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"Passage of Memory" by TWU Visual Arts alumna Anastasia Gabriel. Porcelain installation, screen printed with polychrome slips, wood, monofilament and fabric.
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Visual Arts ‘humanizes the digital’ with upcoming exhibitions and symposium

The Texas Woman’s University Department of Visual Arts will host two digital art exhibitions in conjunction with the 2018 North Texas Digital Fabrication Symposium in April. Artists, researchers, makers and students will gather at TWU’s Denton campus to discuss digital fabrication in practice, theory and curation, while also showcasing artworks that consider the ways in which new technologies are reconnecting society with humanity.

Alumni News

The works of TWU alumna April Judd are on display through June 30 at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Brattleboro, VT as part of a two-woman show of paintings and sculpture by Judd and Bev Larson.

Carol Fairlie, a BFA alumna, is now an accomplished painter, jewelry maker, printmaker and metalsmith as well as a professor at Sul Ross State University. She was recently profiled by the Odessa American.

Timothy Harding, who received his BFA from TWU, is a Visiting Artist at the Dallas Museum of Art’s Center for Creative Connections. His exhibit will be on display January through April 2018.

Katie Murray, CCO of M2G Ventures in Fort Worth, received her master's degree in painting from TWU. Murray was featured in a recent DFW Child article, "Mom Next Door: Katie Murray, CCO of M2G Ventures".

Emile Stewart, who graduated from TWU with her master’s in art education in 2010, is opening a new business storefront in Denton: Wildflower Art Studio. Read the Denton Record Chronicle story about Emile’s new studio space >>

Karmien “Sweety” Bowman earned her master’s degree in ceramics, metals and sculpture from TWU in 1975. She is currently working as an associate professor of ceramics at Tarrant County College, owns a studio in west Flower Mound, and was recently featured in the Cross Timber's Gazette article, “'Sweety' Bowman: Art is her life".

Hector Rodriguez, TWU visual arts alumnus and creator of the "El Peso Hero" comic series, will be featured at the first-ever Texas Latino Comic Con on July 29, 2017 in Dallas. Read the Dallas Observer's profile of Hector and his comics >>

Timothy Harding, TWU B.F.A. alumnus, has been awarded a microgrant by the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Robin McLaurin, TWU photography alumna, became an artist in residence at the Cayman Islands National Gallery in Summer 2016.

Close-up of the hanging dress in Anastasia Gabriel's installation
"Passage of Memory" by TWU Visual Arts alumna Anastasia Gabriel.

Faculty News

Julie Libersat's solo exhibition, Paved Paradise, will be on display March 10-April 19 at the Women & Their Work gallery in Austin, TX. Learn more >>

Vagner Mendonça Whitehead participated in the 2017 National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Institute, July 10-15, 2017 in San Antonio.

Jana C. Perez and Angilee Wilkerson had works from their collaborative series, Perform La Femme, selected for the following shows:

  • TPS 25: The International Competition. The traveling exhibition took place at the Museum of the Big Bend in Alpine, Texas during June 2016.
  • Ticka Arts Exhibition. Perez and Wilkerson were featured artists during the month of May.
  • FOCUS at Gadsden Museum in Gadsden, Alabama. The exhibit took place in June and July of 2016. 

Susan kae Grant, professor of photography, received the Cornaro Award on April 14, 2016. This is the highest honor and award to be bestowed upon a TWU faculty member, and Grant is the first visual arts faculty member to receive the award.