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College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Mark McCoin, MFA

Assistant Professor
Department of Art & Art History

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Office: ART 1.01.26

Research area: New Media

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Jacinto Quirarte, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Department of Art & Art History

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Research area: Pre-Columbian and Latin American Art History

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  • Biography

    Jacinto Quirarte is a professor emeritus and former Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). As an art historian, he concentrated on Pre-Columbian art history. In addition to numerous articles, Quirarte wrote The Art and Architecture of the Texas Missions, which was published by the University of Texas Press in 2002. He was also the author of Mexican American Artists and Izapan Style Art--A Study of Its Form and Meaning.

    Born in 1931 in Jerome, Arizona, a small mining town, he lived in an area of town referred to as "El Barrio Méxicano" or "El Barrio Chicano." His father was an immigrant from Mexico and his mother was born in the United States. He received bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees from San Francisco State College (in 1954 and 1958, respectively) and his Ph.D. degree from the National University of Mexico in 1964. Prior to coming to UTSA, Quirarte taught at the Colegio Americano in Mexico City, the University of the Americas in Mexico City, and the University of Texas at Austin.

    Jacinto Quirarte became UTSA's Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts upon its inception in 1972. As Dean, he was among the first academic officers charged with building the new University. He oversaw the College's move to its permanent location on the new UTSA campus at Loop 1604 in 1975. He resigned as Dean in 1979 to be the full-time director of UTSA's Research Center for the Arts at UTSA.

    Quirarte lectured at conferences and museums in the United States and other countries. He was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Affirmative Action in Employment at Institutions of Higher Education. He was also a panelist-columnist for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additionally, he served on the boards of directors of the San Antonio Symphony, the San Antonio Arts Council, and the Harvard Journal on Chicano Affairs.

    The Department was saddened by the death of Dr. Jacinto Quirarte, 80, who passed away July 20, 2012.  Dr. Quirarte inspired and guided countless students throughout his career. As an art historian, he published several books on Latin American art and was among the first to identify and study the Chicano art movement. In 1996, Dr. Quirarte was interviewed for the Oral History Project  for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution where he reflected on his life experiences. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family.

    Degrees

    Doctor of Philosophy, Mexican University, Art, 1964

    Master of Arts, San Francisco State University, Education, 1958

  • Recent Courses

    AHC 1033 Masterworks in Art

    AHC 4333 Topic: Latino/Chicano

    AHC 5123 Seminar: Research Method & Writing

    AHC 5853 Topic: Choque de Culturas

    AHC 6953 Seminar: Artists in Film 

  • Recent Publications

    Professional Files

    Comprises papers, speeches, and related materials by Jacinto Quirarte. Also includes works by others collected by Quirarte.
    When no author is listed in the folder description, the author is Jacinto Quirarte. Original order and folder titles have been retained.

    "Diferencias Arcitectonicas en dos Ciudades Mayas: Uxmal y Chichen Itza,"Boletin, Venezuela, 1966 May 5
    "El Arte del Mexico Antigua,"Pro Arte, Revista Cultural, Maracaibo, Venezuela, 1967 May
    Lecture on "Maya Vase/Mural Painting" given at University of Colorado, Boulder, 1968 April
    Lecture on "Sidney Janis and His Collection" at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Tex., 1968 November
    "Izapa - A Link Between Olmec & Maya." Paper presented at 35th Annual Meeting of S.A.A. [Society for American Archaeology], Mexico City, 1970 May
    "The Ballcourt in Mesoamerica: Its Architectural Development". C.A.A. (St. Louis, Mo.) - first draft and two carbons of final version; also notes and other data, 1968 January
    "El Juego de Pelota en Mesoamerica: Su Dearollo Arquitectonica."Estudios de Cultura Maya, Vol. VIII, 1970
    "El Juego de Pelota en Mesoamerica: Su Dearollo Arquitectonica."Estudios de Cultura Maya, UNAM - English typescript, 1970
    "The Ballcourt in Mesoamerica: Its Architectural Development," in Pre-Columbian Art History (Palo Alto, Calif.), 1977
    Preliminary draft, u-shaped element paper (first draft for typist and several memograph copies; also illus. used with preliminary draft, undated
    "An Interpretation of the U-Shaped Element in Izapan, Mayan, & Zapotec Monuments," New York, 1970 July
    Izapan-Style Art: A Study of Its Form & Meaning. Studies in Pre-Columbian Art & Archaeology, No. 10. Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, D.C.) - work papers, 1973
    Izapan-Style Art: A Study of Its Form & Meaning. Studies in Pre-Columbian Art & Archaeology, No. 10. Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, D.C.), 1973
    George Kubler, "Studies in Classic Maya Iconography," in Ameircan Anthropologist, Vol. 74, 1972
    Tulane University Symposium on Art of Latin America, 1972 April
    Carlo T. Gay, "Xochipala. The Beginning of Olmec Art," in Hispanic American Historical Review, Vol. 53, No. 1, 1971
    Munro S. Edmonson, "The Book of Counsel: The Popol Vuh of the Quiche Maya of Guatemala," in American Anthropologist, 1971
    J. Eric Thompson, "Maya Hieroglyphs with-without Tears," in American Anthropologist, 1973 December
    Charles R. Wicke, Olmec: "An Early Art Style of Pre-columbian Mexico," 1971, in Journal of Ethnic Studies, 1973 Fall
    "The Relationship of Izapan Style Art to Olmec and Mayan Art: A Review,"L.A.S., California, 1976
    "The Relationship of Izapan Style Art to Olmec and Mayan Art: A Review," undated
    "The Relationship of Izapan Style Art to Olmec and Mayan Art: A Review." Paper presented at the Symposium at UCLA (Los Angeles, Calif.) - copyedited text and galleys, 1973 February
    "Izapan & Mayan Traits in Teotihuacan III Pottery," Paper presented at Society for American Archaeology (San Francisco, Calif.), 1973 May
    "Izapan & Mayan Traits in Teotihuacan III Pottery," UCARF, 1973
    "Izapan & Mayan Traits in Teotihuacan III Pottery," Paper presented at Society for American Archaelogy (San Francisco, Calif.) - work papers, 1973 May
    "Mayan & Teotihuacan Traits in Classic Maya Vases," published in Proceedings of the IX International Congress of Anthro. & Ethno. Sciences (Chicago) - work papers, 1973 September
    "Mayan & Teotihuacan Traits in Classic Maya Vases," published in Proceedings of the IX International Congress of Anthro. & Ethno. Sciences (Chicago), 1973 September
    "Mayan & Teotihuacan Traits in Classic Maya Vase Painting of the Peten,"CCM, The Hague (Paris), 1978
    "Izapan Style Antecedents for the Maya Serpent in Celestial Dragon & Serpent Bar Contexts,"23rd International Congress of Hist. of Art. (Granada), 1973 September
    "Izapan Style Antecedents for the Maya Serpent in Celestial Dragon & Serpent Bar Contexts,"23rd International Congress of Hist. of Art. (Granada) - work papers, 1973 September
    "Izapan Style Antecedents for the Maya Serpent in Celestial Dragon & Serpent Bar Contexts,"CIHA (Granada), 1973
    "The Representation of Earth & Sky in Izapan Style & Early Classic Maya Art," paper presented Mid. Am. College Art Assoc. (Albuquerque, N.M.) - work papers, 1973 November
    "Terrestrial/Celestial Polymorphs as Narrative Frames in the Art of Izapa & Palenque," paper presented Primera Mesa Redonda de Palenque (Mexico) - work papers, 1973 December
    "Terrestrial/Celestial Polymorphs as Narrative Frames in the Art of Izapa & Palenque," paper presented Primera Mesa Redonda de Palenque (Mexico) , 1973 December
    "Terrestrial/Celestial Polymorphs as Narrative Frames in the Art of Izapa & Palenque," undated
    Lecture on "20th century Mexican Muralists & Their Immediate Predecessors," UT Health Science Center, 1973 November
    Lecture on "Contemporary Mexican & Mexican American Artists," UT Health Science Center, 1973 November
    Work papers [for] article "The Murals of El Barrio,"Exxon USA, 1974 December
    Chicano art project - Murals - General (Barrio Art Exhibit - Exxon), undated
    "How to Look at Pre-Columbian Art,"The San Antonio Light, 1974 April
    "Mixtec Presence in Santa Rita, Belice" - paper presented at symposium (Mexico) - work papers, 1974 September
    "Mixtec Presence in Santa Rita, Belice" - paper presented at symposium (Mexico), 1974 September
    "The Wall Paintings of Santa Rita, Corozal,"Nat. Studies vol. 3 (Belize), 1975 July
    "Early Art Styles of Mesoamerica & Early Classic Maya Art," paper presented at Conf. on Origins of Civil. in the Maya Lowlands (Santa Fe), 1974 October
    "Early Art Styles of Mesoamerica & Early Classic Maya Art," (Santa Fe, N.M.) - version II, 1974 October
    "Early Art Styles of Mesoamerica & Early Classic Maya Art," (Santa Fe, N.M.) - version III - work papers, 1974 October
    "Early Art Styles of Mesoamerica & Early Classic Maya Art," (Santa Fe, N.M.) - version III, 1974 October
    "Early Art Styles of Mesoamerica & Early Classic Maya Art," 1974
    "Early Art Styles of Mesoamerica & Early Classic Maya Art," University of New Mexico (Albuquerque), 1977
    "Creative Art As Ritual," 1974
    Lecture on Izapan Style Art, Univ. of Calif. at Santa Cruz, 1974 June
    Lecture on Masks: Ancient & Modern Mex. at Amon Carter Museum, Ft. Worth, Texas, 1974 November
    17 Artists Hispano/Mexican Am/Chicano, 1975
    Preface to Iwonski in Texas - Painter and Citizen, 1975 November
    Present a paper on "Space in Maya Painting" at Society for American Archaeology in Dallas, 1975 May
    Present a paper on "Space in Maya Painting" at Society for American Archaeology in Dallas - work papers, 1975 May
    "Actual and Implied Visual Space in Maya Vase Painting: A Study of Mirror Images and Two-Headed Compound Creatures" for publication in Contribution of the UCARF - work papers, 1975 May
    "Actual and Implied Visual Space in Maya Vase Painting: A Study of Mirror Images and Two-Headed Compound Creatures" for publication in Contribution of the UCARF , 1975 May
    "Actual and Implied Space in Maya Vase Painting: A Study of Double Images and Two-Headed Compound Creatures" , 1978 January
    "The Underworld Jaguar in Maya Vase Painting: An Iconographic Study,"New Mexico Papers in the Fine Arts, University of New Mexico, 1976 March
    UW Jaguar in Maya Vase Painting - work papers, undated
    Paper on "Chelo" prepared for Journal of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, 1975 May
    Lecture on "Place of the Arts in the Bicentennial," American Issues Forum, San Antonio, 1975 July
    Speak to West Side Lion's Club on "Art and Music Courses at UTSA," 1975 September
    Lecture for CON SAFO Art Group - "Creative Art as Ritual: Mexican and Chicano Art," 1975 December
    "The Underworld Jaguar in Maya Vase Painting: An Iconographic Study,"New Mexico Papers in the Fine Arts, University of New Mexico - work papers, 1976 March
    "The Underworld Jaguar in Maya Vase Painting: An Iconographic Study," University of New Mexico, 1976
    "The Representation of Underworld Procession in Maya Vase Painting: An Iconographic Study," 1978 February
    "The Representation of Underworld Procession in Maya Vase Painting: An Iconographic Study," undated
    "Methodology in the Study of Pre-Columbian Art" at I.C.A. Annual meeting (Paris, France), 1976 September
    "Methodology in the Study of Pre-Columbian Art" at I.C.A. Annual meeting (Paris, France) - work papers, 1976 September
    42a [Untitled folder]
    "Methodology in the Study of Pre-Columbian Art," 1976
    Paper on "Sculptural Documents on the Origins of Maya Civilization," ICA meeting, Paris, 1979 September
    Paper on "Sculptural Documents on the Origins of Maya Civilization," ICA meeting, Paris - work papers, 1979 September
    "Sculptural Documents on the Origins of Maya Civilization,"ICA, vol. VIII, 1976 September
    Lecture at the Cleveland Museum of Art on "Classic Maya Vase Painting," Cleveland, Ohio, 1976 November
    The identification of a Historical Personnage named U-Caan Inverted Ahau on Three Guatemala Highland Vases, 1976
    Altun Ha Style (work papers), undated
    "Tricephalic Units in Olmec, Izapan Style, and Maya Art" - original, 1977 September
    Paper on "Bicephalic Compound Creatures in Maya Vase Painting" (preliminary remarks), 1976 August
    Tricephalics paper - drafts and work papers, undated
    "Tricephalic Units in Olmec, Izapan Style, and Maya Art" - workpapers, 1977 September
    (2 folders)
    "Tricephalic Units in Olmec, Izapan Style, and Maya Art" - typescript, undated
    "Tricephalic Units..." work papers and correspondence, 1977
    "Tricephalic Units in Olmec, Izapan Style, and Maya Art", 1981, [1977]
    Creative art as ritual (Tulane), 1977 April
    "The Representation of Place, Location, and Direction on a Classic Maya Vase," 1978 October
    48 [Untitled folder]
    "The Representation of Place, Location, and Direction on a Maya Vase," UTSA, undated
    "The Representation of Place, Location, and Direction on a Maya Vase," 1978 October
    "The Representation of Place, Location, and Direction on a Maya Vase," TMRP, California, 1979
    New Santa Rita paper - work papers, undated
    "The Santa Rita Murals: A Review," UTSA, 1980
    Santa Rita paper - first draft, undated
    50 [Untitled folder]
    "The Santa Rita Murals: A Review"
    Quick-copy copies, undated
    Art Journal article, undated
    "Synchronic Links with the Past: Sources of Chicano Art,"Art Journal (not published)
    "The Borderlands...", published in Imagine, undated
    55 [Untitled folder]
    "Antecedents of Chicano Art," Austin talk, Florida also, 1979 September
    Austin talk: Archaeological site of Montealban, 1979 October
    Catalogue paper rollouts
    A Proposal for a Catalogue of Classic Maya Pictorial Vases
    Catalogue paper - vessel preparation
    57 [Untitled folder]
    Copies and work papers: catalogue/Maya vases
    Bundles paper
    Funerary bundles paper (work papers)
    "Funerary References in Two Maya Polychrome Vases"
    (2 folders)
    Jaguar bundles - text, work papers
    "Funerary References in Three Maya Polychrome Vases", Circumpacifica and IIE-UNAM(begun 1980, published 1990)
    Cacaxtla paper
    Cacaxtla
    Original text with illustrations
    Cacaxtla drawings and cut and paste illustrations
    Cacaxtla "clean" Xeroxes (cut and paste Xeroxes)
    "Outside Influence of Cacaxtla," 1980 October
    1980-5
    1980-6
    "Pre-Columbian Art" University of Texas Health Science Center, 1981 November
    63a [Untitled folder]
    "The Art and Architecture of Mesoamerica: An Overview," 1985
    65 [Untitled folder]
    1981-3
    1981-6, "Confluence of Cultures" lecture, D.O.; "Border Art: Interior - El Paso," 1981 October
    The Coatlicue in Modern Mexican Painting. RCA Review, 1982
    1982-1
    ANUIES meeting, Tijuana, 1983 October
    Public lecture: "Contemporary Art of Mexico and Venezuela," 1983 June
    Merle Greene Robertson, The Sculpture of Palenque 1983; 1985 vols. I & II, reviews for New Scholar
    "Palenque the 'Beautiful'"New Scholar, 1986
    "Palenque, the 'Beautiful'", New Scholar (review of the Merle Greene Robertson publication)
    MIRA
    "Mexican and Mexican-American Artists in the U.S.: 1920-1970," Bronx Museum, begun 1985
    Professional: Bronx Museum exhibition (begun 1985)
    Prof. Quirarte ball court paper""
    1985-1
    "Chicano and Mexican Art: A Search for Identity," Intl. Long. H.A., 1986 August
    "A Search for Identity: Mexican and Chicano Art" XXVth Intl Cong. Hist. Art, 1986 August
    CARA exhibit - newspaper articles
    Travel - Wight Gallery UCLA - Defining Chicano Art planning session, 1987 July
    "Izapan Style Art" encyclopedia text, begun 1986
    Hispanic American Art, American Museum, Washington, D.C., begun 1986
    Hisp. Am. Art / Arte Hisp. Am, American Museum, Washington, D.C.
    Diego Rivera: A Retrospective, catalogue review, Americas Society, NYC, 1987 July
    Diego Rivera: A Retrospective, prepared for Americas Society, not published
    Travel - Houston Museum, Hispanic Arts in the U.S. exhibition and symposium, 1987 April-May
    "The Background of Hispanic American Art in the U.S." Houston symposium, 1987
    "Hispanic Trad. in Am. Arch / URB" symposium at Columbia, 1987 October
    Masterworks book project, 1988 Summer
    How to Look at a Masterpiece - work papers
    How to Look at a Masterpiece - revised, 1998 Summer
    Masterworks - appendices, work papers
    Art of the Americas, 1989
    "What Is Latin American Art?", 1989
    Typescript, review of exhibit "Hispanic Art in the U.S." for Santa Fe Recorder, 1988 July
    "Cuzco Painting" lecture (Tyler, Tex.), 1989 April
    "Chicano Art" lectures, Kansas City Art Inst.
    Travel - Santa Fe, N.M., lecture part of Hispanic Arts in U.S. exhibition, 1988 September
    Images of Mexico presentation, Dallas Museum of Art, 1988
    "Mexican American Art and Artists: a History", 1988
    Manu. review, 1989
    Art of the other Mexico
    (2 folders)
    Art of the other Mexico project
    Artes de Mexico lecture series, Rockefeller project, 1989
    Splendors of Thirty Centuries: events related to the exhibition, 1989
    Artes de Mexico - lecturers (consultants - honoraria; travel), 1989
    Artes de Mexico grant award, Rockefeller Foundation, 1989
    Artes de Mexico miscellaneous items, 1989
    Artes de Mexico lecture series, SAMA, begun 1989
    Missions book contract
    Herran, Our Gods - text for Met exhibition, 3000 Years of Mexican Art
    Julio Castellonos - text for Splendors catalogue
    Splendors of Mexico catalog entries - correspondence
    Splendors catalog entries
    Rivera, Angelina Beloff, 1909
    Rivera, Sailor at Lunch, 1914
    Lecture on "Hispano Mexican American, & Chicano Art: Review," Denver Art Museum, 1975
    Paper from Loch Haven, Orlando, Florida, "Hispanics in Florida," 1979
    Lecture: Mexican art, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1989
    "Epigraphers, Iconographers and other Tourists in the Realm of Maya Art," 1989
    Mason City project
    Lecture, McNay Art Institute, "Art of Guatemala: From Ancient to Present," 1989
    El Dia de los Muertos, 1989
    Splendors, 1991
    "Mex. and Mex Am Art," Beaumont, TX, 1992
    "Chicano Art and Altars," San Bernardino, 1992
    Chicano Art conf. Mex. Am. and Latino Identity in Texas, ITC, 1992
    Chicano Aesthetic - UTEP project, 1992
    Santa Barbara lectures, SAMA comm. assign., 1993
    Editorial Board, Americas, 1993
    CAA session (cancelled), 1993
    Art/music lecture, SAMA, 1993
    "Maya Vase Ptg," Trinity University, 1994
    UTEP Art Program review, 1995
    Lecture, Colonial art, San Antonio Museum of Art, 1995
    Lecture, "Frida Kahlo," 1995
    NCAD conf. Luis Jimenez intro, 1995
    Faculty leave proposal, 1996
    Travel - Dallas, Museum of African American Art, 1997
    Maya symposium (cancelled), Muralist conference (cancelled), 1997
    Oral history conference, New Orleans, 1997
    The Ballcourt in Mesoamerica - UT Austin, 1968
    Lecture series, continuing education, UTHSC [University of Texas Health Science Center], 1973
    Lecture on Plans for UTSA in the cultural life of S.A., Jr. League of S.A. Provisional, McNay Museum, 1974
    Travel - Austin, Texas (Lecture), 1979
    Travel - Austin, Texas (UT) (Conference on Latin Amer. visual arts), 1980
    Portales, New Mexico, 1980
    Brownsville talk, 1981
    Hispanic Ethnic Studies TV series: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee-Spanish Speaking Outreach Institute (the producers), 1981
    Filming of "La Morenita," Adan Medrano (notes), 1981
    The Uses and Abuses of PreColumbian Art in Mexican Murals, UNAM, San Antonio, Texas, 1982
    Travel: Tulsa, Oklahoma, Latin American Conference, 1983
    NCECA Conference Lecture, San Antonio, Texas, 1986
    Travel - NCECA Conference, 1986
    Texas A&M Conference, 1986
    Travel - UCSB, "Chicano and Mexican Art," 1986
    Travel - Cranbrook, "Chicano and Mexican Art," 1986
    Travel - El Paso, TX - NCAA Conference/Roundtable, 1990

    Book Projects

    Original order and folder titles have been retained.

