Art News

CAG Event: Protests, Proclamations and Celebrations

Gallery Exhibit: Proclamations, Protestations, and Celebrations
Exhibition Dates:
Shen Xin (January 28 to February 8)
Sharon Hayes (February 25 to March 8)
Zou Zhao Xi Xi (April 1 to April 12)
Christian Falsnaes (April 22 to May 3)

What unites the four artists in CAG’s exhibition project is their use of live performance, interaction with the audience, notions of ritual and group mentality, speeches and singing employed for didactic recitation along with facets such as crowd incitement and persuasion.

About the four artists:

Shen Xin:
Shen Xin was born in Chengdu in 1990. She is currently living and working in London and Amsterdam. Shen Xin graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts in Singapore in 2012 before she went on to earn her MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art in London in 2014. Through images and events, Shen explores emotions, value judgements and ethics that circulate through individual and collective subjects. Her recent solo exhibitions include half-sung, half spoken at Serpentine Galleries, London (2017); Strongholds at Lychee One, London (2017); At Home at Surplus Space, Wuhan (2016); and Shoulders of Giants at Senate House, London (2015). Her work was featured in group exhibitions at the New Museum Triennial (2018); The New Normal at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2017); and Frontier at the OCT Contemporary Art Terminal Shanghai (2017). Shen was awarded the BALTIC Artists’ Award in 2017. She will take part in the 2018–19 artist-in-residence programme offered by Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam.

Sharon Hayes
American artist Sharon Hayes uses photography, film, video, sound, performance, and text to interrogate the intersections between the personal and collective sphere. Her deeply affective and queer approach to history and politics draws particular attention to the language of twentieth-century activism as well as drama, anthropology, and journalism.

A professor of fine art at the University of Pennsylvania, Hayes’s work has been shown at the 2010 Whitney Biennial, Documenta 12 in Kassel, and the 55th Venice Biennale, as well as in the most prestigious museums around the world. Her re-examination of protest, speech, and history is one of the most powerful reflections of the complexity and the urgency of our times.

Zou Zhao
Zou Zhao was born in 1989 in Fujian, China. She graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, with a BA in Fine Art, and completed her Masters degree in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, University of London, in 2014. Her work has been shown in London at various venues, including the Camden Art Centre (2013), the UCL Art Museum (2013), No Where art space (2014), the Chinese Visual Festival (2014) and at Double Vision: Oversees, Chinese Women Invitation Exhibition 2014, He Xiang Ning Art Museum, China. She has also co-curated The Strange Impression of seeing things for the first time at the Art Pavilion in 2013 in London, and was the recipient of the Berenice Goodwin Award for Performance from the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London in 2013.

Christian Falsnaes
Unsuspecting exhibition visitors become part of Christian Falsnaes’ performances. In his work, he deals with the notions of ritual and group mentality, including himself and the role of the artist. What happens when people – especially those who are used to the rituals and dynamics of highly codified social fields such as the art world – have to give up control? Falsnaes employs directives to underscore the significance of individual will, turning the reactions of his audiences into material for their own self-reflection.

Artist Talk: Sibyl Kempson


Sibyl Kempson


Sibyl Kempson’s plays have been presented in the United States, Germany, and Norway.

She launched the 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr & Perf Co in 2015. Productions include Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag (Abrons Arts Center, NYC), Public People’s Enemy, an adaptation of Enemy of the People, (Ibsen Awards and Conference in Ibsen’s hometown of Skien, Norway), Sasquatch Rituals (The Kitchen, NYC) and 12 Shouts to the Ten Forgotten Heavens, a 3-year cycle of rituals for the new Whitney Museum of American Art in the Meatpacking District of NYC, begun on the Vernal Equinox in March 2016, recurring on every Solstice and Equinox through December 2018.

Other current projects include true pearl, a new opera with David Lang for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston premiering in October 2018 and The Securely Conferred, Vouchsafed Keepsakes of Maery S. premiering in NYC in 2019.

