External Events Archive

April 2021

April 17, 2021: Mary Johnson, lecturer, CVAD Foundations, will present "Malleable Doorways: Supportive Major Transition through Balance in Project Design," at the panel titled "In Need of “Major” Support: Building Strong Transitions from Foundation to Specific Majors" led by Nicole Condon-Shih, assistant professor, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio. The presentation is part of the Foundations in Art: Theory and Education Conference this year titled Infrastructure and hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's College of Arts and Architecture, Charlotte, N.C.

April 12, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.: The UNT Career Center presents the Professional Networking Series. This series is designed to provide CVAD and College of Music students with an intentional learning environment to develop their professional conversation skills with potential industry creatives and future employers specific to their degree and career pathway. The hope is for these professional connections to become a starting point for students to consider the future of their degree plan. Since so many students are unaware of the full potential of their degrees, learning how to have a professional conversation with a successful leader in their career field will be an eye-opening experience. Registration link: UNT Handshake.


February 2021

Through April 10, 2021: New Art City, a virtual art website, presents "Unbounded Unleashed Unforgiving: Reconsidering Cyberfeminism in 2021," a virtual exhibition, Feb. 10–April 10, co-curated by Liss LaFleur, ('11, BA, Art History, BFA, Studio Art: Photography), assistant professor, Studio Art: New Media Art, with Mel Clemmons, assistant professor, Digital/Hybrid Media, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Featuring 24 artists, this exhibition is part of a multimodal exploration into cyberfeminism; the curated content also includes a pre-recorded video, highlighting the Cyberfeminist Index with Mindy Seu, designer, as part of the College Art Association and New Media Caucus 2021 programming.

Through March 20, 2021: Martha Samaniego Calderón, CVAD graduate student in art education, was invited to participate in the 26th annual El Corazón Art Exhibition at the newly renovated Cultural Bath House in Dallas. The in-person and online exhibition features 32 artists from the Dallas-Fort Worth region with art curated by José Vargas.

Through March 6, 2021: Ro2 Art, a contemporary fine art gallery in Dallas, announced a solo exhibition, Feb. 6 – March 6, titled Surprise featuring works by UNT CVAD alumnus James Zamora, '10, BFA, Studio Art: Drawing and Painting. Zamora is known for his exacting representational works, exploring American consumer culture through his detailed depictions of common products and shop displays.

Feb. 21, 2021: As part of Photography and Cyprus: Time, Place and Identity edited by Liz WellsTheopisti Stylianou, and Nicos Philippou (New York and London: I.B. Tauris, 2014), Professor Art History Jennifer Way’s essay “Tracey Emin’s Photographs and Films of Turkey and Cyprus," pages 193-217, is part of a new edition of the book selected for paperback release through Routledge Paperbacks. The publishing program makes the best of Routledge hardback research publishing available in paperback format for authors and individual customers to purchase directly from the Routledge website. The idea is to broaden the potential market for books by making them available in paperback via print-on-demand technology.  

Feb. 18, 2021: The UNT Career Center will conduct a workshop to review student resumes in a come-and-go Zoom session. Resumes must be emailed in advance to Marcy Bishop, career coach, Marcy.Bishop@unt.edu

March 2021

Through April 2, 2021: The "Rivers Connect: Unstoppable Forces in Contemporary Ceramics" exhibition includes artwork by Brooks Oliver, program coordinator and assistant professor, Studio Art: Ceramics. The exhibition began March 8 and included a virtual reception and artist panel discussion on March 18 via Zoom. The exhibition is now open through April 2 as part of the National Council on Education of the Ceramic Arts Conference at Northern Kentucky University Art Gallery, Highland Heights, Ky.

Through April 4, 2021: Four CVAD Studio Art students have been selected for the Rising Eyes of Texas exhibition, March 5 – April 4, 2021, celebrating the Rising Stars of the Texas Art Scene at the Rockport Center for the Arts, Rockport, Texas. Selected for the juried exhibition are Atinuke Adeleke, MFA student, Metalsmithing and Jewelry; Diana Rojas, MFA student, New Media Art; Henry Thomas, BFA student, Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting and Drawing; and Calvin Yuan, BFA student, Metalsmithing and Jewelry.

March 2, 2021: Diedrick Brackens (2012, BFA, Studio Art: Fibers) will be talking about his artwork on March 2, 2021, in conjunction with the Textile Society of America: Contemporary Voices Series and George Washington University, Washington, D.C. In this virtual talk, Brackens will explore his evolving use of craft to investigate notions of ritual, care, intimacy and survival. The presentation will include images from the pondkeepers, his recent show at Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, as well as his exhibition shape of a fever believer opening at Oakville Galleries, Ontario in 2021. To participate, register online to get a link and instructions for joining the program on Zoom. Simply follow that link at the time the event starts  (5 p.m. CST; 6 p.m. EST). When you register, you also can request to receive a reminder email one day before the program with the link included.

January 2021

Through March 20, 2021: Memory Beast, an exhibition by Morgan Grasham, 2020, MFA, Studio Art: Sculpture, opens Jan. 22 at the Fort Worth Community Center, 1300 Gentry St., Fort Worth. The project includes contributions of descriptions and drawings of creatures from memory from members of the UNT CVAD community. 

Through March 6, 2021: Speculations on the Infrared, a group exhibition curated by Christopher Green, visiting assistant professor, Art History, explores tactics of speculative Indigenous futurism that foreground and redeploy the subsumed and repressive nature of the settler state’s relationship to colonized peoples as a potential tool of sovereignty. The exhibition is part of the EFA Studio Program, a major program of the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, a New York City-based public charity, dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice.

Through Feb. 26: Artwork by Jacob Taylor Gibson, graduate student, Studio Art: Printmaking, was selected by juror Aaron S. Coleman, assistant professor of art, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz., for the exhibition Americas 2021: Paperworks at the Northwest Art Center, Minot, N.D.

Through Feb. 20: Artwork by Jacob Taylor Gibson, graduate student, Studio Art: Printmaking, was selected by juror Aaron S. Coleman, assistant professor of art, University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz., for the exhibition Printin' at the St. Louis Artists' Guild, Clayton, Mo.

Through Feb. 14, 2021: Artworks by Vicki Meek, artist, curator, and adjunct faculty in Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies, will be on exhibition Jan. 7 – Feb. 14, 2021, at the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas. The exhibition, Stony the Road We Trod, takes its title from a lyric of “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing." The exhibition offers a contemporary shrine dedicated to the Black community. Drawing upon the culture of Yoruba belief, Adinkra symbols of Ghana, and other metaphorical elements, Meek has transformed the Nasher Store Gallery into an uplifting space and healing.

Through Feb. 13: Axiomatic in Pink, is a two-person exhibition featuring artists Jihye Han, CVAD graduate student, and Yuni Lee. The exhibition examines the root of feminine power within Korean heritage and American Korean culture by the masculine-driven world. Both artists use fabric, clay, and paper to blend traditional processes with contemporary ideas. Along with this exhibition at 500X Gallery, 516 Fabrication St, Dallas, Han is one of the CADD Fund finalists and received the 2021 NCECA Graduate Student Fellowship.