    Book Project: Art and Architecture of the Texas Missions, UT Press, Deadline for typescript: 5-01-01
    Correspondence, UT Press - Theresa May
    Correspondence, UT Press - Carolyn Cates Wylie
    Correspondence, UT Press - Rachel Chance
    Photos/negatives - missions book
    Witte Museum Photos, Huffstuttler, missions book
    Mission: illus. DRT Library Utterback
    Women of Color exh., Commentary, Guadalupe Cultural Center, San Antonio, March 8, 1990
    Advisory Editorial Board, Latin American Art Magazine, 1990-3
    "Mex. and Chicano Muralists," Denver Art Museum, May 24, 1990
    NCAA Roundtable, Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 1990
    Consultancy, TCH Historical Minutes for 1992 Celebrations, Colonial topics
    Rivera, Terrasse du Cafe, 1915
    Rivera, Portrait of Ramon Gomez de la Serna, 1915
    Rivera, Still Life with a Green House, 1917
    Rivera, The Mathematician, 1918
    Rivera, The Balcony, 1921
    Rivera, The Grinder, 1924
    Rivera, Flower Day, 1925
    Rivera, Tortilla Maker, 1925
    Rivera, May Day Sketchbook, 1928
    Rivera, Dance in Tehuantepec, 1928
    Rivera, Agrarian Leader Zapata, 1931
    Rivera, The Flower Carrier, 1935
    Rivera, Guadalupe Marin, 1938
    Rivera, Self-portrait, 1941
    Rivera, Nocturnal Landscape and The Temptations of St. Anthony, 1947
    Quirarte - Rivera galleys, Splendors, exhib. cat.
    Mexico Nueve, 1991
    Salinas text, Handbook of Texas (begun 1990)
    Hispanic Almanac contract
    Hispanic Almanac correspondence
    Hispanic Almanac, photos, diag. not used
    Tejanos catalogue text (begun 1990)
    Splendory Esplendores video (begun 1990)
    Commentary on Ruiz paper, August 29, 1992
    Encyclopedia of L.A. history entries on Mexican artists
    Getty project, April 9, 1991
    Guadalupe Cultural Center project (begun 1991)
    Our Lady of Guadalupe, Explorations in Ethnics Studies
    25 Masters of Latin American Art - Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros texts, work papers - correspondence
    Texts on Rivera, Orozco, and Siqueiros - 25 L.A. Mstrs
    Splendors exhibit - related events, 1991-1
    Splendors library talks, 1991-1a
    SAMA lectures, 1991-1b., 1c.
    "The Altar as Format and Content in Chicano Art," Detroit, 1991
    Lecture: Northward Movement into Texas, 1519-1794, 1991
    Octavio Medellin sculpture appraisal, 1991-4
    Ramon Favela (begun 1991), 1991
    Chicano art exh., Phoenix, AZ 1997
    1991 projects not completed, 1991-8, 10, 12, 13
    Cambios: The Spirit of Transformation in Spanish Colonial Art
    Cambios colonial art exhib. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, May 5, 1992
    "Siquieros."The World Book Encyclopedia (begun 1992), 1992
    CARA project at Guad. Cul. Ctr.
    CARA exhib. - Guest Curator (begun 1993)
    SBC catalogue text, 1994
    Machorro text review, 1994
    Cesar Martinez, August/September 1995
    Altars paper, Roanoke, Virginia
    Maya conf., Cocoa Beach, Florida
    Bellas Arte Colloquio
    Bellas Artes Symp. Mexico D.F.
    Jose Arpa project, January 24, 1997
    Jose Arpa text, fax invitation, January 24, 1997
    Brazos forum, 1997
    Mus. of African American Art, 1997
    Art critic panel, 1997
    The Virgin conf., 1998
    Assorted photographs
    Missions project: copies of clippings
    The Texas Missions, 1992
    Orig. reproduction - altar dwgs.
    Photographs
    S.A. Missions project
    Decorative and applied arts at the missions - newspaper clippings
    Missions text sent to reviewers
    Assorted photographs and slides
    Index and editor copy
    Author proofs
    Typescript
    Assorted photographs
    Assorted materials
    Work papers - by chapter; bibliographic texts used for research

    For a detailed description of the collection please visit the source site for the above: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/utsa/00178/utsa-00178.html

Dennis Olsen, M.F.A.

Professor Emeritus
Department of Art & Art History

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Phone: 210-458-4366
Office: AR 2.01.08
Office hours: By Appointment

Research area: Drawing, Printmaking

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  • Biography

    Dennis Olsen is professor of printmaking, drawing, and digital media at The University of Texas at San Antonio. He received his M.A. degree from UCLA in 1967 and in that year was awarded a Fulbright grant to study printmaking in Italy. In 1970 he co-founded the Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA) in Florence, Italy. and served as Director of classes and Professor of printmaking until his return to the United States in 1981. He serves currently as President of SRISA.

    Mr. Olsen's work in printmaking, painting, drawing, and ceramics has been exhibited in over 160 exhibitions during the last 40 years, including more than 30 one-person exhibits.

    Degrees

    B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1964
    M.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1967
    Fulbright Grant to study printmaking in Italy, 1967

  • Exhibition

    2012

    Printmaking In, Gallery of Tartu Artist House, Tartu, Estonia (curated group exhibition)
    Gothic, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA (juried exhibition)
    Living with Others, Glies Gallery, Eastern Kentucky Univ., Richmond, KY (juried exhibition)
    Americas 2012: Paperworks, Northwest Art Center, Minot University, Minot, ND Merit Award, Juror: Michael Barnes
    The Human Experience 2012, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

    2011

    Fictive Portraits, Saimaan University, Tieto Talo Gallery, Imatra, Finland (solo exhibition),
    Book and Print Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia (solo exhibition)
    Boston Printmakers, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA (juried exhibition)
    Purchase Award, Juror: Jim Dine
    Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State
    Purchase Award, Juror: John Caperton, Curtor, The Print Center, Philadelphia
    22nd National Drawing & Print Exhibition, College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore, MD (juried exhibition) Juror: Jose Dominguez, Dir. Pyramid Atlantic Purchase Award
    Americas 2011: Paperworks Exhibition, Northwest Art Center, Minot, ND (juried competition) Purchase Award, Juror: Victoria Goro-Rapoport
    24th Annual McNeese Works on Paper, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA (juried exhibition) Juror: Dan Cameron, Visual Arts Director of the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center
    X International Biennale of Engraving Acqui Prize 2011, Acqui Terme, Italy (juried exhibition)
    Ink and Clay 37, Kellogg Gallery, Cal Poly, Pomona, CA (juried competition)
    Going Solar, St. Louis Artist' Guild, St. Louis, MO (juried exhibition)
    Biennale Internationale D'Estampe Contemporaine de Trois-Rivieres, Canada (juried competition, June)
    Tempting Equilibrium, SGC (Southern Graphics Council) International juried exhibition, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, Juror: Mark Pascale, Curator of Prints and Drawings, The Art of Institute of Chicago, Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University, Waco, TX (three person exhibition) International Print Center New York (IPCNY) New Prints 2011/Winter, NYC (juried exhibition), REM Gallery, San Antonio, TX (solo exhibition) Schreiner University, Kerrville, TX (solo exhibition)
    Stories/Objects, Pool Art Center, Drury University, Springfield, MO (group exhibition)

    2010

    Bookends: Forty Years and Counting, Columbia College, Columbia, MO (solo retrospective exhibition)
    A Show of Heads, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY (juried exhibition)
    Family, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX (juried exhibition)
    Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO (juried exhibition) awarded Best in Show by Columbia art faculty.
    Survey of Contemporary Printmaking, Wellington Gray Gallery at the School of Art and Design, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (invitational exhibition)
    Samplings: Recent Intaglio-Type prints by Dennis Olsen, Rochester Institute of Technology 
    Here's Looking at You: Contemporary Portraits, Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College (curated group exhibition)
    23rd Annual McNeese Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA (juried exhibition) Purchase Award Juror: Peter Frank
    44th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX (juried exhibition)
    Hidden Agendas / Embedded Signatures, trade portfolio exhibited at the Crane Center, Philadelphia, PA during the Southern Graphics Council annual conference
    Learning and Remembering: A Gift of Time, trade portfolio exhibited at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA during the Southern Graphics annual conference.

    2009

    Past Imperfect, R.E.M Gallery, San Antonio, TX (solo exhibition)
    Ink and Clay35, Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona, CA (juried competition)

    2008

    Rimanenze: Lost and Found, Blue Star Contemporary Art Space, Gallery Four, San Antonio, TX (solo exhibition)
    Breath of Light, Biblioteca di Montcalieri, Torino, Italy (group exhibition)
    Printed in Omaha: A Retrospective Exhibition of the UNO Print Workshop", University of Nebraska, Omaha
    Catching Light, The University of Texas at San Antonio, (group exhibition)

    2007

    The Book: Ever After, The University of the Mainland, Texas City, TX (invitational exhibition)
    Printing with Light, Kastellani Gallery, Tallin, Estonia (group exhibition), University of Texas, Tyler, 22nd Annual print Exhibition (juried exhibition)
    Past Perfect: Recent Monoprints & Porcelain, Hyde Gallery, Springfield, MO (solo exhibition)
    Past Continuous, Capital Gallery, Frankfort, KY (solo exhibition)

    2006

    Re:Marks, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX (solo exhibition), Bilkent University Library Gallery, Ankara, Turkey (two person exhibition), Gallery 10, Washington D.C., (solo exhibition), Capital Gallery, Frankfort, KY (group exhibition)
    Paper in Particular, Columbia College, Columbia, MO (juried exhibition)
    Contemporary, Galeria Ortiz, San Antonio, TX (group exhibition)
     

    2005

    Temple University in Rome, Rome, Italy (solo exhibition)

    Galleria FYR Florence, Italy (solo exhibition)

    Center for Spirituality, Incarnate Word University, San Antonio, TX (solo exhibition)

    In Full Color, Benefit for the Epilepsy Foundation, Radius Bldg, San Antonio, TX

    2004

    Andrew & His Italian Connection, Toby's, West Marin, CA (group exhibition)

    Solarplate Revolution, Gray Gallery, Quincy University, Quincy, IL and Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

    2003

    Solarplate Revolution, Whitney Art Works, Greenport, NY (group exhibition)

    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (two person exhibition)

    Recent Work, Capital Gallery, Frankfort, KY (two person exhibition)

    2002

    Interferenze: Attualita & Tradizione, Casa Cordati, Barga, Italy (three person exhibition), Quincy University, Quincy, IL (solo exhibition), Joan Grona Gallery, San Antonio, TX (two person exhibition), Webster University Group Print Exhibtion, St. Louis, MO

    2001

    Pictionary: A Paperless Portfolio, Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX (group exhibition)

    Texas Prints 2001, Flatbed Press Gallery, Austin, TX (group exhibition of trade portfolio)

    Saints and Sinners, (group exhibition of trade portfolio) exhibited at: University of Georgia Print Symposium, Cortona, Italy; Corcoran School of Art and Design, Washington DC; Temple University, Rome; Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia

    2000

    Martin Museum of Art, Waco, TX (two person exhibition)

    Sette Artisti in Casentino, Castle of Poppi, Poppi, Italy (group exhibition)

    Then and Now 1991-2000, Walnut Street Gallery, Springfield, MO (two person show)

    Drawn from the Built Environment, Drury College, Springfield, MO

    Red Dot Exhibition, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX (group exhibiton)

    Group Exhibiton, Center for Spirituality, College of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

     

  • Recent Publications


    Works Reproduced in Books: 
    James, Christopher, The Handbook of Alternative Photographic Techniques, revised (computer generated print and porcelain tablet reproduced) 2008
    James, Christopher, The Handbook of Alternative Photographic Techniques, 2001 (computer generated print reproduced)
    Muir, Pauline and Dan Welden, Printmaking in the Sun, Watson Guptil, 2001 (computer generated print reproduced)
    Moser, Joanne, Singular Impressions: The Monotype in America, Washington D.C.,Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997, (p.184,186, reproduction and description of technique)
    Fisher, James L. ed. Forty Texas Printmakers, Fort Worth, TX, The Modern Museum of Fort Worth, 1990, (p 58-59, reproduction and biography)
    Verbruggen, Jan A., Etsen, Hanboek voor de praktijk, Amsterdam,Vitgeverij Ploegsma,l98l (print illustrated in manual)
    Peterson, Basic Concepts of Mathematics, Boston, Prindle,Weber and Schmidt, l978 (Color Print used as cover)
    Eichenberg, Fritz, The Art of the Print, New York,Abrams, l976, (Color Print illustrated)
    Pratt Institute, Artist Proof, New York,,Vol. 6, Nos.9-l0, l966 (print illustrated)

    World Wide Web:
    Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American Art web page, (one of 13 featured artists from Singular Impressions exhibit), April 1997
    Reviews and Works cited in articles: Reviews and Works cited in articles: Goddard, Dan, Olsen porcelain pieces recall ancient tablets, San Antonio Express-News, December 24, 2006 (Review of exhibition)
    Goddard, Dan, Obliterated Words a Fascinating Notion, San Antonio Express-News, January 23, 2005 (Review of exhibition)
    Harrison, Helen A. Solarplate Revolution, N.Y. Times, May 8, 2003, p.16 (cited in review of exhibition)
    Whitney, Susan, Exodus, Dan’s Papers, May, 2003 (cited in review)
    Edmonds, Patricia, Under the Impression, Southern Accents, November, 1997, Vol.20, No. 6, pp. 106-110, (color reproduction of my work and discussion of my technique as a focus of article)
    Daniel, Jeff, A Big, Fresh, Whopper of a Show, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Aug.21, 1997, (Review of exhibition, Summer ‘97: A group Exhibition)
    Wright, John, Summer ‘97: A Group Exhibition, The Riverfront Times, July 23-29, 1997, (Review of exhibition at Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, reproduction and extensive discussion of work)

    BIBLIOGRAPHY Reviews and Works cited in articles: 
    Steinberg, Norma S., The Digital Print, Contemporary Impressions, Spring 1997, vol. 5, #1,p.6, (reproduction and extensive discussion of technique)
    Smith, Judith, Digital imaging, traditional printing offer conflicting messages, ASU Insight, Aug. 30, 1996, vol. 17, no. 9, p. 8 (reproduction and description of exhibition)
    No by-line, Sobre computación y artes plasticas disertará experto norteamericano, Nuevo Norte, Trujillo,Perú, March 29, 1996. p.10
    No by-line, Curso de computación artístico en el ICPNA, La Industria, Trujillo, Perú, March 29, 1996, p.B6
    No by-line, Curso de computación en el arte en el ICPNA, La Industria, Trujillo, Perú, March 28, 1996, p.B6
    No by-line, Charla sobre computación y pintura, Diario La Republica-Perú, Lima, Perú, March 28, 1996, p.9
    No by-line, La computación al servizio de la pintura, La Industria, Trujillo, Perú, March 27, 1996, p.B6
    Planas, Enrique, Buscando la Arcadia Virtual, El Sol, Lima, Peru, March 25, 1996, p. 2C (reproduction and discussion of work)
    Vallejo, Mario, Arte Cibernetico, La Republica VSD, Lima,Perù, March 22, 1996 (reproduction and discussion of work)
    Escaráte, Aurora, Arte por computadora expone Dennis Olsen, El Comercio, Lima, Perú, March 22, 1996, p.C8, (reproductions and interview)
    No by-line, Grabados por computadora, Gestion, Lima, Perù, March, 19, 1996, p.B2 (reproduction and discussion of work)
    No by-line, Exhiben grabados por computadora, El Comercio, Lima, Perù, March 16, 1996, (reproduction and discussion of work)
    No by-line, Grabados por computadora, La Republica, Lima, Perù, March, 15, 1996 (reproduction and discussion of work)
    No by-line, Trazo en Mouse: Grabados en computadora de Dennis Olsen, Caretas, Lima, Peru, March 14, 1996, (reproduction and discussion of work)
    No by-line, Gallery Openings This Weekend, Journal-Courier, Jacksonville, IL, Thursday Feb. 29, 1996, p. 13 (reproduction of colored pencil drawing)
    Frost, Wendy, RAMdom Acts of Teaching, Sombrilla, Fall 1995, p.1, (reproduction and feature article)
    Goodman,Linda, Living on Italian Time: Print Workshops in Florence, The California Printmaker, 1995, p.7-8, (photo and discussion of Santa Reparata workshop)
    No by-line, Digital Dramas: Computer-Generated Photography + Video, Texas Fine Arts Association Arts News, Nov.-Dec. Jan. 1995, p.2 (reproduction of print)
    Skinner, Jaunneth, A New Technology in Printmaking: An Interview with Dennis Olsen, The Journal for the Mid-America Print Council,, Summer/ Fall 1995, (reproductions and extensive interview)
    Goddard,Dan, Prints, graphics featured in ‘Putting It on Paper, San Antonio Express-News, July 10, 1994
    Jennings, Kate, Guild’s print show is wild, witty and wonderful, Darien News-Review, Thursday, February 24, 1994 , A34 (reproduction of monotype)
    Goddard, Dan, Italy Inspires Printmakers, San Antonio Express-News ,October 17, 1993 (Review of exhibition)
    Rook, Cyndi, Focus on San Antonio, Voices of Art, Vol.1, No.4, Nov. 7, 1993, p.19 (Review of exhibition)
    Shepley, Carol Ferring ,St.Louis Post Dispatch, June,21, 1992, (Review of Exhibition)
    Romoser, Chris, A Gathering of Art, Palm Beach Daily News, Sunday, Jan. 20, 1991, P B1 (reproduction of monotype)
    Weser, Marcia Goren, San Antonio Express News, Sunday, April 29, 1990, p. K2 (Mentioned in review of group exhibition)
    Pisano, Marina, Bella Villa! Family buys Italian Village, San Antonio Express-News, June 25, l989, p.1-G , (feature article)
    No by-line, UTSA sponsors etching course in Italy this summer, San Antonio Express-News, April 4, 1989
    No by-line, Fraze collage works featured at Center, Amarillo Sunday News-Globe, May 1, 1988, p.6-E
    No by-line, ICPNA: Concurso sin Premio, Expreso, Lima,Perù, October l3, l988, p. 22,
    No by-line, Grabador norteamericano inaugura muestra manana, El Comercio, Lima, Perù, October ll, l988, p.C-8
    Gazzolo, Ana Maria, Dennis Olsen y el Grabado, Oiga, Semanario de Actualidad, Lima, Perù , October l0, l988, p. 68, (feature article)
    Goodman, Linda, Print Workshops in Italy, Print News, The International Journal of Contemporary Prints, Winter l986, vol.8, no.1, p.14
    Goddard,Dan, Designs that must be Scene, San Antonio Express-News, Art Watch, February 23, l986.
    No by-line, Newsletter, McNay Art Museum, Spring l986.
    Bennett, Steve, Olsen's Sketchbook Opened, San Antonio Light, March 2, l986
    Bennett, Steve, Nine Texas Printmakers, San Antonio Express-News, Art Watch, January l2, l986 (review of exhibition)
    Ames, Richard, Santa Barbara News Press, February, l977 (Review of exhibition)
    Peters, John Brod, Former St. Louisans' works at Clayton Gallery, St. Louis Globe Democrat, January 8-9, l977 (Review of exhibition)
    Gheno,Dan, Olsen's Graphics-Pleasing Printing, News and Review, Santa Barbara, January 28, l977 (Review of exhibition)
    Evans,E.S., Art of Success in Florence, St. Louis Post Dispatch, May l5, l975 (Feature article)
    No by-line, Michelangelo, Florence, Italy, l972 (Interview)
    No by-line, Maestria grafica quasi certosina, Il Lavoro, Florence, July l3, l969. (Review)

  • Artist Statement

    Ficitive Portraits

    The intaglio portraits of 2009-2012 represent a departure from my subject matter of recent years, linked only by a rendering style asociated with engravings and historical documents of the past.

    The series, “Samplings”,  is derived from bank note engravings from around the world, however, my borrowings from those notes do not respect their provenance. Like musical samplings after which they are titled, they are composite faces: kings, queens, tyrants, heroes, saints and sinners. They are a complex visual mixing that melds facial appearances of ethnicity, gender, and class.

    All of the images were drawn on Mylar, then exposed to ImageOn plates and printed as intaglios. They are entitled “Samplings” to acknowledge the fact that virtually all of the marks originated on bank notes but were recombined to form new images through drawing and frottage.

    As the Mylar drawings emerge from the page distinct personalities are formed and I allow them to develop unhindered. Like authors who frequently say that their fictitious characters take them in unexpected directions, such journeys lead me to places that I have never visited and demand a resolution that can only be described as discovery. I permit myself to explore themes I have never used in previous work: humor and silliness, vulnerability and pomposity, anger and tenderness.

    Except for the rudimentary decision of size I begin each drawing “tabula rasa”, with only the idea of a portrait in mind. I cannot know what will result, and indeed I often begin by putting down marks that are difficult to resolve. Many of the images were drawn upside down: without seeing them “correctly” until the very end. The struggle to make a coherent image and work myself out of visual binds leads to unforeseen conclusions and unlikely solutions. Until a distinct personality emerges I do not complete the drawing, and I make numerous erasures to that end.

    These personalities are a mystery to me, and therefore I make no attempt to interpret their meaning or significance, but I do write narratives suggested by each finished print.

    Dennis Olsen
    April 2011

  • HONORS AND AWARDS:
    1996: Partners of the Americas Travel Grant to Perù (Lima, Trujillo, Cuzco, Arequipa) to give lectures on digital printmaking (in Spanish)
    1995: 9th National Parkside Small Print Competition, University of Wisconsin-Kenosha (purchase award) Juror: Garo Antresian
    1994: 8th National Parkside Small Print Competition, University of Wisconsin-Kenosha (purchase award) Juror: Ruth Weisberg
              UTSA Faculty Research Grant, High-Tech/Low-Tech: An Exploration of Printing Techniques for Computer Generated Art ($4750)
    1992: 24th Bradley National Print and Drawing Exhibition,Peoria, IL Purchase Award
    1990: University of Texas at San Antonio, President's Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Creative Activities
              One of a Kind, international juried exhibit of monoprints and monotypes Sigma Gallery, New York City; Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT (merit award)
    1988: Partners of the America's Travel Grant to Perù; in order to conduct workshops on color printing and attend solo exhibition of etchings
    1986: Purchase Award, l6th National Works on Paper Exhibition, Minot State, North Dakota Purchase Award, 60 Square Inches Maximum, Small Print Exhibition, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    1972: Purchase Prize, University of North Dakota l5th Annual Print Exhibition Premio G. B. Salvi, Sassoferrato, Italy Purchase Prize, Davidson National Print and Drawing Competition
    1968: Mostra Internazionale della Grafica, Florence, S.I.P. Award
    1966: Purchase Prize, Los Angeles Printmaker's Society 3rd Annual All California Print Exhibit
             Award, Second International Miniature Print Exhibition, Pratt Graphic Art Center
             Purchase Prize, Brooklyn Museum, l5th National Print Exhibition
             Fred Grunwald Memorial Prize for Distinguished Printmaking at UCLA
     

Jayne Lawrence, M.F.A.

Senior Lecturer
Department of Art & Art History

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Phone: 210-458-4532
Office: ART 4.01.20
Office hours: By Appiontment

Research area: Drawing

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  • Biography

    Nationality: American

    Place of birth: Elmhurst, Illinois

    Training: Colorado Institute of Art (Advertising, 1981); San Antonio Art Institute (1991); University of Texas at San Antonio (B.F.A. 1993: M.F.A., 2000)

    Profile: Multidisciplinary artist (sculpture, ceramics, drawing)

    Residencies: Two-month residency partially funded by the N.E.A., at Sculpture Space in Utica, New York (2006).  Constructed ten, four-foot tall steel armatures based on the “banana people” from the OmiGosh Series.

    Professional Affiliations: Co-founder of the cactus bra Space, which was the longest running alternative space for emerging artists in San Antonio. (1993-2013)

    Brief Exhibition History: Works included in the following exhibitions:  International Sculpture Center, Hamilton, NJ; University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM; Laredo Center for the Arts, TX; Art Museum of South Texas Institute for the Arts, Corpus Christi, TX; Art Alliance Center at Clearlake, TX; McNay Art Museum and Southwest School of Arts and Craft, San Antonio, TX; Mass Gallery, Austin, TX.

