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Bei Shan Tang Doctoral Thesis Grant congratulations

Congratulations to Bei Shan Tang Doctoral Thesis Grant recipient, Anran Tu.

HADVC Collaborative Forum Supports Research and Development

Art & Design professors Betsy Boone and Lianne McTavish hosted a group of 18 international scholars in October at a SSHRC-funded workshop designed to provide a collaborative forum in which to develop essays to be included in their forthcoming anthology, "Exhibiting Animals in Europe and America".


Yong Fei Guan is an intermedia artist with a research-intensive practice that is deeply rooted in community. As a researcher, the Chinese-Canadian artist explores multicultural identity, politics and their relationship to environmental issues in her work. In this I Am YEG Arts feature, Guan tells us about her research on the goji berry and how it reflects Chinese Canadian history and culture, as well as how she plans to build on that research and what it means to her to be an EATF recipient.

Photostory: ‘want and fear’ at FAB Gallery

Emily Legleitner, a Master's of Fine Arts student in print-making at the U of A, depicts anxiety and the human condition through her art.

Exhibit Review: ‘Implicit Grid’ at FAB Gallery

An escape from the chaotic world around us, 'Implicit Grid' reminds us that there is beauty in simplicity.

Leading researchers recognized by Royal Society of Canada

Art & Design Professor Lianne McTavish has been named to the 2023 class of Royal Society fellows. Congratulations, Lianne!

The RGD announces the winners of the 2023 Design Educator Awards of Excellence

Congratulations to Sue Colberg, who has been awarded the RGD's (Association of Registered Graphic Designers) 2023 Design Educator Award of Excellence for Western Canada.

Sue Colberg Recognized for Excellence in Design

Art & Design professor Sue Colberg (Associate Professor of Design Studies and Visual Communication Design) is the recipient of two "2023 UCDA Design Awards" from the University & College Designers Association.

HADVC welcomes several new instructors!

Faculty members in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture are delighted to introduce our new online instructors. Get to know them in this series of short videos.

Congratulations to MFA Printmaking student, Madeline Sturm

MFA Printmaking student Madeline Sturm has received an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant.

A Designer’s Takeaways from Canada

Graduate student in Visual Communication Design, Supriya Rao, reflects on her studies at the University of Alberta and the many design inspirations that she has discovered in Canada’s diversity.

Congratulations to HADVC Alumnus Yifan Li

HADVC Alumnus Yifan Li has received recognition at the 2023 Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference.

A look at design students' City of Edmonton River Valley interpretive signage project

In the spring of 2022, senior class design students took on a redesign project for the City of Edmonton — and the results are exceptional.

Know Thyself as a Virtual Reality

A dizzying show raises vital questions about our brave new world.

Virtual reality art show envisions our selves as digital artifacts

Immersive works offer thought-provoking glimpses of how personal data shape our identity.

Know Thy Virtual Self

Edify Edmonton speaks with Marilène Oliver about the "Know Thyself as a Virtual Reality" exhibit.

Art & Design Congratulations for February 2023

The Department of Art & Design congratulates MFA Printmaking student Emily Legleitner and Academic Teaching Staff Justin Pritchard on their recent accomplishments!

Canada’s visual page-turners: Alcuin Awards for Book Design at FAB Gallery

The annual Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design spotlights the illustrious style of Canadian novelists and designers, open to admire and read at the FAB Gallery.


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