Dr. Cristina Cruz González will be giving a lecture "Gender, Piety, & the Colonial Archive" at University of Texas Rio Grand Valley in Edinburg, Texas April 10. 2019.
Oklahoma State University Professor Chris Ramsay will be honored for his contributions to the arts in Oklahoma during the 43rd annual Governor’s Arts Awards April 16 at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
Richard A. Bivins (1939-2018)
Richard A. Bivins was born on October 21, 1939 in Shidler, OK, to Walter and Jesse Bivins. He finished high school in Barnsdall, OK, and then went on to study art at Oklahoma State University, completing his BFA in Studio Art in 1961.
Congratulations to Associate Professor of Art History Shaoqian Zhang, who won the 2017 College of Arts and Sciences Junior Faculty Research Award.
Louise Siddons, Associate Professor of Art History
Irene Backus, Assistant Professor of Art History
Phil Choo, Professor of Graphic Design
Pouya Jahanshahi, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design
Nov. 9, 2015 - March 12, 2016
Luxury. Accumulation. Alienation from nature. These topics, considered from a gendered perspective, are what artist and OSU Associate Professor Angela Piehl invites us to explore through paintings and drawings featured in this exhibition. Using a wide range of sources, Piehl employs images and photographs of both designed and natural beauty as a starting point for abstracting and re-combining elaborately decorative, even at times grotesque, elements. References to organic materials such as flesh, hair, tentacles, eggs, fat, bone, muscle, crystalline structures, and wood appear alongside her choices of color, pattern, and textural artifice to produce what Piehl calls "feral bouquets." At once engaging and seductive, while also repellent and abject, these biomorphic abstractions address multiple layers of the human condition through their allegorical and narrative allusions.