    Degrees

    Masters of Fine Art in Sculpture, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO 1997-2000
    Bachelors of Fine Art in Sculpture, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO 1992-1995
    Degree in Advertising Design, COLORADO INSTITUTE OF ART, Denver, CO 1979-1981

  • Recent Courses

    ART 1213 Drawing I

    ART 1223 Drawing II

    ART 3223 Drawing: Figure

    ART 4233 Drawing III

    ART 4953 Special Studies In Art

     

  • Exhibition

    SOLO EXHIBTIONS

    2011

    Waiting, SALA DIAS, San Antonio, TX

    2009

    Texas Biennial, MASS GALLERY, Austin, TX 

    2005

    Omigosh, REM GALLERY, San Antonio 

    2003

    Solipsist and the Other, REM GALLERY, San Antonio

     

    2002

    Pressed, VISUAL ARTS BUILDING SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
    Pressed and Confined, UTSA GALLERY (downtown campus) 

    2000

    And Then, ART ASYLUM, San Antonio
    Perceptions, FINE SILVER BUILDING, San Antonio 

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS


    2010

    Impromptu Completed, Flight, San Antonio 2010
    2009 Winter Group Show, 3RD WARD, Brooklyn, NY 2010
    Foretopia, David Shelton Gallery, San Antonio 2010
     

    2009

    Texas Draw I, SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF ART AND CRAFT, San Antonio 2009
    Waterflow, SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART 2009
    Impromptu, JAC STUDIO, San Antonio 2009
    On, Of, or About: 50 Paper Works, TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, San Marcos 2009
     

    2008

    Begin/Begin Again, GALERIA ORTIZ CONTEMPORARY, San Antonio 2008
     

    2006Show Offs, UNIT B, San Antonio 2006
    30-Year Gala, RADISSON HOTEL, SCULPTURE SPACE, Utica, NY 2006
    Insanely Sick, I2I GALLERY, San Antonio 2006
     

    2005

    Home is San Anton. . . NEW BRAUNFELS MUSEUM OF ART AND MUSIC 2005
     

    2004

    H20: Arts Consider the Hydrosphere, SOUTHWEST SCHOOL OF ART AND CRAFT, San Antonio 2004
    Stray Show, Chicago, Illinois 2004
     

    2003

    Blue Star 18, Terrie Sultan, curator, BLUE STAR ART SPACE, San Antonio and Austin 2003
    Neon, Neil Ryan, curator, THE ART ALLIANCE CENTER AT CLEARLAKE, TX 2003
     

    2002

    Steel Grrls, Chip Ware, curator, UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. 2002
    New Images: M/F, LAREDO CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Laredo 2002
    Art Foundation’s Biennial 2000 Craft Competition, (two-person 2002exhibition) ART MUSEUM OF SOUTH TEXAS INSTITUTE FOR THE ARTS, Corpus Christi 2002
     

    2001

    2001 Expo, 500X GALLERY, Dallas 2001
     

    2000

    Fall/Winter 2000/2001 Exhibition, INTERNATIONAL SCULPTURE CENTER 2000 award for Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ. 2000
    Fibrous, Karen Mahaffy, curator, SOUTHWEST TEXAS UNIVERSITY GALLERY, San Marcus 2000
    Revelations Texas, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, Houston 2000

  • Recent Publications

    2009

    Four heads are better than one, Scott Dickens, EXAMINER.COM 2009 (July)
    Texas Draws, Scott Dickens, EXAMINER.COM 2009 (July)
    Texas Biennial 2009, JR Compton, DALLAS ARTS REVUE 2009
    Texas Biennial Multiple Venues, Frances Colpitt, ART IN AMERICA 2009 (June/July)
    Supernatural Selection, Michael Duncan, Exhibition catalog 2009
    Carefully drawn Conclusions, Dan Goddard, SAN ANTONIO CURRENT 2009(July 14-18)
     

    2006

    The Art Capades: Passionate observers and dancing bananas, SAN ANTONIO CURRENT 2006(Sept.6-12)
     

    2003

    Beauty and symmetry, SAN ANTONIO CURRENT 2003(Sept.18-24)
    Blue Star’s Survey of San Antonio art 'poetic, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS 2003(July 20)
    Artists take a functional turn toward home, SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS NEWS 2003(Jan, 12)
     

    2002

    Women break through with metal, ALBUQUERQUE TRIBUNE 2002(Nov. 17)
     

    2001

    Craft Show Exhibit, CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES 2001(May 13)

    2000

    International Sculpture Center 2000 Outstanding Student Achievement In Contemporary Sculpture Awards, SCULPTURE MAGAZINE, VOL.19, No. 8

  • Artist Statement

    A Recipe for Intellectual Stimulation

    Combine the following. Amounts may vary.

    Beauty.
    Otherness.
    Attraction.
    Repulsion.
    Land, culture, and practice.
    Logic.
    Instinct.
    Color, form, and texture.

    When combining make sure to stir often.

  • Co-founder/owner, cactus bra Space Gallery, San Antonio, TX 1993- present
    Full-time faculty, senior lecturer, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT SAN ANTONIO 1999- present
    Ceramics instructor, SAN ANTONIO COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1999- present

Ovidio Giberga, M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Art
Department of Art & Art History

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Phone: 210-458-4382
Office: S&CG 1.01.08
Office hours: by appointment

Research area: Ceramics, Sculpture

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  • Biography

    Ovidio is a first generation American of Cuban heritage. He’s had the opportunity to live and work in Spain, Colombia, Venezuela, Italy, and many states throughout the US. Ovidio came to ceramics from a background in sculpture, having worked in steel, marble, wood, fiberglass and other materials. As he began to explore his ideas in clay, he became increasingly engaged with the rich history and tradition of ceramics. After a series of self-generated apprenticeships in furniture restoration, studio pottery and marble carving, Ovidio attended the University of Florida where he earned his MFA degree in Ceramics. From there he moved to Montana where he had the privilege of being a resident artist at The Archie Bray Foundation for two years. Over the next few years, he pursed various temporary teaching opportunities including New Mexico State University, Central Washington University and Alfred University College of ceramics in New York. The breadth of experience he has gained traveling and working serve to inspire his art as well as his teaching. Ovidio currently lives and works in San Antonio, Texas where he heads the Ceramic program at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has been invited to present workshops and lectures throughout the U.S. including NCECA, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, California State University Chico, University of Hartford Connecticut, and the University of Montana. His work has been published in Lark Books “500 Figures”, “The Figure in Clay,  Ceramics Monthly and Ceramics Art and Perception magazines. Ovidio’s works are exhibited nationally in museums, galleries, college and university venues.

    Degrees

    M.F.A. University of Florida, 1996
    B.S. Florida State University, 1991

  • Recent Courses

    ART 2713 Ceramics: Basic

    ART 4673 Sculpture: Advanced

    ART 4753 Ceramics

    ART 5753 Ceramics:Graduate

    ART 4983 Senior Seminar

    ART 6843 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

  • Exhibition

    2014 

    Contemporary Latino Art. Texas A&M Cultural Arts Center, San Antonio, TX. Invitational.
    Calculated Efforts. South Texas College. McAllen, TX. Invitational

    2013 

    Slight of Hand. Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, TX. Solo show
    A Show of Hands. Tucson Museum of Art, AZ. Curated.
    From Yellow Clay to Black Gumbo. Pollock Gallery, SMU University, Dallas, TX. Invitational.
    Texan’s and Ex’s. Winter Street Gallery. In conjunction with NCECA, Houston, TX. Invitational.
    Earth Movers in the Lone Star State. Winter Street Gallery. In conjunction with NCECA, Houston, TX. Invitational.
    From the Ground Up XXVI. Las Cruces Museum of Art, NM. Juried.
    Vases and Teapots. Southeastern Louisiana Univ. Hammond, LA. Invitational.
     
    2012 

    Signal to Noise. Southwest School of Art. Russell Hills Roger Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Solo show
     
    2011 

    Home in San Antone. Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, TX. Invitational.
    Ovidio Giberga and Merrie Wright. Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX. Two-person show.
    30 North by 84 West.  FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL. Curated.
    Material Matrix. Tempus Gallery, Tampa, FL. In conjunction with NCECA conference. Curated.
    Resonance. The Studio @620. Tampa, FL. In conjunction with NCECA conference. Curated.
     
    2010 

    Turbid Space. Satellite Space Gallery. San Antonio, TX. Solo show
    San Angelo National Ceramic Competition. San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts. TX. Juried.
    Regional Expressions in Vitrified Clay. Texas Tech University Gallery, Lubbock, TX. Held in    conjunction with the 2010 TTU Ceramics Symposium. Invitational.
    Fill-adelphia. Show of Hands Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. Held in conjunction with NCECA 2010. Juried.  Thoughts About Tea. Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Juried. Best of Show.

    2009

    Biennial Juried Ceramics Exhibition. NAU Museum of Art. Flagstaff, AZ. Juried.
    Beyond the Brickyard. Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. Juried.
    SAPG 15th Annual Juried Show. Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Juried. Best of Show.
    Teapots; Functional, Formal, Narrative. Foster Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Invitational.
    Say Si 12th Annual Small Scale Work; Exhibition/Auction. Say Si Central. San Antonio, TX. Invitational.
    Teaching Clay in Texas. 18 Hands Gallery, Houston, TX. Invitational.
    Body Perspectives. Funke Fired Arts Gallery, Cincinnati, OH. Invitational.
    Art of the Pot. Amarillo Clay. Austin, TX. Invitational. Upcoming in May.
    Beyond Shared Language: Contemporary Art and the Latin American Experience. Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA. Curated. Upcoming in May.

    2008

    Ovidio Giberga. Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, Gallery 4, San Antonio TX. Solo Show.
    SAPG 15th Annual Juried Show. Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Juried.
    Surface, Form & Substance. Amaco/Brent Contemporary Clay Gallery, Indianapolis, IN. Invitational.
    NW Connections: Contemporary Works in Clay. Esvelt Gallery, CBC. Pasco, WA. Curated.
    Extending Influence. South Texas Collage Art Gallery. McAllen, TX. Invitational.
    Say Si 11th Annual Small Scale Work; Exhibition/Auction. Say Si Central. San Antonio, TX. Invitational.
    New Art/Arte Nuevo. UTSA, 1604 Gallery. San Antonio, TX. Juried.
    Sculpture Network of Texas. Texas Tech University Center, Junction, TX. Group show.

    2007

    CraftForms 2007. Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. Juried.
    Sculpture Network of Texas. Gallery, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. Juried.
    Bihl Haus Arts 3rd Anniversary Exhibition and Fundraiser. Bihl Haus Arts, San Antonio, TX.
    Red Heat: Contemporary Work in Clay. Alexandre Hogue Gallery, University of Tulsa, OK. Juried.
    Fired Forms. The Art Gallery, Collins County Community College, Plano, TX. Invitational.
    Visions and Voices. Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY. Invitational.
    Amarillo Biennial 600: Clay. Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo, TX. Juried.
    Texas Uprising. UTSA, 1604 Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Invitational.
    South Texas Ceramic Sampler. South Texas Collage Art Gallery. McAllen, TX. Invitational.
    The Six Pack Show. Armadillo Glass Studio, Austin, TX. Invitational.
    From the Ground Up. Las Cruces Museum of Art, NM. Juried. 1st Place Award.
    CraftHouston. Ellen Noel Museum of Art, Odessa, TX. Invitational.
    13th Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition. University of Texas at San Antonio, TX.
    77th Annual San Antonio Artist Exhibition. San Antonio Art League Museum, TX. Juried.
    Say Si 10th Annual Small Scale Work; Exhibition/Auction. Say Si Central. San Antonio, TX. Invitational.
    NCECA Clay National Biennial Exhibition. Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville. KY. Juried.
    Figures in Clay. AMACO Contemporary Clay Gallery. Indianapolis, IN. Invitational.

    2006

    History in the Making. Gallery at Genesee Pottery, Rochester, NY. Juried. 2nd Place Award.
    CraftHouston 2006. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX. Juried. Merit Award.
    Local Loteria. R.H.R. Gallery, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, TX. Invitational.
    SAPG 13th Annual Juried Show. Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX. Juried.
    Ink and Clay 32. Kellogg Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA. Juried
    Viewpoint: Ceramics 2006. Hyde Art Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA. Juried.

    2005

    Biennial Faculty Exhibition. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery. Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.
    Pygmalion’s Gaze Reimagined; The Figure in Contemporary Ceramics. Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD. In conjunction with the American Crafts Council Fair, and NCECA 2005. Invitational.

    2004

    Slipcast Objects. Steamboat Springs Arts Center, Steamboat Springs, CO. Juried.
    ANA 35. Holter Museum of Art. Helena, MT. Juried.
    Ceramic Form. Huneke Gallery, Spokane Art School, Spokane, WA. Invitational
    Former Archie Bray Residents. Red Sky Gallery. Spokane, WA. Invitational.
    Gigantic: Ceramic Figurines. Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA. Juried.

    2003

    48th Annual Central Washington Artists Exhibition. Larson Gallery, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, WA. Juried.
    Archie Bray Foundation. Warehouse Gallery. Helena, MT. Invitational.
    Generations: Impending Lineage. Arts and Industry Gallery. In conjunction with NCECA 2003. San Diego, CA. Invitational.
    CWU Biennial Faculty Exhibition. Sarah Spurgeon Gallery. Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.

    2002

    47th Annual Central Washington Artists Exhibition. Larson Gallery, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, WA. Juried. Bloxom Artist Appreciation Award.

    2001

    46th Annual Central Washington Artists Exhibition. Larson Gallery, Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, WA. Juried.
    Clay Rocks. Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St Petersburg, FL. Juried.
    Collections. Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, MT. Invitational.

    2000

    NMSU Faculty Exhibition. New Mexico State University Art Gallery. Las Cruces, NM.
    47th Florida Craftsmen. St. Petersburg Art Center. St. Petersburg, FL. Juried.
    35th Faculty Exhibition. Harn Museum of Art. Gainesville, FL.
    Flora & Fauna. Curated by Cary Esser. Traveling Exhibition;
    Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, Florida.
    Karl Drerup Gallery, Plymouth State College, New Hampshire.
    H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City Art Institute, Missouri.
    Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida.

    1999

    Old Faces / New Places. Focus Gallery. University of Florida, Gainesville. Group show.

    1998

    Tragic Heroes. Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT. Solo Show.
    Archie Bray Foundation Resident Artist Exhibitions: NCECA “98”, Dallas/ Ft. Worth, Texas.
    Beall Park Gallery, Bozeman, Montana.
    A.B.F. Gallery, Helena, Montana.
    Ceramic Viewpoint “98”. Hyde Gallery, Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA. Juried.

    1997

    Standard Operating Procedure. Myrna Loy Center, Helena, MT. Solo Show.
    Archie Bray Foundation Resident Artist Exhibitions:

    • NCECA “97”, Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • A.B.F. Gallery, Helena, Montana.
    • Whitefish Gallery, Whitefish, Montana.
    • North Cut Gallery, M.S.U., Billings, Montana.
    • Sculpture Commission. Capital High School. Helena, MT.

    1996

    Relative Distances; MFA Exhibition. University of Florida Gallery, Gainesville.
    Monarch National Ceramic Competition. Kennedy-Douglas Center for the Arts, Florence, AL. Juried. Merit Award.

    1995

    New Voices. California State University, Chico, CA. Juried.
    Dysfunctional Clay. College Gallery. Okaloosa-Walton Community College, Niceville, FL. Group show.
    Herencia Hispana. The Gallery. J.W.Reitz Union, University of Florida, Gainesville. Group show.
    Florida National, Combined Talents. Fine Arts Gallery. Florida State University, Tallahassee. Juried.
    Juried Student Exhibition. University Gallery. University of Florida, Gainesville. Outstanding Achievement Award.
    Suwannee Valley Regional. Art Center. Lake City Community College, Lake City, FL. Juried.
    Identity. Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL. Solo Show.

    1994

    Trooth. J.W. Reitz Union Gallery. University of Florida, Gainesville. Two person show.
    Bodies, Prosthetics, Processes. Focus Gallery. University of Florida, Gainesville. Group show.

    1993

    Upper Division Ceramics Exhibition. Focus Gallery. University of Florida, Gainesville. Group show.

  • Artist Statement

    Although my work does not deal with religious subject matter explicitly, the residue of my Catholic upbringing manifests itself in my work through my interest in the figure and the use of symbolic and narrative forms of expression. In my current work I often use the human form as a sculptural vessel to suggest ideas of internal and external forces in conflict. This struggle is sometimes expressed through the juxtaposition between surface and form and other times more explicitly as two forms interacting. I draw inspiration from personal experience, my immediate environment, and interpersonal relationships. Clouds are recurring theme in my work, rich with associative and symbolic meaning. Clouds have been thought of as portents of the future and associated with fertility. They have the capacity to inspire our imagination (nephelococcygia is the act of finding shapes in cloud forms) or obscure our vision.

  • Best of Show Award. Thoughts About Tea,Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX. 2010

    Best of Show Award.Exotic Table,Parchman Stremmel Gallery, San Antonio, TX. 2009

    1st Place Award.From the Ground UpLas Cruces Museum of Art, NM. 2007

    2nd Place Award.History in the Making.Gallery atGenesee Pottery, Rochester, NY. 2006

    Merit Award.CraftHouston 2006, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX. 2006

Kent Rush, M.F.A.

Professor of Art
Department of Art & Art History

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Phone: 210-458-4362
Office: ART 2.02.18
Office hours: By Appointment

Research area: Drawing, Photography, Printmaking

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  • Biography

    Kent Rush was born in Hayward, California (the “East Bay” of the San Francisco Bay Area) in 1948.  He spent his formative years absorbing the artistic, intellectual and political milieu of the Bay Area of the late 60's.   He studied art, drawing and printmaking, at the then California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC) with Robert Bechtle, Charles Gill  and Jeryl Parker receiving his BFA in 1970 amid the tumult of People's Park and the Berkeley Viet Nam Moratorium.

    In the mid 70's he earned a Masters Degree at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where he studied art and lithography under Garo Antreasian while he also worked as a printer's assistant and photographer for the Tamarind Institute of Lithography.  Shortly thereafter he moved to San Antonio, Texas to start up the printmaking program for the then San Antonio Art Institute,1976.  While teaching and working there he completed an MFA Degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 1979.  He moved back to California that year where he set up his studio and began showing at Art Space Gallery in Los Angeles.  He then taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts ('80-'81) and the San Francisco Art Institute (Spring '82) and began showing also at the Bluxume Gallery, San Francisco.

    Rush returned to San Antonio in 1982 where he has spent the past 27 years making art and teaching at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  His work has been exhibited extensively in the United States in solo, two and three person and group and competitive shows.  Internationally he has also shown in London, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, and France.

    Coming from a background in printmaking, drawing and painting Rush, over the past 20 years, has appropriated photography as a means of making images.  Specifically he collects (on film) mundane objects and surfaces (primarily concrete) from urban and suburban sites and presents them in a monumental format.

    Degrees

    BFA 1970 California College of Arts and Crafts (currently California College of the Arts)
    MA 1975 University of New Mexico
    MFA 1979 University of Texas at Austin

  • Recent Courses

    ART 1213 Drawing I

    ART 1223 Drawing II

    ART 4233 Drawing III

    ART 4433 Printmaking: Advanced

    ART 4983 Senior Seminar and Exhibition

    ART 5353 Printmaking

    ART 6023 Graduate Studio Seminar: Professional Practices

  • Exhibition

    2010

    Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, Texas

    2006

    Art Gallery, Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas
    College of the Mainland, Texas City, Texas
    Stonemetal Press, Oddments: Photographs in Ink by Kent Rush, San Antonio, Texas

    2003

    Amarillo Museum of Art, Kent Rush: Works on Paper, Amarillo, Texas

    2002

    Legion Arts/CSPS, Kent Rush: Photographs, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

    2001

    Center for Spirituality and the Arts, Kent Rush: Recent Works, Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas

    1998

    McNay Art Museum-Kent Rush: A Retrospective, San Antonio, Texas
    Parchman-Stremmel Galleries, Kent Rush: Drawings, Prints and Paintings, San Antonio, Texas

    1996

    Milagros Contemporary Art, Kent Rush, San Antonio, Texas

    1995

    [ArtPace], Long Shots: Camera Images by Kent Rush, San Antonio, Texas

    1994

    Martin Museum of Art, Kent Rush: Photography, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

    1993

    Richard Levy Gallery, Kent Rush: Recent Photographs, Albuquerque, New Mexico

    1992

    Dowd Fine Arts Center Gallery, Recent Works of Kent Rush, State University (SUNY) College at Cortland, New York
    Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

    1990

    Coke Gallery, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Kent Rush: Recent Work, Albuquerque, NM
    Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano, Kent Rush: Grabados, Lima, Perú
    Texas Women's University Fine Arts Gallery, Images: Photo Processes by Kent Rush, Denton, Texas
    The Photographer's Gallery, Kent Rush: Embankments, London, England

    1988

    Art Space, Kent Rush: Embankments, Los Angeles, California
    Galeria Del Taller De Las Artes Plásticas, Rufino Tamayo, "Obra Gráfica de Quince Años de Trabajo del Maestro Kent Rush," Oaxaca, México

    1987

    Koehler Cultural Center, Kent Rush: Embankment Series and Other Works, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas

    1986

    Art Space, Kent Rush: Paintings and Prints, Los Angeles, California

    1985

    University of Wisconsin Fine Arts Gallery, Kent Rush: Drawings, Prints, Collages, La Crosse, Wisconsin

    1984

    Bluxome Gallery, Kent Rush: Paintings and Limited Edition Book, 'Snake', San Francisco, California
    Trinity University, Kent Rush: Paintings, San Antonio, Texas
    McNay Art Museum, Kent Rush: Snake, San Antonio, Texas

    1982

    University of Wisconsin, Kent Rush: Lithographs and Works on Paper, Department of Visual Arts Gallery, Superior

    1979

    Dorothy Katz Gallery, Kent Rush: Lithographs and Mixed Media Paintings, San Antonio, Texas

    1977

    McNay Art Museum, Kent Rush: Works on Paper, San Antonio, Texas

    1976

    Montalvo Center for the Arts, Kent Rush: Lithography and Collage, Saratoga, California

    SELECTED GROUP and COMPETITIVE EXHIBITIONS:

    2011

    Martin Museum, Baylor University, 3 person exhibition, Waco, TX

    2010

    Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, (Juror: David Kiehl, Curator of Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art), Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

    2009

    McNay Art Museum, works from the permanent collection, San Antonio, TX
    Prints USA 2009, (Cash Award Winner), Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO
    The Machine Stops (or Inkjet My Foot), (organized by Andrew Polk, Professor, University of Arizona – traveling from 2008) University of Arizona Art Museum, Tucson, AZ

    2008

    McNay Art Museum, American Art Since 1945: In a New Light, inaugural exhibition (works selected from the permanent collection) in the newly completed Jane and Arthur Stieren Wing, San Antonio, TX
    Texas National 2008, Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TX – judge: Roger Shimomura
    The Machine Stops (or Inkjet My Foot), organized by Andrew Polk, University of Arizona
    Southern Graphics Council Conference, Richmond, Virginia
    University of Louisiana at Lafayette, LA
    Washington State University, Fine Arts Gallery II, Pullman, WA

    2007

    Collotypes, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

    2006

    St. Bride Printing Library Collotype Exhibition, organized by Dr. Paul Thirkell, London, UK
    Toledo Friends of Photography 2006 National Juried Photography Exhibition, University of Toledo Visual Art Gallery, Juror: Kathy Vargas, Toledo, OH
    The Gallery at UT Arlington, Black, White (& Gray), Arlington, Texas
    San Antonio Museum of Art,  Diverse Camera Works, San Antonio, Texas

