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Improvisational, multimedia performance art comes to FAB Gallery

Artist Stephanie Patsula blends live performance with digital photography, video, and sound.

International Education Week Q&A with Aidan Rowe

Meet Aidan Rowe, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Art & Design. Earlier this year Aidan was awarded the Dr. Helena Fracchia International Teaching Award for his commitment to international teaching and learning.

Top 40 Under 40 2020: Michelle Schultz

EDify Magazine has released its annual list of Edmonton's Top 40 under 40, including Michelle Schultz, ‘09 BA (Hons) in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture.

Horror in Highlands: A Cold Sweat outdoor art show designed to unnerve

'A Cold Sweat' — a spooky outdoor art show at Lowlands Project Space — features the work of 15 artists from across Alberta, including many Art & Design students and alumni.

U of A grads named 2020 Western Living Industrial Designers of the Year

University of Alberta graduates Nick Kazakoff and Brendan Gallagher started their industrial design company, onetwosix, out of a garage in 2015. They say their design education taught them to think critically about what their clients need. And now they've been named 2020 Western Living Industrial Designers of the Year.

FAB Gallery exhibit Patterns Within challenges how we interpret nature

MFA candidate Kathleen Murray’s art blends acrylic painting and woodcarving inspired by the landscapes of Algoma, Ontario

From building aircrafts to creating art from solid steel

In her FAB Gallery exhibit Formed, Selene Huff’s metal sculptures are inspired by body movement and physical interactions.

Littoral Zone: turning active user data into works of art

MFA candidate Daniel Evans used five years of his own location tracking data to create prints, 3D sculptures and a virtual reality environment.

Western Living Industrial Designers of the Year 2020: Onetwosix

Onetwosix’s principals, Nick Kazakoff and Brendan Gallagher, met at the University of Alberta’s near-mythic Industrial Design program.

Leveraging artistic methods with interdisciplinary collaboration to tackle social and climate justice

Natalie Loveless inducted into the Royal Society of Canada for advances in research-creation.

Five U of A researchers named to Royal Society of Canada

Leading experts in chemistry, elder care, space physics, behavioural epidemiology and visual culture join the ranks of Canada’s most prestigious scholarly institute.

University of Alberta design student creates augmented reality game to help cure fear of spiders

The game, created by Masters of Design student Anna Chakravorty, is one step towards a larger goal of assisting patients and therapists in working together remotely

Nice threads: LRT-themed embroidery stitches together popular Edmonton transportation story

To the list of ways you experience the future of the LRT in Edmonton—debates at City Council, news media stories, editorials, ads, construction, social media commentary, discussion at the dinner table—there is now a piece of embroidery by BDes alum Davis Levine.

<Immune Nations> Research-Creation at the Intersection of Vaccine Science and Global Health Policy

Department of Art & Design professors Natalie Loveless, Sean Caulfield, and HADVC PhD candidate Vicki Kwon have contributed to an edited journal issue on global vaccination.

Local designer brings Indigenous designs to runway

Fashion designer Derek Jagodzinsky ('19 MDes) is creating cultural cohesion through a modern clothing line inspired by his Indigenous roots.

Edmontonia Trading Cards a showcase for local artists, local history

Unique venture features multiple Department of Art & Design contributors

Explore the unimaginable world of Surrealism in Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism

Steven Harris, Associate Professor in History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture, has co-edited a major publication, the Bloomsbury International Encyclopedia of Surrealism.

Art project aims to make viewers look twice—and think twice—before sharing COVID-19 misinformation

U of A printmaker Sean Caulfield teams up with his brother, pseudoscience debunker Timothy Caulfield, and design professor Sue Colberg, to tackle COVID-19 infodemic.

U of A researchers work to make COVID-19 recommendations simple and understandable

U of A design professor Gillian Harvey worked with Alberta Health Services' harm reduction team to create easy-to-understand COVID-19 information resources for substance users, an especially vulnerable group during the pandemic.

Art & Design grad the creative force behind new LEGO® line

Not only does Art & Design alumna Park Laura Perron (BDes, ‘16) get paid to play with LEGO, she is a designer on one of their latest product lines, DOTS.

Art’s role in inspiring thoughtful conversations about the coronavirus pandemic

In an attempt to combat inaccurate and misleading information, Caulfield has teamed up with two other U of A academics – his brother, Timothy, a law professor with expertise in health policy, and Sue Colberg, a design professor – as part of a major research project.

Global conflict never far away, Iranian student says

New Art & Design graduate Asal Andarzipour found herself in a leadership role at the U of A and in the local Iranian community in the wake of the PS752 disaster.

Convocation ‘20: Asal Andarzipour

As a student who has traveled around the globe from Iran to America to Canada in pursuit of an education, Asal Andarzipour, who will graduate with a course-based Master of Arts degree in the History of Art, Design and Visual Culture, brings a lived experience to her research on world fairs.

Convocation ‘20: Anna Chakravorty

Art & Design graduate student Anna Chakravorty’s research uses augmented reality (AR) to help arachnophobes overcome their fear of spiders.

Convocation ‘20: Cynthia Ziwei Wang

Cynthia Wang found a way to blend her passion for design with her desire to help build healthy, sustainable communities.

University of Alberta design student develops augmented reality arachnophobia program

Design student Anna Chakravorty developed an augmented reality program as part of her master’s thesis that could be used in the future to help those with arachnophobia.

Don't panic: Edmonton-developed game uses virtual spiders to overcome arachnophobia

Anna Chakravorty, a student in Design Studies at the University of Alberta, has created an augmented reality prototype she hopes will be used to help people struggling with arachnophobia – or fear of spiders.

Have You Met… Marc Siegner?

Have you met Marc, printmaking tech in the Department of Art & Design? Spend a few minutes getting to know him a little better.

U of A grad student designs game to help people overcome fear of spiders

Augmented reality game lets users see and touch virtual spiders that get more realistic as they level up.

Alumnus Aidan Rowe named next Chair of the Department of Art & Design

Award-winning academic leader and designer brings a spirit of resilience and adaptability amidst difficult times.

Chandni Luhadiya, Faculty of Arts 3 Minute-Thesis Peoples Choice Winner

Allen Ball opens The Wordless Book on his symbolic paintings at Front Gallery

Those with a keen chromatic eye will notice something about the bulk of Allen Ball’s collection of familiar-feeling abstract paintings up at The Front Gallery — they all run within a deliberate colour range: red, gold, black and white.

These ancient dragon-patterned robes are being displayed at the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta’s Mactaggart Art Collection will present a rare collection of fine Asian textiles starting this week, called Dragons of the Tibetan Plateau.

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FAB Gallery's "(IM)MATERIAL" questions the way we transmit knowledge

Kim McCollum, a U of A MFA candidate, explores old and new, digital and analog, in her new exhibit

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Visual art project conveys emotional stories of head and neck cancer survivors

Collaborative project, exhibition and book blend art and medicine to convey life-changing impact of cancer on patients.


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