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In Memoriam: MFA Alumnus Steven Brent

January 22, 2021

Steven M. Brent, a member of the “New, New Painters” who earned his MFA degree at UNC-Chapel Hill, died Dec. 4, 2020. A link to his obituary is below.

MFA Alumna Joy Meyer interviewed in Voyage LA Magazine

January 8, 2021

You can read the interview here:  joy tirade is the artist name of Joy Meyer. She holds an MFA from UNC, Chapel Hill. Previously, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from University of Virginia with a BA in Studio + … Continued

Studio update from MFA alum MJ Sharp

January 4, 2021

Greetings! Along with best wishes for 2021, I wanted to send along a few quick updates. 1) The wonderful lecture by Michele Frederick about curating the Reflections on Light show on view now (and also virtually) at the North Carolina Museum of … Continued

BFA Alumna Ayla Gizlice exhibition at Anchorlight

December 14, 2020

Brightwork Series presents: Çukurova Plain by Ayla Gizlice Thursday, November 5 – Sunday, December 20 Ayla Gizlice is a Turkish-American artist born in Raleigh. Çukurova Plain examines presentations of Osmaniye, her father’s hometown, in her own American one. The work serves as an introduction … Continued

MFA Candidate Krysta Sa receives 2020 CES research award

December 14, 2020

Congratulations to MFA candidate Krysta Sa, who has received The Center for European Studies 2021 Jean Monnet Center of Excellence EU Research Award for her project “Ancestral Soak: Sea Bathing in the European Union.”

Studio update from MFA alum MJ Sharp

November 30, 2020

Greetings! I know it’s been a while. I’ve succumbed to the lure of updating folks via twitter and instagram (those tempting links are at the very bottom), but here is some recent news all in one place and only slightly … Continued

New Essay from Associate Professor Dorothy Verkerk

November 3, 2020

Sometimes our Art History faculty get to do research on topics a little bit outside their usual specializations, and this can turn into an interesting and broader view of the field–one example is Medievalist Dorothy Verkerk’s recent essay for Religion … Continued

Studio Update from Faculty Member Gesche Wuerfel

October 22, 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues, I hope this email finds you relatively well given these uncertain times. I would like to draw your attention to two current (online) exhibitions at the Art Museum of the Americas and The FENCE in Durham and two upcoming … Continued