Angela Schwab, "cups"

Angela Schwab (BFA, Ceramics '06) builds space for the arts to thrive

March 1, 2022

There are so many details and components in architecture, and the challenge is distilling everything down into just the essentials, while keeping it beautiful and expressive. That's where I'm an eternal optimist, there's so much creativity and opportunity to learn and adapt, within every project and also within a career in the arts.

Andrea Jenkins Wallace

Andrea Jenkins Wallace (MFA '98) Celebrates Art in the West

Jan. 5, 2022

"Working in art adjacent professions and places can be very interesting and fulfilling. Not only a great opportunity for artists but it also enables organizations to start thinking more creatively too.”

David Ellsworth

David Ellsworth (MFA’73) Received the Smithsonian Institute’s 2021 Visionary Award

Nov. 5, 2021

“Recognitions can come in many forms, from a simple smile to a museum acquisition,” said Ellsworth. “It is an acknowledgment that the intrinsic value of an art object is not the price, but the process. Recognitions acknowledge a maker’s motivations. While the object supports the ego, the process supports the soul.”

Adam Milner

BFA Alumni Adam Milner Inserts Sculptures Into the Everyday of NYC

July 19, 2021

In lieu of a gallery, Adam Milner’s sculptures can be seen all around New York City — from a bodega to a dog’s collar. Paintings belong on the wall, and sculptures belong on pedestals, right? Maybe not, according to Adam Milner, whose current exhibition Public Sculptures is premised on spontaneous encounters with art — not in a museum or gallery, but in the spaces we least expect: those we frequent as part of our daily lives.

Sama Alshaibi

MFA Alumna Sama Alshaibi Wins Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

April 23, 2021

Sama Alshaibi talks about her experience in the MFA program at the University of Colorado Boulder and her upcoming 2021 Guggenheim Fellowship. Landing in Colorado just months before 9-11 Sama Alshaibi, an Iraqi immigrant, found her world forever changed. Looking for opportunities to make work about the complex history of the US Middle East relationship, CU Boulder’s Department of Art & Art History became a home for her creativity to thrive.

Barbara Takenaga

Guggenheim-winning alum reflects on her career and time at CU Boulder

Feb. 2, 2021

The focus on process and abstraction harnessed at CU Boulder became an essential component of Takenaga’s artistic career. Today, Takenaga, a current Guggenheim memorial fellow and professor emerita of Williams College, is celebrated for her large-scale paintings and the way in which they teeter between abstraction and something slightly representational.

Jasmine Baetz talking

Los Seis de Boulder sculpture to remain at CU as part of university archives

Sept. 16, 2020

The Los Seis de Boulder sculpture installed on the CU Boulder campus last year will remain at CU as part of the permanent collection in the University Libraries’ Special Collections, Archives and Preservation department, the university announced today.

Allyson Burbeck with mural

Street art portrays Denver’s Chicana/o culture

Aug. 19, 2020

Allyson Burbeck has long been interested in graffiti and street art. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on graffiti art in 1980s New York. So, it wasn’t a surprise that the robust graffiti and street art scene in Denver drew her to CU Boulder for a master’s degree in art history.

Gladys Preciado

Gladys Preciado: Antiracist Practice Beyond the Museum’s Walls

July 16, 2020

Gladys Preciado is an educator for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Maya Mobile Program. She teaches Mesoamerican art, history and culture to seventh graders within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). She holds a master’s degree in Art and Art History from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Rebecca Vaughn artwork, installation

Sculpture class opened a door to art, and alum went all in

May 1, 2019

Art & Art History grad Rebecca Vaughan didn’t go to college planning to become an artist, yet she’s a successful artist and leader of an art nonprofit