    2005

    Anomalies, (four person) Fort Worth Community Art Center Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
    Original/Reproduction: An exhibition of past work from an international range of collotype studios, practitioners and artists, Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England, Bristol, England, curated by Paul Thirkell
    Prints U.S.A. 2005, Springfield Art Museum, (cash award) Juror Marilyn Symmes, Springfield, MO
    2005 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, Arkansas State University, State University, AR

    2004

    McNay Art Museum, 50 Years and Counting: Anniversary Celebration at the McNay, Selected works from the Permanent Collection, San Antonio, TX
    Artifacts, Midwestern State University Art Gallery (as part of the Regional Society for Photographic Education Annual [SPE] Conference), Wichita Falls, TX
    Ink and Clay, Cal State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona, CA

    2003

    Texas Printmakers, Texas State University at San Marcos, Texas
    16th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
    Kuai Skatzauktum (Mission Dreams), sponsored by Mexico-North Research Network, Inc., Curator: Michael Mehl, traveled to: Instituto Cultural Chihuahuenza, Chihuahua, Mexico and International Airport Spaces, San Antonio, TX

    2002

    2002 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, (Purchase Award) Arkansas State University, State University, AR
    Masters of the Print, 416 West Gallery, Denison, TX
    Loosely Landscapes, Parchman-Stremmel Galleries, San Antonio, TX
    Blue Star 17, (invitational), Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX

    2001

    Boston Printmakers 2001 North American Print Exhibition, 808 Gallery, Boston University, Boston, MA
    Texas Prints 2001, Flatbed Press (exhibition part of the Kent Rush 2001 Southern Graphics Council Conference), Austin, TX
    Spirituality and Creativity: Photography Invitational, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, Texas
    Photographic Myths from the South Texas Missions, sponsored by Mexico-North Research Network, Inc., Curator: Michael Mehl, International Center, San Antonio, Texas

    2000

    Institute Franco-American, U.S. Printmakers: The Artist Inker's Almanac, Rennes, France
    Mid America Print Council Invitational Print Exhibition, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    Southern Graphics Council Traveling Exhibition,

    • University of Miami, FL
    • Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art and Culture, NM 
    • Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
    • Furman University, Greenville, SC
    • Young Harris Jr. College, North, GA
    • Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
    • Eastern New Mexico University, Portales, NM

    San Antonio Art League Museum, Photo S.A., San Antonio, TX

    1999

    Southwest School of Art and Craft, Impressed, Russell Hill Rogers Gallery, San Antonio, TX
    Hayden Library, Arizona State University, Printmaker's Artist's Books, (in conjunction w/Southern Graphics Council), Tempe, AZ
    Louisianna State University Union Art Gallery, Printmaker's Artist's Books, Baton Rouge, LA

    1998

    Gerhard Wurzer Gallery Contemporary Prints from Hare and Hound Press, Houston, Texas
    Vesuvius Gallery, Rock Paper Scissors: A Print, Paper and Artist's Book Show, Glenn, MI
    Stephen F. Austin State University, Image and Text II: a National Book Arts Symposium and Exhibition II, Nacogdoches, Texas

    1997

    New York Artist's Book and New Editions Fair (Richard Levy Gallery), the Drawing Center, New York, NY
    North Light Gallery, Arizona State University, 25th Annual Exhibition and Auction, Tempe, AZ
    Parchman-Stremmel Gallery, group photography exhibition, San Antonio, TX
    McNay Art Museum, Pop and Beyond: Contemporary Prints from the McNay Collection, San Antonio, TX

    1996

    Southeast Museum of Photography, FRESH WORK, Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, FL
    Beyond Silver IV, North Light Gallery and Image Dot Gallery (http://www.public.asu.edu/~anarsynd), Arizona State University, Tempe
    Southwest Texas St. University, Darkness and Silence, (3 person), San Marcos, TX

    1995

    Art Chicago '95 (Richard Levy Gallery), Chicago
    1203 Art Space, San Antonio, TX
    Houston St., Blue Star on Houston St., organized by Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, TX
    Richard Levy Gallery, Prints, Albuquerque, NM
    Arkansas State University Art Gallery, Cliché -verre, Jonesboro, AR
    Milagros Contemporary Art, CAA Group Show, San Antonio, TX
    The Artist's Gallery: Aviart, Prints: Recent Works, San Antonio, TX
    Satellite Space, UTSA Collaborative Editions and The Exquisite Corpse Project Exhibition, San Antonio, TX

    1994

    Diverse Works, Drawing/Crossing the Line, Houston, TX
    Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Compelling Spaces, Austin TX
    San Antonio Museum of Art, American Photography: A History in Pictures, San Antonio, TX
    Blue Star Art Space, Texas Dialogues: Houston/San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
    McNay Art Museum, Putting It On Paper: Contemporary Graphics by San Antonio Artists, San Antonio, TX

    1984

    California State University, Chico, Ken Hale/Kent Rush, CA
    Art Museum of South Texas, Matrix I: Kate Petly/Kent Rush, Corpus Christi, TX
    Haggar University Gallery, Univ. of Dallas, From San Antonio TX
    Santa Fe Museum of Fine Art, Crossing Territories, NM
    The Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY and the
    Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS, Social Studies/Public Monuments
    Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, The Everpresent Moment: Contemporary Drawing, Sarasota, FL
    Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

    1992

    Emison Art Center, DePauw University, Contemporary Texas Printmakers, Greencastle, IN
    Arlington Museum of Art, On Photography, Arlington, TX
    Art St Louis, 1991 M-AAA Award Winning Photographers, St.Louis, MO
    Longview Museum and Art Center, In the Tradition: Printmaking Today, Longview, TX
    Hagger University Gallery, Univ.of Dallas, Irving, TX, 12th University of Dallas National Print Invitational, traveled to:

    • Hot Springs Art Center, Hot Springs, AR
    • Odessa College, Odessa, TX
    • Lamar University, Beaumont, TX
    • Corpus Christi State University, Corpus Christi, TX
    • Texas Women's University, Denton, TX
    • University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
    • Warehouse Center for the Living Arts, Corsicana, TX

    Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

    1990

    Blue Star Art Space, Texas Dialogues: Austin/San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
    University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Fundamentals of Photography: A Survey of Photographic Processes, Albuquerque
    Montclair Art Museum, Ellis Island Project, NJ
    Art Space, Balance Brought Forward, Los Angeles
    Drake University Harmon Fine Arts Center Gallery, 9th Biennial Print Symposium Exhibition, Des Moines, IA

    1989

    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Extención, (two person) San Antonio,TX
    Baylor University Gallery, Printmaking Invitational (three person), Waco, TX
    Mexicarte Gallery, Texas Printmaking Invitational 1989, Austin, TX

    1988

    San Antonio Art Institute, Forms and Attitudes (two person), San Antonio, TX
    Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Texas: Exploring the Boundaries (FOTOFEST '88), Houston, TX
    McNay Art Museum, McNay and Texas Artists, San Antonio, Texas.

    1987

    Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Texas Annual '87, Austin, Texas.
    St. Mary's College, Florence Prints: Works from Santa Reparata, Notre Dame, IN

    1986

    Adams/Middleton Gallery (three person), Dallas, TX
    Blue Star Art Space, The Blue Star Exhibition (inaugural), San Antonio, TX
    Museu de Arte Contemporanea Internacional, Papel Arte, Bahia, Brasil
    San Antonio Museum of Art, Nine Texas Artist Printmakers,TX
    San Antonio Museum of Art, SAMA Open '86 (Merit Award), TX
    Blue Collar Gallery, Recent Photography, San Antonio, TX

    1985

    McNay Art Museum, Paperworks, San Antonio, TX

    Olin Fine Arts Gallery, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington and Jefferson National Painting Show (Prize Award), Washington, PA

    1984

    Haggerty Art Center Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, TX , 9th National Print Invitational," traveled to: Lamar University, Texas Christian University, Abilene Fine Arts Museum, Midwestern State University, East Texas State University, Warehouse Center for the Living Arts.
    Museo del Chopo, La Exposición Bienal De La Facultud De La UTSA, Mexico City, México.
    Lawndale Art and Performance Center, Discoveries II Houston, TX
    Dickson Art Center/UCLA Art Library, Artist's One of A Kind Books, Los Angeles
    The Print Club, The Print Club: 61st Annual International Competition of Prints and Photographs, Philadelphia.
    University Art Gallery, Cameron University, Cameron National Print Exhibition, Lawton, OK
    Patrick Graphics Gallery, Across Texas, Austin, TX
    Charlton Gallery, Printmakers, San Antonio, TX
    Bluxome Gallery, Small Format Exhibition, San Francisco

    1983

    World Print Council Gallery, Prints from the California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco
    Honolulu Academy of the Arts,6th Hawaii National Print Exhib.
    Bradley University, 19th Bradley National Print and Drawing Competition, Peoria, IL

    1982

    Bluxome Gallery (two person), San Francisco
    Bradford Galleries, Seventh British International Print Biennale, Bradford, England

    1981

    Art Space (two person), Los Angeles. .
    Kaiser Center, Approaches to Reality: Lithographs by Bay Area Artists, Oakland, CA Union St. Gallery (two person), San Francisco

    1980

    Art Space (two Person), Los Angeles
    Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, Michigan and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Cliche-Verre: Hand-Drawn, Light-Printed Objects Gallery, San Antonio, TX 
    Atkinson Art Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, Small Images, CA

    1979

    Witte Memorial Museum, Paperworks:An Exhibition of Texas Artists, San Antonio,TX

    1978

    University Union Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Texas Art, CA
    Memphis State University Art Gallery, National Exhibition of Works On or Of Paper or Clay, TN
    New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, First Southeast Graphics Annual
    Los Angeles Printmaking Society 5th National Exhibition (purchase award), Northridge Art Gallery, Cal State Univ., Northridge

    Minot State College, 8th National Print and Drawing Exhibition, Minot, ND

    1977

    Madison Art Center, Works on Paper by Contemporary American Artists, Madison, WI

    1976

    Koehler Cultural Center, San Antonio College, 2nd Annual Regional Invitational, San Antonio, TX
    University of Texas Health Science Center, 200 Years of American Prints in San Antonio Collections, San Antonio, TX

    1975

    Santa Fe Museum of Fine Arts, 1975 Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM
    Southern Connecticut State College, In Their Own Image?, New Haven

    1974

    University of Northern Illinois, Exposure '74, DeKalb.

    1973

    Contemporary Prints from American Universities, USIA traveling exhibition:

    • Aman
    • Jordan
    • Bangkok
    • Thailand
    • Buenos Aires
    • Argentina
    • Islamabad
    • Pakistan
    • Kinshasa
    • Zaire
    • Lima
    • Peru
    • Lisbon
    • Portugal
    • Manila
    • Philippines
    • Ottawa
    • Canada
    • Santiago
    • Chile; La Paz Bolivia

    1972

    San Jose Museum of Art, 3rd Annual Regional Art Competition, San Jose, CA

    1971

    Oakland Museum, Phelan Awards: Photography 1971, Oakland, CA

    1970

    - Indianapolis Museum of Art, Young Printmakers 1970, IN

  • Recent Publications

    Exhibition Catalogs:
    Glowen, Ron. Kent Rush: Forms and Attitudes. San Antonio: San Antonio Art League, 1989.
    Heasley, Charles. Recent Works of Kent Rush. Cortland: Dowd Fine Arts Gallery, State University of New York, 1992.
    Leeper, John Palmer. Works on Paper - Kent Rush. San Antonio: Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, 1977.
    Williams, Lyle. Kent Rush: A Retrospective. San Antonio: Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, 1998.
    Articles/essays/reviews: (*w/reproductions of artwork)
    Armitage, Diane. "Kent Rush: Recent Photographs" (review). THE magazine, V. 2, No. 6, December, 1993, p 65.*
    Boswell, Peter. "Urban Imagery" (review). ARTWEEK, 31 July, 1982, p 5.
    Bradley, Steven. "The Blue Star Exhibition" (catalog essay). The Blue Star Exhibition,
    San Antonio: Contemporary Art for San Antonio, 27 June 1986, p. 7.*
    Brunner, Kath & Riedel, Eric. "Discoveries II" (review). The Lawndale Inquirer, December 1985, p 24.
    Brunon, Bernard. "Drawing/Crossing the Line" (essay). Drawing/Crossing the Line, Houston: Diverse Works, 1994, pp.14, 17.*
    Edwards, Jim. "Matrix Series I: Kate Petly/Kent Rush" (gallery guide essay). Corpus Christi: Art Museum of South Texas, 1993.*
    Gardener, Colin. "West L.A." (review). Los Angeles Times, 4 April, 1986, IV,p. 11.
    Gaston, Diana. "Kent Rush: Recent Works" (gallery guide essay). Albuquerque: Fine Arts
    Museum, University of New Mexico, October 1990.*
    Goddard, Dan. "Redefining Beauty: Kent Rush challenges our perceptions..." (review). San Antonio Express and News, July19, 1998, p. 7H.*
    Gupta, Anjali. "Found Abstraction." San Antonio Current Magazine, June 14-20 2001.*
    Hammond, Pamela. "Kent Rush at Art Space." Images and Issues, Spring 1982, p 87.*
    Hemmerdinger, William. "Toward the Finish Line"(review). ARTWEEK, May,1980,p.6.
    Heinkel-Wolfe, Peggy. “Anomalies: Fort Worth Community Art center.” (review) Art Lies, Summer 2005, p.106.*
    Johnson, Partricia C. "Printmaking Exhibit shows works of varied techniques" (review). Houston Chronicle, July 29, 1998, p. 1D.
    Lombardi, D.D. “SCAPES at the Lab Gallery.” dArt INTERNATIONAL, F 2006.
    Mason, Wally. "The Everpresent Moment" (catalog essay). The Everpresent Moment: Contemporary Drawing, Sarasota: Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art, 1993.
    Muchnic, Suzanne. "The Galleries: West Los Angeles" (reviews). Los AngelesTimes, 4 March1988, 30 October, 1981and18 April, 1980.
    O’Brien, Titus, “Show explores the colorful possibilities of black and white” (review). Fort Worth Star Telegram, 19 November, 2006.
    Pincus, R.L. "The Galleries: West Los Angeles" (review). Los Angeles Times, 7 October 1983, VI, p. 13.
    Rutledge, Virginia. "Social Studies/Public Monuments: Partial Documents: Contemporary
    Photography on the Street"(essay and illustrations). Photography Center Quarterly #55, Spring 1993, pp. 4-11 & 13.*
    Smith, Mark Lesly. "Reflections on the Art-Life Continuum" (catalog essay and illustrations). Compelling Spaces: Site-specific Artworks. Austin: Texas Fine Arts Assoc., 1995. *
    Solon, Marcia Goren. "Work of Artist Kent Rush Makes Concrete Abstract" (review). San Antonio Light, 8 February 1987.
    Symmes, Marilyn. "Cliche-Verre in the 20th Century." Cliché -Verre: Hand-Drawn, Light-Printed, Detroit: Detroit Institute of the Arts, 1980, pp 122, 160.*
    Reproductions of artwork appearing in: 12th University of Dallas National Print Invitiational. (catalog) Dallas: University of Dallas, 1992
    16th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition (catalog w/introduction by Frances Colpitt), Lake Charles: McNeese State University, 2003
    23 Artists in Residence at the Ringling School of Art and Design (catalog). Sarasota:Ringling School of Art and Design, 2000. p.9.
    2005 Prints USA, (catalog) Springfield: Springfield Art Museum, 2005, p. 19.
    2005 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition (catalog). Jonesboro: Arkansas State University, 2002, p. 32
    2002 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition (catalog). Jonesboro: Arkansas State University, 2002, p. 21
    Casey, Katheryn, ed. FOTOFEST 1988. Houston: Fotofest, 1988, pp. 78,79.
    Collotype: Past, Present, Future. Ed. Dr. Paul Thirkell. Bristol: Impact Press, 2006.
    Colpitt, Frances. "Report from San Antonio: Jewel in the Rough." Art in America, February 2002, pp.58-65.
    Exposure. Kansas City: Mid-America Arts Alliance and the National Endowment for the Arts, 1991.
    FRESH WORK (w/introduction by Alison Devine Nordstrom). Daytona Beach: Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach Community College, 1996, p.12.
    La Exposición Bienal de la Facultad de la Universidad de Tejas en San Antonio, México, D.F.: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1985.
    Modern Art at the McNay: A Brief History and Survey of the Collection. San Antonio: Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, 2002, p. 225.
    San Antonio Museum of Art Open '86 (w/essay by George Neubert). San Antonio: San Antonio Museum Association, 1986 (no pagination).
    Texas Prints 2001 (w/essay by Mark D. Smith). 2001, Austin: University of Texas, Austin p.15.
    Texas National 2008. Stephen F. Austin State University. Nacagdoches:, 2008, p. 21. 

    Articles published:
    Rush, Kent. " Collotype Printing from Film Matrices: An Extension of Lithography." The Tamarind Papers, V. 10, No. 2, pp. 78-83.*
    Rush, Kent. "An Intuitive Search," ed. M. Martinello, et al. Modes of Inquiry: Voices of Scholars Across the Fields of Study, Carrollton, Texas: Alliance Press, 1999, pp. 87-89.

  • Artist Statement

    Kent Rush was born in Hayward, California (the East Bay side of the San Francisco Bay Area) in 1948.  He spent his formative years absorbing the artistic, intellectual and political milieu of the San Francisco/Berkeley area of the late 60′s.   He studied art, drawing and especially printmaking, at the California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC) with Robert Bechtle, Charles Gill  and Jeryl Parker and received his BFA in 1970 amid the tumult of People’s Park and the Viet Nam War Moratorium.

    In the mid 70′s he earned a Masters Degree at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque where he studied lithography under Garo Antreasian while he also worked as a printer’s assistant and photographer for the Tamarind Institute of Lithography.  Shortly thereafter he moved to San Antonio, Texas to start the printmaking program for the (then) San Antonio Art Institute,1976.  While teaching and working there he completed an MFA Degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 1979.

    He has spent the past 27 years making art and teaching in San Antonio at the University of Texas at San Antonio since 1982.  His work has been exhibited extensively in the United States in solo, two and three person, group and competitive shows.  Internationally he has also had works shown in London, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, and France.

    Coming from a background in printmaking, drawing and painting Rush, over the past 20 years, has appropriated photography as a means to making images.  Specifically he collects (on film) mundane objects and surfaces (primarily concrete) from urban and suburban sites and presents them in monumental format.

  • Senior Fulbright Fellowship, Research/Lectureship, Oaxaca, Mexico
    Partners of the Americas Grant, Lima, Peru
    Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEA Artist’s Fellowship in Photography
    Invited Artist-in-Residence, Tamarind Institute

Christie Blizard, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor
Department of Art & Art History

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Phone: 210-458-4385
Office: ART 2.02.20
Office hours: By Appointment

Research area: Painting, Performance

About
Teaching
Exhibition
Publications
Artist Statement
  • Biography

    Christie Blizard is an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is a nationally and internationally exhibiting artist, working in a variety of media merging painting and drawing with social engagement practices. Since 2006, she has been featured in over 70 national and international art exhibitions including those curated by several renowned art figures such as: internationally known artists Mel Chin and Pradip Malde; Dr Charissa Terranova, Assistant Professor of Aesthetic Studies and Director of Centraltrak Artist Residency at UT Dallas; Rene Barilleaux, Chief Curator at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Carter Foster, Curator of Drawings at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Heather Pesanti, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Carnegie Museum of Art, and Antoine Guerrero, Director of Exhibitions at PS1. Recent exhibitions include an invitation to the Texas Biennial 2011 and 2013 curated by Virginia Rutledge held in Austin, New American Paintings 96 and 108 West Editions, and solo exhibitions at Lawndale Center for Art in Houston and Women and Their Work in Austin. Other recent residencies and fellowships include the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH and Centraltrak Artist in residence program through the University of Texas at Dallas, and the SIM Artist Residency in Reykjavik, Iceland. A recent performance project of hers was featured in Art in America, September 2013.

    Degrees

    M.F.A., Painting and Drawing. Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA.  2005
    B.F.A., Painting, Highest Distinction, (summa cum laude) Herron School of Art and Design. Indiana University—Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN. 2001
      

  • Recent Courses

    ART 2113 Painting-Basic

    ART 4133 Painting/Drawing IV

    ART 4233 Drawing III

     

  • Exhibition

    2013  

    Texas Biennial Invitational, Curated by Virginia Rutledge and Michael   Duncan, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX.
    Performance during Miami Basel, UNTITLED Art Fair,  Miami, FL.
    New American Paintings West, Vol 108, Juror’s Award, juried by Veronica Roberts., Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX. 

    2012

    Women and Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX * solo

    2011

    Lawndale Art Center. Houston, TX. *solo

  • Recent Publications

    Art in America:
    http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/news/bigger-and-better-the-2013-texas-biennial-/

    Artinfo:
    http://blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/2013/09/09/an-artist-is-hiking-around-houston-painting-the-canvases-strapped-to-her-back/

    NPR interview: 
    http://www.thefrontrow.org/articles/1377692415-2013-Texas-Biennial-Invitational.html

     

  • Artist Statement

    I am intrigued by the connective tissues between painting and performance, public and private, and the spectacle and the hidden. I started being an artist as a painter at the age of 17, but I do not paint any more. I wanted to bring it
back to find something that I had lost and incise my way past fear into a more
personal and provocative space. Much of this practice involves a reinvigoration of action painting, through exploring the margins between painting and performance, both a gesture back to action painting, one of the pivotal inspirations for performance art, but also a gesture forward as a way to reinvigorate contemporary painting more directly off the wall. As Barry Schwabsky writes: “In particular, the whole phenomenon of “painterliness” has a different value today than it did in the past. It functions less as a signifier of the individual artist’s stylistic signature or as the trace of emotional expression ( . . . ) than as a way of allowing the painting to linger in the condition in which things are still unsettled, metamorphic, in transition, (Schwabsky, Barry accompanying text, About Painting, Transition Editions, London, 2011.p. 77).  I am interested in the idea of the “unsettled painting” and all its potential facets and metaphors.

Ken Little, M.F.A.

Professor
Department of Art & Art History

Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Phone: 210-458-4615
Office: SC 1.02.01
Office hours: by appointment

Research area: Sculpture, Ceramics, Performance

About
Teaching
Exhibition
Publications
Artist Statement
  • Biography

    Ken Little was born in 1947 in Canyon Texas. He was a graduate in the first Bachelor of Fine Arts class at Texas Tech University in 1970. He went on to earn a Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Utah in 1972.  Since 1972 he has held tenured positions at major universities, including The University of Montana at Missoula, The University of Oklahoma in Norman. Since 1988 he has been a professor of Art in Sculpture at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

    Ken Little is a nationally recognized artist who has been granted two Visual Arts Fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts in1982 and 1989.  Since 1993, he has maintained a working studio and Rrose Amarillo, an alternative exhibition space in downtown San Antonio. His work in various media has been shown extensively both nationally and internationally. In south Texas he has exhibited at such venues as ArtPace, Finesilver Gallery, The Southwest School of Art and Craft, and the Blue Star Art Space where he was a board member from1989 to 1995. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Artpace, San Antonio.