Kempson is the recipient of a 2018 PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater Award for American Playwright at Mid-Career. She is also a 2014 USA Artists Rockefeller Fellow and a 2010 MacDowell Colony Fellow. She received four Mondo Cane! commissions from Dixon Place between 2002-11. I Understand Everything Better, with David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group, received a Bessie Award for Outstanding Production in 2015, the same year her play Fondly, Collette Richland, penned for Elevator Repair Service, premiered at New York Theatre Workshop.

Her plays are published by 53rd State Press, PLAY: Journal of Plays, and Performance & Art Journal (PAJ). MFA Brooklyn College under the instigation of Mac Wellman and Erin Courtney. She teaches and has taught experimental performance writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Brooklyn College, Victoria College of the Arts at the University of Melbourne, and the Eugene Lang College at the New School in NYC.

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Sendak Young Illustrators’ Prize 2018


In conjunction with the CT Children’s Book Fair hosted by UConn and Barnes and Noble, our undergraduate students studying Illustration participated in the Maurice Sendak Young Illustrators’ Prize program.  Participants were treated to an individual critique of their works by professional illustrator Doug Salati.  Salati was a 2015 recipient of The Maurice Sendak Foundation’s Sendak Fellowship.


Congratulations to the 2018 Prize winners:

First Place: Hal Tedeschi

Second Place: Aberdeen Taylor

Third Place: Hayley Joyal

Honorable Mention: Gillian Partyka


Artist Talk – Tiziano Lucchesi and Gloria Marco Munuera of ISI Florence

Tiziano Lucchesi (artist and fresco restoration specialist) and Gloria Marco Munuera (artist and photographer) from ISI, International Studies Institute in Florence are coming to the UConn Department of Art and art History. For those students who are interested in our Education Abroad, UConn Florence Studio Art program, this is a must see. Tiziano Lucchesi will be talking about the process of making and restoring fresco, while Gloria Gloria Marco Munuera will be presenting some of her own photography work. The presentations are scheduled for next Tuesday, October 16, from 3:30-5:00 in the art building. Room TBA, so come to the Pit to orient.

Image information:

Tiziano Lucchesi, fresco resturation

Annunciazione di Rodolfo del Ghirlandaio, XVII c.


Gloria Marco Munuera

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Discovery Day for Prospective Students at Storrs

School of Fine Arts: Discovery Day for Prospective Students at Storrs

Monday, November 12, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Observe and participate in classes, workshops, presentations, and exhibits for a unique opportunity to explore what it is like to be a student in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut in one of the four exciting artistic disciplines: Art & Art History, Dramatic Arts, Digital Media & Design, and Music.

Parking is available in the North and South garages and the Storrs Center Parking Garage (located on Royce Circle) for a nominal fee.

Register at

For more information:

Open House: Join Us Sunday, Oct. 21st!

Meet with Dean Anne D’Alleva for the School of Fine Arts Dean’s Welcome 
Von der Mehden Recital Hall
10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Then meet with faculty in a round-robin Q & A to explore our Degree options, Areas of Concentration, see student work, discuss career paths in Art and Art History, tour facilities, and more!

Department of Art and Art History
Arena Gallery, Art Building

10:30 am – 1:00 pm

We look forward to seeing you!

MYTH: Paintings by Kamar Thomas, MFA ’16

Exhibit Dates
Oct 1 – Dec 7, 2018

Artist Reception
Fri, Oct 26, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
prior to performance by Kathleen Battle, soprano & Joel Martin, piano 
Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey

Jorgensen Gallery
Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
2132 Hillside Road
On the UConn campus in Storrs, CT
Gallery Hours
Due to classes scheduled in the Jorgensen Gallery, hours for fall 2018 are: 
MWF 10am – 12pm
Tues  10am – 4pm
Thurs  1pm – 4pm
Prior to performances and during most intermissions. 


Kamar Thomas is a fine artist from Port Antonio, Jamaica, currently Adjunct Faculty at the University of Connecticut. He graduated with a Master’s in Fine Art at the University of Connecticut in 2016 and a BA from Wesleyan University in 2012 where he became interested in how people present themselves, the masks they wear, and the differences between who/what is presented and how people really are.


