Kiki Karahalios has spent this fall working as a curatorial...

Ceramics Student Dani Okelberry: The 28 Day Cycle

U of U Ceramics senior Danielle Okelberry shows her work The 28 Day Cycle, created...

Art History Professor Elena Shtromberg at El Centro Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago

Art History Professor Elena Shtromberg will take part in “Repensar lo audiovisual desde el archivo:...

Ceramics Student Griffin Hale: A Caregiver’s Journey to Healing through Art

U of U Ceramics student Griffin Hale created an art installation focused on his mother,...

Graphic Design students tackle sustainability in Worn Again Clothing Exchange

Graphic Design students in the Sustainable Design Practice led by faculty advisor Carol Sogard, are...

Photography/Digital Imaging Alumnus Nick Pedersen at UMOCA

UMOCA Artist-in-Residence Nick Pedersen's exhibition Slow Apocalypse is currently on display in the museum’s Exit...

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...

A Sense of Place

Responses to Belonging in the American West Collaborative Statement Our research as a group parses...

Professor Justin Diggle in imPRESSions Open Printmaking Biennial ’21

Printmaking Professor Justin Diggle has been nominated, as an elected fellow, to represent the Royal...

Professor Michael Hirshon in DesignArts Utah ’21 Show

Congratulations to Illustration Professor Michael Hirshon, whose card game work The Imposter Kings was included in...

Professor Lewis J. Crawford at Nox Contemporary

On Friday, September 17th, 2021, Nox Contemporary will host the opening for the exhibition Genetic...

Professor Al Denyer attends Summer Artist Residency at Ucross

Painting & Drawing Professor Al Denyer attended an artist residency at the Ucross Foundation’s 20,000...

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...

Art Teaching Professor Sandy Brunvand Retires

We bid a happy farewell to Art Teaching Professor Sandy Brunvand, who retired over the...

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...

Professor Ed Bateman short listed for RGS Earth Photo Competition

Congratulations to Photography / Digital Imaging Professor Ed Bateman, who was short listed in the...

Alumni Feature: Dave Titensor, U Creative Director

Graphic Design Alum and University of Utah's Marketing & Communications Creative Director Dave Titensor was...

U of U Artists at Three Creeks Confluence Park, SLC

Painting & Drawing Professor Al Denyer, and alumni Joshua Graham (MFA Community Based Art Teaching,...

Wendy Wischer at Oolite Arts

Sculpture Intermedia Professor Wendy Wischer shows her new video installation, Where Water and Rock Collide,...

Alec Bang & Douglas Tolman at Finch Lane

[in]land | Finch Lane Gallery | 6.25.21 - 8.6.21 BFA Alumni Alec Bang and Douglas...

Jaclyn Wright, Spring 2021 Digital Matters Grant

Read about Photography / Digital Imaging Professor Jaclyn Wright's Digital Matters Exhibition and Performance grant...

Art History Alumni News

Congratulations to our Art History MA Alums Jennifer Sales and Emily Citino for their recent...

MA Graduate 2021: Laura Johnson

Congratulations to Laura Johnson, who successfully defended her MA thesis, “Uncovering the Embedded Histories of Gender,...

MA Graduate 2021: Kiki Karahalios

Congratulations to Kiki Karahalios, who successfully defended her thesis and earned her MA in Art...

John Erickson at Phillips Gallery

Painting & Drawing Professor John Erickson shows new work in an exhibition opening Friday, May...

Al Denyer at Modern West

"Time and growth are a dependent pair. This exhibition exemplifies their mutual reliance as the...

Wendy Wischer + Brenda Bowen at Granary Arts

“Artist Wendy Wischer and Geoscientist Brenda Bowen explore the intersections between art and science within...

MA in Arts Teaching student Danielle Waters talks about the Youth Activist Art Archive

Danielle Waters, MA in Arts Teaching graduate and Digital Matters Spring 2021 Exhibition & Performance...

2021 Outstanding Senior Malithi Gunawardena

Congratulations to Malithi Gunawardena, this year's College of Fine Arts Outstanding Senior for the Department...

Urban Artworks Mural Installed at CMES Browning Building

The winning mural design from Professor Kim Martinez's Urban Artworks Fall 2020 class, Walking in Beauty, has...

2021 Arts Technology Capstone Exhibition

Congratulations to the Arts Technology certificate and minor students for their capstone exhibition, As We...

2021 Photography Digital Imaging Capstone Exhibitions

We're excited to announce the 2021 Photography Digital Imaging Capstone Shows! Home Sweet Home, by...

Wendy Wischer & Reilly Jensen in Artivism for Earth Event

Artivism for Earth: Expressions of Loss and Hope is an interdisciplinary collaboration out of the...

Covid, Coincidence, and a Book Arts Connection

Marriott Library asked Art Teaching senior and Book Arts intern Victoria Dennis and Book Arts K-12...

Art & Art History Students Present at Undergraduate Research Symposium

Congratulations to Art History student Adrienne Krueger and BFA Photography/Digital Imaging student Nate Francis for...

A4/Letter Exhibition

Students in Painting and Drawing Professor Al Denyer's Drawing 2/3 class in fall 2019 saw...

Art History MA Student Presents Research

Art History MA student Cory Wayman is presenting a paper this week at the University...

