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OU School of Art & Art History Welcomes Multi-Media Artist Cathleen Faubert to Faculty

07.31.13

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NORMAN, OKLA. (July 31, 2013) — The University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History is pleased to welcome multi-media artist Cathleen Faubert to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Art, Technology and Culture.

 

Cathleen Faubert earned her MFA from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and has taught at the university level for the last seven years. She works with photography, video, and installation to highlight ideas of self-empowerment, unseen forces and human constraint. Faubert was awarded an ART365 Project Grant from the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition in 2013. She has exhibited nationally including: Dangerous Women, DFN Gallery, Chelsea, NY; Nascent, New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University, Boston, MA; Islands of Isolation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. This summer, she completed an Artist Residency in Tyrol, Austria, and will exhibit her research and work in September 2013 at the Mehlerhaus, a cultural museum and historical landmark in the Austrian Alps.

 

The School of Art and Art History is the largest; most comprehensive art school in Oklahoma and is the only institution in the state to offer a doctoral program in art history.  The School of Art and Art History serves approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate level students in art history, media, studio and design with a faculty of 28 full-time artists, designers, scholars, a full-time Sculptor-in-Residence, the H. Russell Pitman Professor of Art History and the Charles Marion Russell Memorial Chair of Art in the American West.

 

Members of the OU School of Art & Art History’s Media faculty are active artists with diverse creative, critical, and technical interests and have won national, state, and university awards for their teaching, research, and creative works, including the OU Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award and the Regents’ Award for Professional and University Service.

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OU School of Art & Art History Welcomes Designer Tom Davie to Faculty

07.08.13

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NORMAN, OKLA. (July 8, 2013) — The University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History is pleased to welcome designer Tom Davie to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Visual Communications.

 

Professor Davie earned his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has taught at the university level for six years, most recently as an Adjunct Professor of Design at The Art Academy of Cincinnati, an accredited college of art and design founded in 1869. He has 15-years’ experience as a professional graphic designer, freelancer and owner of studiotwentysix2, working with clients such as Sony, Disney, Benetton and United Way. His interests and research focus on typographic experimentation, entrepreneurship, mixed-media exploration and design thinking. Davie’s work has been featured in publications, including PRINT’s Regional Design Annual, Communication Arts, HOW, Computer Arts, Codex and IdN.

 

The School of Art and Art History is the largest; most comprehensive art school in Oklahoma and is the only institution in the state to offer a doctoral program in art history.  The School of Art and Art History serves approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate level students in art history, media, studio and design with a faculty of 28 full-time artists, designers, scholars, a full-time Sculptor-in-Residence, the H. Russell Pitman Professor of Art History and the Charles Marion Russell Memorial Chair of Art in the American West.

 

The Visual Communications faculty represents a diverse cross section within the practice of Design with nearly 100 years of cumulative national and international experience. OU design students have the opportunity to work with designers who have specialty in all facets of design, technology, visual culture, and are exposed to all nuances of contemporary practice and research models.

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OU School of Art and Art History Welcomes New Faculty Member

06.24.13

robert bailey

 

NORMAN, OKLA. (June 24, 2013) — The University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History is pleased to welcome Robert Bailey to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Art History. 

 

Professor Bailey earned his Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh, where he has been a Visiting Lecturer. A specialist in contemporary art, his dissertation was supported by a Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, and his book manuscript, Conceptual Art International: Art & Language and Others is currently under review at the MIT Press. His essays have been published by the journal October and by the Andy Warhol Museum. Professor Bailey is the founder of the online journal Contemporaneity.  In fall 2013 Professor Bailey will be teaching the graduate seminar in “Methods of Art History,” as well as “Art Since World War II.”

 

The School of Art and Art History is the largest; most comprehensive art school in Oklahoma and is the only institution in the state to offer a doctoral program in art history.  The School of Art and Art History serves approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate level students in art history, media, studio and design with a faculty of 28 full-time artists, designers, scholars, a full-time Sculptor-in-Residence, the H. Russell Pitman Professor of Art History and the Charles Marion Russell Memorial Chair of Art in the American West.

 

The school’s Art History professors are diversified in their teaching and research interests, and many have won teaching and research awards, including the Fulbright Award, the Regents’ Professorship, the Governor’s Arts Award, University of Oklahoma Student Association teaching awards, the Regents’ Teaching Award, the Rothbaum Presidential Professor Award, the David Ross Boyd Professorship, and others. The School of Art and Art History is dedicated to promoting, pursuing and supporting creative activity and scholarly research in the visual arts on both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

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MFA Student Achievements

12.05.12

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Third year MFA students Brent Richardson and Spencer Ulm both had work accepted to an eight-state MFA juried exhibition in Wichita, Kansas. Not only was their work accepted, but each of them are receiving jurors awards and have been asked to deliver a public lecture on their art.

