Professor Friesen and students participate in an exhibit in Germany

Group photo of Professor Leslie Friesen and students

KIIS + UofL + UK +… faculty and students in the KIIS Berlin program are showing work in the 48 Hours of Neukölln exhibit this weekend in Berlin. Amazing opportunity. Leslie Friesen, Hite Art Institute Designer-in-Residence, and her Type & Poster students have work set up in the Neukölln Arcade, along with the students of UK Associate Professor Doreen Maloney, and UK Gallery Director Becky Alley. Thanks to Doreen Maloney for applying to 48 Hours Neukölln and making this opportunity happen.

@kiisabroad #kiisberlin#48hnk @48stundennk

@hiteart @beckyalley @maloneydoreen @twiglie

A special call to Hite students and alumni for mural design proposals

Photograph of a wall inside the newly renovated Student Activity Center to be used for a mural design

A special call to Hite students and alumni for mural design proposals:

The University of Louisville is inviting artists to submit proposals for two murals within the expanded Student Activities Center. We are requesting proposals from the creative minds who know us best: our students and alumni. In doing so, we hope to highlight the talent and creativity of our students and alumni working within the fields of art and design and bolster ties to the community. If designed by our students and alumni, then the murals become an interesting talking point for our tour guides and the media. Our hope is the campus visit area in the SAC becomes one of UofL’s most unique and often-photographed spots on campus, while also contributing to our city’s public art offerings.

We welcome your submissions!

The University of Louisville

Office of Communication & Marketing

Please visit the Call for Submissions webpage for details:…/uofl-requests-concepts-for-murals-in…/

If interested in submitting a concept, e-mail: to request the official Request for Submissions, which contains additional project information and guidelines.

Tammy Burke's work juried into Michigan Fine Arts Competition

Art installation by Tammy Burke

Tammy Burke (MFA candidate) has a work juried into Michigan Fine Arts Competition. The exhibition will be on view at the Bloomfield Birmingham Arts Center in Birmingham, MI, from June 22 to August 23. This show is highly competitive, only 90 works were selected from over 500 pieces.

For more information about Tammy's work, visit…/22/vignette-tammy-burke

Bloomfield Birmingham Arts Center:

Image: "Tall Black Enclosure With Train" by Tammy Burke, 2018

Jessica Bellamy offers classes in information design and social change

Photograph of Jessica Bellamy

Jessica Bellamy (BFA 2012, in 2-D Studio and Graphic Design, summa cum laude) is the founder of GRIDS: The Grassroots Information Design Studio. She has started a new series of workshops offering classes in information design, black aesthetics and data resources for social change.

For more information, visit Jessica's websites:

Professor Singel completed an art residency in Spain

Montage image of Professor Singel, an art print, and group photo.

Professor Rachel Singel just completed a residency at Art Print Residence in Areyns del Munt, Spain where she created a series of intaglio prints inspired by the local ecology. Next, she will be going on to Andalucia, Spain to take an international workshop in intaglio non-toxic printmaking.

Kathleen V. Jameson named director of the James A. Michener Museum

Portrait of Kathleen V. Jameson

Kathleen V. Jameson (MA in Art History, 1995) has been appointed as the new executive director of the James A. Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Congratulations!

Professor Steven Skaggs creates bookmarks at Cultural Pass Showcase

Professor Steven Skaggs creates calligraphic bookmarks for children

Hite Art Institute participated in community art projects and Professor Steven Skaggs used his talent in calligraphy to make bookmarks for the children and parents at the Louisville Free Public Library. This event was held on June 9 as part of the 2018 Cultural Pass Showcase.

For more information about the 2018 Cultural Pass, visit for details.


Kcj Szwedzinski receives Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art

Portrait of Kcj Szwedzinski

Installation / Sculpture Artwork

Kcj Szwedzinski (MFA candidate) is the winner of the 2018 Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art. The $5,000 award is an opportunity for local artists to enhance their careers through a targeted enrichment experience of their own design. Congratulations!

Reception honoring KCJ Szwedzinski:

Kcj Szwedzinski (MFA candidate) is the 2018 winner of the prestigious Mary Alice Hadley Prize for Visual Art. The Community Foundation of Louisville and Louisville Visual Art will honor KCJ on Thursday, June 21, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in LVA's Portland gallery at 1538 Lytle Street, 40203. The reception is free and open to the public.

Facebook Event:

For more information about Kcj's work, visit:…/vignette-2018-hadley-prize-re…

Image: "Coincidence of Opposites V" by KCJ Szwedzinski

Professor Baik's work collected by Chojun Museum

Textile artwork by Professor Baik

A fiber artwork by Professor Moon-he Baik has been collected by Chojun Textile and Quilt Art Museum. Chojun Textile and Quilt Art Museum is the only textile museum in South Korea.

Image: "Sunrise, Sunset" by Moon-he Baik, 42” x 36”, cotton fabric and polyester thread

Professor Chris Reitz lectures at SUNY Binghamton

Photo of SUNY Binghampton lecture with information about Professor Chris Reitz. Organized by the Department of Art History with support from the Harpur College Dean's Office. VizCult The Dean's Speaker in Series in Visual Culture.

