Department of Art News

Warpinski receives art grant

Twenty-four years ago, the Berlin Wall that divided East and West Berlin was torn down. To the east, the Israeli-Palestinian border shows the result of a long and convoluted conflict.

New Michlig book explores historic, iconic poster art

A new book coedited by Christopher Michlig, assistant professor in the Department of Art, launched in September at the New York Art Book Fair.

Kartz Ucci leaves a final artwork and a song with her passing

Kartz Ucci, associate professor of digital arts, lost her battle with cancer on October 6. She was 52 years of age. Ucci joined the UO faculty in 2004 and taught art and digital arts in the Department of Art.

Exhibits, discussion, class to explore contemporary Chinese art and culture

Shanghai, long considered China’s most cosmopolitan metropolis, has today reemerged as a global center with a booming culture industry and flourishing art scene. A panel discussion, “Picturing Global China: Contemporary Art from Shanghai and Beyond,” October 5 from 1-4 p.m.

UO among best of the best in latest national rankings

The University of Oregon keeps coming up tops in national surveys of the flagship colleges in the United States.

The artist behind the Lawrence Medal

Lin Cook was commissioned to design the first Lawrence Medal — a prestigious honor now awarded annually to a distinguished graduate — in 1999. She has produced every medal that has been presented since then.

Lin offers new summer courses in contemporary art, Asian visual culture

Assistant Professor Jenny Lin shares her skills, research, and expertise with two departments in UO’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, having been hired fall 2012 for a joint appointment in the departments of Art and the History of Art and Architecture.

Art News enthusiastic about Reaves’ show at Russo gallery

The May 2013 Art News gives a rave review to art instructor Jan Reaves’ recent show at the Laura Russo Gallery in Portland.

2013 Spring Storm exhibits work by graduating seniors

Two floors of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts will be filled with art installations by senior-year undergraduates on May 31 from 5-8 p.m.

Storytelling, voice key to comics class

Comics aren’t always funny. Think “Doonesbury,” which makes pointed political digs. Or Joe Sacco’s graphic novels about Arab-Palestinian conflicts. And the mid-20th century’s “Pogo,” by Walt Kelly, which engaged in social and political satire.

Artist’s work fuses art, social science

He tweets in French, English, and Farsi. He’ll set up an empty chair in front of his own chair on a busy sidewalk just to see who stops by, documenting the results in photographs.

Graduate fine arts students’ work goes on display

“Speaking Between,” an exhibition featuring work by thirteen University of Oregon Department of Art master of fine arts students, will be on view May 4-26 at Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center, 8371 N. Interstate Avenue in Portland.

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