Hite alumni design for Google Fiber

When Google Fiber came to #louisville earlier this year, the company tapped two University of Louisville Hite Art alumni to help #design the #graphics and #murals that promoted the project! Congratulations to Ashley Trommler, BFA 2011, and Carrie Donovan, BFA 2016! Read the full story in UofL News at:…/google-fiber-taps-uofl-alums-for-des…/

Google Fiber I

Google Fiber II

Professor Chris Reitz judges art show at Herron

Professor Chris Reitz, gallery director and assistant professor of Critical and Curatorial Studies, was invited to select work and award winners for this year's Herron School of Art and Design BFA exhibition. Congratulations to the winners!

Exhibition at Herron

Exhibition at Herron

Exhibition at Herron

Scott Soeder featured in UofL Magazine

Scott Soeder (BFA graphic design, 2010) is an award-winning professional illustrator and designer specializing in illustrations for children's books, magazines, apps and games. His profile is featured in the Fall 2017 UofL Magazine. To see more of Scott's fun illustrations, visit his website @

Scott Soeder featured in UofL Magazine

Amanda Haas featured in UofL Magazine

Amanda Haas (BFA 2D Painting, 2011) has been winning awards for her costumes as a professional cosplayer including first place in the Professional category and Best in Show at GenCon in Indianapolis, and second place at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. She is featured in the Fall 2017 Issue of UofL Magazine. For more images of Amanda's wonderful work, visit her website @

Amanda Haas in UofL Magazine

Henry Kerns wins recognition in Creative Quarterly 50!

Congratulations to graphic design student Henry Kerns for his winning entry to Creative Quarterly 50! “Reflection of Red” won a photography award and Kerns also received runner-up recognition for his image, “Duality”.

Kerns said of his winning image, “I immediately saw the reflection of the woman's red dress as I was walking up the alley, and I almost wanted to shout up to her ‘don't move, you're in the perfect composition for a photo!” I couldn't actually do that, so I got my camera out as fast as possible and captured the perfect moment.”

Congratulations to Henry on his achievement!

Henry Kerns wins recognition in Creative Quarterly 50!

Creative Quarterly 50 reciepent, Henry Kerns

2017 Ceramic Arts Organization Christmas Sale

Handcrafted ceramics by University of Louisville student and faculty artists will be available for purchase • December 1, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. • Ceramics studio in the HPES Building, 2314 South Floyd Street, Room 136 (Corner of Floyd and Warnock)


Ceramics Sale 2017

Ceramics Sale 2017

Ceramics Sale 2017

Photos by Renée K. Murphy.

Professor Meena Khalili shows animation in Jakarta, Indonesia

Professor Meena Khalili's recent animated works were projected on architectural surfaces as part of a large show curated by Kat Roma Greer of Micro Galleries featuring 24 international artists in Kampung Kecil, Jakarta / Indonesia.

"Micro Galleries reclaims disused and forgotten spaces and reactivates them as tiny galleries that are free and accessible to the local community. Bringing together international and local artists, it features work that challenges ingrained ideas, blurs the line between street art and fine art, and aims to help change the way we see the world, our environment and our community – even for a micro moment."

Meena's work in Indonesia

Meena's work in Indonesia

Meena's work in Indonesia

Images by Teresa Schebiella.

2017 BFA Thesis Exhibition opens November 16

The Hite Art Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the Fall 2016 BFA Thesis Exhibitions at Schneider Hall Galleries. The exhibition will display artwork in a variety of mediums from those students graduating with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Hite Art Institute.

The exhibition will feature the artwork of Vaughn Corum, Peri Crush, Anna Erwin, Erika Hunter, Jackson Taylor, and Heather Watkins with an
opening reception and remarks on Thursday, November 16 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. 

Each BFA candidate will contribute their unique vision as represented by a concentrated body of work developed to demonstrate their readiness to enter the professional art world upon graduation.

Preview of student work for BFA show

Fall 2017 BFA Review

Hite Art Institute BFA Reviews, November 10, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, Schneider Hall Galleries.

Lucas at 2017 BFA Review

Jackson Hawkins at BFA Review

Professor Ying Kit Chan speaks at social justice symposium

Professor Ying Kit Chan presented at the "(RE) Imagining Social Justice at UofL" symposium today. He gave a slide talk and participated in the panel discussion in the session "Infusing Arts in Research Methods and Outcomes." His lecture entitled "Art and Social Justice" outlined the various ways that visual artists employ to resist the system of injustice.

