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In March of 2020, the Ewing Gallery closed to the pubic due to COVID-19. The remainder of exhibitions for the semester were hosted digitally by the School of Art.

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In Your Way - Kate Gilmore

January 10 - February 20, 2019

Gilmore’s work incorporates performance, video, sculpture, and painting. “In Your Way” features ten works—nine performance-based videos and one live performance/sculptural installation that invites audience participation. Gilmore’s videos focus on herself or several women, wearing stereotypical feminine clothing and footwear while persistently performing difficult, labor-intensive tasks within self-constructed spaces.

In her videos, Gilmore critiques and also inserts herself into male dominated movements such as Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism, exploring feminist themes and modern and contemporary art tropes, all the while exhibiting relentless determination. The spilling and splattering from her work are an ode to Abstract Expressionism or 1950s stripe paintings.

Her works are mischievous and political, as well as humorous and critical of the heroic language and absence of women in these artistic movements. The physical situations and actions Gilmore creates for herself and her performers are metaphors for challenges women face culturally and socially.

72nd Annual Student Art Competition

March 4 - 14, 2019

Jurors - Fine Art: Aaron S. Coleman, Graphic Design: Charley Sexton, Academic Papers: Dr. Antje Campbell

2019 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Graduating Students are: Katie Gentner, Holly Kelly, Baxter Stults, Eric Hines, Cara McKinley, Rachel Sevier, Lila Shull, and Mengmeng Shang.

2019 Capstone

April 17, 2019

Students engage in a self-initiated research project to demonstrate that a graduating senior has learned and can practice the skills and concepts of a chosen concentration (2D, 3D, 4D). The Capstone also demonstrates the student's ability to intellectualize and articulate issues and ideas about contemporary art. Successful completion of the Capstone course is a requirement of graduation.

Exhibiting artists are: Reid Arowood, Kelly Moore, Marcus Taylor, Andy Gordon, Kayla Dean, Ellen Nikbakht, Ashley Bergner, Ronald Levy, Olivia Lichterman, Leah Garland, Mary Badillo, Dylan Tan, Jodi Canfield and Morgan Mechede

2019 Honors Exhibition

May 3 - June 10, 3019

Exhibiting Students: Mary Badillo, Ashley Bergner, Tatiana Tikhonova, Kelly Moore, Elisa Razak, Parker Jenkins, Subu Bhandari, Kyra Wu, Fernando Turpin, Pruett Smith, Maggie House, Halie Kennedy, Cameron Davis, and Briana Wallis.

Angle / Edge / Plane - the sculpture of Ronald Bladen

August 14 - September 29, 2019

Angle / Edge / Plane features a collection of models, drawings, and photographs from the Estate of Ronald Bladen and the Loretta Howard Gallery.

Birds of a Feather

October 9 - 31, 2019

A Five-Year retrospective of student work from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. Birds of a Feather is curated by Micah Rutenberg, Rana Abudayyeh, Scottie McDaniel and Mark Stanley.

AIR Retrospective

November 7 - December 8, 2019

The Ewing Gallery is pleased to present AIR Retrospective an exhibition that showcases work from the Ewing Gallery permanent Collection by past UT School of Art Artists in Residence. We will also be exhibiting the AIR of UT Print Portfolio, a 3 portfolio suite of digital prints curated by UT School of Art Alumni, Wade Guyton, Meredyth Sparks, and Josh Smith. The AIR of UT Print Portfolio features work by many past Artists in Residents and alumni of UT. Several sculptural works and drawings by former UT School of Art painting professor, Michael Brakke will also be on display. Brakke, who passed away in 2010 was instrumental in recruiting AIRs and helping to develop the UT Artist in Residence program.





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2014

2014 Artist in Residence Biennial
January 9 – February 6, 2014

Michael Berryhill, Jaya Howey, EJ Houser, and Patricia Treib.

Representing diverse ethnic, cultural, educational, and professional backgrounds, these resident artists introduce another layer of candor and a fresh artistic standard for the students who, though early in their formal art studies, are beginning to develop their own perceptions, skills, and theories in connection with the making of art. Although the resident artists present lectures during their stays, it is access to their works of art that is highly anticipated and valued by both the students and the faculty. Therefore, the Ewing Gallery has sponsored group exhibitions of these artists since the inception of the Artist-in-Residence Program in 1982.

