Department of Art News

Jan Reaves

College of Design Community Mourns Passing of Jan Reaves

Students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the College of Design are mourning the loss of long-time painting and drawing instructor Janet (Jan) Reaves. She died Sunday, July 29, from complications related to cancer.

Aja Segapeli works in her art studio on campus

Couple's Gift Helps Students Learn the Business Side of Art

Jeff Reingold and his wife Francine gave a gift and helped to launch an initiative to give aspiring artists the business tools and skills they need to be successful artists.

Gerardo Sandoval

New Diversity Fellow Announced

Dean of the College of Design, Christoph Lindner announced the College’s new Dean’s Fellow for Diversity.

students at commencement

A Time to Celebrate

The College of Design celebrates its more than 600 graduates and first commencement ceremony under its new name.

Spring Storm poster

Sixth Annual Senior Art Show Features School of Art + Design Students

The School of Art + Design’s annual senior art show, featuring the work of nearly 80 students, takes place in Lawrence Hall on the UO campus beginning June 11 with an opening reception from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., continuing through Commencement Day, June 18.

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College of Design Faculty Members Receive Promotions, Tenure

The University of Oregon has promoted six College of Design faculty members for 2017–18. The promotion and tenure process involves rigorous review, so receiving them reflects significant achievements.

Daynight, Daynight, artwork by Amanda Wojick. Paint, canvas, wood, paper mache, 40x24.

Amanda Wojick's Work on Exhibit from East to West

In what could be called an art exhibit triptych, Amanda Wojick, associate professor and coordinator of the sculpture program at the School of Art + Design at the University of Oregon, has pieces on display in three states this month—New York, Illinois, and Oregon.

Raevyn Rogers painting

Raevyn Rogers: Triple Crown

When Raevyn Rogers graduates in June, she will be an emerging track superstar with degrees in Art and Spanish. She says that art’s appeal to her isn’t just in the creativity and peace it offers her but that art critics and track fans have a lot in common.

Spree River - photo by Terri Warpinski

Photography Professor Recognized as 2018 Honored Educator

Terri Warpinski, Professor of Art, has been selected as the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) 2018 Honored Educator.

James Ivory with Oscar

College of Design alumni take home Oscars

James Ivory, a 1951 UO graduate, took home the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for the film “Call Me by Your Name” at Sunday night’s 90th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. At 89, Ivory becomes the oldest person ever to win an Academy Award in a competitive category.

Laurenne Ross in ski race

Returning Duck Olympian Competes in 2018 Winter Games

For this art student and alpine skier, life is looking up as she competes in her second Olympics!

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Two Art Faculty Selected to Feature Video Installation at Prestigious 2018 Biennale Architettura

School of Art + Design faculty members David Rueter and Marissa Benedict have film featured at 2018 Biennale Architettura, the prestigious cultural exhibition in Venice.

students talk with Arturo Zavala and Wilson Smith

Inaugural Art + Design Symposium Pairs Professionals with Students

College of Design students joined professionals from a wide range of creative practices to learn about careers in design and how to navigate from academics to professional practice.

Messaging Bellini. Photo courtesy Polys Peslikas.

Globally renowned art critic to present talks in Eugene and Portland, tour Oregon artist studios

Jan Verwoert will offer public presentations in November and visit 15-20 Oregon artists in their studios. Based in Europe, he’s the first international visitor to join in Connective Conversations. The program is a partnership between The Ford Family Foundation, the University of Oregon, and four other academic institutions that brings professional critics and curators to the Northwest for one-on-one studio visits and community conversations. 

#CarbonFeed sound-art installation at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Smithsonian museum features UO instructors’ sound and art installation

Thanks to two instructors in the School of Art + Design and the School of Music and Dance, you can see and hear the carbon footprint of a tweet or a Google post in real time—and visualize how much energy it takes. John Park and Jon Bellona’s #CarbonFeed sound and art installation was featured recently at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

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