Department of Art News

Of peep shows, magic lanterns and broken smartphone screens

Erkki Huhtamo is an inquisitive man.

Professionally, he collects optical devices “such as magic lanterns, peep show boxes, phenakistiscopes, praxinoscopes, kinoras and other fascinating things,” he says. “I use them in my research and teaching and also to illustrate my books.”

UO art professor’s photos in Getty exhibition of artists’ responses to news

Ron Jude’s 45-part work Alpine Star is on view through April 30 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles as part of Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media.

Two A&AA employees earn Outstanding Employee Awards

Zudegi Giordano, office coordinator in the Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, and Beth Roy, executive administrative assistant in the Department of Art, are among recipients of this year’s Outstanding Employee Awards at UO.

Lenscratch features Warpinski’s photo project commemorating border deaths

The preeminent photography blog Lenscratch featured photos and text by A&AA Professor of art Terri Warpinski in a November 25 post.

Flame sculpture by UO alumnus highlights Gateway area

A new 62-foot-tall metal sculpture from a UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts graduate aims to draw attention to the Gateway entrance to Springfield, Oregon, along Interstate 5.

New York curator to discuss living, sensory elements in art

Eden Powell won’t forget seeing “real spaces where people create in the New York art world,” which she experienced last March on a field trip with her “Spring Break in New York” ART 408 class.

Faculty art show series launches at White Box

Experience collages, paper wall-relief works, cardboard sculptures, silkscreen prints, and a three-minute 16mm film in the first of three UO art faculty exhibitions scheduled at White Box gallery in Portland.

2016 Summer Craft Forum underway

The 2016 Summer Craft Forum @ University of Oregon is underway through August 6 as artists and curators from around the country occupy UO studio spaces to work and think together.

UO art professors featured in ‘Portland2016 Biennial’ exhibitions opening this weekend

Exhibitions that include work by UO art faculty members open this weekend in galleries in Portland as part of Portland2016 Biennial, a major survey of work by artists who are defining and advancing contemporary art practices.

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 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:

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