Firmly rooted in the development of an inter-media practice, the Sculpture Area at the University of Oregon provides students with a diverse studio and intellectual environment. Our classes and facilities support a studio practice that can fluidly traverse, and draw from, the many materials and approaches that belong to contemporary art practice.
Studio courses are small (usually less than 15), offering students an intensive and immersive working environment with lots of peer and faculty engagement. Our facilities include a fully equipped woodshop, a comprehensive metal shop, a large mold making and casting room, and a general workspace that opens to an outdoor, covered work pad. In addition to the sculpture tools and equipment, students have access to the Department’s laser cutter, CNC router, and a range of digital and video equipment. Advanced students at the BFA and MFA levels are provided with individual studios in or nearby the Sculpture building, and have 24-hour access to the shops and equipment.
ARTS 288 Sculpture: I Mixed Media
Introduces the rich potentials of a material, historical, and technical engagement with sculptural work. Students work in wood, metal, plaster, and everyday materials to address conceptions of space, site, history, audience, and time.
ARTS 393 Sculpture: Topics
Courses are thematically focused on a different topic each term. These courses are intended to situate and highlight the lineage of contemporary sculpture, and to broaden the conceptual framework of each student’s individual practice. Recent classes include: New Landscapes, Absence/Presence, FORM[LESS], and Molds and Swarms. As students accumulate different experiences and approaches, they are increasingly equipped and challenged to define the act of making in relation to their own ideas.
Sculpture currently has two full time Professors, Amanda Wojick and Tannaz Farsi, who are practicing artists with significant national exhibition records. Additional recent and visiting faculty include Laura Alpert (Professor Emeritus), Charles Goldman, Kevin Yates, Donald Morgan, and Isami Ching. In addition, Sculpture has a part-time studio technician, Jeremy Covert, who assists students with appropriate technical and safety procedures.