Professor Chris Reitz, Critical and Curatorial Studies, delivered a lecture, April 25th, for the Dean's Speaker Series in Visual Culture at SUNY Binghamton.

Miranda Lash interviewed with Ashlie Stevens on WFPL

Documents about

Miranda Lash, Speed Art Museum curator of contemporary art and Hite adjunct faculty, discussed the importance of recontextualizing art in an interview with Ashlie Stevens on WFPL:…

Hite's Hong Kong exchange students graduated from HKBU

Artwork by Queenie Ho.Artwork by Jamie Yip.Artwork by H. Jiong Su

Congratulations to our three 2016-17 Hong Kong exchange students from the Academy of Visual Arts of Hong Kong Baptist University. Ting-Yan Ho (Queenie), Jamie Yip and Jiong Su (Tina) presented their Graduate Show in May and received their BA (Hons) in Visual Arts. Queenie and Jamie will pursue their careers in artistic and curatorial practices in Hong Kong; Tina will attend the MFA program in Illustration at Maryland Institute College of Art this fall.

Images: Works by Queenie Ho (Top Left), Jamie Yip (Top Right) and Tina Su (Bottom Left).

Kathryn Harrington's photography published on the cover of The Voice Tribune

Magazine cover of a dancer in a white dress and ballet shoes dancing in front of a man playing an instrument and a building.

Kathryn Harrington (BFA 2016) is a staff photographer for The VoiceTribune. Her work is featured on the cover of the The Voice Tribune.

For more information about Kathryn's work visit:…/meet-kathryn-harrington-bfa-photog……/kathryn-harrington-bfa-student-rec…

@thevoicetribune @k.harrington711 #thevoicetribune#hiteartinstitute@Hiteart

Professor Chris Reitz's article published in Texte zur Kunst

Texte zur Kunst: performance evaluation. Photograph of a shirtless man smiling.

Professor Chris Reitz has a review published in the summer issue of Texte zur Kunst: GAME OF THRONES / Chris Reitz on Geta Bratescu at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles. Texte zur Kunst is a German contemporary art magazine based in Cologne.

Eileen Yanoviak interviewed in LeoWeekly

Photograph of Eileen Yanoviak

Eileen Yanoviak (PhD 2017), director of the Carnegie Center for Art and History, interviewed by Jo Ann Triplett of LeoWeekly

Hite faculty and alumni exhibit in Pyro Gallery

Pyro Gallery featuring the show, Dream Diaries. Information about the reception and exhibition dates.

Pyro Gallery presents photographs by C.J. Pressma and Dream Diaries featuring works by alumni Denise Mucci Furnish (BFA 2008, MA 2009), Mary Dennis Kannapell (BFA 2007), Bette Levy (MA 1998), Jenée Rue Sastry (BFA 2015) and Professor Rachel Singel.

Show Dates May 31 – July 14

Opening Reception June 7, 2018

Artist Talk Saturday, June 9 at 11 a.m.

DREAMER ARTISTS include Nancy Currier, Lynn Cralle, Carlos Gamez de Franisco, Laurie Doctor, Denise Mucci Furnish, Marcelle Gianelloni, Ross Gordon, Kim Greene, Rodney Hatfield, Yarima Hernandez Perez, Jamie Horwitz, Mary Dennis Kannapell, Keith Kleespies, Bette Levy, C.J. Pressma, Martin Ray, Trudy Ray, Jenée Rue Sasatry, Rachel Singel, Jenny Zeller, Suzi Zimmerer.

Hite alumni participate in the first Hadley Creatives Exhibition

A group picture of artists in the first Hadley Creatives Exhibition

15: The First Hadley Creatives Exhibition @ KMAC

Hite alumni are included in the First Hadley Creatives Exhibition at KMAC Museum:
Miranda Becht (MFA 2017)
Sandra Charles (BFA 2015)
Rebecca Norton (BFA 2004) 
Cynthia Norton (MAT 2004)
Autumn Lindsey (BFA 2017)

Opening Reception: June 1, 2018 • 6:00-9:00 pm
Exhibit on view: June 1 – July 1, 2018
KMAC Museum – Third Floor Gallery
715 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

Robyn Gibson recieves MFA from New York Academy of Art

Robyn Gibson (BFA 2014) presented her thesis show and graduated with an MFA degree at the New York Academy of Art. Congratulations!

Robyn Gibson standing in front of her artworkRobyn Gibson's charcoal drawing

Johannes DeYoung appointed Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

3/4 view Portrait of Johannes DeYoung

Johannes DeYoung (BFA summa cum laude, 2004) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Art in animation and time-based media at Carnegie Mellon University. Congratulations!

For more information about the work of Johannes DeYoung, visit:

May 2018 Hite Art Institute Commencement

University of Louisville Commencement document

May 2018 Commencement: Congratulations to our brilliant and hardworking graduates who received their BA, BFA, MA and MFA degrees! We’re proud of all of your accomplishments. #hiteartinstitute#weareuofl @hiteart