Accomplishments: College of Fine Arts

June 23, 2021
Emily Budd (Art) has an online exhibit, "Solo Virtual Exhibition: Emily Budd's 'Whiptail'," presented by Outback Arthouse. On a disappearing dry lake bed outside Las Vegas, speculative artifacts hint at stories of survival, love, and persistence in a dreamscape of wild queer futures. Excavated out of material collecting and remaking, they imagine genderfluid renewal as a guide for building multiexpressive new worlds. The whiptail lizard, from a parthenogenetic species, provides inspiration for...
June 21, 2021
Susanna Phillips Newbury (Art) has published "Streets for People of Las Vegas," part of the "Lockdown Aesthetics and Gentrification" dossier on Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture. The essay draws on her ongoing research  on art and urban development to address zoning, urban development, and gentrification in Las Vegas before and during the pandemic, and city government’s claims to make “Streets for People.” Mediapolis is a publication of the Urbanism/Geography/Architecture Special...
June 16, 2021
Wendy Kveck (Art) is one of four artists featured in "FREEDOM>FORCE REDUX" at the Sahara West Library. The exhibit opened June 11 and will be on display through Aug. 28.
June 15, 2021
Jung Min (Art) has an exhibition, "Boundaries: Solo Exhibition," on display at Enterprise Library through July 18.
June 14, 2021
Tiffany Lin (Art) has a solo art exhibition, "A Systems Theory," at the Left of Center Gallery through Aug. 7.    
June 14, 2021
Kristin Hough (Art) is one of two artists featured in "Pinewood Vortex" on exhibit through July 6 in the Windmill Library Art Gallery.
June 7, 2021
Kaleb Wesolek (Art) has received the Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal Cover Artwork Award and will have his artwork featured on the cover of the July issue of the Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal. Sponsored by the office of undergraduate research, the award is designed to foster student participation in the undergraduate research publication process and to better incorporate artistic and creative works into research at UNLV. The award is accompanied by a $500 monetary prize and...
May 14, 2021
Dak Kopec (Architecture) recently released the solo-authored textbook Person Centered Health Care Design published by Routledge. With more than 400 references and approximately 42 health conditions, this textbook is intended to assist architects and interior designers develop and design homes and public buildings based on individual health needs. Chapter content includes disease, injury, or congenital disorders resulting in an inability to perform activities of daily living. Person-centered...
May 12, 2021
Susanna Newbury (Art) was interviewed on News3 Las Vegas on artist Michael Heizer's Nevada land art sculptures City and Double Negative. Both administered by Los Angeles museums, the monumental sculptures frame the natural environment and open up visitors to scales of geology and archaeological time.
April 30, 2021
Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) had an article published by the U.S. Library of Congress has part of its National Recording Registry. This program honors 25 recordings each year that showcase "the range and diversity of American recorded sound heritage." The Registry pursues this aim by preserving original media, making digital versions of these audio recordings streamable, and inviting scholars to pen essays describing the significance and history of these works. Lee's essay focuses on Alex North'...
April 19, 2021
Susanna Newbury (Art) has published The Speculative City: Art, Real Estate, and the Making of Global Los Angeles, with the University of Minnesota Press. A forensic examination of the mutual relationship between art and real estate in a transforming Los Angeles, the book argues that art and urban development shape each other's evolution The Speculative City has been generously supported by a College Art Association Millard Meiss award and by the UNLV College of Fine Arts subvention fund.
April 15, 2021
Jonathan Rhodes Lee (Music) recently had an article published by the U.S. Library of Congress as part of its National Recording Registry. This program honors 25 recordings each year that showcase "the range and diversity of American recorded sound heritage." The registry pursues this aim by preserving original media, making digital versions of these audio recordings streamable, and inviting scholars to pen essays describing the significance and history of these works. Lee's essay focuses on...