King Midas is a mythical king from way back when who only wished for one thing: gold. He did what kings do and asked the Greek gods for him that wish. They did. With his new power, he touched a knife and boom: gold. He touched a fork: solid gold. He touched everything he could and became the richest king ever. He called a feast to celebrate his new gold-touching status. This was a feast to remember complete with a long table, giant turkey leg and stuffed pig with an apple in its mouth. When Midas reached out to eat that turkey leg, as soon as he touched it: gold.

This is a problem. Gold is hard to eat, even harder to digest and tastes terrible. Midas’ only daughter saw how sad he was and gave him a hug to cheer him up. As soon as he touched her: solid gold daughter. 
The richest king ever, couldn’t eat, killed the only family he cared about 
and starved to death. Sad story. Or was it?

I have made some of my favorite paintings to look at the same problem King Midas faced: becoming who you want to be and paying for it. Everybody has that problem. These large portraits intend to show how much contradiction there is and yet attempt to be beautiful. 
I am interested in how flexible and unfixed identity is.

Co-sponsored by the H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center, celebrating 50 years at UConn

Alternative BFA Photography Show – Apr. 17

We are pleased to invite you to view our latest photographic work. This work is independent and reflective of each artist’s endeavors over the past few months in Senior Project. Come and celebrate our finished work and enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages during the opening reception on Tuesday, April 17th from 5-6:30pm. The work will remain hanging in the Art Building until Friday, April 20th.

MFA Studio Art Group Exhibition

Close Third Person: MFA Studio Art Group Exhibition
April 3-May 6, 2018

Opening reception:  Wednesday April 18
5 pm – 7:30 pm
Free of charge and open to the public

Close Third Person highlights new work by the Studio Art MFA class of 2018. The exhibition features painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, installation, and digital animation.

The Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art program at the University of Connecticut is an intensive, multidisciplinary approach to the development of work in a wide range of media, including painting and drawing, photography and video, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics, and installation and performance. The three-year program focuses on the advancement of each student’s abilities as an artist. New graduate studio facilities in the historic Kirby Mill, situated on the banks of the Natchaug River, offer each student a fresh, well-lit space in a tranquil setting. Work in the studio and studio-based classes is combined with courses in art criticism, theory and history, and teaching to provide a context of ideas for developing students’ visions. Frequent contact with faculty members and visiting artists exposes the students to diverse viewpoints and practices. The Studio Art MFA program at UConn combines the creative excitement and intellectual energy of an art school and a major research university, providing students with the best of both worlds. Learn more at

Artist Talks: Close Third Person
2018 Studio Art MFA candidates discuss their work.
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Participating Artists:

Kelsey Miller
My art turned overtly political in January 2017 when I made letterpress signs for the Women’s March. Now the air is ever more clouded, fervent. Political opinion simmers continuously below the surface of the everyday and news advances at a rate faster than we can comprehend it. Belief, denial, complacency, and fear are emotional complexities that often seem at odds with scientific data. My work addresses the polarization of opinion and fact, informed by current events, archival documents, nationalism, and weather—a symbol of change and its real harbinger. The act of making resists the act of skimming, insisting that I absorb and respond to what has happened and is happening. My practice is a call to action, but also a pause, with the intention of offering a moment of reflection and sanctuary, in hope of finding better solutions for navigating this changing world.
Kelsey Miller was born on the island of Antigua and moved to the United States at the age of ten. She earned a BA in Studio Art from Wellesley College and spent four years as a chef on a sailboat before returning to land and pursuing her MFA at the University of Connecticut. Kelsey exhibits work nationally and internationally in solo, juried, and small group shows.

Jelena Prljević
As a storyteller, I use layering to build narratives. Using erasure, light, and the regenerative power of shadows I suggest time. Through process and material, my drawing serves as an invocation of place and reflects experiences of transition. Life is always in flux. Light and time give perspective, allowing change to unfold. Who defines whom? Does a final form exist or is its essence fluid? These questions are constant in my work. I champion the power of personal mark-making to build structures, erase them and build again to reveal life as it moves between light and shadow. My drawings and animations illuminate intimate observations grounding them in a present moment. Documentary, magical and sentimental, my work embraces the healing potential of storytelling through fragments of time, memory, and motion.
Jelena Prljević is an artist from Serbia whose practice exists within the intersection of drawing, animation, and installation. She holds a BFA from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, RS where she received several awards for painting and drawing. During this period, she participated in many national and international group exhibitions and collaborative projects. Jelena was awarded The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant to support the development of her MFA thesis project.

