Faculty & Staff Research / Accomplishments 2017-2018

Associate Professor of Visual Studies Future Akins has an art piece on display at the Holocaust Museum of Houston as part of the Human Rights Art Collective. The exhibition is expected to run from Oct 2-Dec 3, 2017.

Above: Cody Arnall from "Set Out to Disappear".

Assistant Professor of Sculpture Cody Arnall had work curated into a group exhibition, That. Was. EPIC!!! : when quotidian becomes lore, presented at Collar Works, Troy, NY. Curated by Sanford Mirling, Assistant Professor of Studio Art at Middlebury College. August 25 - October 24. He also has a a solo exhibition, Set Out to Disappear: Cody Arnall, at Pump Project Art Complex, Austin, TX. September 29 - October 28, 2017. codyarnall.com

Adjunct Instructor of Art Foundations Shannon Cannings has work included in a two-person exhibition titled, FREEZE! at Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, TX. October 13 – November 11. anyatishgallery.com

Associate Professor of Sculpture William Cannings has a solo exhibition of twelve new sculptures entitled Vetted at Cris Worley Fine Arts Gallery, Dallas, Texas. Exhibition dates: October 13th – November 11th 2017. His 37' long hanging sculpture was installed into the permanent collection of HOLT International (parent company of Caterpillar), regional headquarters, San Antonio, Texas, October 18, 2017. His work was juried into the Seven State Biennial Exhibition at the Nesbitt Gallery, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, Oklahoma, September 23rd – October 20th 2017. The exhibition travels to the following additional venues:  Charles B. Goddard Center, Ardmore, OK., October 31 – November 22, 2017 and Museum of the Red River, Idabel, OK, January 23 – March 25, 2018.


Associate Professor of Art History Dr. Constance Cortez had an exhibition catalogue published. The volume is entitled, Aztlan to Magulandia: The Journey of Chicano Artist Gilbert 'Magu' Lujan, edited by Constance Cortez and Hal Glicksman (Irvine: University of California, University Art Galleries; Munich, London, New York: Del Monico Books/Prestel, 2017).

Associate Professor of Printmaking Stacy Elko presented as a member of the Arts and Medicine team at the 2nd annual Spark Conference held at the Texas Tech University Innovation Hub at Research Park, April 23-24, 2018. Other team members were Melinda Corwin (Health Sciences center), John Velez and Justin Keene (College of Media and Communication). The presentation, Interactive Environments to Facilitate Patient-Provider Communication for Aphasia Patients, includes contributions from MFA students at the School of Art.  

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Art Foundations Carol Flueckiger had artwork juried into Americans All Media 2017, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, North Dakota, August 15 – September 28. Flueckiger has been accepted for a residency with the Women's Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, Oct. 16-30, 2017 to work on her project "Spin Cycle".

Associate Professor of Graphic Design Dirk Fowler was commissioned by Texas Monthly to provide the cover illustration for the October 2017 issue focused on the devastation that Hurricane Harvey wrought on Texas.

Assistant Professor of Painting Ghislaine Fremaux's, solo exhibition of the TTU-funded interdisciplinary project, Skin of Years: Nudism and the Aging Body, opened at the Juanita Harvey Gallery at Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, TX on September 11th. Fremaux will present a lecture and three-hour workshop on September 27th and 28th, at the MWSU campus, exhibit runs through October 13th. Her two-person exhibition with Portland-based painter Henk Pander, BODY POLITIC: Contemporary and Classical Drawings by Ghislaine Fremaux and Henk Pander opened at the Royal Nebeker Gallery at Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR on October 12th. Fremaux presented a gallery talk at the reception, and a four-hour workshop on October 13th at the Clatsop CC to 20 students. The exhibition will remain on display through November 30th.

Professor of Painting Tina Fuentes' exhibition Marcando el relámpago opened at the Museum of Texas Tech on September 30th and continues through January 28, 2018. The exhibition is a collaboration between Tina Fuentes and atmospheric scientist Eric Bruning. The science and the art combine to present insights into lightning—a dynamic, powerful, and spectacular component of our planet's weather systems.

