ROBIN J. KANG, 2013 ArtSlant Prize Winner, Exhibiting in New York

ROBIN J. KANG, 2004 BFA in Photography and formerly known as Jennifer Buell, is exhibiting works in her latest show Danger Is In The Neatness Of Identitification with Rwandan artist Duhirwe Rushemeza at the Catinca Tabacaru Gallery in New York. She received the ArtSlant Prize 2013 based on her strong body of work and her winning submission Core Memory (2012).

For full details about the exhibition, go (here).

"Random Access Memory" (2013) hand Jacquard woven cotton, 18 x 14 inches.

“Random Access Memory” (2013) hand Jacquard woven cotton, 18 x 14 inches.

Robin is also included in a group show called Winger’s Friends at Johannes Vogt Gallery opening this Thursday, November 20th in the Chelsea gallery area of New York.  The exhibit continues through December 20th.

Wingers Friends

KATHERINE LIONTAS-WARREN To Receive Governor’s Arts Award

Katherine-LIontas-Warren-Nov-2014-300x352Katherine Liontas-Warren, 1983 MFA in Printmaking alumna and Professor of Art at Cameron University in Lawton, OK, will be honored on December 4th during the during the 39th Governor’s Arts Awards as one of five 2014 recipients of the Arts in Education Award, which recognizes outstanding leadership and service in the arts benefiting youth and/or arts in education. Liontas-Warren has been member of the Cameron faculty since 1984, where she teaches drawing, printmaking and watercolor. She is a recipient of the Bhattacharya Research Excellence Award and has been inducted into the Cameron University Alumni Association Faculty Hall of Fame.

Read the full Cameron University news release (here).

TOM TURNER in Group Show at MOAH, Lancaster, CA

TOM TURNER is one of twenty-six photographic artists included by curator Sant Khasla in Being Here and There at the Museum of Art & History (MOAH) in Lancaster, CA.  The exhibition, which opened on November 22nd and continues through January 11th, focuses on imagery derived from the artists’ individual and contemplative experience of place.

Click here to see the Tom’s video selected for the exhibition.

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Art Alumni Gathering in San Antonio During TAEA – Friday, November 7th


IAN F THOMAS Collaborative Installation Exhibited in Dubai


Autonomous Player Simulation v1.0

Ian F. Thomas, in collaboration with Byron Rich and Alex Derwick, has an artwork installation currently on display in Dubai in conjunction with the 2014 ISEA Symposium (20th Annual International Symposium on Electronic Art). Their installation is included in a group show at Lobo Listone Gallery located in the heart of Dubai’s art district – Al Quoz.

Autonomous Player Simulation v1.0 uses a gaming-based sensing environment by which viewers activate the movement of a near-future approximation of a military weapon.  The “aesthetic of the work asks viewers questions regarding the indiscernability between war and play as gaming technology.” Read more about the installation (here).

ian-thomas-pic-2Ian Thomas is a 2006 graduate of the MFA program in Studio Art.  Although his specialization was in ceramics, Thomas has worked primarily as an installation and conceptual artist, most often collaboratively.  In 2009, Thomas founded the Culture Laboratory Collective, a group of twelve artists from across the country who all work with ideas of social cohesion without conforming their own personal aesthetics. The Culture Laboratory Collective has worked with contemporary art critics such as Ben Lewis and Noah Simblist. It has conducted exhibitions at locations such as The Nave Museum, in Victoria, Texas as well as in Jingdezhen, Beijing, and Shanghai, China. Thomas has exhibited work internationally and appeared in numerous publications. In 2010, Thomas exhibited a performative installation entitled “The Ergonomics of Futility” with photographer, Shreepad Joglekar, at RO2 Gallery in Dallas, Texas. In 2012, he exhibited a collaborative piece, created with artist Ryder Richards, at the 2012 NCECA Invitational Exhibition, located at The Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington.

For more information about Thomas, go (here).

COREY ESCOTO Solo Show at Halsey McKay in East Hampton, NY


Corey Escoto (2004 BFA in painting, MFA from Washington University in St. Louis, now living and working in Pittsburgh, PA) will have a solo exhibition at Halsey McKay in East Hampton, NY beginning October 25th.

“Using a large format camera, a layered multiple exposure process, hand-cut stencils and Polaroid film, the artist constructs images within photography’s flattened surface plane. His Polaroids are compilations of texture, light and surface, hand-manipulated into enigmatic landscapes, geometric forms and other worldly spaces.” Read more at Halsey McKay.


School of Art Alumni Reception in New York – October 23rd

Microsoft Outlook - Memo Style

LIBBY KAY HICKS Has Solo Exhibition in San Angelo


LIBBY HICKS, a senior in Studio Art with an emphasis in painting and drawing, will have a solo exhibition at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts Coop Gallery on October 10th and 11th.

artist photoEntitled Fabrications, the exhibition is an exploration of visual scenes from memories of places and experiences from the past and present. A mental manufacturing recreates a pull between reflection and invention. The works in the exhibition have a symbolic dialogue between “home” and the relationships that inhabit each environment. They also relate to social issues regarding gender roles and the lives of women.  Says Hicks about the work that will be exhibited, “All of the surfaces used in Fabrications are those that you could find in a home. Pillow shams, curtains, bed sheets, table clothes, baby blankets and ribbon, all to assemble visual memoir created with a hesitant intent.”

Hicks grew up in Floydada, TX and graduated from Floydada High School in 2011. This year she is serving as Art Editor for the 2015 Harbinger: TTU Journal of Literature and Art.



ZACH NADER Selected for Art and Science Residency in Brooklyn


ZACH NADER has been selected to be a visiting resident at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Nader is currently one of nine “residents” at Pioneer Works, working in photography, mixed media, writing, but also as institutions working on social justice and alternative art projects. Nader will be working with the wonderful people at Nanotronics Imaging and using some of their microscopic equipment to generate new images.

Also, in October, his video public viewing/04 will be included in an expansive exhibition of contemporary photographic work (see excerpt from public viewing/06 below).  The exhibition is entitled, Breaking Ground: Contemporary Photography at the College of William & Mary. The exhibition will be up from October 15th – 30th at Andrews Hall, College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Check it out if you’re in the area!