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67th Annual Student Art Competition
March 7 – March 14, 2014

Begun in 1947 by C. Kermit Ewing, founder of The University of Tennessee School of Art, the annual student exhibition has become one of the oldest competitions in the country and one of the highlights of the Ewing Gallery’s exhibition season.

The selection of a student art exhibition is a challenging but meaningful task, and we are grateful for this year’s jurors Dr. Angela Ho, Art History; Pamela Jorden and John Pearson, Fine Arts; and Michael Hendrix, Graphic Design.

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MFA 2014

In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work, and to defend their work during an oral examination in front of a faculty committee. Due to the number of graduate students enrolled in the UT School of Art, these exhibitions generally take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the gallery space.

Exhibiting students were: Jonathan Lisenby, April Bachtel, Victoria Buck, Cierra Reppert, Jen Scheuer, Andrew Merriss, Daniel Ogletree, and Hannah Skoonberg.

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Honors Exhibition 2014
May 2 – June 5, 2014

Selected by a School of Art Faculty Scholarship committee, seven art students from various art disciplines were chosen from the qualifying applicants for this year’s exhibition. These students are Lauren Beale, Lauren Hulse, Richard Ensor, Josie Henry, Paige Burchell, Marta Lee, and Hannah Barker.

The College of Architecture and Design participants were selected by the faculty-at-large, and by outside review teams. Exhibitors were: Amanda Gann, Daniel Zegel, Mallory Barga, Jenny Budde, Jennifer Stewart, Claire Kistler, and Leah Baker.

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think / make / think
August 21 – September 21, 2014

This exhibition featured the work of current professors in the University of Tennessee School of Art.
Exhibiting faculty are: Joshua Bienko, Emily Bivens, Sally Brogden, Jason S. Brown, Paul Harrill, Paul Lee, Sarah Lowe, Beauvais Lyons, Frank Martin, Althea Murphy-Price, John Powers, Deborah Shmerler, Jered Sprecher, Cary Staples, Claire Stigliani, David Wilson, Karla Wozniak, Koichi Yamamoto, and Sam Yates.

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Promiscuous Surfaces: Perry Kulper Drawn Out
October 2 – 26, 2014

Perry Kulper is an architect and associate professor of architecture at the University of Michigan. Prior to his arrival at the University of Michigan he was a SCI-Arc faculty member for 16 years as well as in visiting positions at the University of Pennsylvania and Arizona State University. Subsequent to his studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (BS Arch) and Columbia University (M Arch) he worked in the offices of Eisenman/ Robertson, Robert A.M. Stern and Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown before moving to Los Angeles. His interests include the roles of representation and methodologies in the production of architecture and in broadening the conceptual range by which architecture contributes to our cultural imagination.

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Color Refined
November 10 – December 12, 2014

Color Refined features the abstract works of Beatrice Riese, Siri Berg, Gabriele Evertz, Rella Stuart-Hunt, and Rachel Beach. Born outside of the United States, each woman emigrated here for various reasons – love, education, and to escape political turmoil. The women all chose New York as their home, and their mature art careers developed and flourished in the city. Color Refined focuses on each artist’s utilization and exploration of color and color theory as the main feature of her abstract work. This exhibition also celebrates the creative accomplishments of immigrants who enrich and contribute to American culture.

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2013

Michael Zansky: Of Giants & Dwarfs
January 17 – February 26, 2013

Michael Zansky is an American artist working in installation art, sculpture, painting and photography. He has been represented by the Nicholas Robinson Gallery in New York since 2003. In addition to his art making, he is also a set designer, working with films and television shows such as, Law and Order: SVU, The First Wives Club, The Sopranos, Donnie Brasco,The Juror, and Fatal Attraction.

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66th Annual Student Art Competition
March 8 – 19, 2013

Begun in 1947 by C. Kermit Ewing, founder of The University of Tennessee School of Art, the annual student exhibition has become one of the oldest competitions in the country and one of the highlights of the Ewing Gallery’s exhibition season. This year’s jurors were: Max Weintraub, Art History and Fine Arts, and Josh Newman, Graphic Design.

