Department of Art and Art History

Olivia West

“Five, four, three. . . And here he is once again—Jimmy Fallon!” The blue curtains on the Studio 6B stage fly open as Fallon, in a futuristic race car, zooms to center stage and challenges the studio audience to a race through New York. So begins Universal Orlando’s newest attraction, which UA alumna Olivia West […]

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Laci Jordan

As a creative director and curator of her own brand, Laci Jordan is the epitome of success. The graphic design superstar originally set out to be an FBI agent—receiving her first degree in criminal justice in 2010—but now she is hailed by the likes of Essence and Forbes magazines as “the definition of black girl […]

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More than the Brownie

Famous for the photos he took on his small Brownie camera, William Christenberry captured a poignant vision of Alabama. In fact, in 2013, William R. Ferris, the former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, referred to Christenberry as one of the three most important photographers of the South. His work recorded the decay […]

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Alumna Exhibits Video at Seattle Gallery

From the March 2017 Desktop News | UA alumna Elizabeth Withstandley began working on a multi-channel video of portraits called “You Can Not Be Replaced” in 2012, and the final product of her two-year labor was recently chosen to participate in the outdoor Electronic 4Culture gallery in Seattle, Washington. Only 17 U.S. artists were chosen to display […]

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