Professor of Drawing and Painting Joseph Norman currently has artwork on display at the University of Maryland’s David C. Driskell Center. The exhibition, The Last Ten Years: In Focus, showcases art and archive acquisitions made during the last decade to add to its expansive permanent collection of African, African American, and African Diasporic artwork.
Dodd Drawing and Painting Instructor Hatidza Mulic has recently had three major acomplishments including receiving a TEDxUGA presenter nomination. TEDxUGA will take the stage in Spring 2018 for what promises to be its biggest and best event yet. In addition, Mulic has obtained gallery representation in New York City, NY.
This fall Siavash Tohidi and Derek Faust join the faculty of the School of Art. They bring experience as teachers and as artists with developed practices to the classroom. In the role of Art Studio Manager & Academic Professional, each will teach two courses per calendar year and dedicate the remainder of his time to managing the School’s many studio spaces and related equipment. Tohidi and Faust take on the management of all aspects of UGA’s Studio Art Facilities across four different buildings.
Dodd Professor and Area Chair of Interior Design Thom Houser has created an installation, Connecting: Stairways to..., for the Lyndon House Arts Center in downtown Athens. His installation explores the many types of connections that occur while using stairways: Entering, Processing, Accessing, Escaping, Blocking access, Socializing, Exploring. This multi-media installation also includes sculpture, photography, and video.
The exhibition The Game Show at the Lyndon House Art Center includes work by Dodd Professorial Chair Paul Pfieffer and MFA candidate Kaleena Stasiak. Pfieffer contributed a video work and Stasiak created a scavenger hunt. The Game Show also includes interactive work by Esteban Patino, sculpture by Curtis Ames and Lea Purvis, paintings by Meg Aubrey and Noah McCarthy, and photographs by Nicole Jean Hill.
Works by Mary Ruth Moore is an exhibition of the photographic works of emeritus faculty Mary Ruth Moore, who has taught art at the University of Georgia for over forty years. The exhibition is on view through September 1 in the Bridge Gallery in the School of Art.
The School of Art is pleased to announce that James Enos has joined the faculty, where he will serve as head of the Studio Art Core program. Enos is an artist and educator who brings a background in design to a diverse set of concerns including pedagogy, urbanism, sculpture, and social practice. Studio Art Core is a set of courses that structures the experience of undergraduate art students at the School of Art.
School of Art alumna Rebecca Brantley curated an exhibition that features the work by the former head of the sculpture Area Jim Buonaccorsi, among others. The exhibition, Gloria Victis: Three Artists Respond to War, is on view now through September 15, 2017 at the Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Demorest, Georgia. It includes work by painter Temme Barkin-Leeds of Atlanta, Georgia, and ceramic artist Richard Notkin of Vaughn, Washington, in addition to work by Buonaccorsi.
Demitra Thomloudis, Assistant Professor of Jewelry & Metalwork, has work on view in two current exhibitions. CrossPASS, an exhibition with Motoko Furuhashi, is on view at the Baltimore Jewelry Center in Baltimore, MD until September 1, 2017. At the same time, the online group exhibition Body of Work: Contemporary Art Jewelry on the Body, organized through the Baltimore Jewelry Center, is available through Google Arts and Culture.
Director of the Dodd Galleries, Katie Geha, organized an exhibition opening this Friday at Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta. The exhibition, Ancient Art Object, features Dodd painting alumnus Jaime Bull and Kaleena Stasiak, a current graduate student in Printmaking and Book Arts. Other artists in the exhibition include: Karen Lederer, Rosemary Mayer, Padma Rajendran, Ry Rocklen, Siebren Versteeg, Max Warsh and Jeff Williams.
Graphic Design professor Julie Spivey is part of an interdisciplinary team of four collaborating on the project Mapping Deep Blue Habitat in a Changing Climate, that was recently awarded $100,000 by the National Academy of Sciences Keck Futures Initiative. The project aims to create a tool that will visualize deep ocean habitats. Spivey is collaborating with scientists to help present clear and compelling visual material that accurately depicts the data related to changes in different ocean habitats.
Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metalwork Demitra Thomloudis has work featured in this year’s annual Penland Benefit Auction. Penland School of Crafts is an international center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives. Located in North Carolina's Blue Ridge mountains, Penland offers workshops, artist residencies, a gallery, and community collaboration programs.
Jewelry & Metals Assistant Professor Demi Thomloudis is included in the group exhibition “Shelter: Crafting A Safe Home,” opening September 8, 2017 in Pittsburgh, PA. “Shelter: Crafting A Safe Home” brings together work by fourteen artists that address shelter, refuge, and protection. The included works focus on safe housing as a basic human need, and the exhibition aims to create awareness and open dialogue around this social issue.