Department of Art News

Parasol Foundation Women in Photography Project Acquires New Assistant Professor's Work

New School of Art + Design Assistant Professor in Photography, Tarrah Krajnak, will see their cyanotypes from their performance, 1979: Contact Negative, form the first Parasol Foundation Women in Photography acquisition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The work will be on display at the start of 2023.

When Art Meets Activism

Meet Product Design student, Kundai Kapurura, in this student profile published in the "Ethos" publication.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series explores the African diaspora in new exhibition

Lewis Watts is a photographer, archivist, curator, and Professor Emeritus of Art at UC Santa Cruz. His research and artwork centers around the “cultural landscape” primarily in communities in the African Diaspora in different parts of the world.

Teaching by Design with Trygve Faste

Oregon Quarterly features Product Design department head, Trygve Faste, in a feature that details his method and journey to teaching tomorrow's designers. 

Wordle, the brainchild of a UO alum, is sweeping the globe

Around the O article: Josh Wardle, a 2011 Master of Fine Arts graduate in digital arts, has a new project sweeping the globe: Wordle.

A Principal Investigator of Rural Alchemy

Philomath, Oregon-based “rural artist” Karin Bolender has more in common with scientists in the Knight Campus than many might realize.

Indigenous Designer and UO Alumna Tracie Jackson Featured on the UO BE Series

Tracie Jackson (Diné) is the guest speaker of UO's "BE" series – a student-run program that brings together thinkers, makers, and disrupters to share their ideas on the issues that matter.

UO Professor Helps Old Navy Streamline Women's Sizes

Old Navy turned to UO professor and researcher Susan Sokolowski in response to shifting attitudes toward inclusive sizing.

Alum Marcus Harvey Directs Redesign of New Logo for Portland Winterhawks

The digital arts alum incorporated elements of the region into the branding for the WHL ice hockey team.

Mika Boyd Shows Prints in JSMA Black Lives Matter Group Exhibition

The College of Design printmaking studio technician was one of 20 artists to receive a grant to create art in support of the movement.

'ArtForum' on the Deceptive Complexities in Jovencio de la Paz’s ‘Glitchy’ Textiles

The magazine reviews the assistant professor of art’s digitally processed weavings on view at Holding Contemporary.

College of Design Congratulates Faculty on Tenure and Promotion

The UO has promoted 10 College of Design faculty members—a process that involves rigorous review and recognizes tireless commitment.

Welcome to the Mini-Museum: School of Art + Design 2021 Exhibitions

A showcase of the accomplishments and discoveries of a new generation of artists and designers.

Remembering George Kokis—‘A Giant in the Field of Ceramics’

The professor emeritus of art, who taught at the UO for decades, passed away in April 2021.


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