Kaleigh Rusgrove
Narrative photography exists between fact and fiction. I use my camera to create false moments of importance and to record artifacts of questionable authenticity. I interlace the seen with the contrived. Together these elements build a convincing story; one leaving the viewer unable to find their footing in either reality or fantasy. This body of work, this story, focuses on current environmental issues. Climate change falls into the same strange in-between where my work exists. The reality of the situation is distressing, the political response both alarming and laughable, and information presented is often contorted. Through research I find inspiration for image-making, combining what I have witnessed with what I have imagined. In my practice, I have come to learn that the most frightening moments are not always born from the wildness of the mind, but exist in real life.
Kaleigh Rusgrove was born in Bristol, Connecticut and spent her formative years photographing her younger sister against a leaf-patterned bed sheet with a Kodak disposable camera. Moving on to a point-and-shoot as a teenager, she made a series of portraits of local troublemakers that earned her moderate praise among the other neighborhood kids. Kaleigh eventually settled on the solitude of photographing herself with a DSLR. At some point she decided to keep making pictures forever.

Erin Koch Smith
My work often starts with something abstract—like a wayward emotion or a decontextualized word or phrase. I like language that feels vaporous and substantial, as if a dream sat on your head. Narrative is important as an impetus to painting, but my paintings are not stories. They are plotless, hero-less, scattershot moments, birthed from boredom, loneliness, and heartache, operating within the welcome limitations of the language of painting. On canvas, there are no rules for gravity, and floating objects can be heavy as lead. I search for form through scraping and damaging the surface, playing with images of swan beds, mangled chairs, and rainbows the way I used to play with Barbie dolls as a kid, bashing their plastic parts together, trying to land on something tender.
Erin Koch Smith was born in Richmond, VA where she fell in love with drawing and painting at an early age. Her studio practice encompasses a variety of approaches including painting, drawing, installation, and performance. She earned a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005, and after living in Ithaca, NY for a number of years, relocated with her family to pursue an MFA in Art at the University of Connecticut.  

Claire Stankus
Tidy piles of studio scraps, flowers on the floor, puzzle pieces, and birthday cakes are recurring features in my work. I collect seemingly banal and discarded objects and paint my daily encounters with them; expressing that even a pile of junk is worth painting. While some paintings are made directly from observation, others start from photographs of quickly-passed moments. I use casual marks, flattened fields of color, and invented line and shadow to break down the recognizable into something ambiguous yet familiar. The remaining abstraction is where we may find unexpected humor or joy. I want each painting to become something odd or sweet and give viewers a second chance to spend more time with an experience they may have overlooked.
Claire Stankus was born and raised in the suburbs of Albany, NY and earned a BFA in Painting from Syracuse University in 2012. She has attended artist residencies at the Chautauqua Institution, Vermont Studio Center, and Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. Claire was recently interviewed and featured on the podcast Studio Break.

We would like to express our gratitude to our families, friends, faculty, and peers who have provided continuous support and guidance over these three years.
We would also like to thank UConn’s Design Center for the creation of this catalog and accompanying materials.

UConn MFA Students to Host Open Studios

Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7-9pm

The students of UConn’s MFA program are pleased to invite you to their upcoming Open Studios this Thursday, March 22, 7-9pm at the Visual Arts Research Center on UConn’s Depot Campus (30 Ahern Lane, Storrs, CT, 06269). All fifteen artists in the multidisciplinary program are opening their studios to the public. Stop by to see new work in sculpture, painting, performance, printmaking, video, animation, and ceramics, and learn about each artist’s background, process, and current body of work.

