Accomplishments: Department of Art

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...
November 5, 2018
Ed Fuentes (Art) is a new faculty member as well as a UNLV graduate ('18 MFA Art) whose thesis exhibition has been selected to be a solo show at the Riverside Art Museum in California in February.
October 30, 2018
Susanna Newbury (Art) recently appeared on the KCHUNG radio program 9am to discuss her research on art and urban development, and issues of ethics and justice in American oratory. KCHUNG is a freeform community radio station based in Los Angeles, broadcasting locally at 1630 AM and nationally over the web.
June 22, 2018
Sergio Salgado and Susanna Newbury (both Art) were involved in "Art and Public Lands," a panel discussion held at the Sahara West Library earlier this month. Salgado organized the event, which was moderated by Newbury. Panelists Sam Davis ('06 MFA Art), Fawn Douglas ('15 BA Art), Karla Lagunas ('17 BA Art), and Brent Holmes discussed interplay between fine art and public land conservation in their practice. Their work, among others, including that of Dave Rowe (Art), will be up at Sahara West...
May 9, 2018
Clarice Tara Cuda and Winnie Wu (both Art) received the 2018 Lance and Elena Calvert Award for Excellence in Creative Works and Advanced Undergraduate Research. Cuda, who will graduate Saturday with a BFA, created the 2018 sculpture "Power Suit," which examines traditions of mourning and materiality from the 19th century to the present. The sculpture will be on display at the Donna Beam Art Gallery through June 1 as part of the 2018 BFA Exhibition. Wu, a member of the Honors College who is...
March 20, 2018
Alisha Kerlin (Barrick Museum), was named Outstanding Administrative Faculty of the Year by the College of Fine Arts.
March 14, 2018
Emmanuel Ortega (Art) and Uli Geissendoerfer (Music) recently received the Outstanding Part-time Teacher of the Year Award from the College of Fine Arts.
March 2, 2018
Aya Louisa McDonald and Susanna Newbury (Art) presented on their recent work at the 106th annual College Art Association Conference in Los Angeles Febr. 21-24. McDonald organized and chaired a two-part panel on the Changing Interactions between Japanese artists and the West Coast; her conference paper examined the relationship between the Mexican and California mural movements and the rise of muralism in Japan in the 1930s. Dr. Newbury spoke about grassroots artist mobilization in Los Angeles...