February 12 – May 2, 2015
Jeff Williams was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and raised in Plymouth, Michigan. His work questions the relationships between materiality, abstraction, and their correlation to time. He studied at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art and Design in 1998, and his Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University in 2002. From 2006–2008, he was a fellow and artist-in-residence at the Core Program at The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. He received the Texas Prize from The Contemporary Austin in 2012. Williams lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and Austin, where he is an assistant professor in Sculpture in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin.
October 2, 2014 – February 6, 2015
Anna Collette is an assistant professor in Photography in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. She leverages her medium to register images narrowly perceptible to normal vision, and consequently, our conception of the natural world. Collette received her Master of Fine Arts from the Yale School of Art and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Massachusetts College of Art. She lives and works in Austin.
February 13 – April 25, 2014
Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, John Yancey received his BFA in Painting and Drawing from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1980. After receiving the Patricia Roberts Harris Fellowship in 1991, Yancey attended Georgia Southern University where he received his MFA. Yancey relocated to Austin in 1993 to join the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin. He served as Chair of the Department of Art and Art History from 2005–2011 and holds the John D. Murchison Regents Professorship in Art.
September 12, 2013 – February 7, 2014
Beili Liu was born and raised in China. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2003 and joined the faculty in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin in 2008. Liu received a Distinction Award at the Kaunas Biennial, Lithuania, the Walter and Gina Ducloux Fellowship in 2011, and a University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award in 2012. Her work has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally.
January 31 – April 19, 2013
Lee Chesney is Associate Professor in Studio Art in the Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his BFA in painting from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana in 1969 and his MFA in printmaking from Indiana University, Bloomington in 1972. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in competitive and invitational exhibitions throughout the world.