Featuring:  Kelsey Miller, Jelena Prljevic, Kaleigh Rusgrove, Erin Smith, Claire Stankus, Jeanne Ciravolo, Melanie Klimjack, Luke Seward, River Soma, Ting Zhou, Olivia Baldwin, Elizabeth Ellenwood, Shadia Heenan, Jordan Thuman, and Chad Uehlein.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Art & Art History Scholarship Show is Coming!

Hello Art & Art History Majors,

Before you leave the thrills of Spring Break behind…I thought I’d remind you to bring back your best artwork from home for the Scholarship Show.

The official call for entry will be sent out when you return next week.

It’s free to enter, and we have literally thousands of dollars to give away in scholarship money, so keep your eyes peeled for the email reminders!

 *APPLICATIONS will be DUE Monday March 26th

As always, we look forward to seeing what you’ve got!

Professor Paul

Spring into the Arts! 3/26

Dear Prospective (Admitted) Art & Art History Students,                  

I’m very happy to invite you to join our faculty and current students on Monday, March 26, for a special event: Spring into the Arts!

We’ll begin with a welcome reception at 2:00 pm, in the Arena Gallery, located in the Art Building at 830 Bolton Road, Storrs.  From there, we will proceed to two unique hands-on workshops with our faculty, followed by dinner with current students and faculty. We wrap up at 7:00 p.m., which is in plenty of time for you to take in an evening arts event on campus or explore our downtown.


Of course, we’re looking forward to the chance to spend time with those of you who’ve already decided to join the Class of 2022, but we’ll be equally glad for a chance to show those of you who are undecided the best of who we are and what we do at UConn Art and Art Hisotry.  Please come see why taking advantage of the Best of Both Worlds – an immersive studio or art history education in the context of a major research university – provides a wonderful foundation for careers in the arts.


This event provides a unique opportunity for prospective students to spend time with us, as part of our community.  As a side note, while we’re usually very happy to see parents and families, Spring into the Arts! is an event for admitted students only.   However, we will be hosting a parents’ session from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on this evening in Room 101 of the Art Building.  Parents and families will be able to speak with Eva Gorbants, Assistant Dean and Director of Advising for the School of Fine Arts.  Assistant Dean Gorbants is a great resource, and is very knowledgeable about all academic matters here at UConn.  Parents and families will also be welcome to join us at the general University Open House on Saturday, April 14.


The following are itineraries for admitted students and parents:


Spring into the Arts! – 3/26/18 (Admitted Students)
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Welcome Reception – Arena Gallery, Art Building
2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Hands on Watercolor Workshop: Participants will work with Professor Kathryn Myers.  This workshop will be held in the Art Building, Room 116.
4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Break
4:15 – 6:00 p.m. Studio Lighting Demonstration: Participants will see a demonstration of lighting techniques, and the resulting effects.  Participants will actually take photographs, with the guidance of the Photography instructors.  This workshop will be held in the Art Building, Room 102.
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Taco Bar Dinner – Arena Gallery, Art Building


Spring into the Arts! – 3/26/18 (Parents/Families)
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Parents’ Session w/Eva Gorbants, Assistant Dean and Director of Advising – Room 101 of the Art Building

To reserve a place at Spring into the Arts, RSVP to by Wednesday, March 22, and please let us know if you have any special dietary needs.  Feel free to contact us with any questions at that email address or by phone at 860-486-3930.


Cora Lynn Deibler

Department Head

MFA Studio Art Thesis Preview Opening Reception 2/28 from 4-6 pm

On Wednesday Feb. 28th Greenhouse Studios, located on the 1st floor of the Homer Babbage Library, will host the opening reception of the MFA Studio Art Thesis Preview from 4-6pm.

This event is the first art exhibition to be shown in the newly installed gallery space within Greenhouse Studios.

The exhibition features the work of the five current, third-year studio art graduate students and serves as a preview of their work before the culmination of their final thesis exhibition to held at the William Benton Museum of Art, beginning in April.

Featured artwork by:

Kelsey Miller

Kaleigh Rusgrove

Erin Smith

Jelena Prljevic

Claire Stankus

Curated by: River Soma

Please join us for some art, inspiration and the celebration of our new gallery space. All are welcome and light refreshments will be served.

