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New Dean Selected for the School of Architecture and Allied Arts

Scott Coltrane, provost and senior vice president, announced today that the next dean of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts is Christoph Lindner. He will be moving to Eugene from the Netherlands, where he is professor of media and culture at the University of Amsterdam.

Christoph Lindner


Digital Arts Program Winter Reviews 2016 with Professor Craig Hickman

Students in the fifth year BFA program of the Portland Digital Arts Program showcased their work during the winter term 2016 final reviews.  Students learn to discuss their work and their practice and to gain and accept feedback from their peers and the arts community. Final reviews are an opportunity to connect with the professional community and to converse about their work before the students complete their projects and install their final work in the year-end exhibition at the UO White Box in June.

Winter review 2016


MFA thesis exhibition opens May 6 in Portland, showcases work by UO Department of Art graduate students

The 2016 UO Art MFA Thesis Exhibition opens Friday, May 6, at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, with a reception from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition, which runs through May 29, showcases work by eight MFA candidates in the Department of Art at UO.

Stephen Nachtigall


Visiting artists Mollie Favour and Brad Miller in Eugene April 28 to review global careers

A free public lecture by artists Mollie Favour and Brad Miller, graduates of the UO Department of Art who’ve gone on to international careers, will take place at noon, April 28, in Lawrence Hall Room 177. Favour designed the curtain in the Hult Center’s Silva Concert Hall.

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MacArthur Genius Fellow Rick Lowe to discuss art and social engagement in underserved communities

Rick Lowe, a 2014 MacArthur Foundation Genius, will speak on “Art and the Social Context” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, in Lawrence Hall 177. Lowe is known for Project Row Houses, which provide low-income neighborhoods with a vibrant, cultural hub.

Rick Lowe


A&AA partners with two Portland colleges to give Oregon artists more access to curators, critics

The UO School of Architecture and Allied Arts and the Ford Family foundation have added two new partners to a program that gives more Oregon artists access to visiting curators and art critics. The Oregon College of Art and Craft and the Douglas F.



Artists join volunteers at ‘edit-a-thon’ to change how women are represented in Wikipedia

Students, faculty members, and others join A&AA librarians and professors during the Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon on campus recently. The goal was to create and expand the visibility of women artists on Wikipedia, where 90 percent of editors are male.

Wikipedia edit-a-thon


UO art faculty in Portland Biennial

Eight UO Department of Art faculty members are among thirty-four artists and artist teams selected from more than 400 submissions around the state for Disjecta Contemporary Art Center’s prestigious Portland2016 Biennial exhibition.

Portland2014 Biennial


White Box exhibiting MFA students’ work

The 2016 UO Art MFA 2nd Year Exhibition, featuring the work of second-year MFA students in the UO Department of Art, will continue at White Box gallery in downtown Portland through January 30. The exhibition shows the wide range of offerings in the UO’s art program, including collage, video, ceramics, drawing, sculptural bricolage, puppetry, and painting.

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Professors’ project in designboom Top 10

A ceramic product line designed by Product Design Program Assistant Professor Trygve Faste and Department of Art Instructor Jessica Swanson is featured in designboom’s Top 10 Reader Submissions of 2015 in the product design category. Their project, Intertidal Deployment Object Series 2, is a collection of ceramic products adorned with barnacles.

intertidal deployment object