Department of Art News

1960s: Visionary Fuller brought dome projects to UO

When architect-inventor-visionary R. Buckminster Fuller visited the UO in 1962, he was better known for developing the neo-futuristic geodesic dome than for his Dymaxion Chronofile, a project to document his life every 15 minutes.

A&AA student helps create Hoot Housing, a property rental review site

College students are often accustomed to lowering their standards for a living situation, such as a shoebox-sized apartment under the unresponsive and impersonal supervision of a massive property-management business.

4 A&AA faculty members, alumnus receive Career Opportunity Grants

Five artists associated with the UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts were honored with 2015 Career Opportunity Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission

Sculptors recognized in international student awards competition

Two MFA students from UO have been recognized with Honorable Mention awards in the 2014 International Sculpture Center's Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Three from A&AA win faculty awards

Three School of Architecture and Allied Arts faculty members were among the thirteen recipients of the 2014-15 school year Fund for Faculty Excellence Award.

Portland Art Museum celebrates Blue Sky’s 40th

What began forty years ago as a makeshift photo gallery in a space the size of a freight elevator is celebrating its fortieth anniversary with a formal exhibition of 120 works at the Portland Art Museum through January.

UO museum exhibits honor A&AA’s 100th

In honor of A&AA’s 100th birthday celebration, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) on the University of Oregon campus is hosting three exhibitions featuring former A&AA faculty member David McCosh and former A&AA student Gordon Gilkey, all commenc

A&AA welcomes new faculty

A&AA welcomes three new tenure-track faculty members for the 2014-15 academic year.

Warpinski’s “Surface Tension” at Fort Collins’ Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center Art Galleries in Fort Collins, Colorado, will present “Surface Tension,” a photographic series by UO Professor Terri Warpinski with poetry by Laura Winter, September 12 through November 1, 2014.

'WIRED' features Rick Silva’s futuristic birds

WIRED has featured Assistant Professor Rick Silva’s futuristic bird project in a recent

Monograph combines typography, photography in whimsical imagery

Oxide, a new book by Craig Hickman, a professor in the UO Digital Arts Program, was featured in a recent issue of

Master paintmaker is ’14 Lawrence Medalist

Robert Gamblin, ’70, received the school’s highest honor, the Ellis F. Lawrence Medal, at commencement June 16. Artist and owner of Gamblin Artist Colors and Gamblin Conservation Colors, his paint has been used to restore van Goghs and other masterpieces.

Carla Bengtson named head of Department of Art

Associate Professor Carla Bengtson has accepted a three-year term as head of the Department of Art effective July 16, Dean Frances Bronet announced Monday, June 16. 

Best of Spring Storm on exhibit through June 16

A selection of work by graduating senior art students will be shown June 9-16 in the Best of 2014 Spring Storm exhibition in the LaVerne Krause Gallery in Lawrence Hall.

Farsi named 2014 Hallie Ford Fellow

Assistant Professor Tannaz Farsi of the UO Department of Art is among three visual artists named 2014 Hallie Ford Fellows in the Visual Arts by The Ford Family Foundation.

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