Oklahoma State University recognized the achievements of faculty, staff, and administrators during the University Awards Convocation, December 6 at the OSU ConocoPhillips Alumni Center.
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.
September 15 2014 - January 17, 2015
This exhibition features more than 30 works spanning two decades by artist and OSU professor Chris Ramsay. Collecting everyday souvenirs, Ramsay creates mixed-media sculptures that invite the viewer to look closely at traces of time and life: not rare and precious artifacts but simple, anonymous objects from marine fossils and arrowheads to postcards and Coke bottle shards. The intimate experience of looking into these works and reflecting on the objects that have touched one's own life elicits a subtle revelation all too often left untapped by art today. Ramsay's sculptures achieve their ends through unpretentious materials, intimate scale, natural harmonies, and quiet conduciveness to thought.
From nmhistorymuseum.org: The Virgin of el Pueblito, a miraculous 18th-century icon that found its iconographic source in a Peter Paul Rubens oil sketch (ca. 1632), was propagated by late colonial Franciscan friars and circulated throughout the viceroyalty in print and painted form. Originally noted for extirpating idolatry in colonial Querétaro, this talk considers her initial socio-religious and political importance before exploring her impact and significance in nineteenth-century northern New Spain.
Graphic Design Professor Carey Hissey will be retiring at the end of the Spring 2014 semester after 26 years of distinguished service and research at the Oklahoma State University Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History. Carey Hissey was born and educated in Great Britain. She received her BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Communication at the University of Central England in Birmingham in 1981.
Our OSU art professors Jo Lynch and Teresa Holder are taking part in a unique exhibition. The Ten Towering artists are a group of artists, each chosen because of their varied areas of expertise, showing together in one exhbition. The exhibition takes place at the University Club Tower in Tulsa, Oklahoma. What makes this exhibit so unique is that a percentage of the proceeds from their shows go to charity. A percentage of all sales from this exhibit will be donated to THERAPETICS, a 501(c)3 organization that breeds, trains and places service dogs to assist Oklahomans with physical disabilities.
OSU Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing and Studio Program Coordinator Liz Roth will exhibit paintings at the Hardesty Arts Center in Tulsa, OK from March 14, 2014 - May 4, 2014. The opening reception will last from 6:00 - 9:00 pm Friday, March 14th. Liz will come back to the Hardesty for an artist's gallery talk on Thursday, April 17th starting at 6:30 pm. In addition to the gallery talk happening at the Hardesty Art Center, Liz will be giving a talk about how her work interacts with geology at OSU's Boone Pickens School of Geology on March 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM.