School of Art + Design News

Gamblin: Lawrence medalist 2014

Robert Gamblin, artist and business owner of Gamblin Artist Colors, Co., will receive the school’s highest honor, the 2014 Ellis F. Lawrence Medal, at the A&AA commencement ceremony this spring. He is a 1970 graduate of the UO’s Department of Art.

Lionni work at Berlin gallery

Art professor Sylvan Lionni found inspiration for one of his more recent paintings in the unlikely source of a computer database programming language called Structured Query Language.

Track Town Studio combines product design with architecture

The eighty-five flags gracing the ceiling in the “Track Town Studio” this term aren’t mere decoration.

Working with Macklemore, speaking out for LGBT rights

Nic Adenau was a junior at the University of Oregon when the independent company behind Macklemore & Ryan Lewis approached him for freelance work. Impressed by his skills in the digital arts, they hired Adenau to work on their music videos and tour visuals.

Hickman exhibit provides peek at early Northwest creative culture

“Portland Creative Community 1.0,” an exhibit at the White Box in Portland, explores the early work of photographer and faculty member Craig Hickman.

Art professor navigates ideas of motherhood through mixed media

Associate Professor Charlene Liu recently embarked on a new body of work: exploring ideas of motherhood, intimacy, and sustenance.

Faste recognized as Sony Scholar for outstanding work

Assistant Professor Trygve Faste of the Product Design Program was honored recently with a Sony Scholar award.

Warpinski receives art grant

Twenty-four years ago, the Berlin Wall that divided East and West Berlin was torn down. To the east, the Israeli-Palestinian border shows the result of a long and convoluted conflict.

Product design major balances football, career classes

Fifth year BFA major Daryle Hawkins leads an intense dual life, packing in training and games as a Duck receiver with product design studios in Portland three times a week.

New Michlig book explores historic, iconic poster art

A new book coedited by Christopher Michlig, assistant professor in the Department of Art, launched in September at the New York Art Book Fair.

Kartz Ucci leaves a final artwork and a song with her passing

Kartz Ucci, associate professor of digital arts, lost her battle with cancer on October 6. She was 52 years of age. Ucci joined the UO faculty in 2004 and taught art and digital arts in the Department of Art.

Can design address global health?

Using interactive technology to improve education and human wellness is the focus of a colloquium October 23 exploring how technology, design, and cross–disciplinary education can solve global health issues. “The Edge of Educational Technology” will take place at 5:30 p.m.

A&AA welcomes new faculty

A&AA welcomes five new tenure-track faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year. Here’s a look at who they are and what they bring to the A&AA community.

Building materials meet chemistry head on in technology seminar

From flip books to comic strips to YouTube videos, students in a recent 2013 architecture class got creative in fulfilling an atypical class assignment: interpret the life cycle of concrete at the molecular scale.

Exhibits, discussion, class to explore contemporary Chinese art and culture

Shanghai, long considered China’s most cosmopolitan metropolis, has today reemerged as a global center with a booming culture industry and flourishing art scene. A panel discussion, “Picturing Global China: Contemporary Art from Shanghai and Beyond,” October 5 from 1-4 p.m.

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