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MFA 2013

In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work, and to defend their work during an oral examination in front of a faculty committee. Due to the number of graduate students enrolled in the UT School of Art, these exhibitions generally take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the gallery space.

Exhibiting students were: Brandon Donahue, Gretchen Bundy, Alicia Faciane, Kelly Porter, Natalie Harrison, Alex McClurg, Hannah Short, Jessica Brooke Anderson, Ashton Ludden, and Clifton Riley.

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Honors Exhibition 2013
May 3 – June 3, 2013

Selected by a School of Art Faculty Scholarship committee, chaired by printmaking professor Koichi Yamamoto, six art students from various art disciplines were chosen from the qualifying applicants for this year’s exhibition. These students are Samantha Briegel, Sam Cockrell, Caroline Hatfield, Shannon Herron, Amber Patty, and Deborah Rule.

The College of Architecture and Design participants were selected by the faculty-at-large, and by outside review teams. Those exhibitors are Amanda Gertsen, Michael Housley, and Lauren Metts. Selected to represent the Landscape Architecture program is Luke Murphree, and Margaret Dyer Jamison represents the Interior Design program.

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Abstract
June 12 – July 12, 2013

This exhibition, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of abstraction, includes works by such diverse artists as Will Henry Stevens, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Aldrich, Nina Bovasso, Rob Nadeau, Carl Holty, Carrie Moyer, Joel Carreiro, Pinkney Herbert, Bill FitzGibbons, Creighton Michael, Paul Krainak, Al Loving, and Gordon Dorn. A number of the pieces are by current and former University of Tennessee Faculty: Jered Sprecher, Holly Stevens, Richard Clarke, Sally Brogden, William Loy, Tom Reising, Whitney Leland, Carl Sublett, and C. Kermit “Buck” Ewing.

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Thirty Two
August 1 – August 29, 2013

From laser cut aluminum to furniture design and photography taken abroad, Thirty Two is an exhibition of work by faculty of the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design. The collection, named for the number of participants, demonstrates the creative energy and rich ideas of a faculty, whose dedication to the college’s three disciplines — architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design — inspires their professions and the students they teach.

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Fransje Killaars: Color at the Center
September 12 – October 21, 2013

Fransje Killaars is a remarkable colorist that approaches her medium – textiles – in challenging and innovative ways that are as much cultural statements as they are vigorously conceptual. Killaars places color at the center of her practice, production, and viewer’s experience. Her installations exist in a space that merges art, architecture, fashion, and interior design.

Her most common formats are carpets and bedspreads, or walls covered with textiles, which she has made in a handloom mill in India. These, and the inclusion of the human figure in the form of mannequins, are the most frequent components of her installations. The embodied shapes evoke associations to historic and contemporary representations of women. In Color at the Center, her textiles also take the form of everyday objects such as walls, beds, or are stacked on chairs. This exhibition was curated by Dan Mills, Bates Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME.

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Remix: Selections from the International Collage Center and Richard Meier: Selected Collage Works
November 4 – December 8, 2013

Remix presents the work of over 100 artists drawn from the ICC’s permanent lending and research collection alongside further loans from prominent artists.

Richard Meier: Selected Collage Works is a presentation of 20 recent works. They are a collaboration between Meier and Master Printer, Gary Lichtenstein. The images are 11-color silkscreens of original Meier collages with one-of-a-kind collage and drawing on top of the prints.

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2012

Redefining the Multiple: Thirteen Japanese Printmakers
January 19 – March 1, 2012

Curated by Sam Yates and Hideki Kimura, professor of art at Kyoto City University of Arts, Redefining the Multiple unites 13 printmakers from Japan who bring the techniques and concepts of printmaking to a wide range of contemporary and traditional media.

Of the selected participants, four make three-dimensional objects and installations, two paint with printmaking tools and techniques, three use digital photography and technology, while others utilize traditional and recognizable printmaking methods.

