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Art Education PhD alumni are currently on faculty at, among other institutions, Maryland Institute College of Art, Stephen F. Austin, Valdosta State, Cleveland State, Kuwait University, Kadir Has University, and TCU.

Student accomplishments

Art Education and Art History

Art History

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Annalisa Giannotti was selected as one of fifteen students to participate in the 2016 Mellon Summer Academy at the MFAH in Houston. The Mellon Summer Academy consists of behind-the-scenes art museum tours, workshops with art museum professionals, tours of exhibitions with MFAH curators, conversations with artists, art historians, and collectors.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Art history student Jungwan Kim took second place in the Arts & Humanities category of the Scholars Day writing competition. Jungwan's paper, "The Image of Mexico in Letters from Mexico: Hegemonic Relations between the US and Mexico in the Late Nineteenth Century," features research completed during her art history senior research seminar. CVAD is pleased to announce that Jungwan has decided to pursue her Master's degree in art history here in the fall.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Rachel Hiser, MA student in Art History, has had her paper, "Leading the Eye: Space as A Didactic and Spiritual Tool in the Twelfth-Century Church of San Clemente, Rome," accepted for the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies 2016 graduate student conference. Her paper will be part of the panel "Cosmography, Space, Place," on Thurs, Jan 28, 1:30-3:00pm.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

The Board of Trustees of the Center for the Advancement & Study of Early Texas Art (CASETA) selected Linda East, Art History MA student, to receive the 2015-16 $1500 CASETA Research Award. Her master's thesis based proposal focuses on Texas architect O'Neil Ford & Texas artist Thomas M. Stell, Jr. and the work they completed for Texas Instruments. Her thesis is titled, "Semiconductors and Symbolism: Thomas Stell's Ceramic Murals and the Story of Texas Instruments." Linda was also awarded complimentary registration to the 2016 Symposium & a 1yr complimentary CASETA membership.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Medieval Art History M.A. students Jena Jones, Sarah Shivers, & Rachel Hiser were accepted to the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies Fall Research Methods Workshop for Early-Career Graduate Students. The workshop, titled “Introduction to Medieval Studies at the Newberry” was held on Nov 7th in Chicago at the Newberry Library.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Art History and Honors College student Hannah Wilson (on the right) along with Honors students Blithe Parsons and Erica Cole presented at the Texas Medieval Association annual conference, which took place on the campus of UNT.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Dr. Paula Lupkin’s graduate seminar students engaging in archival work during a visit to the TWU Archives. The students researched on subjects such as Quakertown, campus architecture and landscape, and women's clubs.

Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies

Art Education and Art History
Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies

Jenna Gammon is a creative digital intern for the The Loomis Agency in downtown Dallas. She works on advertising campaigns for companies such as Rug Doctor, Papa John's Pizza, Metro Mattress and many others.

Art Education

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Kevin Jenkins, Ph.D. student in Art Education in the College of Visual Arts + Design, received an inaugural Golden Eagle Award on April 18, 2016. The Golden Eagle Award is the most prestigious university-wide award that UNT bestows on a student leader. Recipients of the award are recognized for their exceptional leadership, high academic achievement, meaningful impact on the UNT community through significant commitment to co-curricular involvement, and positive and considerable engagement in service to UNT and greater communities.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Art education doctoral student Sarah Travis and art education professor Dr. Amelia Kraehe published a co-authored paper in 2016 in The Urban Review titled Equity, the Arts, and Urban Education.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Art education doctoral students, Emily Jean Hood and Sarah Travis, co-authored a study with Dr. Amelia Kraehe, Assistant Professor of Art Education. The research article, titled "I'm So Offended!": Curriculum Flashpoints and Critical Arts Education, was published in 2015 in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Education and the Arts.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

David Herman, Jr., UNT Art Education Ph. D student, featured as part of the Dallas Museum of Art's Center for Creative Connections Visiting Artists program.

David is a conceptual artist, educator, and co-founder of Preservation LINK, an arts education non-profit. He is currently a Ph.D. Visual Culture Studies student at the University of North Texas and Artist-in-Residence at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Art Education Ph.D. student, Lucy Bartholomee, won the 2015 Graduate Student Scholarly Writing Award with a paper she wrote in Dr. Paula Lupkin's Architecture seminar in conjunction with her work with Dr. Tyson Lewis' Phenomenology class, titled "Collapsing Boundaries."