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Student Sculptures at Lions Park

11.29.12

Ahboah, Vortex

 

Jonathan W. Hils, Associate Professor of sculpture, approached the Norman Public Art Board about creating a project where his students could make outdoor sculptures to display around the city as a practical experience working with public art projects. The Norman Public Art Board chair, Larry Walker and Norman Arts Council members Erinn Gavaghan and Douglas Elder assisted with logistics and the selection process of the students.

 

Each piece is roughly 6ft tall and no larger than 30” in width and depth. The students generated proposals in a similar fashion to how the NPAB sends out calls to artists. Half scale models were made and submitted with an accompanying written proposal outlining their inspiration and reasoning for their art. Students made public presentations to Hils’ intermediate and advanced sculpture classes with Larry Walker, Erinn Gavaghan and Douglas Elder present as jurors. Larry, Erinn and Doug selected the students to participate. The selected sculptures by Robert Ahboah, Chris Fleming, Helen Harris, and Lauren Turner were installed on November 20 at Lions Park next to the Firehouse Art Center on Flood Ave. in Norman.

 

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E-Newsletter

5.25.12

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The University of Oklahoma's School of Art & Art History is excited to share with you our first electronic newsletter!

 

We hope by disseminating our biannual newsletter digitally rather than through the mail we will be able to reach a broader audience and share recent news and upcoming events happening at OU's School of Art & Art History. We love to stay in touch so please click here to view our Summer 2012 E-Newsletter and click here to sign up to receive our newsletter and be sure to forward it to your friends

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Please remember to visit our events page to stay informed and e-mail us art@ou.edu or call us at (405)325-2691 us for more information about the School of Art & Art History.

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Momentum: Art Doesn't Stand Still

4.18.2012

Jonathan Hils

 

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s (OVAC) Momentum: Art Doesn’t Stand Still exhibition was held at the Farmer’s Public Market in Oklahoma City from March 9-10 and featured current work by 84 emerging artists across Oklahoma aged thirty and younger.

 

OU School of Art & Art History had three current students win awards at the Momentum awards ceremony. Graduate student Brent Richardson won the top prize, the Momentum OKC Curators’ Choice Award for his interactive piece titled “Mutual Concessions.” Junior Media student Jessica Tankersley won Honorable Mention for her video “Borderlines.” The Fowler Volkswagen Award went to Matthew Kaney, who is in his fourth year of the time-based media program for his interactive electronic installation, “Rapid CRIT.”

 

In addition, graduate student, Margaret Kinkeade, was chosen as one of three Momentum Spotlight artists to receive an honorarium to create a new body of work for the exhibition. To view more of her work, please visit www.margaretkinkeade.com.

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Jall Cawasji: Water Ways

9.26.2011

Congratulations Jall Cowasji

 

Junior Film student, Jall Cowasji, was chosen as a finalist in the 2011 Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition. The competition flew him to Los Angeles to attend the screening of his short film, Water Ways. The School of Art & Art History is proud to announce that Jall was awarded the Green Industry Award for his film. For more information about the Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition and to watch Jall Cowasji's film please visit iuowfilm.com.

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Art For Your Sweetheart

2.15.2011

Lightwell gallery filled with tables and people

 

Art from the Heart, the spring sister to our annual fall-time Chili Bowl, had her debut this Valentine's Day in the Lightwell Gallery.  Thank you to all of our faculty members and students who donated their work to the Valentine's Day fundraiser and to those who came out to make it such a great success.  We'll be sure to do it again next year!  The Norman Arts Council included a summary into their event section and The Oklahoman came down and documented the event. 

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Oklahoma's Own KnitDarling: Alexis Winslow

1.9.2011

Alexis Winslow

 

Alumni Alexis Winslow is certainly making a name for herself in the fiber world.  Author of over 25 published knitting patterns, her creations are being sold through online sources such as KnitPicks and she has been featured on Knitting Daily’s “10 Designers to Watch in 2011: Knitscene’s Hot List".  A native of Norman, Oklahoma, Winslow now resides in Brooklyn, New York, where she designs textiles for a NYC based company and is the CEO of Knit Darling, her knitting website. 

 

Read more about Alexis here and be sure to visit her knitting website as well as her painting portfolio website.

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New Frontiers Series for Contemporary Art

9.12.2010

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Jonathan Hils at OCMA

 

Sculptures by OU SoA&AH Professor & Norman artist Jonathan Hils use "iconic outlines of the American automobile" to explore the nation's identity and certain domestic and foreign "polarizations" of the past decade. The Hils exhibit called "Intersection" is on view in the New Frontiers Series for Contemporary Art at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

 

Read more at www.newsok.com

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