The featured artists are: Hideki Kimura, Junji Amano, Kouseki Ono, Koichi Kiyono, Shuji Chiaki, Toshinao Yoshioka, Shunsuke Kano, Naruki Oshima, Marie Yoshiki, Nobauki Onishi, Shoji Miyamoto, Arata Nojima, and Saori Miyake.

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65th Annual Student Art Competition
March 9 – 22, 2012

Begun in 1947 by C. Kermit Ewing, founder of The University of Tennessee School of Art, the annual student exhibition has become one of the oldest competitions in the country and one of the highlights of the Ewing Gallery’s exhibition season. This year’s jurors were: Amy Koch, Art History; Karen Shaw, Fine Arts, and Kenneth White, Graphic Design

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MFA 2012

In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work, and to defend their work during an oral examination in front of a faculty committee. Due to the number of graduate students enrolled in the UT School of Art, these exhibitions generally take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the gallery space.

Exhibitors: Leslie Greenman, Ben Seamons, Emmy Lingscheit, Amy Hand, Guen Montgomery, Eleanor Aldrich, Chadwick Williams, and Taryn Williams

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Honors Exhibition 2012
May 4 – June 4, 2012

Selected by a School of Art Faculty Scholarship committee, six art students from various art disciplines were chosen from the qualifying applicants for this year’s exhibition. These students are Anna Halliwell Boyd, Danielle Jodoin, William Lang, William Warden, A.C. Wilson, and Dean Yasko.

The College of Architecture and Design participants were selected by the faculty-at-large, and by an outside review team —  Heidi Hefferlin, principal of H+K Architects; Greg Luhan, Associate Dean of Research at the University of Kentucky; Eric Myers, Principal of elemi architects; Andy Ruff, TVS Design and last year’s Bronze Medal Award winner; and Jason Young, associate professor at the University of Michigan — sponsored by Tau Sigma Delta, the Architecture Honor Society. Those exhibitors are Annie Stone, Claire Craven, Mitchell Riggleman, Amanda Gann, Lauren McCarty, and Adam Richards. Selected to represent the Landscape Architecture program is Valerie Friedmann. Selected by the Interior Design faculty, of the College of Architecture and Design, Megan Zolnieris the final exhibitor.

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Four x Four
July 1 – July 27, 2012

Media and subject matter were not stipulated at the outset of this exhibition. The pieces on display, therefore, represent an honest “work sample” from a talented segment of the UT community whose artistic skills might otherwise remain unrecognized outside of their duties as staff members. The exhibitors are: Mike C. Berry, UT Downtown Gallery manager; Jessie Van der Laan, UT Print Shop Tech; and Sarah McFalls and Jennifer Stoneking -Stewart, Ewing Gallery staff.

These four artists currently create work that represents a distortion of the natural landscape and addresses the relationship we often have with the idea of “place.”

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Mike Wsol – Limited Vision
Confabulatores Nocturni
August 20 – September 10, 2012

CONFABULATORES NOCTURNI
theoretical design project . exhibited
somewhere between sunset and sunrise

From these two incontrovertible premises he deduced that the Library is total and that its shelves register all the possible combinations of the twenty-odd orthographical symbols – a number which, though extremely vast, is not infinite.
– Excerpt from “The Library of Babel” by Jorge Luis Borges
Ce8, Cg7, Ch5, Cf6, Ce4, Ch1 | The CABANON exists somewhere between sunset and sunrise. They are fictions that draw their primary motivation from Diderot and d’Alembert’s Encyclopédie. The visual equivalent to the Library of Borges, the Encyclopédie serves as a visual taxonomy of all human knowledge catalogued under the three primary branches of memory, reason, and imagination – past, present, and future. Is it possible that the volumes of the Encyclopédie possess all of our collective spatial fictions? Through the narrative morphosis of collage, each CABANON acquires the personality of a scribe. New fictions surface. Arranged in a columbarium-like wall, the communicative structure between these scribes emerges as a contemplation of the enigmatic Knight’s Tour. This ancient and cryptic geometry becomes at times a thanatopsis, at times a colloquy between divines.

