Accomplishments: Department of Art

October 17, 2019
Sapria Cheuk and Emily Budd (both Art) along with alumni Holly Lay, '19 MFA Art; Karin Miller, '13 BA Art; Mary Sabo, Art; Sierra Slentz, '01 MFA Art; and Mikayla Whitmore, '10 BFA Art, are participating in the first Bullfrog Biennial at the Goldwell Open Air Museum and Red Barn Art Center in Beatty, Oct. 25 - 27, curated by a panel of artists, including Sierra Slentz, '01 MFA Art. The visual art exhibit will be open daily from 9 a.m.
October 10, 2019
Sapira Cheuk (Art) is included in a group exhibition titled Femella, which will be on display Oct. 10 - Dec. 7 at Golden West College Art Gallery, the gallery associated with Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California. The exhibition focuses on female archetypes and feminine representations.
October 2, 2019
Adam Turl (Art) will be presenting at the London Historical Materialism conference on a panel he organized titled "Salvaging Utopia in Contemporary Art." Other presenters on the panel with include David Mabb, Program Leader of the MFA Fine Art (Studio Practice) at Goldsmiths University, London, and Anupam Roy, an artist featured in the 2018 New Museum Triennial, "Songs for Sabotage," in New York. Additionally, Turl is contributing to the creation and development of a new journal, Locust Review...
September 25, 2019
Sang-Duck Seo (Art) will be presenting about his research, pedagogy, and creative practice in design as a part of the Visiting Artists and Scholar Series at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia. He will visit to engage with faculty members, students, and the local community through public presentations, workshops, in-class discussions, and critiques.
September 20, 2019
Lillehammer Allen (BMI) and Susanna Newbury (Art) sat down to write about land art, mariscos, and Las Vegas for Nevada Humanities' Double Down blog. The essay, Double Down's first bilingual entry, looks at alums Justin Favela, '14 BA Art, and Mikayla Whitmore's, '10 BFA Art, tongue-in-cheek installation of a sculpture called Seven Magic Tires in East Las Vegas. Nevada Humanities is a statewide organization that connects and transforms communities by sharing and amplifying the stories, ideas,...
September 17, 2019
Laurence Myers Reese (Art) won a competitive UNLV Graduate Professional Student Association (GPSA) grant for research involving diversity, performance, gestures, soft sculpture, work, labor rights, ability, and exploration of the physical and social position of the transgender body as laborer. He is an MFA student.  
September 16, 2019
Michael Fong (Art) has built a state-of-the-art design lab in Grant Hall, Room 236 for his research with undergraduate students. Fong's interdisciplinary design research and teaching involve science, public art, and kinetic sculpture that responds to abstract data values such as the rise and fall of the U.S. housing market. His new design lab benefits all department of art design courses, faculty, and students. Design students staff the lab and can print and prepare their work or experiment...
July 18, 2019
Susanna Newbury (Art) wrote "Artists at Work: Susan Silton," which has been published in East of Borneo, the interdisciplinary journal and archive on Los Angeles art. The essay and interview address Silton's life and work in Los Angeles as well as her deep engagement in public space and accessibility, queer subjectivity, and gentrification in downtown LA.
June 7, 2019
Susanna Newbury (Art) received a 2019 Millard Meiss Publication Grant from the College Art Association [CAA] for her forthcoming book, Speculations: Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles (University of Minnesota Press, 2020). Twice a year, CAA awards grants through the Millard Meiss Publication Fund to support book-length scholarly manuscripts in the history of art, visual studies, and related subjects that have been accepted by a publisher on their merits, but cannot be...
April 9, 2019
Susanna Newbury (Art) presented her research on Los Angeles artists engaging with the long tail of gentrification through real estate and development policy at the Aesthetics of Gentrification: Art, Architecture, and Displacement conference at the University of Oregon's Slow Lab in Portland. The conference assembled international scholars addressing redevelopment, income inequality, and cultural producers to examine relationships between the visual world and social justice within urban contexts...
March 6, 2019
Jared Turcotte (Art) is representing the UNLV Ice Hockey Club Team on the USA Team at the 2019 World University Games now taking place in Kasnoyarsk, Russia. Turcotte is one of only three freshmen — and one of only 22 collegiate athletes total — to be picked for the USA Team at the World University Games. He is in his second semester as a member of the #11 ranked UNLV Rebel Ice Hockey Club. 
February 11, 2019
Marcus Civin (Art), Pete Reyes (Academic Resources), Clarence Gilyard (Film), and Nevada Conservatory Theatre (Theatre) all were recognized by Desert Companion/NPR in their "Best of the City 2019" issue in February. All were included in the Arts + Entertainment section. Civin was selected as "Best Figure in Local Culture," while Reyes was selected as "Best New Sound." The Beast, which featured a lead performance by Gilyard, was recognized in the "Best Local Film Production" category. Nevada...