November 2022: Faculty and Staff Accomplishments

Two large-scale photographs framed next to each other. The left image features a hand holding a photograph and the right image mirrors the left image's contents. The background of both images is a large body of water.

A work from Dawit L. Petros's exhibition Spazio Disponibile. Image courtesy of Galerie de l’UQAM

A work from Dawit L. Petros's exhibition Spazio Disponibile. Image courtesy of Galerie de l’UQAM

Assistant Professor Sampada Aranke has been named the 2022–23 director of the Mellon Archives Innovation Program through the Rebuild Foundation, funded by a $3.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation. This role will expand artistic, academic, and public engagement with archival collections held at Chicago’s Stony Island Arts Bank.

John Bowers, professor in the Visual Communication Design Department, was selected as a juror of this year's Design Incubation Educators Awards.

Lecturer and Continuing Studies Instructor Megan Euker presented the San Rocco Therapeutics’ Project to the Italian Fulbright Commission on October 3. Her work combines art, medicine, law, and biomimicry (the emulation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems).The presentation was covered by EIN Newswires

Professor, Adj. Eileen Favorite’s personal essay, “Night Visions,” was published in Chicago Magazine

Professor, Adj. William Harper’s film, Merganser Migrations, won Best Short Form Film at the Environmental Film and Screenplay Festival

Professor and Continuing Studies Instructor Shaurya Kumar’s exhibition There is no God in the Temple is on view at Threshold Art Gallery through December 21. 

Associate Professor Dawit L. Petros’ exhibition Spazio Disponibile is on view at Galerie de l’UQAM through January 21, 2023.This new body of work underlines the unexplored links between colonization, migrations, and modernism. During the exhibition opening, Petros also launched the recently published book Dawit L. Petros. Spazio Disponibile

Assistant Professor Jade Yumang’s first solo show, Open House Spatter, opened with Western Exhibitions. Yumang marries sculptural craft and literary appropriation by working from two 1964 articles on homosexuality and relating them to the gendered site of suburban living in the mid-20th century.