Visiting Artist Archive

Artist Date

Stephen Cartwright

March 04, 2015

Visiting Artist Lecture: Stephen Cartwright

Since 1999 Stephen Cartwright has recorded his exact latitude, longitude and elevation every hour of every day. Cartwright uses digital and traditional fabrication techniques to translate his collected data into his sculptural projects. Since the inception of the Latitude and Longitude recording project Stephen Cartwright has completed several grand bicycle journeys through North America, Europe and Asia, totaling more than 20,000 miles. Prolonged observation of his location has led Cartwright to his recent work investigating the use and alteration of the landscape.

Stephen Cartwright will be lecturing on March 4, 2015 at 12:30, in the Fine Arts Building (FAB), room TBA, and will be conducting some demonstrations in the Glass Studio following the lecture. Studio Arts Center C146.

Data Topography - Layered Landscapes, 2014

PJ Raval

October 20, 2014

Visiting Artist : PJ Raval

Lecture Monday October 20, 1 p.m.

FAB 148

PJ Raval is an American cinematographer and filmmaker. Raval was named one of Filmmaker's 25 New Faces of Independent Film in 2006, and was featured in the 2010 Out 100.

PJ Raval's 2008 documentary film Trinidad was co-directed with Jay Hodges. Trinidad focuses on Dr. Marci Bowers and two of her patients who are going through sex reassignment surgery in Trinidad, Colorado.The documentary Before You Know It was released in 2013 and focuses on gay seniors. The film was inspired by a screening of Trinidad at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, where Raval met a group of gay seniors. Raval also directs the music videos of Christeene Vale. Their music videos have been screened at South by Southwest. He participated in the University of Texas at Dallas artist residency, CentralTrak, in 2011. In addition Raval is also an accomplished cinematographer. His titles include the 2009 Academy Award Best Documentary nominee "Trouble the Water" and the Independent Spirit Award nominee "Room"

Philip van Keuren and Liz Ward

October 16, 2014

Philip van Keuren and Liz Ward

Reception Friday, October 17, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Gallery talk with Liz Ward, Thursday, October 16, 12:30 p.m.

Philip Van Keuren was born in Dallas, Texas in 1948. He received his B.F.A. (1974) and M.F.A. (1977) degrees in studio art from the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. He currently serves as Professor of Art. Van Keuren was the director of the Pollock Gallery for the Division of Art at the Meadows School from 1991 through 2012, where he curated a number of notable exhibitions.

Van Keuren attended the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program in New York in 1975 and is a 1978 and 2009 Fellow of The MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire. During the early 1980s he also constructed architectural models for the renowned American architects I. M. Pei, Henry Cobb and Philip Johnson, among others. He was a visiting artist at Brown University in 1989.

Van Keuren completed a poetry residency at the Vermont Studio Center in March 2007. His book Monody: Selected Poems 1978–2009 was published in conjunction with the exhibition Philip Van Keuren: Forty Years of Works on Paper 1969–2009 at The McKinney Avenue Contemporary (The MAC) in Dallas, Texas. As an artist he has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions since 1971, including a one person show at the IPA Gallery/Islensk grafik, Reykjavík, Iceland, in 2011.

His artworks, like his poems, are prompted by everyday observations that reveal the world as sublimely beautiful while at the same time ultimately unknowable.

Liz Ward’s paintings, drawings, and prints are informed by natural history and the environmental crisis. Her work has been widely exhibited and is represented in many private and public collections including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Austin Museum of Art. In 2013 she was awarded a Brown Foundation Fellowship through the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston at the Dora Maar House Residency in Ménerbes, France. Liz is a professor at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and currently lives and works in Castroville, Texas. She has been represented by Moody Gallery since 1994.

Mary McCleary and Andrea Rosenberg

September 04, 2014

Mary McCleary and Andrea Rosenberg

Reception Friday, September 5, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Gallery with Mary McCleary, Thursday, September 4, 12:30 p.m.

Mary McCleary (born 1951) is a contemporary American artist currently living and working in Nacogdoches Texas, where she is Stephen F. Austin State University Regent's Professor of Art Emeritus. She is primarily known for her "multi-layered, extremely complex, and detailed" figurative 3-D collages

McCleary began making collages in the 1970s. In a 2009 interview in The Houston Chronicle she states: "I was a print maker all through school, and when I got out of college and started teaching, my work shifted, because for the first time I wasn't accountable to a teacher. Somehow the work evolved over a number of years, and I started gluing three-dimensional items onto my collages — cut-paper things that almost look like advent calendars." Over the years, as her work became more figurative, the collages became "more complex and more detailed — the idea being to draw the viewer in, to give the viewer something to look at." McCleary has used a variety of materials, including paint, glitter, foil, wire, mirrors, nails, glass, and other objects on heavy paper, to create her collages.

