University of Alabama at Birmingham from Jan. 13-March 14, 2020.Works by students, chosen by artist and guest juror Allyson Comstock, will be featured in the Annual Juried Student Exhibition at the
This will mark the 44th year for the annual exhibition, presented by the UAB College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Art and Art History. It will feature more than 35 works created by 32 UAB art students.
An opening reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, at UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, 1221 10th Ave. South. A lecture by juror Comstock, whose work will be exhibited in a second gallery at AEIVA, is set for 5 p.m. The lecture, reception and exhibitions are free and open to the public.
The Juried Student Exhibition is an experiential learning opportunity for the students of the UAB Department of Art and Art History. The show is open to all students currently enrolled in art and art history courses.
Featured in the exhibition are works by students Erika Aho, Kathryn Aler, Kaitlyn Avery, Anna Ayres, Kristina Balciunaite, Cicely Brown, Emily Cox-Oldham, Xie Craig, Emmy Faison, Evan Franklin, DeJuan Gilchrist, Kendall Greene, Mikayla Hammock, Salma Hernandez, Marlon Jones, Jessyca King, Ein Laurance, Cole Martin, Mariam Massoud, Maha Mekdad, Harper Nichols, Kole Nichols, Faith Potter, Rosalia Reyes, Levi Sanford, Hannah Slatsky, Maria Smith, Molly Thomas, Savannah Turner, Brian Wang, Sydney Williams and Cristen Youngblood.
“This exhibition provides a context for students to engage in a real-world professional activity similar to the opportunities they will seek after graduating from UAB,” said Melissa Yes, program coordinator in the UAB Department of Art and Art History. “It pushes students to operate as professional artists, and most importantly, it is a moment to celebrate the outstanding work they are producing in our program.”
|“This exhibition provides a context for students to engage in a real-world professional activity similar to the opportunities they will seek after graduating from UAB,” said Melissa Yes, program coordinator in the UAB Department of Art and Art History. “It pushes students to operate as professional artists, and most importantly, it is a moment to celebrate the outstanding work they are producing in our program.”|
Comstock is professor emerita in the Auburn University Department of Art and Art History. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art from Occidental College and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University. Through her art, Comstock explores ideas related to the natural world, such as ecological issues and the healing proprieties of nature. Comstock was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Antarctic Artist and Writers Program Grant in 2013 and was awarded fellowships from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Women’s Studio Workshop in New York. Her work has been shown at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, The Wiregrass Museum and the Delaware Contemporary Art Center, among many more. Comstock was also a contributing artist to “A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia,” published by University of Georgia Press in 2019. Her artwork is in the permanent collection of the Mobile Museum of Art and the corporate collections of Sutherland, Asbill and Brenan, and Wheat First Securities.
AEIVA is open to the public 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 12-6 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sundays and holidays. For more information, visit uab.edu/uabarts.