U.S. Mint Air Force Medal Features Professor’s Design

Jamie Franki has designed the reverse side of the new U.S. Air Force silver medal.
   July 13, 2021

A new medal issued by the United States Mint features the work of Associate Professor of Art Jamie Franki. The first release in the United States Armed Forces Silver Medal Program, the medal honors the U.S. Air Force. It was designed by Franki...

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Partnership with Goodyear Arts Offers Artist Residencies to New Alumni

Nadia Meadows and Nicole Thrower are the inaugural recipients.
   June 20, 2021

A new collaboration between the Department of Art & Art History and Goodyear Arts awards three-week summer artist residencies to recent graduates of the Department. Alumni Nadia Meadows, who received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art in December 2020, and Nicole Thrower, who received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art in May, are the inaugural award recipients, chosen through a competitive...

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Department of Art & Art History Welcomes Three New Faculty

New professors of illustration, graphic design, and ceramics come to UNC Charlotte
   June 10, 2021

The Department of Art & Art History will welcome three new faculty members this August.

Chelsea Brtis is a new Assistant Professor of Illustration. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Iowa State University and an MFA in Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication from the University of Texas at Dallas. Previously, Brtis has taught digital 3D...

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Art by Students Enlivens Novant Clinic

SouthPark Family Practice Hosts 130 works by 45 art students.
   May 10, 2021

The Novant Health SouthPark Family Practice is the site of a vibrant exhibition of 130 works of art by students from UNC Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College. The works, a wide range of painting, photography, sculpture, illustration and more, will be on display in the lobby and throughout the four floors of the medical facility through September 3.

Under the guidance of UNC...

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Professor Shortlisted for Aesthetica Art Prize

Andrew Leventis is one of 19 artists chosen from thousands of submissions.
   May 2, 2021

Assistant Professor Andrew Leventis has been shortlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize. The Aesthetica Art Prize is an international competition founded in 2007 by U.K.-based Aesthetica magazine. Each year the competition attracts thousands of entries...

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Art History Professor Will Serve as Co-curator for NEH-funded Exhibition

Lisa Homann will work with NC Museum of Art and National Museum of African Art.
   April 27, 2021

Associate Professor of Art History Lisa Homann will join a team in the development of a new exhibition by the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) and the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution (NMAfA). Funded with a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), New Masks Now: Artists Innovating...

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Projective Eye Gallery Exhibition Reflects on Signs of the Times

Two print projects by Utah-based artist Stefanie Dykes are on view through June 18.
   April 14, 2021

Signs + Gestures, an exhibition in the Projective Eye Gallery in the Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City, showcases two collaborative printmaking projects organized, curated, and produced by master printmaker Stefanie Dykes. On view through June 18, the show brings together works from Signs of the Times, created in 2009, and Token Gestures, created in 2013....

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Art Students’ Work Included in Chicago Museum Exhibition

Museum of Science and Industry’s Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition opened April 7.
   April 8, 2021

Works by UNC Charlotte art students Ajané Williams and Malik J. Norman have been accepted into the Black Creativity Juried Art Exhibition, which opened at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago on April 7. Held annually since 1970, the Black Creativity...

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Alum Wins Regional Emmy Award

Danny Tulledge (’15) won an Emmy for Technical Achievement.
   March 2, 2021

Alumnus Danny Tulledge (’15) won the Emmy© award for Technical Achievement at the 35th Midsouth Regional Emmy© Award ceremony, held virtually on Saturday, February 27. A senior designer for ABC News, Tulledge received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media and minors in art history and theatre from UNC Charlotte.


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Alum Wins 2021 AAF Silver Medal Award

Banks Wilson ('01) has won the Charlotte American Advertising Federation's highest honor.
   February 28, 2021

Graphic design alumnus Banks Wilson ('01) has received the 2021 AAF Silver Medal Award from the Charlotte chapter of the...

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