School of Art + Design News

Digital Arts Program Winter Reviews 2016 with Professor Craig Hickman

Students in the fifth year BFA program of the Portland Digital Arts Program showcased their work during the winter term 2016 final reviews.  Students learn to discuss their work and their practice and to gain and accept feedback from their peers and the arts community.

MacArthur Genius Fellow Rick Lowe to discuss art and social engagement in underserved communities

MacArthur Fellow and Houston-based artist Rick Lowe will be in Eugene to offer a talk on “Art and The Social Context” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, in Lawrence Hall 177 (1190 Franklin Boulevard, Eugene).

Visiting artists Mollie Favour and Brad Miller in Eugene April 28 to review global careers

Mollie Favour and Brad Miller — who met under slightly contentious circumstances in a UO classroom in the mid-1970s — return to Lawrence Hall on Thursday, April 28, to talk about their art, their lives, and their pivotal days in Eugene.
 

UO’s Product Design Program to join RAIN innovation hub opening May 10 in downtown Eugene

Product design, sustainability, and entrepreneurship all come together permanently under one roof May 10 when the Downtown Innovation Launch Lab officially opens in Eugene. The festivities begin with a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m.

MFA thesis exhibition opens May 6 in Portland, showcases work by UO Department of Art graduate students

The 2016 UO Art MFA Thesis Exhibition opens Friday, May 6, at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 8371 North Interstate Avenue in Portland, with a reception from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition runs through May 29.

Artist Michael Salter grinds culture into ‘Gristle Sausage’

In his newest exhibit, Gristle Sausage, associate professor of digital arts Michael A. Salter plays the role of a meat grinder: He grinds graphics and memes and shapes them into a “all- you-can-eat visual buffet.”

A&AA partners with two Portland colleges to give Oregon artists more access to curators, critics

The UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts and the Ford Family foundation have added two new partners to a pro

UO Product Design Program students target design for adaptive athletes

Students in the adaptive design studio had a specific vision and goal: to enable the USA wheelchair rugby team to compete at its highest potential using innovative products designed just for them.

Sports Product Design master’s program at UO in Portland clears hurdles toward final approval

Designers and engineers interested in cutting-edge research in sports product design will welcome the University of Oregon’s proposed new Sports Product Design (SPD) master’s degree, due to begin fall 2016 in Portland.

Artists join volunteers at ‘edit-a-thon’ to change how women are represented in Wikipedia

Wikipedia is one of the most popular go-to sites for research and fact-checking, but the site suffers from some serious male bias.

A 2011 study from the Wikimedia Foundation found that only 9 percent of Wikipedia’s editors, and fewer than 13 percent of its writers, are female.

UO art faculty in Portland Biennial

Eight UO Department of Art faculty members are among thirty-four artists and artist teams selected from around the state by curator Michelle Grabner for Disjecta Contemporary Art Center’s Portland2016 Biennial exhibition. Grabner served as co-curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

White Box exhibiting MFA students’ work

The 2016 UO Art MFA 2nd Year Exhibition, featuring the work of second-year MFA students in the UO Department of Art, will continue at White Box, 24 NW First Avenue in Portland, through January 30.

Professors’ project in designboom Top 10

A ceramic product line designed by Product Design Program Assistant Professor Trygve Faste and Department of Art Instructor Jessica Swanson is featured in designboom’s Top 10 Reader Submissions of 2015 in the product design category.

Electric car design launches career

As a freshman at UO, Collin Lafayette lost interest in his stated major, business, fairly quickly. Instead, he found himself regularly helping out his roommate with his Product Design Program homework.

Acclaimed artist Martha Rosler to lead Fowler Lecture

An artist whose work has ranged from provocative, avant-garde statements of the feminist struggle and public forums on homelessness to photomontages that juxtapose the carnage of war with the luxury of American homes will visit the University of Oregon for a talk this month.

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