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Art & Design alumna creates visuals for Edmonton’s bid for the 2026 World Cup host city

Lisa Mentz credits her UAlberta training for helping her design the creative package for one of the most popular sporting events in the world.

U of A student thought she was preserving her native language. Turns out it's thriving

For an undergraduate design class at the University of Alberta, Yeo was tasked with redesigning a book to make it more visually appealing and easier to use. She decided to make a mock-design of a Chavacano dictionary.

Valley Line Southeast LRT artworks on track to wow commuters

Stephanie Jonsson, Edmonton artist and Art & Design Sculpture Technician, created two brightly coloured aluminum sculptures mounted on the canopy on either side of the platform. She drew inspiration from the flora next door at the Muttart Conservatory.

This Edmonton couple had Lego date nights. Now they work for the toy giant

Chris and Laura Perron work for Lego in Billund, Denmark. The pair met attending the University of Alberta in the industrial design program.

In Good Company: Gillian Willans

Gillian Willans’ paintings of domestic interiors set the stage for fascinating commentary on societal expectations of women to create a perfectly ordered family life. Her work has been recognized with the 2018 Eldon & Anne Foote Visual Arts Prize.

Art & Design graduate creates brand identity for the Edmonton Firefighter International Sky Climb

Industrial Design student Angus Bryan (‘21 BDes) convocates this year, after being contracted for a special project to bring awareness to cancer survivors.

'Those were our date nights': Local couple now designing LEGO sets in Denmark

Laura Perron (BDes, ‘16) is a University of Alberta Art & Design graduate and now is a product and model designer for The Lego Group in Denmark.

Student redesigns dictionary of her native Filipino language

Bachelor of Design grad Mikaela Yeo hopes the dictionary can be marketed to learners locally and online — and will be a gift to preserve her grandmother’s memories.

Addictions Don't Discriminate exhibit on display at Stanley A. Milner Library

Art & Design professor Gillian Harvey, with research assistants Sergio Serrano and Lena Wood, present a new exhibit, Addictions Don’t Discriminate, which aims to increase empathy and reduce stigma towards those experiencing addiction.

Top 40 Under 40: Vikki Wiercinski

After graduating university with a degree in graphic design, Wiercinski began her uncharted career as an artist, often taking part as a regular vendor at the Royal Bison Art and Craft Fair — where she found makers like herself who had chosen the rocky career of a creative.

Digital Stone Project: Edmonton 2021 Within the Weight of Action University of Alberta Sculpture

The Within the Weight of Action exhibition is the first ever featuring the use of cutting-edge digital technology on large scale marble, with hand refining, mounted in this region of the world. It is driven by the research from these individuals who all studied in the Sculpture Division at the University of Alberta.

Exhibition Review: Within the Weight of Action

Marble carries meaning. It is revealed in the glitter of crystals in an otherwise dull surface or through the veins, clouds, and streaks of gray-green, gold, and cream that course though polished stone.

Students design space-saving ‘commander’s kits’ for Canadian military

Design grad and professor recruit students for innovative ideas to meet the real-world challenge of where to stash essential gear in tanks.

Sound Studies Institute relaunches with new student-designed website

BDes student Mikaela Yeo brings a fresh take on SSI’s innovation and creativity.

Immune Nations at McMaster Museum of Art

Immune Nations, curated by professor Natalie Loveless, is the first multi-year research-based exhibition to specifically address the issue of vaccination from a collaborative, interdisciplinary perspective, attentive to the arts and its many roles for advocacy and political intervention.

DY3CORPIA exhibit explores relationships of the body and technology

DY3CORPIA delivers two "floors" of artist content, all centred around themes of technology and the body, justice, and aesthetics.

Work by Nina Haggerty artists featured alongside van Gogh

University of Alberta faculty of arts professor Joan Greer approached Explore Edmonton about doing an art workshop with the centre. Greer held a Zoom class for 34 of the students, who painted their interpretation of van Gogh from a lesson about the Dutch artist.

Michelle Lavoie claims Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal

MFA Printmaking alumna Michelle Lavoie wanted to find new ways to mentor 2SLGBTQ+ youth and young adults through art practice. Now set to receive her PhD in Educational Policy Studies, her research earned Lavoie one of the most prestigious academic awards a Canadian student can receive.

Return Of The Phone Booth — No Change Necessary

Nick Kazakoff ('13 BDes) and Brendan Gallagher ('13 BDes) bet big on an office space resurgence.

The UNREALITY NOW exhibit displays projects from 14 University of Alberta senior printmakers

The University of Alberta’s senior printmaking class shares their projects in UNREALITY NOW, featuring both digital and print work of 14 senior printmakers from the Department of Art & Design.

Memory and Place: In Conversation with Michelle Paterok

BFA graduate Michelle Paterok’s paintings are hauntingly arresting, depicting everyday landscapes and portraits of those surrounding her using deep hues of violet, cerulean blue, and pale pinks.

Blair Brennan: the artist who broke his back and knows he must keep moving

One of the things that’s always been enviable about Brennan — his major, text-infused drawings and sculpture up everywhere from the Art Gallery of Alberta to Medalta in Athens, Greece — is his seemingly unstoppable flow of creative output.

Faculty of Arts Celebrates Fifteen Teaching, Learning and Research Award Winners

Congratulations to Associate Professor Natalie Loveless on her election into the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Hostile Terrain 94

Hostile Terrain 94, an exhibition in the U of A's Fine Arts Building Gallery, is a memorial to the estimate 3,200 migrants from South America who have died since 1994 after crossing the U.S./Mexico border.

Meet the Remote Teaching Awards Recipients

These professors and instructors showed exceptional dedication, creativity, and compassion as they transformed traditional face-to-face courses into remote teaching environments.

Edmonton investors poised to save historic Hangar 11 from demolition

A deteriorating Blatchford-area airplane hangar could be saved from the wrecking ball if Department of Art & Design professor Tim Antoniuk, and his partners, have their way.

Designing for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

How Bachelor of Design student Jorden Edmondstone created imagery to help the Faculty of Arts dismantle structural oppression and racism


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