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SDCT's Top 10: Year in Review

Look back on the show-stopping events, national recognition, and milestones we're celebrating from the 2022-2023 academic year.

Preview of Mother/Land exhibition by Yuliya Lanina for Artpace

Assistant Professor of Practice Yuliya Lanina's Artpace Exhibition Opens in San Antonio

March 16, 2023

AET Professor Yuliya Lanina’s exhibition at Artpace, titled Mother/Land, delves into the artist’s complex relationship with the war in Ukraine through animation, sculpture, and installation.

painting by Michael Ray Charles exploring American minstrelsy

A Rare U.S Exhibition from Artist and Professor Michael Ray Charles

March 16, 2023

Yesterday, VENI VIDI, an exhibition at Galerie Templon in Chelsea showcasing the work of American artist Michael Ray Charles, opened to the public. This exhibition is the first showing of Charles' work in New York in two decades.

Portrait of Michael Ray Charles

Professor Michael Ray Chalres's Unflinching Exploration of American Minstrelsy

March 14, 2023

Professor Michael Ray Charles’s latest show of paintings, about race, gender and sexuality — and his first in the U.S. in nearly 20 years — opens Wednesday at New York’s Templon gallery. T Magazine talks to him about some of the featured works their On View series.

Still image from Once a Glacier virtual reality experience created by Jiabao Li

Short and Sweet: "Once a Glacier"

March 13, 2023

The Austin Chronicle talks with Design Assistant Professor Jiabao Li, creator of immersive XR project Once a Glacier, that places the viewer in a kayak with a young woman as she experiences the magic and fragility of a glacier.

Creative Capital Wild Futures 2023 Awards Technology, Literature, & Performing Arts

Design Professor Sam Lavigne Receives 2023 Creative Capital Award for "Offset"

March 8, 2023

Department of Design Professor Sam Lavigne has received a 2023 Creative Capital Award for "Offset." This prestigious award funds the creation of experimental, risk-taking projects that push boundaries formally and thematically.

Headshots for Jan Ryan and Jiabao Li side by side

Catch Design Professor Jiabao Li at These Events During SXSW

March 7, 2023

Headed to South by Southwest 2023? Be sure to check out these events led by Design Professor Jiabao Li.

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Design Faculty and Student to Speak at TEDxUTAustin 2023 Event: How & Why

February 22, 2023

Some of the brightest minds from The University of Texas at Austin will gather this Saturday to share their ideas at the sixth annual TEDxUTAustin conference. SDCT is well represented at this prestigious event, with two out of the nine total speakers coming from within our community.

GDUSA Student to Watch wearing a hijab in front of a floral background

Design Graduate Students Named to 2023 GDUSA Students To Watch

February 21, 2023

Two graduate design students, M.A. in Design focused on Health candidate Iya Abdulkarim and M.F.A. in Design candidate Libby Riddell, have been named to Graphic Design USA's 2023 Students to Watch list.

Cropped poster featuring Jiabao Li with Forbes China 30 Under 30 logo

Design Professor Jiabao Li Named to Forbes China 30 Under 30, Speaks at TEDxBoston

February 1, 2023

In November 2022, Assistant Professor of Design Jiabao Li was named to the Forbes China 30 Under 30 Class of 2022 cohort. Li spoke at TEDxBoston that same month on the topic of "Interspecies Co-Creation."

Collage of work featured in the 2023 PRINT Typography Report

Design Faculty Named in PRINT Magazine's 2023 Typography Report

January 31, 2023

Design professors Tasheka Arceneaux-Sutton, Vic Rodriguez Tang, and Dr. Cheryl D. Miller were included in The 2023 PRINT Typography Report for their work.