Andrea Rosenberg 

1948 Born in Brooklyn, NY
Currently lives and works in Dallas, TX

1971         M.A., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
1970         B.S., Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
1962-66    Art Students League, New York, NY

Kendra Frorup

April 18, 2012

Visiting Artist: Kendra Frorup












Frorup’s  work delves into a personal history formed by different cultural motivation, through investigation of materials and their evocative qualities. Through the process of conceiving and working through ideas, the viewer can identify main interests and recurring themes in her  works.


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Carlos Segura

September 28, 2011

Visiting Designer Carlos Segura

Carlos Segura, founder of the Chicago-based design firm Segura Inc., will be speaking at UTA on September 28th, 2011.

In 2004, Segura was named 1 of the 21st Century's 100 best designers. Segura Inc. and T26 Digital Type Foundry have received numerous awards from organizations around the world, including the Tokyo Type Directors Club, The Society of Typographic Arts, both the New York Art Directors Club and the New York Type Directors Club, and the American Center for Design. Segura's work has been shown in many journals including Graphis, Print magazine, HOW, and publications by PIE Books, North Light Books, Duncan Baird Publishing, F&W Publications, Rockport Publishers, Die Gestalten Verlag Publishing and others. His work has been shown in exhibits from the Denver Art Museum to Tokyo Japan.

The lecture will be held in room 148 of the Fine Arts building, from 6 - 8 PM. This event is sponsored by the AIGA UTA student chapter.

Ping Xu

Visiting Designer: Ping Xu

Visual communication utilizes visual aides and tools to invoke greater power in conveying of ideas, concepts, content, and information. It is also used to create discourse of various topics and subjects. The area has expanded to include a multitude of visual disciplines and media; print, signage, package, web, video, animation, illustration, photography, and traditional arts.

I pursue my understanding of visual communications by researching new technologies of the digital age, digital ethnography, and visual aesthetics.

The digital media of today is no longer confined to static aspects; there is video, motion graphics, interaction, and Internet as well. The technological capabilities of both digital hardware and software have only expanded the possibilities and increased their use. This is turn has directly influenced visual communications. The affects range from the tools visual communicators use to the media that define the discipline. Ethnography is able to observe the interaction of people and culture with the new digital environment; that is generating new social responsibilities from the visual communicator. The communicator is now challenged with exploring new role definitions and responsibilities. People call graphic design as interactive design sometimes. A qualified visual communicator should be capable of having multiple skills on multiple aspects. A graphic designer should handle many areas on both traditional way and digital form such as 2D design, photography, and illustration also.

Melissa Haviland

Visiting Artist: Melissa Haviland

Artist Talk: Today!! 4 April 12.30-1.30 room 148 

Melissa Haviland¹s work straddles the boundaries between traditional media and installation-performance based modalities. Her work considers lineage, ritual, and practice within objects that are gendered and classed. 

She is an artist printmaker living in Athens, Ohio. She received her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and BFA from Illinois State University. Currently, she teaches printmaking, drawing, and papermaking at Ohio University. Melissa has been an art educator for eight years, also teaching at: the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill in Truro, Massachusetts; University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska; Metropolitan Community College in Elkhorn, Nebraska; and Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois.Her Work has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally.







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David Taylor

David Taylor Lecture: The War Next Door

David Taylor will lecture on “Working the Line: Physical, Social and Political Topography of the U.S./Mexico Border” on Wednesday, November 9th at 12:30 pm in Fine Arts 148.  This lecture is part of the UT Arlington series, “The War Next Door” and sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History.

David Taylor is Professor at New Mexico State University.  He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 for his photographs of the border.   His monograph of this work was published in spring of this year by Radius Books.

Taylor’s photographs explore the topography and landscape of the border as well as an intimate look behind the scenes with the border patrol.


Taylor is a professor in photography at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.  His photographs, multimedia installations and artist’s books have been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions nationally.  Taylor has recently completed major commissions for artwork that is installed in the US Border Patrol Station in Van Horn, Texas and the US Federal Courthouse in Las Cruces.

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Jeff Ballard

Visiting Artist Jeff Ballard

The glass area will be hosting glass artist Jeff Ballard as visiting artist the week of Sept 5-9. Jeff will give glass blowing demonstrations in the studio throughout the week, along with meeting with several of the glass classes, and a public lecture scheduled for Wednesday, September 7th at 12:00pm.  Fine Arts Building 2102A.