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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.

Photo of painting of people in war torn Ukraine courtesy of Mother Land exhibition from Yuliya Lanina

Austin Public Library presents Yuliya Lanina: "Mother/Land" opening reception

August 14, 2023

AET Assistant Professor Yuliya Lanina’s exhibition, Mother/Land, delves into the artist’s complex and personal relationship with the war in Ukraine. Through animation, sculpture, and installation, Lanina continues her introspective exploration of the emotional and physical impact of war and trauma.

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'Perception Omnifold' opens Aug. 21 at ISU Art Galleries

August 9, 2023

Indiana State University Art Galleries have announced "Perception Omnifold," an exhibition by Design Professor Jiabao Li. The exhibition runs Aug. 21 through Sept. 22 in the Yang Family University Art Gallery.

Mother Land gallery installation from Arts and Entertainment Technologies professor Yuliya Lanina

Stay rooted with 8 Austin artists exploring their ancestry this August

August 2, 2023

August 24th through November 31, New York-based interdisciplinary artist and AET professor Yuliya Lanina unveils a poignant new body of work titled "Mother/Land" that reflects on the trauma and grief caused by the war in Ukraine. 

Promotional poster for 21st Female Eye Film Festival with eye symbol and tag line Always Honest Not Always Pretty

Yuliya Lanina's 'Gelfite Fish' Receives Honorable Mention in Toronto’s Female Eye Film Festival 2023

August 1, 2023

The Female Eye Film Festival is an annual event showcasing the diverse talents and perspectives of women filmmakers worldwide. Established in 2001, it has grown to become one of the most respected and influential film festivals dedicated to promoting and supporting women in the industry.

Design professor Jiabao Li speaking on a panel about artificial intelligence for Coin Desk

AI vs. Art: Design Professor Jiabao Li and Experts Debate the Creator's Dilemma in the Digital Age

July 17, 2023

Josie Bellini, Jeff Nicholas and Jiabao Li discuss AI's impact on art creation and how this powerful and controversial toolkit affects the role of creators, artists, command-prompt gurus, and big thinkers at Consensus 2023.

A digital rendering of planned mural at dadaLab 2 point 0 by artist Josef Kristofoletti courtesy of dadaLab

Tech-Art Organization dadaLab Reboots in New Eastside Studio

July 11, 2023

Forced to leave their Real Street location to make way for an apartment development, dadaLab co-founders Kyle Evans, Arts and Entertainment Technologies Lecturer, and Barna Kantor secured another lease less than a week before their move.

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Spike Lee’s Inspirations, Including Design Professor Michael Ray Charles, Are the Focus of a New Brooklyn Museum Exhibit

July 10, 2023

Works of prominent Black American artists like Kehinde Wiley, Deborah Roberts, Elizabeth Catlett and Michael Ray Charles will be on display throughout the exhibit alongside depictions of Black American and African figures from across disciplines who’ve inspired Lee.

high resolution image of Menstrual Garden by artist and professor Jiabao Li

Assistant Professor Jiabao Li named runner-up in Speculative Design category for her project ‘Menstrual Garden’

June 21, 2023

The 2023 Core77 Design Awards Speculative Design category honors projects, whether physically or digitally produced, designed for the purpose of cultural commentary, intervention, or exploration, or created as speculative design for a client or educational institution.

Currents affairs Jiabao Li Squid Map 2022 video installation courtesy Jiabao Li

Design Professor Jiabao Li Exhibits at Currents New Media Festival in Santa Fe

June 16, 2023

Ecological Soup: Interspecies Encounters at the Currents gallery features work by Jiabao Li, including a video installation in the floor that creates the illusion of looking down into the ocean. In the video, a seemingly playful squid darts about, providing sounds from the sea in a city many hundreds of miles from one.

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SDCT Named Top 10 College for Design in 2023 by University Magazine

June 2, 2023

University Magazine has recognized the School of Design and Creative Technologies at UT Austin as one of the best colleges for design in 2023. The list features schools renowned for their exceptional programs, faculty, and commitment to preparing students for successful careers in design.