Open Position: Department Head and Professor, Art and Art History

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Department Head, Department of Art & Art History in the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut. The department seeks a dynamic leader with a distinguished record of creative and scholarly achievement, and a clear vision to lead the faculty in shaping the future of the unit. The new Head should be forward-looking, with a broad knowledge of emerging trends and opportunities in the visual arts, and the imagination and flexibility to respond to the changing needs of students and faculty. Candidates should have a strong record in university education and administration, and a national and international profile in research and/or creative practice deserving appointment as a full, tenured professor in the department.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence (  We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for the Department Head of Art & Art History.

The Department of Art & Art History has over 170 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate students, and a full-time faculty of 21, along with a number of specialist adjunct faculty and a committed team of staff. The department is dedicated to the cultivation of artists and scholars with a wide-ranging understanding of the concepts, aesthetics, techniques, and social functions of contemporary art practices within broader historical and cultural contexts. It offers the degrees of BFA in Studio Art (with concentrations in graphic design, illustration/animation, painting/drawing, photography/video, printmaking, and sculpture/ceramics), BA in Art History, and a three-year MFA program in Studio Art. All programs are accredited by NASAD. The department is also committed to enriching the wider university and regional community through a range of courses for non-majors, minor programs in Studio Art and Art History, and a variety of offerings at UConn’s regional campuses across the state, as well as through major public exhibitions and thematic programming in collaboration with other departments and schools across the university. Additional information about the Department of Art & Art History can be found at: .

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in one or more of the department’s areas of specialization, which range widely across the visual arts and art history. Applications from candidates with experience of working in a program that combines studio art, design, and art history, and with a proven commitment to interdisciplinary research and practice in a Research I university, are especially welcome.

The new Head will be expected to have a strong commitment to academic excellence in a major research institution, and to fostering diversity and inclusiveness at all levels of the academic enterprise, including faculty and staff hiring and student recruitment. She or he will work collaboratively with the Dean, to whom the Head reports directly, and with other leaders within the School of Fine Arts, particularly the Heads of the other academic departments (Digital Media & Design, Dramatic Arts, and Music), and the directors of the Benton Museum of Art and of the Contemporary Art Galleries, to implement the strategic goals of the School and of UConn’s Academic Plan. The Head will oversee budget, personnel (including faculty promotion and tenure procedures governed by AAUP contract, and management of unionized staff), curriculum, and facilities, and work closely with faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, and outside constituencies to support and promote the vision and mission of the department.

The Storrs campus is located in a beautiful area of New England, with a moderate cost of living and proximity to major cultural, recreational, and urban centers of the Northeast. The University community provides residents with a rich diversity of cultural, artistic, athletic, and historic experiences, and the surrounding area offers affordable quality housing and top schools for faculty and families.


  • Earned terminal degree as recognized in candidate’s primary field.
  • Distinguished record of research and practice in the candidate’s primary field of expertise, commensurate with appointment as a tenured full professor at the University of Connecticut.
  • Demonstrated success in an administrative leadership role in higher education.
  • Record of successful teaching in higher education.


  • At least 3-5 years of experience in an academic leadership position, such as Department Head, Associate Department Head, Associate Dean, or Center Director.
  • Leadership experience in a department or school encompassing studio art, design, and art history.
  • Record of initiative in promoting diversity among faculty, staff, and students.
  • Record of interdisciplinary collaboration in research and/or curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated success in obtaining and managing research funding from external agencies, including major grants and sponsored and entrepreneurial projects.


This is a full-time, 10-month tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2018. The successful candidate’s appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applications can be submitted through the University of Connecticut Employment Opportunities website ( Application packages should be submitted as a single PDF file including: (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a two-page statement outlining the candidate’s personal vision and goals for education and research in the visual arts, and their approach to academic leadership; and (4) names and contact information of five professional references. (Later in the search process shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit additional statements, on teaching, research, and commitment to diversity, as mandated by University policy.)

Review of applications will begin on Monday, January 8, 2018. The position is open until filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018269)

Inquiries concerning the position should be directed to Arielle Hill-Moses, Assistant to the Dean, at, or tel. (860) 486-1593.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at .

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.