    Over the years, Little’s work has been featured in over 40 one person exhibitions in national and international venues such as: The Washington Project for the Arts, Washington DC; The John Michael Kohler arts Center in Sheboygan Wisconsin; The Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis; Diverse Works in Houston; and The Honolulu Academy of the Arts.  His work has also been featured in over 200 group exhibitions at institutions like: The Contemporary Art Museum in Houston; The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC; and The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

    Degrees

    1972 M.F.A. - University of Utah, Salt Lake City
    1970 B.F.A. Texas Tech University, Lubbock

  • Recent Courses

    ART 4673 Sculpture

    ART 4753 Ceramics

    ART 4983 Senior Seminar and Exhibition

    ART 5553 Sculpture-Graduate

    ART 6023 Graduate Studio Seminar

     

  • Exhibition

    2008

    Shell Games: the work of Ken Little One Person Exhibition at the Dupree Art Center of Hope College, Holland Michigan
    Texas Chair Project Group Invitational Exhibition organized by Damion Priour and the Austin Museum of Art, Austin Texas ( catalog published and traveling exhiobition)
    OK, Two Artist’s meet in Texas… Two person exhibition at Jay Jay Gallery, Sacramento California
    Art Guys Hear No Evil Silver Jubilee Tribute Album and Variety Show Discovery Green, Houston Texas (Group show and CD published)
    Second Prize The 78th Annual Juried Art Exhibition at the San Antonio Art League
    Juror: Toby Kamps, chief curator of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts
    New Art/ Arte Nuevo Juried Group Exhibition at the UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, Texas catalog published
    Invitational Group Exhibition, Melissa Morgan Fine Arts, Palm Desert, California
    Grand Opening of the Stieren Galleries: the permanent collection of the McNay Museum,
    San Antonio
     Group Exhibition
    Grand Opening of the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center Permanent Art Collection
    Group Exhibition, San Antonio Texas

    2007

    One Man Show Heavy Metal, Glow, Bucks, and Dough: New Work by Ken Little Finesilver Gallery, Houston, Texas
    Amistad: Texas Art in Peru curated invitational group exhibition; The National Museum of Peru, Lima; and traveling to the Museum of Modern Art, Truillo, Peru
    Yoko Ono Cut Piece Performance; The Alla Canaria; UTSA Downtown Campus, San Antonio, Texas
    Invitational Group Exhibition Phillip Johnson Towers, San Francisco, California
    Pulse London Art Fair Finesilver Gallery booth, London, England
    Camp Marfa Curated Group Invitational Exhibition; Women’s Pavilion, Marfa, Texas
    Reopening of the Permanent Collection San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
    Ken Little: Artist of the Year honoree and exhibition at the Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
    Group invitational Exhibition, Jay Jay Gallery, Sacramento, California
    The Texas Uprising Invitational Group Exhibition, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
    Ulterior Motifs #10 Invitational Group Exhibition, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
    13th Biennial Faculty Exhibition Group Exhibition, UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
    Arte Fiera Art Fair, Finesilver Gallery booth, Bologna, Italy

    2006

    Homeland Security sculpture commissioned by the Griffnerhaus, Griffen Austria, for the XYZ2
    Artists residency and Symposium
    Oso Bay Biennial Invitational Sculpture Exhibition The Art Galleries, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas
    One Man Show Ken Little Redbud Gallery, Houston, Texas
    American Dream: In Question Group invitational Exhibition, The Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, Kansas
    Blurring Boundaries: Musicians Who Create and Artists Who Play Group Invitational Exhibition Ellen Noel Museum, Odessa Texas
    The Game Show Group Invitational Exhibition, Contemporary Crafts Museum, Portland Oregon
    AAF Contemporary Art Fair, Pier 92, Ch’I Gallery; New York, New York
    ART4ALL Group Exhibition; Permanent Collection and Grand Opening of the Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, Montana
    Collectors X 3 curated group Exhibition, The Houston Art League, Houston, Texas
    Around the Figure Group Inivitational Exhibition, Ch’i Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
    Sculpture Now Curated Group Exhibition, The Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, Texas
    Beast curated Group Exhibition, Finesilver Gallery, Houston, Texas
    New Acquisitions to the Permanent Collection The Museum of Texas tech University, Lubbock, Texas
    Dawn Bronze Sculpture installed on the grounds of the McNay Museum, San Antonio, Texas
    Bridge Art Fair: Miami ‘06 Ch’i Gallery, Miami, Florida
    Storytelling: Collaborative Prints from the Donkey Mill Art Center Invitational Group Exhibition Studio 7 Fine Arts Gallery, Halualoa, Hawaii
    Insanely Sick I2I Gallery, Invitational Group Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas
    The Texas Sculpture Symposium, Members Group Exhibition, Texas Tech University, Junction Campus, Junction, Texas

    2005

    One Man Show , The Buck Stops Here Untitled Art Space, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    One Man Show Stremmell Gallery, Reno, Nevada
    Rock, Paper, Scissors Invitational Sculpture Exhibition, Arlington Museum of Art, Tx.
    Home in San Antone Group Invitational Exhibition, New Braunfels Museum of Art and Music, New Braunfels, Tx.
    State of Texas, Clay group Invitational Exhibition, Art Gallery, University of Texas at San Antonio. Tx.
    Ulterior Motifs #9 group invitational exhibition, Wheeler Bros. Studio, Lubbock, Texas
    Risk a collaboration with Richie Budd; Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
    Summer Heat: Summer Salon group exhibition; Ch’i Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
    Group Exhibition, MiKiJio Fine Arts, Seattle Washington
    Blue Star 20 curated group exhibition, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
    9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition invitational, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, Hawaii (three year tour)
    Artissima 12 Group Exhibition, Finesilver Gallery, Turin, Italy
    Western Biennial of Art group exhibition, John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, Davis, California
    Inaugural Group Exhibition Finesilver Gallery, Houston, Texas
    Art Miami: 16th Annual International Art Fair Finesilver Gallery, Miami, Florida

    2004

    Little Changes One Man Exhibition traveling retrospective exhibition:

    • The Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, Montana
    • The Nicolaysen Museum, Casper, Wyoming
    • The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, Nebraska
    • The Desmond Lee Art Gallery of the University of Washington, St. Louis, Missouri

    One Man Exhibition John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis California
    10th Annual Arts and Eats, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
    The Hunt: Ritual and Narrative group invitational exhibition, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, Sun Valley, Idaho
    The Figurative Point of View group invitational exhibition, Santa Rosa Junior College Art Gallery, Santa Rosa, California
    Ready to Wear invitational group exhibition, The John M. Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
    Texas Uprising invitational group exhibition, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
    Vibrant Vessels and Neon group invitational exhibition, Art Gallery, Coastal Bend College, Beeville, Texas
    Southern States Sculpture Exhibition group invitational exhibition, The Center for Contemporary Art, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, La.
    12th Biennial Faculty Exhibition, The Art Gallery at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Tx.

    2003

    Beyond the Academy: Encouraging New Talent in Texas Invitational Exhibition at the Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, Texas; traveling to The Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas; The Abraham Gallery, Wayland Baptist University, Plainview, Texas
    The Figure Twice Removed: Frances Bagley, Kelli Connell, and Ken Little The Art Gallery at the University of Dallas
    One Man Exhibition Little Changes Retrospective Exhibition and Catalog opening at The Southwest School of Art and Craft and scheduled to travel through 2005: The Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
    25th Anniversary Retrospective Exhibition, The Fabric Workshop Museum, Philadelphia, Pa.
    XI Biennial Faculty Exhibition, The Art Gallery, University of Texas at San Antonio
    The Pilot Hill Collection of Contemporary Art, The Croker Art Museum, Sacramento, California and The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi
    SOFA/Chicago:2003 John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis California
    The Montana Collection: Past-Present-Future group exhibition, The Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana

    2002

    Ken Little, Chris Ramsey, Takeshi Takara group invitational exhibition, Ball State University Art Gallery, Muncie, Indiana
    One Man Exhibition, inaugural exhibition, Scott White Contemporary Art, Telluride, Colorado
    3D Chicago Outdoor Sculpture Invitational Exhibition curated by Dave Hickey, Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois
    3D Chicago Maquettes The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois
    Red Hot: Cast Iron in the 21st Century national invitational group exhibition, The Grounds for Sculpture at the Johnson Atilier, Mercerville, New Jersey
    Second Nature group exhibition, 1313 Gallery, Austin, Texas
    Drawing in San Antonio The McNay Museum, San Antonio, Texas
    South Texas Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition International Sculpture, San Antonio, Texas
    Easy as 1,2,3 RC Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
    Between Past and Future: Blue Star 17 The Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
    Finesilver Gallery group exhibition at the Navy Pier International Art Exhibition, Chicago, Ill.
    Visual Perspectives: 14 Years of the Virginia Groot Foundation Awards Invitational at the 215
    Superior Gallery and The SOFA Navy Pier International Art Exhibition, Chicago, Ill.
    Up and Down: Ken Little and Jesse Amado The Art Gallery of the University of Texas at San Antonio
    Gallery Artists Exhibition, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas Texas
    Acadia Summer Arts Program Invitational Exhibition, Mount Desert Island, Maine
    Dawn sculpture on exhibition at the South Texas Art Museum, Corpus Christi, Texas
    Victory and Defeat sculpture on outdoor exhibition loan to the Town of Lincolnwood, Ill.

    2001

    BorderArt/GrensKunst group invitational exhibition, Galerie Klinger, Goerlitz, Germany
    Guten Tag group invitational exhibition, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio
    Hotel Pupik 01 group invitational exhibition, and musical performance, Schrattenberg, Austria
    Creature Discomforts group invitational exhibition, The Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
    X Biennial Faculty Exhibition UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
    Group Exhibition, Stremmel Gallery, Reno Nevada
    Drawings group invitational exhibition, Barry Whistler Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas
    Artists Exhibition, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
    One Man Exhibition Singing on the Range, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Texas

    2000

    Houston Sculpture 2000 Central Texas Exhibition at the International Sculpture Conference Houston, Texas
    The Really Big Shoe Show The City Museum, St. Louis, Missouri
    Drawn group exhibition, Barry Whistler Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas
    Selected Recent Acquisitions: in Memory of Price Amerson Richard Nelson Gallery, Univ. Of California at Davis
    Anderson Ranch Faculty Exhibition Snowmass, Colorado
    Celebrating Texas Art Houston Assistance League, Texas
    Jurors Prize 27th Annual Juried Competition Mazur Museum of Art, Monroe, La.
    Jurors Prize Texas National juried exhibition, Stephen F. Austin University Art Gallery, Nachodoches, Texas
    Chicago Navy Pier Exhibition, Finesilver Gallery
    San Francisco International Art exhibition, Finesilver Gallery
    Expanded Visions: Ceramic Art from the 70’s and the 80’s The Bayley Art Museum, University of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia

    1999

    One Man Exhibition Ken Little: New Bronzes The Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
    ART2KpaSA? a survey of San Antonio Artists, at the San Antonio International Airport
    Out of the Closet: Clothing as Imagery in Contemporary Art an invitational exhibition, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
    Gallery Artists Exhibition, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada

    1998

    OSO Bay Biennial X invitational sculpture exhibition, held jointly at Corpus Art Museum and The Art Galleries at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi
    Texas invitational exhibition, Pirate: A Contemporary Art Oasis, Denver, Colorado
    Alumni Exhibition Landmark Arts Gallery, Texas Tech University, Lubbock Gallery
    Art at Work: selections from the Persis Collection The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu Hawaii
    Transformation inaugural group invitational exhibition, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, Texas*
    The First Decade: Highlights from the Museum Collection The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii
    One Man Exhibition Adult Dilemmas The Center for Contemporary Art, Fort Worth, Texas

    1997

    Recycle/Reinvent, group invitational exhibition, Jo Ann Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
    One Man Show, Ken Little: Rrose Amarillo, The Forum for Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri
    Cecil Casebier Memorial Award 67th Annual San Antonio Art League Juried Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas
    TRASHFORMATIONS: Recycled Materials in Contemporary American Art and Design, Touring

    Through 2001 Invitational Exhibition organized by the Smithsonian; Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, Washington; The Boise Museum of Art, Boise, Idaho; The Mobile Museum of Art, Alabama
    One Man Show Ken Little: Native Son, Amarillo Art Museum, Amarillo, Texas
    Green Mountain Foundry Artists, Group Exhibition on the grounds of Green Mountain Foundry, Crowley, Texas

    1996

    One Man Exhibition, Rrose Amarillo: The San Antonio Works, at Laramie County Community College Art Gallery, Cheyenne, Wyoming, November 1996
    Casts of Character, National Invitational Exhibition works from the Arts Industry Program of the J.M. Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
    The Fine Art of Craft & Sculpture, National Group Exhibition, Horowitch Lewallen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexicio
    One Man Exhibition, Milagros Contemporary Art, San Antonio
    Group Exhibition, Tracy Savage Fine Art, Portland, Oregon
    Obres Sobre Papel, Instituto Peruano Norte Americano, Lima, Peru
    Shirts & Skins, Invitational Exhibition, The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

    1995

    Made in San Antonio, Invitational exhibition, Dowd Fine Arts Center, State University of New York at Cortland, New York
    Exquisite Corpse Project, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, Texas
    Drawings, Dean Moniz Gallery, Sacramento, California
    Soaring - the Rule of Engagement, New Works 95.4 an exhibition of the International Artist in Residency Program, ArtPace, a foundation for contemporary art, San Antonio
    Group Exhibition, Milagros Contemporary Art, San Antonio, Texas
    Group Exhibition, Jo Ann Rapp Gallery "The Hand & Spirit," Scottsdale, Arizona
    Group Exhibition, Savage Fine Art, Portland, Oregon
    UTSA Faculty Exhibition, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano, Lima, Peru
    Genesis in Fire: Works from the Green Mountain Foundry, The Glassell School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    Distinguished Fires: A Survey of Montana Ceramics, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana
    Group Exhibition, Dean Moniz Gallery, Sacramento,California

    1994

    Beyond the Personal: Ken Little and Patti Warashina Invitational exhibition, Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces
    One Man Show, Dean Moniz Gallery, Sacramento, California
    Texas Dialogues: Houston/San Antonio curated by Caroline Huber, The Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
    Working with Harry, group exhibition, D-Art, Dallas, Texas
    Biennial Art Faculty Exhibition, Art Gallery, University of Texas, San Antonio
    Putting it on Paper, Invitational exhibition, McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas

    1993

    The Scenic Loop: Ken Little and Henry Stein, A collaborative installation, The Art Gallery, California State University at San Bernardino
    Methods and Materials in Contemporary Sculpture, The Columbus Museum, Georgia
    Target South Texas: Depth of field, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
    Group Exhibition, Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, Washington
    Group Exhibition, Dean Moniz Gallery, Sacramento, California
    Group Invitational, Myra Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

    1992

    One Man Show, Diverseworks, Houston, Texas
    24th Annual Art Exhibition Auction, to benefit the Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana*
    Relativities Alumni Exhibition, Texas Tech University, Lubbock Fine Arts Center
    The VI Biennial Faculty Exhibition, UTSA Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
    Blue Star VII Exhibition curated by Betty Moody and Barry Whistler, Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas

    1991

    Transport, Invitational Group Exhibition, Palo Alto Cultural Center, Palo Alto, California
    23rd Annual Art Exhibition Auction, to benefit the Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana*
    5th Anniversary Exhibition group, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    Robert Pfannebecker Contemporary American Crafts Exhibition, Kauffman Gallery, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania

    1990

    One Man Show, Nelson Gallery of Art University of California at Davis
    One Man Show, Jennifer Pauls Gallery, Sacramento, California
    Tell Tale Heart, an installation of "Elements of Progress: Dreams Escape," Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C.*
    Sculpture Exhibition, Anne Reed Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho
    Invitational Exhibition and Auction, Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Fifth Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition, Art Gallery, University of Texas at San Antonio
    Hot Sauce Studio, San Antonio Art Institute, Texas
    Sacramento Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rental Gallery, California
    Feather, Fur & Fin invitational exhibition, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas
    The Politics of Cloth: Selections from the Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, The Craft Gallery, Ontario Crafts Council "New Dimensional Forms by West Coast Artists," Virginia Breyer Gallery, San Francisco, California, invitational group exhibition
    Working With Harry, Invitational group exhibition, Art Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
    Let's Play House, Group Exhibition, curated by Ruth Fine, Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Rodeo Remembered/Rodeo Romance, group exhibition, The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    1991 Invitational Exhibition, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico

    1989

    One Man Show Elements of Progress, The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    A Century of Sculpture in Texas, 1889-1989, Archer M. Huntington Art Gallery, University of Texas at Austin, traveling to the Amarillo Art Center and the San Antonio Museum of Art*
    The Nature of the Beast, The Hudson River Art Museum, Yonkers, New York
    Five Texas Installations: Blackburn, Geffert, Little, Mims & Waters, The Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas*
    Texas Art Celebration '89, Houston, Texas
    Yellowstone Art Auction, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana
    Factory Art, from the Arts/Industry Program, J. M. Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
    Zoomorphism: Animals in Art, Trammel Crow Center, Dallas, Texas
    Tracking Ideas: Drawings by Sculptors, Amarillo Art Center, Texas
    Works on Paper, Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    One Man Show, Elements of Progress: Dreams Escape, Art Gallery, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
    U.T.S.A. Faculty Exhibition, Unserhaus, San Antonio, Texas

     

    1988

    Lost and Found, Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Yellowstone Art Auction, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana
    3rd International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition, Art Gallery (3 years touring) University of Hawaii, Manoa
    Animal Imagery, Susan Cummins Gallery, Mill Valley, California
    Excellence 88, National Juried Exhibition, Texas Sculpture Association, Plaza of the Americas, Dallas, Texas
    Dog Show, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, San Francisco, California
    Sculptural Assemlage, Cliff Michel Gallery, Seattle, Washington
    Mary Warner - Ken Little, Art Gallery, University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas
    3 D Animal Exhibition, Joan Robey Gallery, Denver, Colorado
    Second Hand, J. M. Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin*
    Juror's Cash Award, Dimensions '88, Lenexa National Art Exhibition Kansas
    Purchase Award & Jurors Cash Award "Vision Makers, Kirkpatrick Center Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    The Garment as Metaphor, San Jose Art Gallery, California
    Armadillo to Zebra invitational exhibition, Armarillo Art Center, Texas

    1987

    One Man Show - Mabee Gerrer Museum, Shawnee, Oklahoma
    Sculpture: Looking into Three Dimensions, invitational exhibition, Anchorage Museum of Art, Alaska
    Group Show, Carson Sapiro Gallery, Denver, Colorado
    The Right Foot Show, San Francisco International Airport, California
    The Eloquent Object, touring through August 1989,

     

    • The Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • The Oakland Museum, Oakland, California
    • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
    • The Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois
    • The Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida
    • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia*

    Shave, Jennifer Pauls Gallery, Sacramento, California
    Animals, Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, California
    20th Birthday Celebration, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
    Excellence '87, Juried Exhibition, Texas Sculpture Association, Dallas, Texas
    Celebration: Fur, Feathers, and Scales, Bellevue Art Museum, Washington

    1986

    One Man Show, Ken Dawson Little: Selected Sculpture 1982 - 1985, Traveling to Blanden Memorial Art Center, Fort Dodge, Iowa; Cheney Cowles Memorial Art Museum, Spokane, Washington
    Artists of the Western Stairstep: Original Parody, Patrick Gallery, Austin, Texas
    Voyages, invitational exhibition, J.M. Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
    Couples: A Party of Two, invitational exhibition, Chico State University Art Gallery, California
    Ken Little - John Roloff, two person show, Maryland Institute, College of Art Galleries, Baltimore, Maryland
    One Man Show, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Oregon
    Works on Paper, Fort Worth Gallery, Texas

     

    1985

    Space Invaders, Invitational traveling exhibition through June 1986, originating at the Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, University of Regina, Canada*
    Body and Soul: Recent Figurative Sculpture, Invitational exhibition touring through June 1987; originating at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio*
    Chicago International Art Exposition, Navy Pier, Quay Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
    One Man Show, Fort Worth Gallery, Texas
    Best of Show (cash award), Lenexa National Juried Art Exhibition, Legler Barn Museum, Lenexa, Kansas
    Juror's Cash Award, O.K. - U.S.A. National Juried Sculpture Competition, Cameron University Art Gallery, Lawton, Oklahoma
    Texas Fantasies, Invitational Exhibition, Tyler Museum of Art, Tyler, Texas
    13th Chunichi Shimbun International Ceramics Exhibition, Nagoya, Japan*
    Blossom, performance, Big Red Art Clubs 2nd performance night, Meacham Auditorium, University of Oklahoma, Norman

    1984

    Fleming, Mariscol, Warashina, Little, Invitational Exhibition, Kansas City Art Institute Gallery, Missouri
    The House That Art Built, Invitational Exhibition, Gallery of Art California State University, Fullerton*
    Inaugural Exhibition, Morgan Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, (traveling section)
    One Man Show, Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York City, New York
    Habitats Group Invitational, Klein Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
    The Raw Edge, traveling section to the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse
    One Man Show, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah
    A Passionate Vision, Ceramics from the Daniel Jacobs Collection, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts
    One Man Show, San Antonio Art Institute, Texas
    The Great Buffalo Exhibition, Cameron University Art Gallery Lawton, Oklahoma
    Painting and Sculpture Today 1984, Indianapolis Museum of Art Indianapolis, Indiana Group Show, Fort Worth Gallery, Texas
    Ken Little, John Hadley, Two-Person Show, Gallery Karl Oskar, Kansas City, Kansas
    Group Exhibition - Becky Levy Gallery, Austin, Texas
    One Man Show, Brown Lupton Gallery, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
    One Man Show, Meredith Long Gallery, Houston, Texas

     

    1983

    Winterworks, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma*
    Invitational Group Exhibition, Patrick Gallery, 4th Texas Sculpture Symposium, Austin, Texas
    One Man Show, Quay Gallery, San Francisco* Traveling to:

     

    • Honolulu Academy of the Arts, Hawaii
    • Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana
    • Gallery of Art, University of Montana, Missoula
    • Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary Alberta, Canada*

    Constructions, Group Exhibition, San Francisco Airport, California
    Remains To Be Seen Group Exhibition, John M. Kohler Arts Center Sheyboygan, Wisconsin*
    Clay in New Mexico '83, Invitational Section, Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
    Warashina/Little, Two Person Show, ASA Gallery, University of New Mexico Student Union, Albuquerque
    Clay: A Medium for Personal Iconography, Invitational Exhibition, Elements Gallery, New York City, New York
    Benefit Auction, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana*
    American Clay Artists: Philadelphia '83, Clay Studio, Pennsylvania
    Caprock Too!, performance commissioned for Clay AZ Art conference University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (45 min.) also performed:Meacham Auditorium, University of Oklahoma, Alberta College of Art, Calgary, Canada (Video tape is available 3/4" color)
    One Man Show, "Ken Little: Shattered Portraits and Unlikely Heros," John M. Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin*
    The Raw Edge: Ceramics of the 80's Invitational Exhibition Hillwood Gallery, C.W. Post College, New York City*
    A Sense of Humor, Invitational Exhibition, Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage
    Southern Fictions, Invitational Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, Texas*
    A Midsummer's Nights Dream, Invitational Exhibition. Security Pacific Bank Building, Los Angeles, California