Professor of Photography, Robin Dru Germany had photographs juried into the National Photography Fellowship Competition-Developed Work at the Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita KS. Exhibit Dates: October 27-November 10, 2017. Her work was included in the Annual Regional Society for Photographic Education exhibition at the Art Center of Waco coinciding with the 2017 SPE South Central Conference in Waco, TX. October 11 – 30, 2017.

Professor of Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing Robly A. Glover had work chosen for the Craft Forms 2017 (international juried craft exhibition) held at Davenport Gallery in Wayne, PA Exhibit Dates: December 8, 2017 through January 27, 2018. His work was also chosen for the 2017 FL3TCH3R 'Fletcher' Exhibit: Social and Politically Engaged Art (international all-media juried exhibition) at the Reese Museum located at Eastern Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. Exhibit Dates: October 9 - December 15, 2017. 

Assistant Professor of Transmedia Jiawei Gong was invited to show work in the LACDA Electron Salon Exhibition at Los Angeles Center for Digital Art in Los Angeles, California. Exhibit Dates: October 12-November 9, 2017. His short film was accepted into the #TRIBE17 International Art Festival in London, England, October 12 - 15, 2017. His work was selected for iDEAs 2017: Art and Inclusivity in the Digital Age Exhibition at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, October 6, 2017. He has completed a Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission supported research project entitled The Texas Liberators. The global launch of the App and the website of the project is at Museum of Texas Tech University on October 25, 2017.

Assistant Director of Landmark Arts Scotty Hensler has two solo exhibitions. Making Up People, a selection of earlier work is at Western Texas College Fine Arts Gallery, Snyder, Texas, through November 29th. He will give an artist's talk with the students of WTC, November 29th. The second exhibition, Plausible Structures, includes new paintings, sculpture and installation work at 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas. The exhibit opens November 11th and runs through December 3, 2017.

Associate Professor of Drawing David Lindsay's work was included in the exhibition The Interpretation Thereof: Contemporary LDS Art and Scripture at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art. Exhibition Dates: June 30th, 2017 – March 31, 2018.

Associate Professor of Art History Dr. Jorgelina Orfila received a Gloria Lyerla Library Memorial Fund Research travel grant to study the Blanc-Gatti papers held at the Swiss Institute for Art Research SIK-ISEA /Lausanne University.

Associate Professor of Ceramics Von Venhuizen has a solo exhibition of ten works titled No Excuses, to be continued... at Rosette Studio Gallery in Springfield, Missouri. The exhibition was selected in a juried proposal process. This exhibition will conclude with a 2-day workshop at Missouri State University in November. The exhibition runs October 3– November 1, 2017. He also has a solo exhibition titled If you aren't laughing, yer crying at the College of the Ozarks - Boger Gallery, in Point Lookout, Missouri; 20 works are exhibited. The exhibition was selected by the college as part of their speaker series and included a public lecture followed by a 2-day workshop. The exhibition runs October 3 –29, 2017.

Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts Heather Warren-Crow presented her research on girlhood and contemporary art at the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present conference in Oakland, California. She also made her first site visit to Dr. Sy Redding's biophysics lab (UC San Francisco), where she is Artist-in-Residence. Conference dates: Oct 26-28, 2017. Site visit: Oct 25, 2017.

Professor of Painting Don Wink was a finalist in an international competition sponsored by, The Artists' Magazine. This international competition was judged from over 5700 entries from which prizes were awarded and with the potential of being chosen to be featured as "Artist of the Month" in The Artists' Magazine website. Wink also had a painting accepted into the juried exhibition, Arts International 2017, at the El Paso International Museum of Art September 9 – October 4, 2017.

Associate Professor of Foundations/Printmaking Sang-Mi Yoo was nominated and elected as a Member-at-Large of the SGC International Executive Board to serve 2018–2020. She will serve to broaden the representation on the Executive Board. Her installation of large format digital prints and lasercut felt will be included in a six-person exhibition, (SUB)URBAN curated by Matthew McLaughlin, at the Stamp Gallery of University of Maryland. Exhibition Dates: Oct. 30–December 16, 2017.

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