CALL FOR ENTRIES: U OF U 2021 STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

U of U 2021 Student Art Exhibition Call for Entries ELIGIBILITY All currently enrolled U...

Fall 2020 News & Snaps

Students During this semester, students in ART 4720: Contemporary Photography Projects have been working on...

Tom Hoffman Drawing Exhibition

Painting & Drawing Professor Tom Hoffman retired at the end of the summer 2020 semester,...

MFA Alum Nancy Rivera at Granary Arts

Alum Nancy Rivera (MFA 2016) opened a new exhibition with Denae Shanidiin last month at...

Urban Artworks CMES Mural

The University of Utah's Department of Art & Art History and the College of Mines...

Meekyung MacMurdie PhD to join Art History Faculty for Fall 2021

The Department of Art & Art History is delighted to announce that Meekyung MacMurdie, Ph.D.,...

Visiting Artist Brad Taylor with Ceramics Students at UMoCA

Over the circuit breaker, ceramics students met with visiting artist and alum Brad Taylor to...

The Remains of the Dream

The Remains of a Dream The American dream of “self-evident truths” and “unalienable rights,” is...

Alumni Highlight: Catching Up with Alyssa Hood

Congratulations to Painting and Drawing alum Alyssa Hood (BFA 2019), who will start the MFA...

Online Performance by Professor Beth Krensky

O1ARTS – Social Distancing and Art, Episode 3 Dispatch from Solitude #1: Walking the Unknown...

Sydney Porter Williams included in Undergraduate Research Journal

Recent BFA graduate Sydney Porter Williams had her work on the Murray Murals project published...

Illustration Emphasis Starting Fall 2020

Our department now offers an Illustration emphasis! Illustration is an expanding field with numerous career paths...

MFA Exhibition: Kylie Millward, Scribbling Outside the Margins

We're pleased to present Kylie Millward's MFA Exhibition Scribbling Outside the Margins Visit the Exhibition...

MFA Exhibition: Dana Hansen, Perception is Reality

We're pleased to present Dana Hansen's MFA Exhibition Perception is Reality. View the exhibition here!...

Professor Beth Krensky wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Congratulations to Art Teaching Professor Beth Krensky, winner of a University Distinguished Teaching Award this...

Photo/Digital Imaging Capstone Exhibition: Araceli Haslam

Araceli Haslam - Left Lonely These urban ruins were originally built in response to the...

Congratulations to CFA Outstanding Senior Pisti Gamvroulas

Congratulations to the College of Fine Arts Outstanding Senior for the Department of Art &...

The Art of Quarantine

"In light of the pandemic and the transition from in-person classes to online classes, we...

Photo/Digital Imaging Capstone Exhibition: Carson Melrose

a place i've never been - Carson Melrose a place i’ve never been explores the...

2020 Juried Student Art Exhibition Catalog Released

We're excited to announce the catalog of the 2020 Juried Student Art Exhibition exhibition is...

A New Decameron: Art students respond to Covid-19 with special group project

This is a guest post by Edward Bateman, artist and Associate Professor in the Department of...

Student exhibitions have gone online!

Due to precautions being taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our community, our...

Photo/Digital Imaging Capstone Exhibition: INFRA, Natalie Hopes

Natalie Hopes - INFRA The Infrared-sensitive process was developed during World War 1 by the...

Spring Semester Update

CLASSES CANCELED ON MARCH 16 & 17 ONLINE LEARNING ONLY THROUGH END OF SEMESTER The...

Things & Pictures of Things Exhibition Opening

Thanks to all who came to the reception of Things & Pictures of Things, the...

Professor Jaclyn Wright opens solo exhibition in Houston

Congratulations to Photography Professor Jaclyn Wright, winner of the Texas Photographic Society National Photography Award....

Professor Michael Hirshon featured in ‘Magnifying’

Professor Michael Hirshon was just featured in Magnifying, a series dedicated to showcasing the talent of...

Art History MA Alum appointed West Coast Editor at New Art Examiner

Congratulations to Art History MA alum Alexander Stanfield for his recent appointment as West Coast...

Xi Zhang at Kimball Art Center

Xi Zhang: Dream Dust Milkshake February 14 - April 12, 2020 Exhibition Community Reception |...

Objects of Desire & Disgust Photography Exhibition

Objects of Desire & Disgust ART 4720 | Color Photography From the very beginning photographs...

Wendy Wischer’s ‘Written on the Wind’ at NHMU

Written on the Wind by Wendy Wischer, Professor of Sculpture Intermedia, is part of Nature All Around Us,...

Professor Ed Bateman featured on KSL News

Photography/Digital Imaging Professor Ed Bateman was recently featured on KSL News, watch the video below!...

Taft Nicholson Painting Residency, 2019

Congratulations to Kim Martinez's Taft-Nicholson Painting Residency class for putting together an amazing exhibition in...

2019 Howard Clark Scholarship Exhibition

Thank you everyone who came out for the Howard Clark Exhibition reception last week, and...

2019-20 Visiting Assistant Professor in Art History, Virginia Solomon

The Department of Art & Art History is pleased to welcome Dr. Virginia Solomon (B.A....

2019 Annual Student Art Exhibition

Thanks to all who came out to support our students for the 2019 Annual Student...