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Congratulations to Art Education PhD candidate Jeremy Blair. Currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Education at University of Georgia, he discusses his research “Grand Theft AutoEthnography: Video Game Design for the Art Classroom” in the current issue of NAEA News, Volume 57, No. 2 (April 2015): 18.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Congratulations go out to Art Education PhD student Sarah Travis on the publication of her review of Hilton Kelly's Race, Remembering, and Jim Crow’s Teachers in Oral History ReviewHer review is featured in volume 4, issue 2, Summer/Fall 2014 of the journal. The review can be accessed via http://ohr.oxfordjournals.org/content/41/2/395.full.pdf?keytype=ref&ijkey=cKeLbOAAmkRXRpR.

Nicely done, Sarah!

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Congratulations to Art Education PhD student Banan Al-Ansari on the recent publication of her article “On Crits” with Professor Terry Barrett, which was published in the journal Visual Arts Research.

Art Education and Art History
Art Education

Art Education PhD student Tim Garth is the recipient of a 2014-2015 National Arts Education Foundation Research Grant in the amount of $10,000 to support his dissertation work on Art Education Policy: Interpretation and the Negotiation of Praxis.

Design

Fashion Design

Design
Fashion Design

Carina Ortega received 3rd place in the Bridal/Eveningwear category for the 2016 Fashion Group International of Dallas Scholarship Competition. This is her design on the runway at Dallas Market Center.

Design
Fashion Design

Victoria Lin received 2nd place in the Bridal/Eveningwear category for the 2016 Fashion Group International of Dallas Scholarship Competition. This is her design on the runway at Dallas Market Center.

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Fashion Design

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Fashion Design

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Fashion Design

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Fashion Design

Core Design

Design
Core Design

Opaque Line by Haley Justitz. Spring 2016 Design I

Design
Core Design

Incidental Line by Samuel Regas. Spring 2016 Design I

Design
Core Design

World Poetry group project overseen by instructor Marcy Bishop. Fall 2015 Design I

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Core Design

World Poetry Group Project overseen by instructor Marcy Bishop. Fall 2015 Design I

Design
Core Design

Poetry Collage by Daniel Cervantes. Fall 2015 Design I

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Core Design

Poetry Collage by Christine Smith. Fall 2015 Design I

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Core Design

Balsa Project by Kirsten Angerbauer. Fall 2015 Design II

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Core Design

Balsa Project by Tara Maddin. Fall 2015 Design II

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Core Design

Balsa Project by Meredith Rice. Fall 2015 Design II

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Core Design

Incidental Line by Olivia Flores. Spring 2016 Design I

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Core Design

Pop-Up by Stephanie Holloway. Fall 2015 Design II

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Core Design

Pop-Up by Monica Ambrose. Fall 2015 Design II

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Core Design

Pop-Up by Karla Bernal. Fall 2015 Design II

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Core Design

Upcycle for Change Messenger Bag by Austin James. Fall 2015 Design II

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Core Design

Upcycle for Change Bag by Kirsten Angerbauer. Fall 2015 Design II

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Core Design

Upcycle Sewing Project by Geovanna Cuevas. Fall 2015 Design II

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Core Design

Incidental Line by Michaela Biar Spring 2016 Design I

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Core Design

Incidental Line by Kaitlyn Black Spring 2016 Design I

Communication Design

Design
Communication Design

Lisa will graduate in December 2015 with an MFA in Design Research. She is the founder of Operation Compass, a non-profit dedicated to helping victims of human trafficking find their way home. Her application is for truck drivers to report incidents of human trafficking anonymously, safely and securely by using a form or making an audio recording through the app.

Design
Communication Design

Shelby Tamura received the Best Ad and the Best Concept prizes for her Carfax ads at the DSVC Nation Student Show and Conference 10. Alex Egner was her professor.

Design
Communication Design

Michelle Ruiz received the Best App Design prize for her Glucocare App at the DSVC Nation Student Show and Conference 10. Clinton Carlson was her professor.

Design
Communication Design

Mallory Close received the Best Brochure prize for her Dallas Theatre Center Brochure at the DSVC Nation Student Show and Conference 10. Karen Dorff was her professor.

Design
Communication Design

CVAD Communication Design juniors Johnathan Wenske and Kris Haro had no idea when they designed their project, “When Nuture Calls” for Mark Allen’s class that the project would soon go viral on the internet. The class project called for students to design a campaign for a social issue or product.  Taking on the apparently highly controversial topic of public breastfeeding,  the project, was shown at the DVCC student award competition and was picked up by major news outlets and publications.

Design
Communication Design

CVAD Communication Design juniors Johnathan Wenske and Kris Haro had no idea when they designed their project, “When Nuture Calls” for Mark Allen’s class that the project would soon go viral on the internet. The class project called for students to design a campaign for a social issue or product.  Taking on the apparently highly controversial topic of public breastfeeding,  the project, was shown at the DVCC student award competition and was picked up by major news outlets and publications.

