Department of Art News

Anya Kivarkis named 2016 Hallie Ford Fellow

UO Associate Professor of Art Anya Kivarkis is one of five Oregon artists named Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts for 2016. She was among 156 applicants. The honor, presented by The Ford Family Foundation, comes with a $25,000 unrestricted award.

Christoph Lindner, A&AA’s new dean, shares his views on research, international study, and teaching

Christoph Lindner, professor of media and culture at the University of Amsterdam, will join UO as the new A&AA dean beginning August 15.

Students take sports filmmaking to next level in ‘Stoked 101’

The genre of the outdoors sports film is well tread, and many students can attest to sitting through a roommate’s footage from a Mt. Hood ski trip, scored with obnoxious music and nauseatingly filmed with a GoPro.

Digital Arts student’s handmade stickers honor Oregon

While doodling in her mini sketchbook in November 2015, University of Oregon digital arts major Ashlee Pierce wrote the word “home” with an image of Oregon substituted for the letter O.

Undergraduate Symposium presenters May 20 include seven from A&AA

The Sixth Annual Undergraduate Symposium will take place Friday, May 20, in the Global Scholars Hall on the UO campus.

A&AA students presenting their work include:

Spring Storm 2016 to showcase work by seniors in Lawrence Hall

Work by nearly 100 graduating senior art, digital arts, and product design students will be exhibited in Spring Storm 2016 Senior Show on Friday, May 27, from 5-8 p.m. over two floors in Lawrence Hall, 1190 Franklin Boulevard, on the UO campus.

UO in Portland School of Architecture and Allied Arts announces June 2 Open House for art, design, architecture

An exhibition of art and design work by graduating students in the University of Oregon in Portland School of Architecture and Allied Arts will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, June 2, during the annual Open House at the White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch Street.

New Dean Selected for the School of Architecture and Allied Arts

Scott Coltrane, provost and senior vice president, announced today that the next dean of the University of Ore

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.
 

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

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.

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