Art and Art History

Department News


Dr. Nicholas Hudson

Nicholas Hudson had two new articles come out at the end of 2016, both on his archaeological work in Egypt at the site of Tell el-Timai. One, “Late Persian and Early Hellenistic pottery at Tell Timai,” (Bulletin de Liaison de la Céramique Égyptienne 26, Institut Français d’Archéologie Orientale, 75-108) continues his ceramic studies of the ancient site and the other, “A Hellenistic Household Ceramic Assemblage from Tell el-Timai (Thmuis), Egypt: A Contextual View,” (Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 376, 199-244) presents a detailed analysis of the ceramic debris from a house destroyed around 200 BC. Dr. Hudson is also teaching the Art History Capstone Seminar this semester and his students are putting together an exhibit for Randall Library that will highlight their research on 100 ancient lamps from Israel that were generously donated to the department by Mrs. Sonya Blinksinop in the Fall of 2016. The exhibit will be installed in the lower floor main gallery at Randall on April 17.

Dr. Amy Kirschke

Amy Kirschke, Professor of Art History, was invited to give a lecture on African American illustrators in World War I, at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in March of this year. An article on this topic was published by the Academy and Princeton University, in the book: World War I and American Art, 2016.   Dr. Kirschke delivered a lecture in March 2017 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, as a Wyeth Foundation lecturer, part of the gallery’s annual symposium. Her essay will be published in a volume this summer, by the National Gallery of Art. Kirschke was selected in Summer, 2016 as a Elsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellow for the Center for Advanced Study of Visual  Art at the National Gallery of Art, where she researched her new book.

Dr. Kemille Moore

Kemille Moore's book chapter cover

Kemille Moore's chapter “Painting the Town Portrayals of Change in Urban Riversides, London and the Thames, a Case Study,” was recently published n the book, The Routledge Handbook of Gender and the Urban Experience, ed. D. Simonton (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2017) 116-129. Pictured at right is the book cover.

Dr. Vibeke Olson

Vibeke Olson's essay, "Penetrating theVoid: Picturing the Wound in Christ's Side as a Performative Space," has been published in Wounds and Wound Repair in Medieval Culture, L. Tracy and K. DeVries, eds (Brill, 2015), pp. 313-339

Vibeke Olson's also recently published: "Embodying the Saint: Mystical Visions, Maria Lactans and the Miracle of Mary's Milk," in Matter of Faith: An Interdisciplinary Study of Relics and Relic Veneration in the Medieval Period, British Museum Research Publication No. 195, James Robinson, Lloyd de Beer, Anna Harnden, eds. (British Museum, London, 2014), pp. 151-158.


Donald Furst

Donald Furst recently exhibited work in the Winter Show at the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art. Pictured at right is the pastel painting “The Next Level.”

Ned Irvine

Ned Irvine served as guest curator for the recent exhibition at the Cameron Art Museum entitled, Art From Flour: Barrel to Bag. In addition to curating the exhibition, Irvine designed the exhibition catalogue and wrote its main essay.

Courtney Johnson

Courtney Johnson's work will be at the AIPAD Photography Show in New York with Candela Books + Gallery in March/April. Her work will also be featured at ArtFields in Lake City, SC in April. In September she will present her new series of salted paper prints using natural salt water with varying salinity at the Salted Paper Prints Symposium at Harvard University. The series was generously funded by a Charles L. Cahill grant. 

Anne Lindberg

Studio Art professor Anne Lindberg's ART 101 skateboard deck design project was the subject of a recent panel discussion at Randall Library and an exhibit that opened September 30. The panel group covered topics such as skate culture at UNCW, applied learning, and campus collaboration with local businesses like Permanent Vacation and others.

Panelists included:
Anne Lindberg, Subhan Anwari, UNCW alum and owner, Permanent Vacation Skate & Surf Shop and students Melissa Ross, Bailey Kennedy and Jeremy Brown. The student-designed skateboard decks are on display in an exhibit entitled "Dubtown Skate - Skateboarding Culture & Applied Learning at UNCW".
Dubtown Skate panel discussion

Andi Steele

Andi Steele recently installed two site-specific installations. Can't See the Forest for the Trees is featured in the "Some Abstraction Required" exhibition at the Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg, SC.

Steele's sculpture entitled Void is part of the 2016 ARTFIELDS competition in Lake City, SC.

A new work, Memory Hammocks, will be installed in June on the Artship Olympia in Philadelphia, PA.

Pam Toll

In September 2016, Pam Toll attended the 30th Anniversary of St Jaokim Osogovski International Art Colony in Kriva Palanka, Macedonia with artists from Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Slovakia, Macedonia, Denmark and England. Toll, the first American guest in 1994, attended the colony three other years; an experience that ultimately inspired the No Boundaries International Art Colony at Bald Head Island, NC.

Other highlights of 2015-2016 include a residency and exhibition at Asolare Foundation, Lexington, NC; Collector’s Choice Winter Show at the Greenhill Center for the Arts in Greensboro, NC; third prize in the juried Greenville Art Museum Biennial Exhibition, Greenville, NC; publication of work in Sianoja’s 15th Anniversary Catalog, Noja, Spain, collage drawing, The Sky Cries, exhibited in She Tells a Story at the Cameron Art Museum locally and curating the exhibition, Ephemera, International Female Perspectives in Collage at UNCW CAB Gallery.

Aaron Wilcox

The work from Mr. Wilcox's NC Arts Council Fellowship was included in two exhibitions during 2015. A piece acquired by the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, NC was included in their exhibition, Testing Testing: Painting and Sculpture since 1960 from the Permanent Collection, three other pieces were included in the Point & Counterpoint: NC Arts Council Fellows 2014-2015 exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC. Mr. Wilcox continues to pursue this body of work and is preparing for an exhibition at New Elements Gallery in Wilmington, NC in October 2016.