Visiting Artist Archive

Artist Date

Mary McCleary and Andrea Rosenberg

September 02, 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.