Blog Archive

July 24, 2014

Art History PHD student receives prestigious award

Author: David Rhoads

Han-Chih (Peter) Wang, PhD student in the Art History has been awarded a prestigious Terra Foundation Predoctoral Fellow in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for 2014–2015. His project, “The Profane and Profound: American Road Photography from 1930 to the Present,” examines twentieth century American road photography, including works by Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Robert Adams, Stephen Shore, and Joel Sternfeld. His research interests include visual studies of the American highway, the history of twentieth and twenty-first century photography, and Contemporary Art in East Asia and the United States. His articles and exhibition reviews have appeared in Artist Magazine and other journals in Taiwan. In 2008, he received the Humanities Research Fellowship from the Humanities Center at the National Central University as well as the S-An Aesthetic Dissertation Award in Taiwan. Read More

July 8, 2014

Tyler Fibers and Material Studies Students Receive Outstanding Student Awards

Author: Kari Scott

Tyler undergraduate (BFA) Abigail Potts and graduate (MFA) Amanda McCavour both received the 2014 Outstanding Student Award from the Surface Design Association. This honor is awarded to students nominated by their instructors who have created a cohesive and professionally accomplished body of work and demonstrated inventive and innovative uses of technique, materials and/or concepts.  Students who receive this award have shared their knowledge generously with other students in their programs. They were nominated by their faculty.   Abby Potts uses embroidery and weaving to create portraiture from images chosen for personal significance and visual appeal. She commemorates these people in the moment and express emotion through pattern and color. Read More