Events Schedule

Events Schedule

The Art + Art History department at UTA brings in a wide range of visiting artists and scholars throughout the Fall & Spring semesters. These artists and scholars bring a wide range of resources and experiences, and we welcome all students, faculty, and guests to attend. Listed below are the current and upcoming events.

For more information regarding specific events, contact your area coordinator or email art@uta.edu.
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Event Artist Location Date & Time

Mary McClearly and Andrea Rosenberg Exhibition

Mary McCleary and Andrea Rosenberg

Gallery at UTA

September 02, 2014 - 5:30 PM

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
 

Philip van Keuren and Liz Ward Exhibtion

Philip van Keuren and Liz Ward

Gallery at UTA

October 13, 2014 - 5:30 PM

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.

Visiting Artist : PJ Raval

PJ Raval

FAB 148

October 20, 2014 - 1:47 PM

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"

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition - Fall 2014

Gallery at UTA

December 01, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition - Fall 2014

REception Friday, December 5, 5 - 7 p.m.

Gyorgy Beck and Sylvia Plachy Exhibition

Gyorgy Beck and Sylvia Plachy

Gallery at UTA

January 20, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Gyorgy Beck and Sylvia Plachy

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

Gallery talk with Sylvia PLachy, Thursday, January 29, 12:30 p.m.

 

Gyorgy Beck

Born in Budapest in 1963. Artist, director, cinematographer and photographer, working and exhibiting internationally. Member of the Hungarian Society of Cinematographers (HSC).


Sylvia Plachy (born 24 May 1943) is a Hungarian/American photographer. Plachy was born in Budapest, Hungary. 

Plachy's photo essays and portraits have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, The New Yorker, Granta, Artforum, Fortune, and other publications. They have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Berlin, Budapest, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Paris and Tokyo, and are in collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Plachy's first book, Sylvia Plachy's Unguided Tour, won the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography for best publication in 1991. Her book Self Portrait with Cows Going Home (2005), a personal history of Central Europe with photographs and text, received a Golden Light Award for best book in 2004.

Her other books are Red Light: Inside the Sex Industry with James Ridgeway (1996), Signs & Relics (2000), Out of the Corner of My Eye (2008) and Goings On About Town: Photographs for The New Yorker (2007). Plachy has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship (1977), a Lucie Award (2004), and the Dr. Erich Salomon Award (2009). She has taught and lectured widely.

Plachy lives in New York City with her husband, and is the mother of Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody.

Visiting Artist : Sylvia Plachy

Sylvia Plachy

FAB 148

January 29, 2015 - 12:30 PM

Visiting Artist : Sylvia Plachy

NYC Photographer

Gallery Talk with Sylvia Plachy, Thursday, January 29, 12:30 p.m.

Sylvia Plachy (born 24 May 1943) is a Hungarian/American photographer. Plachy was born in Budapest, Hungary. 

Plachy's photo essays and portraits have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Village Voice, The New Yorker, Granta, Artforum, Fortune, and other publications. They have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Berlin, Budapest, Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Paris and Tokyo, and are in collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Plachy's first book, Sylvia Plachy's Unguided Tour, won the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography for best publication in 1991. Her book Self Portrait with Cows Going Home (2005), a personal history of Central Europe with photographs and text, received a Golden Light Award for best book in 2004.

Her other books are Red Light: Inside the Sex Industry with James Ridgeway (1996), Signs & Relics (2000), Out of the Corner of My Eye (2008) and Goings On About Town: Photographs for The New Yorker (2007). Plachy has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship (1977), a Lucie Award (2004), and the Dr. Erich Salomon Award (2009). She has taught and lectured widely.

Plachy lives in New York City with her husband, and is the mother of Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody.

Visiting Artist : Vincent Ramos

Vincent Ramos

FAB 148

February 19, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Visiting Artist : Vincent Ramos

Vincent Ramos was born in Santa Monica. He received his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in 2002 and his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2007. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, most recently “All Time Greatest” at FOCA, Los Angeles (2009), “Post-American L.A.” at the 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica (2009), and “NY/LA: Artists from New York and Los Angeles” at GBK Gallery, Sydney, Australia (2008).

He had a solo exhibition entitled, “Motown Took Us There and Motown Brought Us Back” at Crisp London Los Angeles in 2008. He will participate in a two-person exhibition at Las Cienegas Projects in Los Angeles next spring and is currently in the process of curating a group exhibition entitled, “8/29/70” for the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College that will open in the fall of 2011.

His work has been written about in X-TRA, Art Week, and the Los Angeles Times. Ramos is a 2010 recipient of the California Community Foundations Emerging Artist Fellowship. He was raised, lives and works in Venice.

Subject: Disability

Gallery at UTA

February 27, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Subject: Disability

Guest Curator: Stephen Lapthisiphon

Reception Friday, February 27, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Artist Lecture: Thursday, February 26, 12:30 p.m.

Closed Spring Break - March 9 - 14

Visiting Artist : Meggan Gould

Meggan Gould

FAB 148

March 16, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Visiting Artist : Meggan Gould

Lecture Monday March 16

Meggan Gould is a photographer living and working in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of New Mexico. She received an MFA from the University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her photographs have been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally, and she was a resident at Light Work in 2009. Her current work is primarily interested in using photography to examine the practice of photographing, and in the lives of photographs as objects.

Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition

Gallery at UTA

April 13, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition

Reception Friday, April 17, 5 - 7 p.m.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition - Spring 2015

Gallery at UTA

May 08, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition - Spring 2015

Reception Friday, May 8, 5 - 7 p.m.

Visiting Artist: Matthew Sontheimer

Matthew Sontheimer

FAB 148

December 31, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Matthew Sontheimer

Sontheimer creates abstract maps, tracing conversations that range from prosaic water-cooler conversations to domestic dialogues that explore contemporary sociopolitical issues. Sontheimer’s work has appeared in recent solo exhibitions at Devin Borden Gallery (Houston, TX), Talley Dunn Gallery (Dallas, TX), and at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His works are held in the private collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Sontheimer earned his B.F.A at Stephen F. Austin State University and his M.F.A. at Montana State University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Nebraska.

Monday, November 3rd. 1:00 p.m. FA 148