Faculty News


Liz Roth, Art Department Faculty Member, to Speak at Grand Canyon


Liz Roth Arizona (From the American 101 Project) Oil painting, 3" X 4" X 2"

Liz Roth
Presents an evening program artist talk 
June 27, 2011
8:00 p.m. McKee Amphitheater

Liz Roth is a visual artist from Oklahoma who depicts social concerns in a humorous way. For her most recent project, America 101, she went to all 50 states to create paintings emphasizing environmental costs resulting from consumerism. She has completed similar projects in Japan.

For this artist talk, Liz will present some examples of her US and Japanese projects, and discuss Overload, her current project at the Grand Canyon.

The artist-in-residence presentations are free, family-friendly, all-ages programs.


Ron duBois, Professor Emeritus at Cross-Cultural Visions Exhibit


Viewer observes Ron du Bois' film documentary at Cross-Cultural Visions exhibit, Gallery Korea, NYC

Cross-Cultural Visions, a 60th anniversary commemorative art exhibition at Gallery Korea, NYC, paid tribute to all artists who traveled on a Fulbright Korea grant, 1950-2010. The viewer standing before the monitor sees the title scene of du Bois' award winning documentary, "The Working Processes of the Korean Folk Potter." OSU Art Professor du Bois (now emeritus), was Fulbright Lecturer to Korea,1974.

As art transcends differences of language and culture, the art in Cross-Cultural Visions represents the important role that the worldwide Fulbright program has continued to play in promoting international understanding and bringing people together.

Last summer and fall, 2010, Cross- Cultural Visions traveled to New York City, Washington, DC and Seoul. Sponsored by the Korean Cultural Service, images from the New York opening of Cross-Cultural Visions, featuring the work of Korean and American alumni, was held at Gallery Korea, from July 7 to July 16, 2010.


Brandon Reese Featured in Ceramics Monthly


Brandon Reese, associate professor of ceramics and 3D design was featured in Ceramics Monthly last February.   The author, John Zimmerman, wrote a positive review comparing Brandon with other Post Minimalist such as Richard Serra, Eva Hesse and Martin Puryear. Along with Ivory Lace (above) four other pieces were shown in the article. The Visual Resources Library has a subscription to Ceramic Monthly for those of you who would like to read the article. 


Sung-Yeoul Lee, Art Department faculty member receives Saul Bell Design Award

lee hollow

Saul Bell Design Award 2011

The Saul Bell Design Award competition has both inspired and challenged jewelry designers around the globe for the past decade, and now in its tenth year, it continues to recognize artists whose work challenges traditional perceptions of jewelry design. Lee's work "Hollow" was awarded second place in the prestigious competition.


The Topic of Time and Memory Explored by Dr. Borland at Gender and Medieval Studies Conference in Swansea, Wales

Dr. Jennifer Borland, assistant professor of art history, presented a paper at the annual conference of the Gender & Medieval Studies (GMS) Group. GMS is a UK-based organization devoted to putting together an annual interdisciplinary conference, which furthers the study of medieval gender. The 2011 conference met in Swansea, Wales, in January, and examined how issues of gender impacted the ways in which time and memory were conceptualized in the Middle Ages, and how memories were generated, recorded, and stored for posterity.

Dr. Borland’s paper, entitled “A lifetime in pictures: time and health management in the illustrated Régime du corps,” explored how certain facets of time, such as the life cycle and auspicious times for treatment, played out in the 13th- and 14th-century illustrated manuscripts of the medieval health guide known as the Régime du corps. The conference is a small, intimate group of scholars from a wide range of fields and career levels, and as such fosters important cross-disciplinary exchange that develops around both well-established relationships and new encounters between scholars.

Link: http://www.medievalgender.co.uk/index.php