    1982

    Pets & Beasts, Trans America Pyramid Building, San Francisco, California
    Sculptors at U.C. Davis: Past & Present, Richard Nelson Gallery of Art, University of California at Davis
    Sculpture, Sacramento, Alta Gallery, Sacramento, California
    First Annual Wild West Show, Alberta College of Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma
    JUROR CASH AWARD, The Lawndale Competition, Lawndale Annex Gallery, The University of Houston, Texas
    Group Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, California

     

    1981

    Paint on Clay, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin*
    Inside/Out: The Self Beyond Likeness, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, California*
    Animal Images, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.*
    Clay Invitational, Art Galleries, University of SouthernCalifornia, Los Angeles, California*
    Fire & Fibre, National Invitational Exhibition, Austin College Sherman, Texas
    The Taft Menagerie, The Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio*
    Western Art Show, Carson Sapiro Art Gallery, Denver, Colorado
    National Clay, Invitational Exhibition, University of Hartford Art School, West Hartford, Connecticut
    Contemporary Ceramics, From J. Mannheimer Collection, The University of Iowa, Museum of Art, Iowa City*
    Northern Rockies Clay 1981, Touring to Hockaday Art Center, Kalispel, Montana Sun Valley Center Gallery, Idaho; Fine Arts Gallery, Bozeman Montana; Jackson Hole Center for the Wyoming, Wyoming State Art Gallery, Cheyenne
    JUROR'S CASH AWARD, O.D.C. Tri-State Exhibition 1981, Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
    Faculty Exhibition, O.U. Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma
    Haystack Benefit Exhibition, Cooper Lynn Gallery, New York, New York
    Purchase Award, "Westwood Ceramic National," Downey Museum of Art, California
    Invited Purchase Award, "National Cone Box Show," Purdue University Art Galleries, West Lafayette, Indiana*
    Wind and Dust, University of Houston's Lawndale Annex, Texas
    The Image of the House in Contemporary Art, University of Houston Lawndale Annex, Texas*
    Wind and Dust II, Springfield, Missouri

    1980

    "New Clay Forms," The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
    "Clay Invitational," Carson Sapiro Art Galleries, Denver, Colorado
    One Man Show, Quay Gallery, San Francisco, California
    "Clayworks '80," National Invitational, University of South Dakota Art Galleries, Vermillion*
    "The Mask as Metaphor," Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, California*
    "Ken Little and Mary Warner," Jennifer Paul's Gallery, Roseville, California

     

  • Recent Publications

    SELECTED REVIEWS AND PUBLICATIONS:


    1978

    Tradition and Change: The New American Craftsman, by Julie Hall, Watson-Guptill, 1978, p.21 (photograph)
    History of American Ceramics: The Studio Potter, by Paul Donhauser, Kendall Hunt Publications, 1978, p. 206 (photograph)
    Ceramics in the Pacific Northwest, A History, by Lamar Harrington, University of Washington press, p. 175 (photograph)
    "N.C.E.C.A./Supermud Conference", Ceramics Monthly, by Ron Lang, Vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 28- 37 (photograph, p. 31)
    100 Years of American Ceramics, Garth Clark, M. Hughto, p. 227 (photograph and biography)

    1982

    "Disjunctive Ambitions" by Jeff Kelly, Art Week magazine, Oct. 9, 1982 p. 23
    "1982 NEA Artist's Fellowships", American Craft Magazine, Vol. 42, no. 6, p. 5

    1983

    "Clay AZ Art Conference", Artspace magazine, by Patricia Mathews, Vol. 7, no 3, Summer 1983, pp. 70-71 (photographs)
    Ken Dawson Little: Catalog of Works, 1983, published by Quay Gallery, San Francisco in conjunction with traveling exhibition 1983, essay by Susan Havens Caldwell, 25 pages, reproductions
    "Ken Little at Quay Gallery," review by Jeff Kelly, Vanguard magazine May 1983, pp. 34-35
    Southern Fictions group exhibition catalog published by the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, text by William Fagly and Dr. Munroe Spears, August 2 - September 4, 1983
    The House That Art Built group exhibition catalog published by the Art Gallery, University of California, Fullerton, October 28 - December 7, 1983
    Ken Little: Shattered Portraits and Unlikely Heroes, Perspective series publication, John Michael Kohler Art Center, September 18 - November 13, 1983, 8 pages with essay by Joanne Cubbs
    "Ken Little's Call of the Wild," review by Dan Rubey, The Missoulian newspaper, September 9, 1983, Sec. A-5 (photographs)

    1984

    "Ken Little at Susan Caldwell, Inc.," review by Rose Slivka, Art in America Magazine, Summer 1984, p. 171 (photograph)
    "Ken Little at the San Antonio Art Institute," review by Elizabeth Skidmore Sasser, Artspace magazine, Vol. 8, no. 3, Summer 1984, p.58 (photograph)
    "Tall Tales: Ken Little's Portraits of the West," by Ed Forde, American Ceramics Magazine, Vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 18-25 (photograph)
    "If the Shoe Fits, Bear It," essay by Dave Hickey, pamphlet in conjunction with exhibition at Brown Lupton Gallery, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, August 28 – September 16, 1984

    1985

    Space Invaders, catalog for group exhibition published by the Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Feb 1 - Mar 24, 1985, University of Regina Saskatchewan, Canada; essays by Sandy Nairne and Bruce Ferguson, 128 pages (photo)
    Ken Dawson Little: Selected Sculpture: 1982-1985, catalog published by the Bladen Memorial Art Center, Fort Dodge, Iowa, and the Cheney Cowles Memoria Museum, Spokane, Washington, essay by Dave Hickey, 20 pages, reproductions

    1986

    "Ken Dawson Little: A Bestiary of Damaged Goods," by Dave Hickey, Artspace Magazine, Spring 1986, pp. 26- 28 and cover illustration

    1987

    The Eloquent Object, catalog accompanying touring exhibition, edited by Marcia and Tom Manhart of the Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa; University of Washington Press, Seattle 1987 (289 pgs.) photo and text p. 193

    1988

    Second Hand: an exhibition of contemporary found object art catalog published by the John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 14 pages, reproduction, September,1988

    1989

    Blackburn, Geffert, Little, Mims, and Waters: Five Texas Installations, catalog published by the
    Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas, 19 pages, Reproductions, February, 1989
    "Elements of Progress: Ken Little at the Fabric Workshop," review in the Philadelphia Enquirer, Jan. 19, 1989
    "Ken Little at the Blue Star Art Space" by Dan Goddard, Sculpture Magazine; Sept., Oct., 1989; Vol. 8 No. 5

    1990

    The Tell Tale Heart, an exhibition catalogue and artist's book published by the Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D.C., February 1990
    "Psychic Projections" review by Anthony W. Lee, Art Week Magazine, March 15, 1990, Vol. 21 No. 10
    "Social Animals" review by Victoria Dalkey, Sacramento Bee, March 4, 1990
    "What Makes Us Tick: The Tell Tale Heart at the WPA" review by Mike Welzenbach, The Washington Post, March 15, 1990

    1991

    "Ken Little" by Anthony Lee, Art of California Magazine, pg. 16-20 and cover photograph, March 1991, Vol 4 No. 2

    1992

    "Pause to Think" by Ruri Yampolsky, Seattle Arts 1991; a publication of the Seattle Arts Commission; Vol. 14 No. 9, Sept. 1991, pg. 12- 13.
    1991 Invitational Exhibition, catalogue, The Roswell Museum and Art Center essay by Laurie Rufe, 12 pages, September 1991
    Blue Star Seven (plus) 7, exhibition catalog, The Blue Star Art Space, July 3-August 23, 1992

    1993

    Target: South Texas/Depth of Field, exhibition catalog, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Mary 26-June 26, 1993

    1995

    New Works 95.4: Leonardo Drew, Cisco Jimenez, and Ken Little; Artpace International Artist in Residency Program Catalog; interview with Laurence Miller and photo; published by Artpace: a Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, Texas, 1995
    “Hairy Atom Bomb and Giant Chocolate Bear Invade Artpace” review by Dan Goddard for The Express News; October 15, 1995, page 3-4G
    Practical Handbook for the Emerging Artist, by Margaret Lazzari, Harcourt Brace Publishers, Photo / Interview 1995

    1997

    Trashformations: Recycled Materials in Contemporary Art and Design, by Lloyd Herman catalog of four year traveling exhibition under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; 1997

    1998

    “Into The Void” by Annabelle Massey Helber, review in The Met; Fort Worth; 1996
    “Ken Little: Meaning in Masquerade” by Glen Brown, Focus article of Sculpture Magazine, September 1998 Vol.17 No.7, pg. 14-15
    “Ken Little: Native Son” by Glen Brown, review of Amarillo Museum Exhibition, New Art Examiner Magazine, January 1998
    Transformation, by Paula Owen, catalog for inaugural exhibition of the Navarro campus of Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio; 1998

    1999

    “Animal Instincts; Humor, irony stalk exhibit” review by Dan Goddard for the Express News, San Antonio, Texas; December 22, 1999; pages 1&8G

    2001

    BorderArt/GrensKunst; a catalog of an International exchange Residency/ Exhibition in Goerlitz Germany; artists Ken Little, Chuck Ramirez, and Roland Rodriguez
    A Creative Legacy: a History of the N.E.A. Visual Arts Fellowship Program; Jennifer Dowley and The National Endowment for the Arts

    2002

    "Visual Perspectives: 14 Years of the Virginia Groot Foundation Awards"; Exhibition catalog with essays by Margaret Carney and Candice Groot; published by the Groot Foundation, Chicago, Illinois 2002
    “Outside Art” by Dan Goddard; for the Express News San Antonio, Texas; August 14, 2002; Section G, pages 1&10G (photo)
    Navy Pier Walk: The Chicago International Sculpture Exhibition; curator: Dave Hickey: catalog published by Navy Pier and 3-D Chicago; May 10-November 10, 2002


    2002

    The Pilot Hill Collection of Contemporary Art; by John Fitzgibbons, for the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California; page 118-119 with photo; 2002

    2003

    Beyond the Academy: Encouraging New Talent from Texas; exhibition Catalog published by the Art House at the Jones Center, Austin Texas, 2003
    Ken Little: Little Changes; a Survey Exhibition and New Works Catalog with essays by Dave Hickey and Kay Whitney; published by the Southwest School for Art and Craft, San Antonio, Texas; 2003; 64 pages; ISBN 0-9742914-0-4
    Dreaming Red: Creating Artpace; by Linda Pace, Jan Jarboe Russell, Elenor Heartney, and Kathryn Kanjo; Published by Artpace, a Foundation for Contemporary Art, San Antonio, 2003, Photo page 253
    New Material as New Media: The Fabric Workshop and Museum; by Marion Bolton Stroud; copublished by the Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003; page 18&20
    “Little Changes: Ken Little at the Southwest School for Art and Craft” Sculpture Magazine; July-August 2003; vol. 22 no. 6; page18
    “Head to Head: Vincent Valdez and Ken Little” conversation excerpted by Laura Fries; The San Antonio Current; July 10-16, 2003; page12
    “A Lot of Little” review by Dan Goddard for the Express News, San Antonio, Texas; August 3, 2003; section J, pages 1&3J
    “Origin of a Species” review by Anjali Gupta for the San Antonio Current Magazine; July 31-Aug. 6, 2003; page
    “Little Changes: Ken Little Retrospective” a review by Christopher French for Glass Tire: Texas Visual Arts on Line at glasstire.com; July 2003
    “Little Goes a Long Way” a review by Mary Brown Malouf, The Salt Lake City Tribune; Oct. 26, 2003; section D, page 12
    “Hollow Man” by Jenny Thomas, Salt Lake City Weekly, November 20, 2003, pg. 27
    “Ken Little: Little Changes” San Antonio Review, by Anjali Gupta, Artlies Magazine; Fall 2003, pg. 72
    “The Best of 2003/Art” by Dan Goddard, San Antonio Express News, December 23, 2003; section J, page 1 and 3

    2004

    “The Surreal World/ Ken Little: Little Changes” review by Sherry Jones; The Missoulian, Jan.29, 2004: section E, page 18 with photos
    “Insider SA: Guide to San Antonio” by Dan Goddard, San Antonio Express News; Jan.30,2004, section F, page 1 and 10 /Photo
    “Sculpture show full, even jarring” reviewby Dan Goddard, San Antonio Express News: Feb. 15, 2004, section J, page 1 and 3
    “Texas Uprising: Indoor and Outdoor Sculpture” San Antonio Review by Retha Oliver for Artlies Magazine; Spring 2004, page 102
    “Regionalism Without Apology” article by Frances Colpitt for Artlies Magazine; Summer 2004, page 34-37, with photos
    “The Buck Stops Here: a conversation with Ken Little” by Kathleen Whitney, Sculpture Magazine; December 2004, pages 50-55 /photos

    2005

    Artists Salute ArtPace, a catalog of the Benefit Auction at Christies in New York City April 2005
    “As Good as Anywhere” by Elaine Wolff, for the San Antonio Current; April 28, 2005; pg. 18
    “Sculptures That Surprise” by Janet Kutner, Dallas Morning News; Nov.8, 2005; sec. G, pg.1
    “AMA’s Sculpture Could Use Some Elbow Room” by Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe, Fort Worth Star Telegram; November 13, 2005
    The Sculpture Reference Illustrated by Arthur Williams; Sculpture Books Publishing; 2005 Sculpturebooks.com; photograph pg. 216
    Western Biennial of Art, catalog of Exhibition at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts; John Natsoulas Press; Davis California; photographs, pg. 58-59
    “A Stellar Achievement” by Dan Goddard; San Antonio Express News; June 26, 2005; Sec J; pg.1-6
    “Eye of the Beholder” by Kelly Milner; Wyoming Tribune; July 18, 2005; Sec. A; pg 1-18
    “A Raucous Reunion” by Dan Goddard; The San Antonio Express News; July 20, 2005; Sec. G; pg1-3
    “Strange Plastics Unify Trio” by Dan Goddard The San Antonio Express News; July 11, 2005; Sec. C; pg1
    “The Art Capades” by Catherine Walworth; San Antonio Current; July 7, 2005; pg 18
    “Southwest School of Art and Craft” D Art International Magazine; winter 2005; pg16-18
    Voices of Art Magazine; Cover Photo; Volume 13; issue 2

    2006

    Blanton Museum of Art: American Art Since 1900; edited by Annette DiMeo Carlozzi and Kelly Baum; published by the Blanton Museum of Art; University of Texas Press; 2006; pages 176-77 (photograph/essay)
    “Tasty Tread: Downtown Stops” by Sean Carroll, Review of “Beast” Exhibition; Glasstire; Texas Visual Arts Online
    “Beast” Exhibition Review by Bill Davenport; Glasstire: Texas Visual Arts Online
    XYZ2, GriffnerHaus Symposium 06, catalog published by the Griffnerhaus, Griffen, Austria; pg. 5,26-29 (photographs and text)

    2007

    “Footwear Make the Statement” by Patricia Johnson, The Houston Chronicle; Oct 27, 2007; Photo; pages 1-3
    “Heavy Metal, Glow, Bucks, and Dough” The Houston Press; Nov 1-7; pg 41
    Amistad: Texas Art in Peru; Exhibition Catalog; The Museo de la Nacion; photo pg. 25
    Amistad: Texas Art in Peru; Exhibition Catalog; The Museo de Arte Moderno, Trujillo, Peru
    “The Big World of Ken Little” by Randy Lankford; Ovations Magazine; College of Liberal and Fine Arts, UTSA; winter 2007
    “Ken Little, Houston” review by Christopher French; Dec 2007; pg 57-8 photos

    2008

    “Ken Little: Pink Grizzly” cover of Arte Fiera Art Fair; Finesilver Gallery; Bologna, Italy
    Art at Your Doorstep: San Antonio Writers and Artists; edited by Nan Cuba and Riley Robinson; Trinity University Press, San Antonio, Texas
    “Artists Ken Little and Kim Squaglia: One Student, One Teacher, One Exhibit at Jay Jay Gallery” D’ Art Section; Sacramento News and Review; cover photo, review
    “Shell Games: the work of Ken Little” One Person Exhibition at the Dupree Art Center of Hope College, Holland Michigan Chair: The Texas Chair Project by Damian Priour; Exhibition Catalog; text by Dana Fris-Hansen and Damian Priour; The Austin Museum of Art, Austin Texas
    “Art Snot” Art Guys Hear No Evil Silver Jubilee Tribute Album CD published
    New Art/ Arte Nuevo: A juried Competetion Group Exhibition Catalog; text by Benito Huerta and Kathy Vargas; published by the UTSA Art Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
    The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center: a Collection of Art; Group Exhibition Catalog published by The South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, San Antonio, Texas
    For You: Solidarity/Solitude; an Artist’s Book edited by Nate Cassie; published through Blurb.com; (two artworks reproduced)

  • Artist Statement

    My work reflects a need to invent and evolve.  I like to move through things and onto others and then come back through again in a new way.  I was a ceramic sculptor for about ten years.  In about 1980, I made the transition to using a number of media making sculpture, installations, and performances.  My work has almost always been figurative in one way or another.  Readings have run the gamut from the literal autobiographical to more universal ruminations on themes from the world of ideas.

    As early as I can remember, I knew that I wanted to be an artist.  That has remained consistent in my life since I was hand painting china with my grandmother when I was six years old.

    My idea of what an artist is and what they do has evolved allot.  When I was a kid I wanted to animate for Walt Disney.  As a young man, I wanted to emulate the western artists like Charlie Russell.  In college, I learned of Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Conceptual, Process, and Minimal art.  Now I guess it’s Postmodernism?  I think that I have taken something from all these experiences as well as life and the more popular culture.

    I work with my hands and my head.  Really, I guess, in a sort of antique way.  I usually don’t know where I am going or exactly what I am going to make until I establish some sort of dialog between my process or materials and my ideas or subject matter.  I can’t really say that one comes before the other.  In fact, when things are working best, I am really transported somewhere else doing something that I could never have imagined or planned.

Libby Rowe, M.F.A.

Associate Profesor
Department of Art & Art History

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Phone: 210-458-4365
Office: ART 3.01.16
Office hours: by appointment

Research area: Photography, Performance

About
Teaching
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Artist Statement
  • Degrees

    Master of Fine Arts, Art Photography, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1996
    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Photography, University of Northern IA, Cedar Falls, IA, 1993

  • Recent Courses

    ART 2313 Digital Photography-Basic

    ART 3513 Photography-Intermediate

    ART 4533 Advanced Photography-Performance

    ART 4533 Photography-Advanced

    ART 4533 Photography-Advanced Alternative Processes

    ART 5453 Photography-Graduate

     

  • Exhibition

    2010 *The Story of Libby, Galleria del Grifo e l’Associazione Culturale “il Grifo e il Leone”, Montepulciano, Italy, Summer

    2009 *Pink, University Gallery, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, September-October, photography/ video/ sculpture/ installation 
    These Fruits of Society, Gallery F, Sarritt Bennett Center, Nashville, TN, video
    Members Exhibition, Ameen Art Gallery, Department of Art Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA, juried, photography
    TAKE CARE: The Art & Science of Bioethics, curated traveling exhibition, Inaugural Exhibition: ARTPRIZE 2009, juried International, Gallery 114, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI, sculpture
    Paducah Photo 09, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY, juried, photography, 2nd place award
    Building Vernacular Imaginations: Paho Mann and Libby Rowe, UTSA Satellite Space, San Antonio, TX, photography.
    *Pink, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, January, photography/video/ sculpture/ installation
    7th Feminist Research Conference, Gendered Cultures at the Crossroads of
    Imagination, Knowledge and Politics, Utrecht, Netherlands, June 4-7, performance, installation, video
    And You Think That’s Funny??, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, January-February, Sculpture
     

    2008

    *Pink, Arts West Gallery, Elon University, Elon, NC, September –October, photography/ video/ sculpture/ installation
    *Pink, THE ARTS Gallery, Collins College, Plano, TX, November-December, photography/ video/ sculpture/ installation
    SPE South Central Members Exhibition, Jones Hall Gallery, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, invitational, photography 
    82nd Annual International Competition: Photography, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA, March-April, photography, juried, Blind Spot Award
    Photo Salon, Old Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO, March-April, photography, three-person
    I Love You Love Me, Main Gallery, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY, juried, sculpture
    Sculpting America, Museum of Art, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, January-February, installation
    *Pink, Leu Gallery, Belmont University, Nashville, TN February-April, photography/ video/ sculpture/ installation

    2007

    Threads, Main Gallery, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN, (catalog) invitational, sculpture
    SECAC 2007 Members Exhibition, The Cultural Center, Charleston, WV, juried, photography
    Stacked: artwork influenced by reading material, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, IN, juried, sculpture
    Exchange &Community, Architecture Gallery, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, invitational, photography
    Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA, invitational from juried pool, photography
    National Small Photo Exhibition, Gallery 1905, Sycamore, IL, juried, photography 
    It’s Photography II, Art League of Northern California, Novato Arts Center, Novato, CA, juried, photography
    Love: an art exhibit, 930 Art Gallery, Louisville, KY, juried, installation
    Krappy Kamera VIIII, Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY, juried, photography
    Beaux & Eros© II, Peninsula Museum of Art, Belmont, CA, juried, sculpture
    Juried Exhibition-Photography, Sixth Street Gallery, Vancouver, WA, juried,Photography

    2006

    *Obscured Views, Arts at the Airport, Nashville, TN, photography
    Vanderbilt Faculty Exhibition, E. Bronson Ingram Art Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, invitational, installation
    SPESC Faculty Members Exhibition, E. Bronson Ingram Art Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, invitational, photography
    Identity, Gallery 621, Tallahassee, FL, February-March, three-person exhibition, sculpture/installation
    Oh mY…, Secret Show Series, 310 Chestnut Gallery, Nashville, TN April, two-person exhibition, sculpture/installation

    2005

    * Pink, Western Kentucky University Art Gallery, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, sculpture/installation 
    Suspended, Secret Show Space, Nashville, TN, invitational, photography
    * Pink, Zone Gallery, Kansas City, KS, sculpture/installation
    Ramblings, Ankeny Art Center, Ankeny, IA, two-person exhibit, photography
    Diverse Visions 2005, Vanderbilt University Fine Art Gallery, Nashville, TN, sculpture/installation

    2004

    * Circus of the Unremarkable, Centrum Gallery, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR, photography
    * Obscured Views, Buckley Center Gallery, University of Portland, Portland, OR, photography
    Portrayal: a photographic exhibit, In The Gallery, Nashville, TN, invitational, photography
    ARTifact, UAG Gallery, Fain Fine Arts Center, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX (catalog), juried, photography
    Empire Builders, Zeitgeist Gallery and Ruby Green Gallery, Nashville, TN, curators: Lain York and Chris Campbell, invitational, photography
    First Annual National Juried Exhibition, Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA, juried, photography

    Photography Now! South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA, juried, photography
    Through Her Eyes: an Exhibition of Contemporary Women Photographers, the
    Jack Robinson Gallery of Photography, Memphis, TN, juried, photography
    Annual Competition, Toledo Friends of Photography, Toledo, OH, juried,
    Photography

    2003

    * The Story of Libby, Cameraworks Gallery, Portland, OR, photography
    Sideshow, Kendall Art Gallery, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI, invitational, photography
    CraftSummer 2003 Faculty Exhibition, Heistand Hall North Gallery, Miami Univeristy, Oxford, OH, invitational, photography

    2002

    * Venusification, Nine Gallery, Portland, OR, sculpture/installation
    Artist in Residence 2002, Hoffman Art Gallery, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR, invitational, art book
    Faculty Biennial, Hoffman Art Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, invitational, sculpture/installation
    @Large, Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University, Lexington, KY, curator: Andrea
    Fisher, juried, sculpture/installation

    2001

    * Re-defined, In Cahoots Gallery, Portland, OR, photography
    Craft Biennial: A Review of Northwest Art & Craft, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR, juried, photography
    Palimpsest, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR, juried, Linoleum print
    Southwest Road Trip, Centrum Gallery, Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, OR, invitational, photography
    CraftSummer 2001 Faculty Exhibition, Heistand Hall North Gallery, Miami Univeristy, Oxford, OH, invitational, photography
    Photography Portfolio 2001, Traveling Exhibition, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, invitational, photography
     

    2000

    Print Portfolio 2000, Traveling Exhibition, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, invitational, print
    Photography Portfolio 2000, Traveling Exhibition, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, invitational, photography
    Faculty Biennial, Hoffman Art Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, invitational, photography
    Erotica 2000, Brian Marki Gallery, Portland, OR, juried, sculpture/installation

    1999

    * Re-defined, Sol Mednick Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, photography
    *Me as the People in Your Neighborhood, Antique Row Café Gallery, Portland, OR, photography
    Tackling Meaning, The Curator’s Playbook, Red Chair Gallery, Kansas City, MO, juried, installation
    Pacific Standard Time, Hiestand Hall North Gallery, Miami University, Oxford, OH, invitational, sculpture/installation

    1998

    * The Ideal Woman, still searching, FotoCircle Gallery, Seattle, WA, Photography
    * Think Pink, Laverne Kraus Gallery, Eugene, OR, sculpture/installation
    Alumni Show, Maucker Union Expansion Art Gallery, Cedar Falls, IA, photography

    1997

    Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, invitational, photography

    1996

    * The Ideal Woman, Marshal Gallery, Syracuse, NY, photography
    * Me as the People in Your Neighborhood, SRO Gallery, Lubbock, TX, photography
    * Works By Libby Rowe, Mayor's Choice Award Program, City Hall Annex, Cedar Falls, IA, photography
    Women in the Visual Arts, 10th Anniversary Exhibit, Erector Square Gallery, New Haven, CT, juried, photography
    9th National Computer Art Invitational, Gallery of Art, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA (Traveling Exhibit: 1996-1997), juried, photography
    MFA 1, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, invitational, photography
    Syracuse Photo Graduate Students, Pyramid Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, photography
    Magic Silver, Eagle Gallery, Murray, KY (Catalog), juried, photography
    Portraits of I, Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA (Traveling Exhibit: 1995-1996, Catalog), juried, photography

    1995

    In Conjunction II, Matrilineage Symposium, College of Law Gallery, Syracuse, NY, invitational, photography
    Arti-FACE, Light Work Gallery, Syracuse, NY, juried, photography

    1994

    Everson Biennial, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY, juried, photography
    Postage Due, SRO Gallery, Lubbock, TX, juried, photography
    Strange Angels, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse, NY, juried, photography
    Summer Exhibition, Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY, juried, photography
    Work by Women, Women's Information Center, Syracuse, NY, juried, photography
    Au Bon Pain, Mail Art Show, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, juried, photography
    11 and One, 118A Gallery, Syracuse, NY, invitational, photography
    In Conjunction, Matrilineage Symposium, White Cube Gallery, Syracuse, NY, invitational, photography
    Magic Silver, Eagle Gallery, Murray, Kentucky, Juror: Daniel S. Williams, Professor of Art, OH University (Catalog), juried, photography 
    Large Scale Art, Visual Arts Showcase #8, John H. Mulroy Civic Center, Syracuse, NY, juried, photography
    Techno Art, Visual Arts Showcase #7, John H. Mulroy Civic Center, Syracuse, NY, juried, video
     

    1993

    * The Many Shades of Libby, Maucker Union Expansion Gallery, Cedar Falls, IA,
    BFA Thesis Exhibit, photography
    Art Show 5, Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA, juried, photography
    Magic Silver, Kamerick Art Gallery, Cedar Falls, IA (Catalog), juried, photography
    F/2.8, Shaffer Hall, Syracuse, NY, invitational, photography
    Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Kamerick Art Gallery, Cedar Falls, IA, 1993, 1992, 1991, & 1990, juried, photography, drawing, installation, sculpture

    1992

    IA Artists 1992, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA (Catalog), juried, photography
    Two Women, Dean's Triangle, Cedar Falls, IA, invitational, photography
    Art Show 4, Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA, juried, photography
    Summer Sensations, Maucker Union Expansion Gallery, Cedar Falls, IA, juried, photography
    Frisky Gorilla 3, Maucker Union Expansion Art Gallery, Cedar Falls, IA, invitational, sculpture
    Cerro-Gordo County Art Exhibition, Mason City Art Gallery, Mason City, IA, juried, photography
     

    1991

    Frisky Gorilla 2, Maucker Union Expansion Art Gallery, Cedar Falls, IA, invitational, sculpture
    One Less Than a Fourth, Maucker Union Expansion Gallery, Cedar Falls, IA, invitational, sculpture

  • Recent Publications

    “Take Care? Take Care!” Linda Weintraub, Art Critic Review. January 2009 (catalogue)
    “The Artists of Take Care”, Tonya Vernooy, Art Critic Review. February 2009 (catalogue)
    “Catalogue Essay – Take Care” Veronica Kavass, Critical Art Review, October 2008 (catalogue)
    “Interactive interpretation: New art exhibit explores definitions of femininity,” Deidre Long, The Anniston Star, January 15, 2009, p. 1B and 3B. Image on cover.
    “Best Interactive Work”, Best of Nashville, David Maddox, Nashville Scene, October 16, 2008, Volume 27, Issue 37, p.88
    “Pink: Not Her Favorite Color,” Chuck Beard, Number: 61, Fall 1/2008, Volume XXI, No. 4, p.8-9
    “Pink is my favorite color,” Tawney Milam, Vanderbilt Hustler, February 6, 2008
    “Seeking Art’s Funnybone: Find out what’s so funny about art at an Artposium,” Denver Westword Calendar, October 2, 2008
    “Pink Exhibition in Arts West Explores Femininity,” Pendulum, October 1, 2008, Volume 34, Edition 5, p.17
    “Belmont exhibit: “Pink” is my favorite color,” Versus, February 7, 2008, no. 4, p. 6
    “USM art students think outside the box,” Student Printz, January 29, 2008, Vol 92, Issue 35, p. 8
    “Rowe’s ‘pink’ art asks what it means to be a woman,” The Tennessean, January 27, 2008, p. 12.
    “The Threads are Loosely Connected: Threads 11 x 1—Eleven Artists—A Single Vision at Memphis College of Art,” Commercial Appeal, October 19, 2007, www.commercialappeal.com.
    “Exhibit sparks Feminist Debate,” College Heights Herald, November 15, 2005, p. 8.
    “Different Viewpoints,” Ankeny Press Citizen, August 10, 2005, p. 13.
    “Empire Builders,” Susan W. Knowles, Number:50, Fall 2004, p. 18-19
    “Stretching the Canvas,” The Tennessean, Weekend Spotlight on Art, Friday, July 30, 2004, p. 10F-12F and cover image.
    “The Exhibit as Art Clinic at Red Chair,” Review: New Features and Art in Kansas City, Vol.2 No.2 (January 2000) p. 19.
    “Artists examine self-image in Miami exhibit,” Hamilton Journal-News, Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999.
    “Libby Rowe: Re-defined,” Philadelphia Citypaper, Sept. 24-Sept. 30, 1999, #749, p. 35.
    “Fotocircle Gallery,” Art Access, Vol.7 No.9 (November 1998) p.38. Image, Eugene Weekly, July 16, 1998. p. 13. Cover Photo, IA Arts and Culture Tractor, Summer 1996.
    "Saving Face," IA Arts and Culture Tractor, Summer 1996, p. 43-44.
    "The 1994 Everson Biennial," Syracuse Herald American, Stars Section, Sept. 25, 1994 p.16-18.
    "PORTFOLIO," Northern IA Today: The University of Northern IA Magazine, Volume 77, Number 1,Summer 1993.
    "UNI Gallery's Magic Silver Show presents many photographic images," Waterloo Courier, February 22, 1993.
    "Juried art exhibit reveals plenty of student talent," Waterloo Courier, Sunday, April 18, 1993, p.E6

  • Artist Statement

    I am interested in the subtle differences between pondering, reflection, meditation, rumination and when these seemingly harmless contemplations turn to a more decidedly negative, and often detrimental, dwelling.

    I am intrigued by the dual meaning of the word dwelling. How the “mental state” of dwelling is seen as definitively negative, but the “home” dwelling is at definition neutral but in reality holds the potential for both positive and negative associations.

    This series of photographs uses physical dwellings made from materials that, along with their environments, suggest a subject that may be the source of a state of brooding.  The conceptual source for this series stems from my interest in the domicile as a primarily feminine space.

Constance Lowe, M.F.A.

Professor of Art
Department of Art & Art History

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Phone: (210) 458-4389
Office: ART 4.01.14A
Office hours: By appointment

Research area: Painting, Drawing

About
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  • Biography

    Connie Lowe is a tenured full professor who has taught basic through graduate level painting and drawing courses at UTSA since 1991. She is also a recognized artist whose work spans drawing, painting, sewn constructions, collage, and installation. Her regional and national exhibitions include Southwest School of Art, San Antonio; Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio; ArtPace, San Antonio; Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut; Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, and Monash University, Caulfield, Australia.  Professor Lowe received her MFA from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.

    She received a 2007 Visual Arts Award from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio and an ArtPace residency in 1998. She has also taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the Kunstakadamiet, Trondheim, Norway, and Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy. She believes that artmaking is a creative and intellectual inquiry into the nature of the world, and emphasizes a process of creative development
    in her teaching.

    Degrees

    • M.F.A., Western Michigan University, 1979
    • B.F.A. Southern Methodist University, 1973
  • Recent Courses

    • Drawing IV
    • Painting II
    • Painting III: Abstractions
    • Painting IV
    • Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

     

  • Exhibition

    SOLO and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

    2008   Equivocal Topographies. Russell Hill Rogers Gallery, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, Texas (catalog)
    2006   nether land. Widener Gallery, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut (brochure)
    2005   Constance Lowe: Graft.  cactusbra Space, San Antonio, Texas
                Constance Lowe.  Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    2004   Double Vision: Alicia Beach and Constance Lowe.  Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona (catalog)
    2000   NoworNever.  The Project Room, San Antonio, Texas
    1999   striking likeness. University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas
    1998   striking likeness.  “New Works 98.1: Tadashi Kawamata, Glenn Ligon, Constance Lowe,” International Artist in Residency Program, ArtPace, San Antonio, Texas (brochure)
                Colony.  Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1996   Blankets, Furniture, Painting 1993-96.  Forum for Contemporary Art (now Contemporary Art Museum), St. Louis, Missouri (brochure)
                Control of Appearances.  Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
                New Material.  Milagros Contemporary Art, San Antonio. Texas
                Appetite for System and Recent Drawings.  Laredo Community College, Laredo, Texas
    1995  Appetite for System.  I Space Gallery, Chicago, Illinois (brochure)
               Selected Works from “Appetite for System”. Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1994  Appetite for System.  Rrose Amarillo Exhibition Space, San Antonio, Texas (brochure)
    1990  Constance Lowe and Robert Michael Smith: Recent Work.  Anderson and Anderson Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    1989  Paintings/Objects.  ARC Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
               Submerged Circuitry: Virginia Bradley and Constance Lowe.  Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, Minnesota (brochure)
      
    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2010  Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art Since the 1960's. San Antonio Museum of Art (catalog) Travels to University of Rochester, New York and Telfair Museum, Savannah, Georgia
    2008  Summer Invitational. Thomas Barry Fine Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota
               Abstraction. Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio, Texas
    2007  All in an Afternoon: Contemporary Drawing Monash University, Caulfield, Australia
               Visual Directions: Texas Craighead-Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas
    2006  Blur.  Contemporary Quarterly #3 virtual exhibition at http://www.contemporaryquarterly.com (printed catalog)
    2005  Nice to Meet You.  Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, California
               Construct: Disclose. Southern Space Project, San Antonio, Texas
    2004  The Stray Show, Chicago, Illinois.  cactusbra Space, San Antonio, Texas
                H20: Considering the Hydrosphere.  Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, Texas
    2002  Drawing in San Antonio.  McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
               Easy as 1,2,3.  RC Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
    2002  Blue Star Past and Future.  Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
               Texas Dialogues: Scenic Overlook. Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
               Neo Rococo.   University of Texas at San Antonio Art Gallery
               Departure/Return.  Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
               Central Texas Survey.  Houston Sculpture 2000 (in conjunction with the International Sculpture Conference) Houston, Texas
    1998  A Cool Show (abstract paintings).  Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
               Collective Visions.  San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
    1998  Constance Lowe, Al Souza, and Dan Sutherland.  Fostick-Nelson Gallery, New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, Alfred, New York and Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
                a posteriori.  charlieuniformtango, Dallas, Texas
                Black Eye.  Visual Arts and Technology Gallery, San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas
                Ars Botanica. Austin College, Sherman, Texas
    1997  Revelation.  Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, Texas (catalog)
               2nd Texas Annual  Exhibition . Contemporary Art Center of Ft. Worth, Texas
               ABC Exhibition (Advisory Board Chooses) .Diverse Works, Houston, Texas
    1995  Blue Star Ten.  Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
                Made in San Antonio . Dowd Art Gallery, State University of New York College at Cortland
    1994  Accumulated Evidence: Drawings by Jesse Amado, Meg Langhorne, Constance Lowe and Dan Sutherland . Visual Arts & Technology Gallery, San Antonio College. San Antonio, Texas
                Invitational Sculpture Exhibition . Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
                Putting It On Paper.  McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
    1992   Blue Star Seven (+7).  Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas
                Six Yaddo Artists.  Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James, New York
                Baja Tejas: South Texas Artists - Works on Paper.  Peruvian/American Cultural Institute, Lima (Miraflores), Peru
    1990  Working on Paper: Contemporary American Drawings.  High Museum at Georgia-Pacific Center, Atlanta, Georgia (catalog)

  • Artist Statement

    My work translates images derived from ink blots into intricate and labor intensive drawings, paintings, and sewn felt pieces. These forms suggest a multitude of representations, playing with and against the human instinct to pull the identifiable from the abstract to make visible a condition in which clear identification or categorization is evaded. I am interested in the kind of incidental color that might result from genetic patterns or hallucinatory states, overlaying notions of the “natural”, “unnatural”, and “artificial”.  Recently I have been using digital imaging to produce more “irrational” color  that is then re-translated into a new drawing or painting.

Ron Binks, M.F.A.

Professor Emeritus
Department of Art & Art History

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Phone: (210) 458-5153
Office: ART 4.01.14C
Office hours: By appointment

Research area: Painting, Special Topics: Berlin, Photography

About
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Artist Statement
  • Biography

    Ron Binks was born in Oak Park, Illinois. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design on a National Scholastic High School Scholarship. Summer studies included photography with Minor White and Beaumont Newhall at the George Eastman House and fellowships to the Cummington School of the Arts and the Robert Flaherty Foundation.

    After receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from RISD he received a Fulbright –Hays grant to study at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Berlin Germany which was renewed for a second year. He returned to the United States and Yale University where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree and had the opportunity to work with Rico Lebrun, Josef Albers, Herbert Matter, Norman Ives and Paul Rudolph. After Yale he was awarded the Rome Prize and returned to Europe for two years as a fellow in painting at the American Academy in Rome.

    He taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he established the degree program in Film. He currently is Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

    He has exhibited paintings, drawings and photographs in galleries and museums in the United States, Europe and Latin America and is represented in numerous private and public collections, including the Ammon Carter Museum, the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Museum of  West Texas, the Roslyn Museum of Art, Del Mar College, Yale University, and the University of Texas at San Antonio, He has been published in Art in America , Art News , and Aperture and is on the advisory board of Photographers  Forum.

    Degrees

    • M.F.A., Yale University School of Art and Architecture, 1960
    • B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, 1956
  • Recent Courses

    • Film Classics
    • Graduate Painting & Drawing
    • Graduate Studio Seminar: Berlin
    • Master of Fine Arts Exhibition
    • Painting: Basic
    • Senior Seminar and Exhibition
  • Exhibition

  • Recent Publications

    • 2008 ART AT OUR DOORSTEP SAN ANTONIO WRITERS + ARTISTS edited by Nan Cuba and Riley Robinson, Trinity University Press
    • 2007 VIENNA TIME limited edition Portfolio of twelve pigment prints 2006 VOICES OF ART “Binksgeist”, Lawrence Leissner
    • 2006 BINKS FIFTY YEARS PHOTOGRAPHS, catalog for one person show, University of Texas at San Antonio art gallery, August 23 – September 24
    • 2006 THE LAST GREAT PLACES IN TEXAS, catalog The Nature Conservancy photographic exhibition at Blue Star Contemporary Art Space, an Antonio, Texas
    • 2005 San Antonio Express News, November 7, “Culturas”, Dan Goddard review BLUE STAR 20 SHOW
    • 2004 San Antonio Express News, November 7, “Culturas”, Dan Goddard review ART IN BERLIN San Antonio Express News, November 17, “S. A..Life”, Dan Goddard ARTS FEST DISCUSSION OF BERLIN VOICES OF ART, volume 13, issue 1, “The Inexorable Thread” Ron Biinks at Blue star by Lawrence Leissner
    • 2002 San Antonio Express News, Oct.10, S.A.Life, Dan Goddard review TEXAS PHOTOGRAPHERS
    • 2000 STADTMAGAZIN GREIFSWALD, number 3, March Der Texaner Ron Bink “Auf den Spuren Caspar David Friedrichs
    • 1997 HERIT AGE, Fall Issue, “PHOTOGRAPHS TEXAS 1997”
    • 1995 RETHINKING THE NA TURAL, exhibition catalog Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, Texas
  • Artist Statement

    Artist’s Statement

    The camera is a recorder of encounters in time, fixing images that can evoke multiple readings in differing contexts. Time has become, for me, the singular quality of photography.  I have painted and photographed during most of my life, with a professional career in both fields. While there has never been a direct crossover between the two , my photographs are informedwith a painter’s sensibility. The image organization and, to a degree, the selection of subject matter reference, painting .

    Recently, I began using multiple images. This can extend the viewer contact with the pictures, like a movie, inviting cross referencing that can cause dissimilar connections or paradoxical comparisons, permitting the viewer to participate in the photographer’s looking-seeing process of visual thinking. It is reflection actively extended in time and place.

     

Richard Armendariz, M.F.A

Associate Professor of Art
Department of Art & Art History

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Phone: (210) 458-5154
Office: ART 4.01.06E
Office hours: By appointment

Research area: Painting, Drawing

About
Exhibition
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  • Biography

    Armendariz was raised in El Paso, Texas, which borders Las Cruces, New Mexico and Juarez, Mexico. There he was surrounded by a mix of romanticism for the American landscape and the hybridization of Mexican, American, and indigenous cultures. Images that have cultural, biographical, and art historical references are carved and burned into the surface of the paintings and drawings.


    Armendariz's new work depicts narco-culture, faith healers and poisonous love set against a western sky. This is a continued exploration of forces shaping the landscape between the US and Mexico Border. Mysticism, the nefarious aftermath of narco-activities, and corrosive love affairs are explored in this most recent body of work.

     

    Degrees

    • M.F.A. University of Colorado at Boulder, 1999
    • B.F.A. University of Texas at San Antonio, 1996
  • Exhibition

    Selected Solo Exhibitions

    • Lonesome Highways are the Only Kind I Seem to Travel, REM Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
    • Confessions of a Singin’ Vaquero, Blue Star Contemporary Art Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
    • Land, People and Identity, International Centre of Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Palestine

     

  • Artist Statement

    I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas which borders Las Cruces, New Mexico and Juarez, Mexico.  There I was saturated by a mix of romanticism for the American landscape and the result is the hybridization of Mexican, American, and indigenous cultures. Images that have cultural, biographical and historical lineage are carved into the surface of the painting.  Text, in the form of original song lyrics, are carved and/or added to the titles to draw further connection to a Western aesthetic and the tradition of Tejano and country music. The aesthetic combination of Western imagery coupled with contemporary and art historical influences are a foundation for my work. My goal with this body of work is to elevate the perception of landscape-genre painting, and contribute to its long-standing history in art.

    http://rickyarmendariz.com/home.html

Juliet Wiersema, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Art History
Department of Art & Art History

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Phone: (210) 458-7854
Office: ART 4.01.24
Office hours: By appointment

Research area: Pre-Hispanic (Pre-Columbian) Art, Architecture, and Archaeology; Colonial Latin American Art; Spanish Baroque Art; Looting, Forgery, Collecting, and the Art Market; Antiquities Trafficking; Ceramic Technology; Whistling Vessels; Object Conservation

About
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  • Biography

    Juliet Wiersema is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She specializes in the art, archaeology, and architecture of the pre-Hispanic Americas. She holds an MA from the Institute of Fine Arts (NYU) and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

    Before joining the faculty at UTSA in 2012, she taught at University of Maryland (2008-2012) and at Santa Clara University (2010-2011). She has held research positions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2011-2012), the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian (2007), and The Library of Congress (2006). She was a US Student Fulbright Fellow to Peru in 2007-2008.

    Her research and teaching has centered on the artifacts, art, and architecture of the pre-Hispanic and Spanish Colonial Americas. Juliet has been affiliated with the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She has collaborated with Interactive Knowledge on web projects including Off the Map, an interactive guide to global Visionary Art, created for The Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore (http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/offthemap/) and Del Corazón, Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Latino Voices site (http://www.delcorazon.si.edu). She has also worked with the US Department of Justice and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement on issues of antiquities trafficking and cultural patrimony.

    Her approach to art and artifacts is interdisciplinary, collaborative, and object-based, drawing upon art historical as well as anthropological theory and methods. She has worked with museum conservators at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and at the Museo Nacional de Antropología, Arqueología e Historia del Perú (MNAAHP) in Lima to understand the history of production, artistic process, and technical style of objects and paintings. With musicians and ethno-musicologists, she has analyzed acoustical characteristics of Andean ceramic whistling vessels produced by pre-Hispanic cultures, gleaning information about connections between tonality and cultural identity.

