Art and Art History

Department News


Dr. Nicholas Hudson

Nicholas Hudson has two new publications on his field research in Egypt appearing in Bulletin de Liaison de la Céramique Égyptienne 24, published by the Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale, Cairo. The titles of the two works are "Preliminart report on the pottery at Tell Timai (Thmuis)" (pages 14-49) and "Late 4th century BC pottery from Tell Timai (Thmuis)" (pages 241-266).

Dr. Amy Kirschke

Amy Kirschke, Professor of Art and Art History, was awarded the "Ailsa Mellon Bruce Visiting Senior Fellow for 2016: at the National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Up to twelve positions are awarded at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visuals Arts, National Gallery of Art, Annual. The selection process is an international competition. Kirschke will work on her book "Black Ink: The Political Cartoons of Romare Bearden."

Dr. Vibeke Olson

Vibeke Olson's essay, "Penetrating theVoid: Picturing the Wound in Christ's Side as a Performative Space," has been published in Wounds and Wound Repair in Medieval Culture, L. Tracy and K. DeVries, eds (Brill, 2015), pp. 313-339

Vibeke Olson's also recently published: "Embodying the Saint: Mystical Visions, Maria Lactans and the Miracle of Mary's Milk," in Matter of Faith: An Interdisciplinary Study of Relics and Relic Veneration in the Medieval Period, British Museum Research Publication No. 195, James Robinson, Lloyd de Beer, Anna Harnden, eds. (British Museum, London, 2014), pp. 151-158.


3:20 by Don FurstDon Furst

Donald Furst, Professor of Art, recently won purchase awards in national juried print exhibitions. Furst's mezzotint print 3:20 a.m. (pictured at right) was acquired by The Fort Wayne (Indiana) Museum of Art, the Atlanta Printmaking Studio, and Cal Poly Pomona for its university collection. The College of Notre Dame Maryland (Baltimore) purchased the sandblast mezzotint Approach-Avoidance.

Ned Irvine

Ned Irvine served as guest curator for the current exhibition at the Cameron Art Museum entitled, Art From Flour: Barrel to Bag. In addition to curating the exhibition, Irvine designed the exhibition catalogue and wrote its main essay. The exhibition runs from October 8 – February 12, 2017.

Courtney Johnson

Courtney Johnson's work was recently featured in Artfields in Lake City, SC and at the Greenville Art Museum in Greenville, NC. Works from her In-Cells series were published in "Fading From Memory: An Exploration of Instant Film". Johnson also received a Professional Development Award to travel to London this summer.

Eric Lawing

Eric's work was exhibited in the Wilmington Collects Art Exhibition at Cameron Art Museum this Summer and participated in a "conversation with the artists" lecture/discussion. Eric's beginning drawing class attended the event and drew beforehand from the CAM space and artwork. The two works included in the exhibition were from the "Portrait of my Father" series.

He also exhibited new drawings in an exhibition at New Elements Gallery in downtown Wilmington that opened in September, 2014. The drawings are a continuation of the "Tree", "History Walls", and "Levels of Architecture" series. The works are pencil, charcoal, and enamel on paper.

Anne Lindberg

Studio Art professor Anne Lindberg's ART 101 skateboard deck design project was the subject of a recent panel discussion at Randall Library and an exhibit that opened September 30. The panel group covered topics such as skate culture at UNCW, applied learning, and campus collaboration with local businesses like Permanent Vacation and others.

Panelists included:
Anne Lindberg, Subhan Anwari, UNCW alum and owner, Permanent Vacation Skate & Surf Shop and students Melissa Ross, Bailey Kennedy and Jeremy Brown. The student-designed skateboard decks are on display in an exhibit entitled "Dubtown Skate - Skateboarding Culture & Applied Learning at UNCW".
Dubtown Skate panel discussion

Andi Steele

Andi Steele recently installed two site-specific installations. Can't See the Forest for the Trees is featured in the "Some Abstraction Required" exhibition at the Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg, SC.

Steele's sculpture entitled Void is part of the 2016 ARTFIELDS competition in Lake City, SC.

A new work, Memory Hammocks, will be installed in June on the Artship Olympia in Philadelphia, PA.

Pam Toll

In September 2016, Pam Toll attended the 30th Anniversary of St Jaokim Osogovski International Art Colony in Kriva Palanka, Macedonia with artists from Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Slovakia, Macedonia, Denmark and England. Toll, the first American guest in 1994, attended the colony three other years; an experience that ultimately inspired the No Boundaries International Art Colony at Bald Head Island, NC.

Other highlights of 2015-2016 include a residency and exhibition at Asolare Foundation, Lexington, NC; Collector’s Choice Winter Show at the Greenhill Center for the Arts in Greensboro, NC; third prize in the juried Greenville Art Museum Biennial Exhibition, Greenville, NC; publication of work in Sianoja’s 15th Anniversary Catalog, Noja, Spain, collage drawing, The Sky Cries, exhibited in She Tells a Story at the Cameron Art Museum locally and curating the exibition, Ephemera, International Female Perspectives in Collage at UNCW CAB Gallery.

Aaron Wilcox

The work from Mr. Wilcox's NC Arts Council Fellowship was included in two exhibitions during 2015. A piece acquired by the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, NC was included in their exhibition, Testing Testing: Painting and Sculpture since 1960 from the Permanent Collection, three other pieces were included in the Point & Counterpoint: NC Arts Council Fellows 2014-2015 exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC. Mr. Wilcox continues to pursue this body of work and is preparing for an exhibition at New Elements Gallery in Wilmington, NC in October 2016.