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Pencil Pushed
September 17 – October 28, 2012
curated by Creighton Michael

In this exhibition, the word pencil functions simply as a metaphor or symbol for drawing and its activity. The artists selected are known for their drawing or drawing activity as their primary means of expression and have either pushed the material, process, or boundary of conventional drawing. Media included video, sculpture, animation, installation, and of course, works on paper. This exhibition is neither a survey nor the definitive grouping of mark-making artists. It is more a conversation about artists who have and continue to explore these regions in drawing. The diversity of the exhibition favored mid-career artists, but ranged from emerging to late.

Featured artists in Pencil Pushed are: William Anastasi, William Pittman Andrews, Caroline Burton, Elisa D’Arrigo, Mary Reid Kelley, Sharon Louden, Jennifer Macdonald, Peter Mollenkof, Darcy Brennan Poor, Bill Richards, Beatrice Riese, Hilda Shen, Drew Shiflett, Stephen Talasnik, and Sam Vernon.

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Janusz Kapusta: Rhapsody in K-dron
November 1 – 15, 2012

 Discovered by Polish artist, Janusz Kapusta in 1985 and patented in 1987, the name K-Dron originates from K, the 11th letter of the alphabet, and GK-EDRON, the Greek word for surface. Being both a remarkably simple and complex structure, its basic form has a square base, 11 multifaceted sides and a diamond-shaped face with a 45-degree angle of inclination. Janusz Kapusta has developed K-Dron’s versatility to invent the K-Dron game in which 8 K-Drons of two colors (black and white) can be manipulated to produce patterns of up to 38,416 possible combinations. The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation.

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Quadrivium
November 18 – December 16, 2012

Quadrivium is Latin for “the four ways” or “the place where four roads meet” and was used during the Renaissance Period to describe the four subjects — arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy — that were taught after teaching the trivium.

For this exhibition, we are using Quadrivium to describe Knoxville and the School of Art as the place where artistic roads and artists have met.

Quadrivium features the work of the four most recent additions to the faculty of the School of Art. We are pleased to exhibit work by Joshua Bienko, drawing; Evan Meaney, transmedia design; Althea Murphy-Price, printmaking; and Karla Wozniak, painting.

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2011

Carlo Scarpa
January 13 – February 17, 2011

Carlo Scarpa: A House and a Door, is a rare opportunity to closely examine original drawings by one of the 20th-century’s most important designers and architects. It is only the fourth exhibition of Scarpa’s work in North America: University of California, Berkeley (1967), Yale University (1981), and The Canadian Centre for Architecture (1999). This exhibition consists of 31 original architectural drawings and 26 photographs of two Scarpa projects, both completed after Scarpa’s death. This exhibition was curated by UT College of Architecture and Design Professor George Dodds.

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Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books
January 13 – February 17, 2011

Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books features work from 141 artists from around the world. The miniature books range from complicated structures, poems, humorous texts, to intricate drawings. Many of the books use unconventional materials and innovative bookmaking techniques.

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64th Annual Student Art Competition
March 25 – April 4, 2011

The 64th Annual Student Art Competition received over 300 entries from more than 200 students. Regardless of acceptance or rejection, all students are commended for subjecting their work to evaluation by professionals unknown to them.

The 2011 Student Art Competition was juried by Brad Kahlhamer (Fine Arts), Lucas Charles (Graphic Design), and James Hargrove (Art History).

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MFA 2011

In partial fulfillment of their graduation requirements, students pursuing the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree are required to mount a solo exhibition of work, and to defend their work during an oral examination in front of a faculty committee. Due to the number of graduate students enrolled in the UT School of Art, these exhibitions generally take the form of small groups of students presenting concurrent solo exhibitions in the gallery space. Exhibitors were: Kelly Hider, Steph Untz, Ren Cummings, Sarah Marie Miller, Jason Shoemaker, and Kate Faulkner.

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Honors Exhibition 2011
May 6 – June 6, 2011

Exhibitors from the School of Art include Ben Dorger,Drew Dudak, Gary Trent Frazor, Ben Fredrick, Javan Grover, Nichole McMinn, Jessica Stewart, and Caitlin Zimmerman.

Exhibitors from the