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Search for new A&AA dean under way

Nominations and applications are being sought for dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, with the goal of recruiting a new leader by fall 2016. Professor Scott Pratt, dean of the Graduate School, is leading the search, assisted by executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates.

Dean Search


Ucci honored with retrospective exhibit

Artist and educator Kartz Ucci is being honored with a retrospective exhibition, kartz ucci-an opera for one, at The Art Gym at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. The exhibition is on view until December 5 and celebrates Ucci’s digital, text, sound, and installation art. Approximately thirteen works of art are included and a number of special presentations are scheduled. A catalog publication will be available after October 25.

Kartz Ucci


Book project presents 70 Oregon artists in their studios

A book featuring images and the stories of 70 Oregon artists and their studio spaces is now available. Connective Conversations | Inside Oregon Art, 2011-2014 is a collaborative work representing the series Connective Conversations, part of The Ford Family Foundation’s Curator and Critic Tours and Lecture Series program, conducted in partnership with A&AA.

October 2015 release of Connective Conversations


Postwar Japanese prints on display at JSMA Oct. 3-Jan. 3

More than 110 modern and contemporary Japanese prints will be on display as part of the exhibit "Expanding Frontiers: The Jack and Susy Wadsworth Collection of Postwar Japanese Prints," on view beginning Oct. 3 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The exhibit, co-curated by Maude I. Kerns Assistant Professor of Japanese Art Akiko Walley, includes a wide variety of printmaking techniques that range from aquatint and etching to silkscreen and woodblock printing.

Japanese print


Portland murals aim to break daily routine

Images both whimsical and provocative— a flower with a lightning-bolt stem, a kitty sporting an eye patch, a baby floating in a beaker, a rhinoceros curling its lip like a pirate growling “Aargh!”—inhabit an outer wall of Miller Paint in Southeast Portland thanks to Michael Salter, director of the UO Digital Arts Program.

Salter's mural


A&AA welcomes new faculty members

The 2015-16 academic year introduces new faculty members to several A&AA departments and programs. The new professors bring a wide spectrum of expertise and creativity to Lawrence Hall, including in Architecture, the History of Art and Architecture, Arts and Administration, and Product Design.



AAATech to hold open house Friday, September 18

Please join A&AA Technology staff members for an open house Friday, September 18, from 1-4 p.m. in Lawrence Hall Room 282. Refreshments will be provided. The A&AA Output Room provides quality digital imaging services to the university community at affordable prices. AAATech staff members will be available to share information about their services, which include: • poster printing • 3D printing • large format scanning • technology service desk • laser printing

open house poster


Jan Zach sculpture is newest public art on UO campus

The UO campus recently debuted its newest work of public art, on the lawn between Prince Lucien Campbell and Condon Halls.  Former Department of Art faculty member Jan Zach’s 14-foot-tall, painted steel sculpture “Lady” was donated to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in 2014.

sculpture installation


Gilman Scholars: 5 of 11 are A&AA students

Five of the 11 University of Oregon students awarded Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships to fund their summer 2015 study abroad programs are students in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5,000 to apply toward study abroad costs. The A&AA students are:  • Halley Anderson — Japan, architecture  • Josie Christensen — Palau, art and anthropology  • Alfredo Gonzalez-Cruz — Italy, architecture  • Zak Johnson — Japan, landscape architecture    • Amanda Oliver — Palau, digital arts and anthropology 

Halley Anderson


Jack Ryan named 2015 Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts

Jack Ryan, associate professor in the UO Department of Art and founding director of UO’s CoreSTUDIO program, has been named a 2015 Hallie Ford Fellow in the Visual Arts. The prestigious award being presented by The Ford Family Foundation recognizes Oregon visual artists for demonstrated excellence of their work and potential for significant advancement in their practices of art. Ryan’s practice uses sound as a conduit to explore distortions in contemporary culture. He will receive a $25,000 unrestricted award.

State Park exhibition