Design
Communication Design

CVAD Communication Design juniors Johnathan Wenske and Kris Haro had no idea when they designed their project, “When Nuture Calls” for Mark Allen’s class that the project would soon go viral on the internet. The class project called for students to design a campaign for a social issue or product.  Taking on the apparently highly controversial topic of public breastfeeding,  the project, was shown at the DVCC student award competition and was picked up by major news outlets and publications.

Design
Communication Design

Geena Sisomphou received a Judge’s Choice Award from Judge Ben Barry for her Cheeky Monkey Identity, Collateral System and Brand Book at the DSVC Nation Student Show and Conference 10. Karen Dorff was her professor.

Design
Communication Design

Garret Steider received the Best Print Ad Public Service: Pro Bono prize for his Bangladesh Garment Factory Awareness Campaign at the DSVC Nation Student Show and Conference 10. Karen Dorff was his professor.

Design
Communication Design

Garret Steider received the Best Annual Report prize for his Boston Beer AR at the DSVC Nation Student Show and Conference 10. Karen Dorff was his professor.

Design
Communication Design

Carolina Bocanegra received the Best Packaging prize and a Judge’s Choice Award from judge Angela Mondragon for her Pyxis packaging at the DSVC Nation Student Show and Conference 10. Karen Dorff was her professor.

Design
Communication Design

Becky Ben Lin won second place for her senior portfolio at the DSVC Nation Student Show and Conference 10.  This is an excerpt.

Design
Communication Design

Becky Ben Lin received the Best Illustration prize for her Penzeys Spices labels at the DSVC Nation Student Show and Conference 10. Karen Dorff was her professor.

Design
Communication Design

Becky Ben Lin received the Best Illustration prize for her Penzeys Spices labels at the DSVC Nation Student Show and Conference 10. Karen Dorff was her professor.

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Communication Design

Becky Ben Lin received the Best Packaging prize for her Stylite Edison Lightbulbs at the DSVC Nation Student Show and Conference 10. She was also awarded a Judges Choice Award from Garrett Owen for this work. Karen Dorff was her professor.

Interior Design

Design
Interior Design

Video here.
The Border Crossings Project consisted of an international outreach where the UNT sophomore interior design team communicated with universities from all over the world (Dundee, Ljubljana, and Amsterdam). They created a sculpture with the other countries using a website created for correspondence and video chat sessions. The sculpture revolved around the concept of interconnectivity. 
Their last contribution was a reactionary video to the sculpture they created with the other countries, receiving inspiration from Eyes of the Skin by Juhani Pallasmaa. The Texas team wanted to convey the importance of tactile sense and auditory skills, and incorporated different languages to show how cultures can come together to create meaningful artwork. They used fire to demonstrate how evanescent visual products can be, hoping to convey how impressionable an emotional response can be.

Design
Interior Design

Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home - Denton, TX

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Interior Design

Locust Coffee House - proposed site: Denton, TX

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Interior Design

Baker Hotel - Mineral Wells, TX

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Interior Design

Mixed-Use/Residential - Montgomery Plaza, Ft Worth, TX

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Interior Design

Victoria Station - Denton, TX

Studio Art

Printmaking

Studio Art
Printmaking

Jessie Barnes (MFA 2017) won the Frogman's Printmaking Workshop Graduate Student Scholarship. Jessie competed with graduate students from across the US. As the scholarship recipient Jessie's tuition for the the Frogman's 2016 Print Workshop is waived. Additionally, during the workshops she will have a solo exhibition at the Hexagon Gallery of the Weber Fine Arts Building at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

Studio Art
Printmaking

Sarah Ellis (MFA 2018) nominated to serve as Student Representative on 2015–16 Executive Board of Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI). Read about it in SGCI's latest newsletter, Graphic Impressions!

Sarah received her BFA in Printmaking from The University of Akron in 2014. She is currently an MFA Candidate in Printmaking at the University of North Texas. Through a variety of print media and book arts, her work explores the dynamics between domestic craft, gender roles, and the continuity of human behavior. During her first year of graduate school, she has had the pleasure of working as the Graduate Assistant at P.R.I.N.T Press as well as a Teaching Assistant in Drawing. She currently lives in Denton, Texas, with her fiancé and their corgi.

