Art and Design

New Endowment Named in Honor of Former Art & Design Director Larry Walker

The Larry and Gwen Walker Award in Art, named in honor of Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Professor Emeritus Larry Walker and his wife, was recently announced at Walker’s “Selected Works by Larry Walker” exhibition at the Welch Art Gallery.

Established by the Walkers, the endowment will provide monetary support to an… more »

2016 Dean’s Early Career Awards

The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce this year’s Dean’s Early Career Award winners: Assistant Professors Jeffrey Boortz of Art and Design, Zhipeng Cai of Computer Science, Gina Marie Caison of English, Nadine Kabengi of Chemistry and Geosciences and Jennifer Craft Morgan of Gerontology.

The Dean’s Early Career Awards provide research funding… more »

Third-Year MFA Students Gear Up for the 2015 Aqua Art Miami Fair

Posted On December 2, 2015
Categories Art and Design, Events

The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Georgia State University announces the highly-anticipated exhibition for its third-year MFA graduate students at Aqua Art Miami from Dec. 2-6.  The international satellite fair takes place during Miami Basel Week — one of the art world’s most prestigious art fair happenings — and will feature Georgia State MFA candidates (Suite #212) alongside international galleries from New York,… more »

Breaking News: MOCA GA announced 2015/16 Working Artist Project Grants

Posted On July 21, 2015 by Arts ATL Staff
Categories Art and Design, Arts, Awards

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia has announced the winners of the 2015/16 Working Artist Project grants. They are Jill Frank, Elizabeth Lide and Masud Olufani.

The program was established eight years ago to support visual artists in metro Atlanta and help make Atlanta a place where artists can stay and thrive. Each artist will… more »

May Art Openings! Faculty Solo Shows from Atlanta to Brooklyn to Miami

Exhibition Dates: May 9 – June 14, 2015 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 9, 7-10 pm

Before Arcade Fire’s Reflektor video or Michael Fassbender’s Frank, there was Craig Drennen with prosthetic head and guitar. Drennen has performed versions of his “AWFUL” piece at Socrates Sculpture Park (Awful Outside, 2011), during Atlanta’s FLUX Night performance festival (1-Hour… more »

Sculpture: Where Art Meets Science

In 2013, Dena Peake went snorkeling while visiting a friend in Indonesia.

The environmental scientist, who’s now studying art at Georgia State, found herself snorkeling under what she called “a blanket of trash.”

“I was very startled,” she said.

Because of her background in science, she understood that sea life was affected by the plastic… more »

Welch Professor’s Sculpture Builds Awareness of Water Litter

Disturbed by the litter polluting the world’s waterways, Welch School of Art and Design professor Michael Wsol and his colleagues created the Current Collections Sculpture as a visual representation of the large amounts of trash in the water. This spring, the traveling sculpture is headed to Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park.

“Litter prevention is one of… more »

Undergraduates Honored For Scholarly Works At Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

Eleven undergraduates were among the winners in the ninth annual Georgia State University Undergraduate Research Conference, April 14.

A record 150 students from 35 different majors presented academic research and artistic works, and for the first time, the conference included musical performances.


Oral presentation winners included:

First Place Oral and Provost’s Award: Ashleigh Cox,… more »