This inaugural symposium was sponsored by the Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research. For more information, visit:

flyer for YKC

Eileen Yanoviak sucessfully defended her dissertation

Eileen Yanoviak has successfully defended her dissertation, "Farmsteads: Picturing Land Transformation in Nineteenth-Century America." Congratulations!

Dissertation Committee: Benjamin Hufbauer (Chair), Delin Lai, Chris Fulton, and John Cumbler

Photo of Eileen Yanoviak

Laurie Blayney presents a solo exhibition entitled "False Light"

Laurie Blayney (BFA 2000) is having a solo exhibition entitled "False Light" at the Hyland Glass Gallery. This body of work consists of mixed media imagery from observations at protests, rallies and gatherings over the past few years. The title refers to the inaccurate representation of these events by the media focusing on the sensational and shocking. The process is digital manipulation of photographs of paint, organic shapes, digital drawing and painting. The limited edition prints are dye-sublimation on aluminum.

Hyland Glass Gallery
721 E. Washington Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Exhibition: September-November 2017
Closing Reception: Friday, November 24, 6 pm

New work by Laurie Blayney

Jake Ford presents a new body of art in solo show

Jake Ford (BFA 2015) is presenting a new body of art work in a solo show entitled "Form Follows Function" in the Huff Gallery at Spalding University. This exhibition consists of new drawings and sculptures by Jake Ford and some collaborative works by Jake Ford and Jackson Taylor (BFA 2017).

new work by Jake Ford

Open Studio Weekend 2017 tour and juried exhibition

The Open Studio Weekend 2017 tour features a juried exhibition at the Hite Art Institute's Cressman Center for Visual Arts. More than forty artworks, selected from over 200 submissions, will be revealed during the Open Studio launch party on November 3, 2017, 6-8 p.m.

Open Studio Weekend at Cressman Center for Visual Arts

Open Studio Weekend at Cressman Center for Visual Arts

Open Studio Weekend at Cressman Center for Visual Arts

Glass Demonstration by Hiroshi Yamano

As a master at the forefront of Japanese glass art, Hiroshi Yamano’s work is internationally respected for both its abundance of content as well as its refined level of execution.  Yamano’s glass moves beyond pure aesthetics and explores specific narratives by tying together themes of Japanese culture, nature, and the struggles of humankind.  As objects and installations, Hiroshi Yamano’s pieces evidence an absolute mastery and refinement of cold, warm, and hot glassworking techniques and processes.

A career artist and an educator, Hiroshi Yamano has helped to establish and fortify the pursuit and study of contemporary glass art in Japan. He is a co-founder of Ezra Glass Studio, and Chairperson of the Osaka University of the Arts Glass Program.  In 1991, he was awarded the prestigious Rakow Commission by the Corning Museum of Glass. His work can be found on display in galleries throughout the world.

Glass demo by Hiroshi Yamano

Glass demo by Hiroshi Yamano

Glass demo by Hiroshi Yamano

Eileen Yanoviak presents at the Southeastern College Art Conference

Eileen Yanoviak (PhD Candidate in Art History) will present her paper "Subsistence to Agribusiness: American Farmstead Imagery in the Nineteenth Century" today(Friday, October 27) at the Southeastern College Art Conference in Columbus, Ohio.

Eileen Yanoviak presents at conference.

Image Credit:
Jasper Francis Cropsey, Bareford Mountains, West Milford, New Jersey, 1850. Oil on canvas, Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Professor Menna Khalili presents paper at SECAC

This morning (October 26) Professor Meena Khalili presented her paper “Teaching Fearless Design: Establishing Value With Intention At The New Frontier” at the Southeastern College Art Conference panel on graphic design technology and pedagogy in Columbus, Ohio.

Meena speaking at Portfolio Day 2017

Glass Demonstration by Hank Murta Adams

Hank Adams is a world-renowned glass artist and the Creative Director of the glass studio at the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville, New Jersey. Hank began his studies in glass as a student of Dale Chihuly at the Rhode Island School of Design in the 1970’s. He has taught at numerous educational facilities, including Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State, and UrbanGlass in New York. In addition to his extensive international exhibition record, Hank Adams has been the esteemed recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.

Hank Adams is one of the most engaging artists in the field of contemporary glass. Though his sculptural pieces are immediately recognizable to those familiar with glass art, his work and methods extend beyond the boundaries of traditional sculpture and often reside at the intersection of architecture, installation, and performance.  His demonstration at the Cressman Center is guaranteed to be educational as well as entertaining.

Glass demo by Hank Murta Adams at Cressman Center for Visual Arts.

Glass demo by Hank Murta Adams at Cressman Center for Visual Arts.