Studio Art
Printmaking

Francisco Alvarado - Screenprint, 2014

Studio Art
Printmaking

Leigh Garcia - Screenprint, 2014

Studio Art
Printmaking

Jaime Durham - Sceenprint, 2014

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Printmaking

Maria Razo - Lithograph, 2014

New Media Art

Studio Art
New Media Art

Julie Libersat, winner of the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas 2014 “CADD FUNd: Winner Takes All” event. Julie presented ROAM, a proposal for a mobile phone interactive urban exploration game. Players use the mobile app to get lost in the city and then document their journey as a form of narrative mapping using photo, video, audio and written capture. The project will be a creative tool that uses disorientation as a part of the artistic process prompting aesthetic engagement and challenging ideas of spatial cognition and orientation. Libersat’s work depicts space as a way of knowing and embodying the city though pedagogical notions of play.

Studio Art
New Media Art

Studio Art
New Media Art

Studio Art
New Media Art

Core Drawing

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Virginia Stephens - Section 504, Instructor: Hetty Estes, Teaching Fellow
Drapery Project

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Nancy Le - Section 503, Instructor: Rachel Black, Senior Lecturer
Drapery Project

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Kimberly Gray - Section 509, Instructor: Marcy Bishop, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Drapery Project

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Evaughn Coleman - Section 507, Instructor: Melody Vaughan, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Drapery Project

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Chloe Solis - Section 506, Instructor: Alex Epps, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Drapery Project

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Alex Clem - Section 510, Instructor: Kai Martin, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Drapery Project

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Jessica Wetli - Section 503, Instructor: Rachel Black, Senior Lecturer
Conte Project

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Jamison Routson - Section 506, Instructor: Alex Epps, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Conte Project

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Alex Clem - Section 510, Instructor: Kai Martin, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Conte Project

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Songyi Han - Double Self Portrait 2

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Songyi Han - Double Self Portrait 1

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Scott Pollock - FInal Idea Book Project

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Sarah Westrup - Final Idea Book Project

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Rebecca  Peache - Architectural Still Life

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Paul Samples - Double Self Portrait, Pt2

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Paul Samples - Double Self Portrait, Pt1

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Oluyinka Adeyoju - Double Self Portrait, Pt2

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Oluyinka Adeyoju - Double Self Portrait, Pt1

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Michael Gary - Double Self Portrait, Pt2

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Michael Gary - Double Self Portrait, Pt1

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Megan Barnes - Poetics of Space

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Maricela Diggs - Idea Book Project 2

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Maricela Diggs - Idea Book Project 1

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Justine Lu - Double Self Portrait, Pt2

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Justine Lu - Double Self Portrait, Pt1

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Tori Kennedy - Perspective

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Taylour Hargus - Shape

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Taylor Pawnell - Contour

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Sierra Landureth - Motif

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Sam Wiggins - Organizational Line

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Nicholas Begley - Value

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Core Drawing

Natalie McElrea - Sketchbook

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Natalie McElrea - Motif

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Core Drawing

Natalie McElrea - Elm Fork

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Michael Krause - Motif

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Core Drawing

Melody Schier - Atmospheric Perspective

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Melissa Bradley - Motif

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Core Drawing

Mandy Harwell - Elm Fork

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Madison Wood - Shape

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Core Drawing

Lynne Nguyen - Atmospheric Perspective

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Core Drawing

Lauren McCormick - Contour

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Kyra Modawell - Value

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Kitty Jong - Motif

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Katherine diMambro - Motif

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Josie Martin - Drapery

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Jewel Lee - Drapery

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Jeffery Wolverton - Drapery

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Jeanie Brown - Atmospheric Perspective

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Jared Galyon - Perspective

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Hwang - Organizational Line

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Heidi Neunhoffer - Elm Fork

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Greg Amato - Perspective

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Esther Streich - Motif

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Elizabeth Villere - Gesture

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Dorothy Rios - Gesture

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Danielle Clark - Perspective

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Breck Warren - Value

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Anthony Le - Contour

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Annie Wang - Contour

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Amy Dierdorf - Sketchbook

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Aliza Mote-Yale
Value

Photography

Studio Art
Photography

UNT Graduate Student Rachel Rushing taught a workshop at Texas Tech University.

Studio Art
Photography

UNT Photography MFA student Ben Davis had a solo show at the Cora Stafford Gallery.

Studio Art
Photography

UNT Photography MFA student Lynne' Bowman was selected for an exhibition at The People's Gallery in Austin, Texas.

Studio Art
Photography

UNT Photography student Mariah Tyler was selected to participate in the 2014 Rising Eyes of Texas exhibition.

Studio Art
Photography

UNT Photography major Caitlin Odneal gave a demonstration of her creative practice at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Studio Art
Photography

UNT Photography MFA student Ellie Ivanova received a 2014 SPE Student Award. 

Sculpture

Studio Art
Sculpture

Studio Art
Sculpture

Metals and Jewelry

Studio Art
Metals and Jewelry

Studio Art
Metals and Jewelry

Ceramics

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Ceramics

Studio Art
Ceramics