    Her doctoral dissertation (2010) examined the role of ceremonial architecture and its representation in ceramic objects made for burial by the Moche of Peru (200-850 AD). This work received the 2010 University of Maryland Distinguished Dissertation Award, College of Arts and Humanities. A revision of this research, Ceramic Diagrams of Sacred Space. Architectural Vessels of the Moche, has been written into a book for University of Texas Press. Its anticipated date of publication is 2014.

    While she considers northern California home, she has lived in Barcelona, Spain; Lima, Peru; Siena, Italy; San Francisco; CA; Washington D.C., and New York City. She resides currently in San Antonio, TX. Before undertaking graduate study in 2000, Juliet worked for the Space Science Division at NASA Ames Research Center and the SETI Institute. She also freelanced for the San Francisco Examiner Travel section.

    Degrees

    • PhD, University of Maryland, College Park (2010)
    • MA, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (2002)
  • Recent Courses

    ● Art and Architecture of Europe and the Americas, 1250-1700 AD
    ● Representations of Death, Burial, and the Body in Art
    ● Looting, Forgery, Collectors, and the Art Market
    ● Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Americas
    ● Latin American Art, 1521 AD-present
    ● Art, Empire, and Identity in Latin America

  • Recent Publications

    Ceramic Diagrams of Sacred Space. Architectural Vessels of the Moche of Peru, University of Texas Press (pending publication).

    “Vasijas arquitectónicas Moche. Pequeñas estructuras, grandes consecuencias,” in Microcosmos, visión andina de los espacios prehispánicos,” ed. Adine Gavazzi, in press.

    “Moche Architectural Vessels: Small Structures, Big Implications,” Andean Past 10:67-98, 2012.

    “La relación simbólica entre las representaciones arquitectónicas en las vasijas Mochica y su función ritual,” in Modelando el mundo. Imágenes de la arquitectura precolombina, ed. Cecilia Pardo (Lima: PUCP Fondo Editorial and Museo de Arte Lima), p. 165-191, 2012.

    “House Models of West Mexico,” in The Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress, ed. Arthur Dunkelman (Washington DC: Library of Congress), p. 45-46, 2007.

Judith Sobre, Ph.D.

Professor of Art History
Department of Art & Art History

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Phone: (210) 458-4356
Office: ART 2.02.14
Office hours: By appointment.

Research area: Late Medieval Spanish Painting, American Popular Culture, Jewish Art, Italian and Northern Renaissance Art

About
Teaching
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  • Biography

    Judith Berg Sobré is Professor of Art History in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at San Antonio and has been in the department since 1974.  Previously, she taught at the University of Oregon (1968-1974).  She holds a B.A. from New York University (1962) and Her M.A. (1964) and Ph.D. (1969) from Harvard University.

    Her publications include three books, numerous articles, catalogue contributions to exhibitions and various reference works, and papers and presentations.

    Most of her early publication dealt with painting in late medieval Spain, including two books Behind the Altar Table, the Development of the Painted Retable in Spain, 1350-1500 (University of Missouri Press, 1989) and Bartolomé de Cárdenas “El Bermejo,” Itinerent Painter in the Crown of Aragon (International Scholars Publications 1996/1997) and an exhibition catalogue for a show she co-curated at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston (1996).

    Since 2000, she has also been active in popular culture studies, and has published a third book, San Antonio on Parade (Texas A & M University Press, 2003)dealing with 19th century festival studies.  She has produced a blog, the result of following the 1494/5 journey of Hieronymus Münzer in Spain to see what survives of what Münzer described (http://www.Munzerama.blogspot.com).  She is currently engaged in translating entries from the Spanish website http://www.aragonmudejar.com dealing with Aragonese Mudéjar architectural sites, and also in a research project concerning Goya’s image in fiction, film and theater.

    Her present emphasis in her courses is in art within its cultural context.

    Among the courses she has recently taught at the undergraduate level are the Early Italian Renaissance, Ars Nova in Flanders and northwestern Europe, The Vatican, Jewish and Judaic Art, and the Visual arts of Medieval Spain.

    At the graduate level, she has taught graduate Research Methods, Holocaust and Genocide Film, Topics in Medieval Spain, and Seminars on Sacred Spaces and Goya.

    She has supervised numerous M.A. theses including topics concerning El Greco’s Greek Orthodox connections, Zurbarán’s images of Saint Francis, the iconography of Saint Quiteria in France, Spain and Portugal, a Catalan Processional Cross, The American-Jewish silversmith Myer Myers, and the Melisande Psalter.

    Besides English, Dr. Sobré is fluent in Spanish and Catalan.

    Degrees

    • B.A. New York University (1962)
    • M.A. Harvard University (1964)
    • Ph.D. Harvard University (1969)

     

  • Recent Courses

    • Special Topics: Art in Republic & Court
    • Special Topics: Artist Lives & Avatars
    • Special Topics: Holocaust & Genocide
    • Special Topics: Italian Renaissance
    • Special Topics: Vatican
    • Master's Thesis
  • Recent Publications

    Books:

    • Behind the Altar Table. The Development of the Spanish Painted Retable, 1350-1500, Columbia Mo., University of Missouri Press, 1989.
    • Bartolomé Bermejo, "el Bermejo," Itinerant Painter in the Crown of Aragon (English and Spanish versions), Bethesda, MD., International Scholars Publications, 1996-7.
    • San Antonio on Parade, Six Historic Festivals, 1866-1900, College Station, Texas A & M University Press, 2003.

    Exhibition Catalogues and Catalogue Entries

    • Julià Mateu, Barcelona, 1968
    • McNay Art Museum Catalogue, [entries on Oppenheimer Collection paintings], San Antonio, TX, McNay Art Museum, 1980
    • [With Lynette Bosch}, The Artistic Splendor of the Spanish Kingdoms. The Art of Fifteenth-Century Spain, Boston, Trustees of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, 1996. [Principal catalogue essay and all painting catalogue essays].
    • "The Sculpted Retable in Spain, 1500-1750," catalogue essay in Spanish Polychrome Sculpture (1500-1800) in United States Collections, New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, 1998.
    • "Virgen de la Leche" [catalogue entry], El Mundo de los Osonas, Museu Sant Pius V, Valencia Spain, 1995, repeated in Madonnas y Vergines, Museu Sant Pius V, Valencia Spain, 1996
    • ˆBartolomé Bermejo y su epoca, La pintura gótica hispanoflamenca, [Introductory essay and catalogue entries], Barcelona, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya and Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, 2003.
    • Entries concerning 14th and 15th Spanish Panel Painting in Martha Wolfe (General Editor)Northern European and Spanish Painting before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago, New Haven, Yale University Press 2008

Scott Sherer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Art History and Gallery Director, UTSA Art Gallery and Satellite Space
Department of Art & Art History

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Phone: (210) 458-4402
Office: ART 1.01.56A
Office hours: By appointment

Research area: Modern and postmodern visual art, performance, literature, and intellectual history; Curatorial practices; Histories of civil rights, sexuality, and gender; Theoretical and lived constructions of space.

About
Teaching
Publications
  • Biography

    Dr. Scott A. Sherer’s interdisciplinary background contributes to his positions as Associate Professor of Art History and Director, UTSA Main Art Gallery and Satellite Space.  Sherer earned a BA in Architecture from Yale University, a MA in Art History, from the University of Kentucky, and a PhD in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society from the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. Sherer teaches a range of courses and seminars in modern and contemporary art, and he organizes exhibits and programs with local, regional, national, and international artists.  His research continues philosophical and artistic traditions that examine the inherent conceptual distance and opportunities between lived sensory experience and artistic representations.

    Degrees

    • PhD, Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2002)
    • MA, Art History, University of Kentucky (1993)
    • BA, Architecture, Yale University (1987)
  • Recent Courses

    • Seminar in Research Methods and Writing
    • Embodiment and Representation
    • Contemporary Art
    • Survey of Modern Art
    • Cultural Difference and Postmodern Critique
    • Art Gallery and Museum Internship
  • Recent Publications

    Refereed

    • Drawing and Disorder: The Work of Heimo Wallner,” in Zwischen Nordlicht und Alpenglühen (Between Northern and Alpenglow), exhibition catalogue, (Brunsbüttel and Lübeck, Germany: City Gallery in the Elbe Forum Brunsbüttel and the Culture Forum Castle Monastery Lübeck, May 2009). Invited/Unrefereed.
    • Afterword,” in Reni Gower, The Divas and Iron Chefs of Encaustic, exhibition catalogue, (Richmond, Va.: Virginia Commonwealth University, November 2007). Invited/Unrefereed.
    • Instruction, Imagination, Participation: Learning from Yoko Ono,” in Kevin Concannon, ed., Yoko Ono Imagine Peace Featuring John and Yoko’s Year of Peace, exhibition catalogue, (Akron, Ohio: Myers School of Art, University of Akron, July 2007). Invited/Unrefereed.
    • Remains: Smithson’s Partially Buried Woodshed after 35 Years,” Ephemera, special issue Thresholds 31 (Spring 2006): 56-63; [ISSN: 1091-711X], Refereed.
    • Pausing in a Postmodern World,” catalogue essay, Katarina Wong: Still Center, Spaces World Artists Program, Spaces Gallery, 2006. Refereed.
    • “Imagination and Cultural Criticism in the Work of David Wojnarowicz,” Human Creation Between Reality and Illusion, special issue Analecta Husserliana LXXXII, (Lancaster, England: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2005): 233-242; [ISBN: 1-4020-3577-2]. Refereed.
    • Robert Hughes and the Art of Engagement,” The NCECA Journal XXVI (2005): 3-4; [ISSN 0739-1544]. Refereed.
    • “Brassaï,” Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography, ed. Lynne Warren, (New York: Routledge, 2005): 162-166; [ISBN: 1-5795-8393-8], Refereed.
    • Larry Clark,” Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography, ed. Lynne Warren, (New York: Routledge, 2005): 284-286; [ISBN: 1-5795-8393-8], Refereed.
    • Critical Thinking and Practice in Art History and Visual Culture Studies,” Enhancing Curricula: Towards the Scholarship of Teaching in Art, Design and Communication, ed. Allan Davies, (London: Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design, 2004): 391-404; [ISBN: 0-9541439-3-0]. Refereed.

    Unrefereed

    • New Art/Arte Nuevo: San Antonio 2012, exhibition catalogue, (San Antonio: UTSA Art Gallery, June 2012). Unrefereed.
    • Dam the Torpedoes,” in Dam the Torpedoes: Gregory Elliott 2011, exhibition catalogue (San Antonio: Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, in press, 2012). Unrefereed.
    • Postmodern Storytelling: Images that Start a Story,” essay in exhibition catalogue of Spinning Yarns: Photographic Storytelling, curated by Anne Leighton Massoni and Libby Rowe (Grand Rapids, Mich.:
    • Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University, 2011). Unrefereed.
    • Margins, editor, exhibition catalogue, curated by Larry Graeber, exhibition manager, UTSA Art Gallery, June- August, 2011.
    • Essay” with Adriana Miramontes Olivas, Signs of Change, curated by Dennis Olsen, (San Antonio: UTSA Art Gallery, March 2011). Unrefereed.
    • Signs of Change, editor, exhibition catalogue, curated by Dennis Olsen, (San Antonio: UTSA Art Gallery, March 2011). Unrefereed.
    • Steve Reynolds: Serial Investigations in Sculpture, editor, exhibition catalogue, curated by Catherine Lee, (San Antonio, UTSA Art Gallery, January 2011). Unrefereed.
    • New Art/Arte Nuevo: San Antonio 2010, exhibition catalogue, (San Antonio: UTSA Art Gallery, June 2010). Unrefereed.
    • Intense Concentration, exhibition catalogue, (San Antonio: UTSA Art Gallery, January 2010). Unrefereed.
    • Relative Distances, editor, exhibition catalogue, (San Antonio: UTSA Art Gallery, January 2010). Unrefereed.
    • Apparatus, exhibition catalogue, San Antonio: UTSA Department of Art and Art History, March 2009. Unrefereed.
    • Marcia Gygli King: Forty Years, editor, exhibition catalogue, (San Antonio: UTSA Department of Art and Art History, San Antonio Museum of Art, Southwest School of Art & Craft, January 2009). Unrefereed.
    • The Culture of Comfort and Discomfort,” in Marcia Gygli King: Forty Years, exhibition catalogue, (San Antonio: UTSA Department of Art and Art History, San Antonio Museum of Art, Southwest School of Art & Craft, January 2009). Unrefereed.
    • All Ladies Video Review, editor, exhibition catalogue, (San Antonio: UTSA Department of Art and Art History, January 2009). Unrefereed.
    • Sana Sana Colita de Rana: Artists Influenced by La Cultura, exhibition catalogue, (San Antonio: UTSA Department of Art and Art History, October 2008). Unrefereed.
    • New Art/Arte Nuevo: San Antonio 2008, exhibition catalogue, (San Antonio: UTSA Department of Art and Art History, July 2008). Unrefereed.
    • The Lam Collection of Aboriginal Art, exhibition catalogue, (San Antonio: UTSA Department of Art and Art History, January 2008). Unrefereed.
    • Spiritual Dreaming, exhibition catalogue, (San Antonio: UTSA Department of Art and Art History, January 2008).Unrefereed.
    • Still Life in New Time, exhibition catalogue, (San Antonio: UTSA Department of Art and Art History, August 2007).Unrefereed.
    • Play and Re-Play, exhibition catalogue, (San Antonio: UTSA Department of Art and Art History, June 2007).Unrefereed.
    • Marlene Alt: home/land: moths to the flame, exhibition catalogue, (San Antonio: UTSA Department of Art and Art History, January 2007). Unrefereed.
    • Steven Siegel: tilt 2005, project brochure, (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University School of Art, April 2005). Unrefereed.
    • Structures of Experience: an exhibition in response to Robert Smithson at Kent State University, exhibition catalogue, (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University School of Art Gallery, March 2005). Unrefereed.
    • Experience and Exchange: Documentary as the Art of Collaboration, exhibition catalogue, (Kent, Ohio: Kent State University School of Art Gallery, October 2003). Unrefereed.

Kristy Masten, M.A.

Senior Lecturer
Department of Art & Art History

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Phone: (210) 458-7248
Office: ART 3.01.13
Office hours: By Appointment

About
Teaching
Artist Statement
  • Biography

    Kristy came to UTSA in 2005 to study with Dr. Judith Sobre in the MA Art History Program.  After completing her studies with an emphasis in Medieval Spain, she continues at UTSA as an instructor of art history courses.  Kristy teaches mostly introductory art history classes and is helping to develop the new Introduction to the Visual Arts class for non-majors.

    Degrees

    • MA - Art History, University of Texas at San Antonio
    • BA - Art History, Arizona State University
    • BS - Justice Systems, Truman State University
  • Recent Courses

    • Contemporary Art
    • Introduction to the Visual Arts
    • Survey of Art & Architecture (Prehistory - 1350)
    • Survey of Art & Architecture (1350-1750)
    • Survey of Modern Art (1750-Present)
  • Artist Statement

    Department Service

    Art History Core Assessment Committee, UTSA

    • Assessment Coordinator for Introduction to the Visual Arts instructors, August 2013 – Present
    • Committee member, August 2010 – Present

    Art History Program Assessment Committee, UTSA

    • Committee member, November 2009 – Present


    Curatorial Experience

    Satellite Space, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

    • Curator for “Creating Context:  Words at Work,” 2007

    National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY

    • Lillian Thomason Gemar Curatorial Intern, May 2006 – August 2006

Julie Johnson, Pd.D.

Associate Professor of Art History
Department of Art & Art History

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Phone: (210) 458-7429
Office: ART 4.01.24
Office hours: By Appointment

About
Teaching
Publications
Artist Statement
  • Biography

    Julie Johnson earned her MA at the University of Iowa and her PhD at the University of Chicago, specializing in the art and architecture of Central Europe, with a minor in film. She has held residential fellowships in Vienna from Fulbright, the International Center for Cultural Studies (IFK), NEH (summer teaching institute), and at Cornell University (DAAD summer seminar on gender and sexuality in the German-speaking world). Her teaching addresses the history of art and architecture in Vienna 1900, women artists, spectatorship theory and gender issues, histories of display, and modern and contemporary art. She is the author of The Memory Factory: The Forgotten Women Artists of Vienna 1900 (Purdue University Press, 2012), an essay on parodies and joking in Vienna 1900 in the Oxford Art Journal, and articles on women artists and the display cultures of Vienna 1900 in several anthologies and exhibition catalogues. The most recent of these is on women as portraitists in Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900, edited by Gemma Blackshaw (National Gallery of Art, London October 9, 2013-January 12, 2014). Her next major research project is on the bird’s-eye view and the visual culture of Vienna 1900.

    Her recent publication The Memory Factory (http://www.thepress.purdue.edu/titles/format/9781557536136) is the first book in English on women artists in Vienna 1900. Its primary purpose is to tell the stories of the forgotten women artists of its subtitle, and to explain how they came to be left out of the dominant histories of the period. While many women artists have been subject to cycles of rediscovery, these women’s lives were interrupted by the Holocaust, and in several cases their works were destroyed or dispersed. Such erasure has been so thorough that even today there is a mistaken belief that women were not allowed to exhibit their works publicly in Vienna 1900. The book takes a new approach to women artists by focusing on readings of where their works were displayed, including in some of the most famous Gesamtkunstwerk exhibitions of the Secessionists. It documents how women artists took part in the public art world and creative culture of Vienna 1900, not only exhibiting their works in the major shows of the Secession and Kunstschauen but also pioneering alternative exhibitions.

    Among the courses she has taught at the undergraduate level are: Contemporary Art, Topics: Nineteenth-Century Art, Cultures of Display, Vienna 1900, Women Artists, and Art Nouveau

    At the graduate level she has taught: Vienna 1900; Topics in Contemporary Art: The Artist’s Studio; The Art Museum, Central European Art, Suburbia and Architecture in Contemporary Art and Gender Issues in Art

    Degrees

    • University of Chicago, Ph.D. in Art History, 1998
    • University of Iowa, Master of Arts in Art History, 1988
  • Recent Courses

    • 19th Century Art
    • Contemporary Art
    • Master's Thesis
    • Special Topics: Art Museum
    • Special Topics: Histories of Display
    • Survey Art and Architecture 1350-1750: Honors

     

  • Recent Publications

    • The Memory Factory: The Forgotten Women Artists of Vienna 1900 (West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Press, 2012).
    • Select online reviews: http://www.theartblog.org/2012/06/the-forgotten-women-artists-of-vienna-1900/; http://www.viennareview.net/vienna-review-book-reviews/book-reviews/art-through-womens-eyes; http://www.bookslut.com/features/2012_07_019154.php; http://forward.com/articles/168946/turn-of-century-vienna-artists-deserve-second-look/?p=all
    • “Women Artists and Portraiture,” in Facing the Modern: The Portrait in Vienna 1900, National Gallery of Art, London, exhibition catalogue edited and curated by Gemma Blackshaw, October 9, 2013-January 12, 2014.
    • “Women and the Creation of New Art Publics in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna,” in Temma Balducci and Heather Jensen, eds., Women, Bourgeois Femininity and Public Space in Nineteenth-Century European Visual Culture (Ashgate, 2013).
    • “The Ephemeral Museum of Old Mistresses: A Tale of Two Exhibitions” in Rudolfine Lackner, ed., 100 Jahre/Years VBKÖ Festschrift (Vienna: Austrian Association of Women Artists, 2011): 75-96.
    • “Theater as Therapy in the Asylum at Mauer-Öhling: The Fin-de-Siècle Realization of a Romantic Dream?” in Rebecca Thomas, ed., Madness and Crime in Modern Austria: Myth, Metaphor and Cultural Realities (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008): 196-216. 
    • “The Invisible Foremother: Rediscovering Helene Funke,” Woman’s Art Journal vol. 29, no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2008): 33-40.
    • “Helene Funke’s Still Lifes:  Looking at the Overlooked” (in German “Helene Funkes Stillleben: Ein Blick auf das Übersehene”):  Helene Funke 1869-1957, ed. Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz (May 4-September 11, 2007): 133-141 (exhibition catalogue essay for the first museum retrospective of this artist).
    • “Writing, Erasing, Silencing:  Tina Blau and the (Woman) Artist’s Biography,” Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, vol. 4, no. 3 (autumn 2005) http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/index.php/autumn05/208-writing-erasing-silencing-tina-blau-and-the-woman-artists-biography
    • “The Embodied Gaze: Contemporary Art and the Museum Culture of Vienna," Blueprints for No-Man’s Land: Connections in Contemporary Austrian Culture, Janet Stewart and Simon Ward, eds. (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2004): 29-56.
    • “Athena Goes to the Prater: Parodying Ancients and Moderns at the Vienna Secession,” Oxford Art Journal vol. 26, no. 2 (2003): 47-70.
    • “The Return to Beauty in Contemporary Art and Art History,” in “A Place for Beauty,” eds. M. Sowder and A. Johnson, Rendezvous vol. 36, no. 1 (Spring 2003): 1-21.
    • “From Brocades to Silks and Powders: Women's Art Exhibitions and the Formation of a Gendered Aesthetic in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna," Austrian History Yearbook 28 (Winter 1997): 269-292.
    • “Schminke und Frauenkunst,” Die Frauen der Wiener Moderne, eds. Lisa Fischer and Emil Brix (Vienna: Verlag für Geschichte und Politik, 1997): 167-178.
  • Artist Statement

    PRESENTATIONS

    • “A Surplus of Frames: Allegorizing Collecting in the 1720 Stallburg Installation,” College Art Association, Los Angeles, February 2012, panel sponsored by the Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art
    • “Adaptations of the Grotesque in Vienna 1900,” Adaptation/Transformation, annual interdisciplinary conference at the University of West Georgia, November 2011
    • “Women and the Creation of New Art Publics in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna,” College Art Association Chicago, February 2010

Teresa Eckmann, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Art & Art History

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Phone: (210) 458-4617
Office: AR 3.01.12
Office hours: By Appointment

About
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Publications
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  • Degrees

    • Ph.D, Latin American Studies, University of New Mexico, 2004
    • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, 1997
    • B.A. in Studio Art, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1992
  • Recent Courses

    • Latin American Art
    • Comprehensive Examination
    • Survey of Modern Art
    • Special Topics: Contemporary Mexican 
    • Masters Thesis
  • Recent Publications

    • Neo-Mexicanism: Mexican Figurative Painting and Patronage in the 1980s (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press) 2010
    • “No Bounds: Luis Cruz Azaceta” in the exhibition catalogue No Bounds (Augusta: Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art) 2008
    • “The Latin American Poster: Image, Message, and Means” in the exhibition catalogue Latin American Posters: Public Aesthetics and Mass Politics (Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press) 2006
    • Curator, Indigenous Dress and Sacred Text: The Art of Carlos Merida, The Gallery at the Center for Southwest Research, Zimmerman Library, UNM, 2008
    • Curator, Revisioning Tradition: Rafael Lopez Castro and Delilah Montoya, The Gallery at the Center for Southwest Research, Zimmerman Library UNM, 2007
    • Co-Curator, New Mexico Pics: The State of Photography II, Curated with Holly Roberts and Miguel Gandert). Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2007