The faculty of the Department of Visual Arts are extraordinarily productive as active artists. In the last year, three of the faculty have garnered national attention through their works that are inspired by the ideas, products and processes of photography.
Associate Professor Jamie Baldridge’s works were included in the international exhibition entitled Elèctric i llunyà. Fotografia contemporània colección olorVISUAL (Electric and Distant. colección olorVISUAL Contemporary Photography).
Assistant Professor Stephanie’s works were exhibited at the SoHo photo gallery in New York, the Visual Arts Exchange in Raleigh NC, and the Amos Eno Gallery in New York.
One of Associate Professor David Dubose’s prints titled "Self-Portrait as My Father", from the AP/RC (Artist-Printmaker Photography Research) Collection, has been included in an exhibition of self-portraits at the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX
In 2018, numerous works by Associate Professor Jamie Baldridge were acquired for the Colección olorVISUAL housed at the Centre Cultural Tecla Sala in Barcelona, Spain. These works were then included in a major exhibition entitled This exhibition, a selection of 87 works by some of the most prominent contemporary photographers from around the globe, also featured works by artists such as Gregory Crewdson, John Coplans, Teun Hocks, Robert Mapplethorpe, Ellen Kooi, and Duane Michaels among many others, and ran from January through May of 2018. For this show, the perfumist Ernesto Ventós created an essence linked to the history of Tecla Sala, from its industrial past as a factory producing cotton yarns to its present, filled with art, books and culture. The catalogue of the exhibition featured excerpts of Baldridge’s writing to accompany his images. Baldridge considers it one of the highlights of his career for his works to be included in such an important collection and an honor to share the walls with some of the world’s most celebrated and respected artists.
STEPHANIE PAINE / 2019 EXHIBITIONS
"21st Annual Krappy Kamera Competition", SoHo Photo Gallery, New York, March 6- 30, 2019
Second Place, "Contemporary South 2019", Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 3-June 22, 2019
"RE: The Social Policing of Gender and the Criminalization of Queerness", Amos Eno Gallery, New York, July 11- 27, 2019
One of Associate Professor David Dubose’s prints titled "Self-Portrait as My Father", from the AP/RC (Artist-Printmaker Photography Research) Collection, has been included in an exhibition of self-portraits at the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. This show also includes works by Kathryn Polk, Ken Hale, Richard Ash, Thomas Hart Benton, and Jim Dine, among others. FACE to FACE: Self-Portraits Before Selfies is curated by Peter Briggs and runs from June through August.
From the website: "FACE to FACE, a June through August 2019 exhibition from the collection of the Art Division, presents a wide-ranging selection of artist’s self portraits. The exhibition includes work by thirty 20th and 21st century artists, many of them from the AP/RC, including Eric Avery, Thomas Hart Benton, Jim Dine, Kenneth Hale, Peter Hurd, Gene Kloss, Anne Noggle, Kathryn Polk, and Earl Staley among others." - Peter Briggs, curator.