Past Exhibitions

 

Selfies: 50 at 50

May 8 - July 5, 2015
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries
Free and open to the public

Preview Benefit: Savor the Arts: Thursday, May 7 from 7:00 - 11:00 pm

Opening Reception: Friday, May 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

As the Southwest School of Art celebrates 50 years as a site for artistic creation and arts education, we invited artists who have been part of our community, whether faculty, students, studio artists, exhibiting or special guest artists, to show themselves. Come see amazing new self portraits, in all medias, that showcase the SSA’s reach in contemporary art.

Send us your selfie and be part of Selfies: Todos SSA, showcasing our art community. Use the hashtag #todosSSA on Instagram or Twitter to send us your selfies!

Shown: James Tisdale, Relinquish (detail), 2014, clay with under-glazes and glazes

 

christopher rabb: the amazing memorable thing

May 8 - July 5, 2015
Ursuline Hall Gallery
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Friday, May 8 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Dynamic paintings that examine conversation and show influences from cartoons, graphic novels, MTV and pop culture art. Rabb is a San Antonio artist and arts educator for the Southwest School of Art’s Mobile Arts Program.

Shown: Rabb, Anti-Hero (detail), 2012, acrylic on canvas, 50"x30"

 

confections and fictions

Feb. 12 - Apr. 26, 2015
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Light appetizers, and cash bar. Music by The Infidels.

Three artists, Kelly O’Connor, Jesse Amado, and Andrew Havenhand share an attitude that challenges assumptions of popular culture, the medical industry, and even the constructed & natural worlds.

Artist Talk/CAM Event: Tuesday, Mar. 17 at 7:00 pm with Kelly O'Connor and Jesse Amado

Shown: Andrew Havenhand, Kettlewell, 2013, mixed media, 14"x14"

 

Institute for figuring's crochet coral reef

Feb. 12 - Apr. 26, 2015
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Light appetizers, and cash bar. Music by The Infidels.

Created by science writer/ artist Margaret Wertheim and her writer /artist sister Christine Wertheim, the gallery will feature large-scale crochet forms representing a coral reef forest. Crochet Coral Reef project is a ”wooly celebration of the intersection of higher geometry and feminine handicraft, and a testimony of the disappearing wonders of the marine world,” according to the IFF.

McMahon Fiber Symposium: Saturday, Feb. 14 at 2:00 pm with Margaret Wertheim
San Antonio Public Library auditorium

Call to Participate in San Antonio Satellite Reef project: click here for information.

Shown: The Toxic Reef (detail), Institute for Figuring’s Crochet Coral Reef project, 2005 – ongoing
Photo credit: Institue For Figuring

 

JEREMIAH TEUTSCH: Epicaricacy

Feb. 12 - Apr. 24, 2015
Ursuline Hall Gallery
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Light appetizers

San Antonio artist, Teutsch exhibits his new political caricatures and drawings of local personalities

Shown: Hand Addendum for Van De Putte Current Cover (detail), 2014, Ink on Paper

 

INTENSE & Fragile

Nov. 20, 2014 - Jan. 25, 2015
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 20 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Live music, light appetizers, and cash bar

Artist Talk: Friday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 pm with Elizabeth King, exhibiting artist
Light appetizers

Intense and Fragile will explore the conjunction of physical properties and conceptual frameworks in contemporary porcelain sculpture, in particular the properties and ideas suggested by the adjectives “intense" and "fragile." The works in this exhibition will range from meticulous figurative objects to wall and floor installations, video, and more.

Exhibition sponsored by Alturas Foundation.

Participating Artists: Dylan Beck, Oregon; Ying-Yueh Chuang, British Columbia; Jennifer Datchuk, Texas; Giselle Hicks, Montana; Tsehai Johnson, Colorado; Elizabeth King, Virginia; Kate MacDowell, Oregon; Ryan Takaba, Texas; David Wiseman, California.

Shown: Tsehai Johnson, Swarm (detail), 013 each cup individually slip cast, altered, hand-built, 96x216x12"

 

LIZ RODDA: PLATEAU

Nov. 20, 2014 - Jan. 23, 2015
Ursuline Hall Gallery
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thursday, Nov. 20 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Light appetizers

Plateau is an in-progress series of float mounted framed works on paper. These images are created using cough syrup and dye transfer on paper in which the syrup is poured and removed leaving behind tropical-colored stains. Cough syrup, specifically the kind containing DXM is consumed recreationally as a hallucinogen. Stylistically, the works look similar to Rorscharch inkblot tests in which subjects’ perceptions are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation. Liz Rodda is currently an Assistant Professor at Texas State University, School of Art & Design.

Shown: Plateau (detail), 2013, cough syrup and dye transfer on paper, 27.5x22.5"

ALTERING SPACE

Sept. 11 - Nov. 9, 2014
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I

Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Lecture: The Artist and the Altered Landscape, Tuesday, October 21 at 7 pm with Victor Pagona, SSA Photography Department Chair

These artists have altered spaces, whether natural, urban or imaginary, to create their own new place or to reinvent an existing landscape.  The artist process is invested with time and making, whether through dioramas, hand-process or technology, and each photograph has a handmade component with visible evidence of that production. It is the juncture of real and imagined worlds that these artists explore. Participating Artists: Matthew Albanese, New York; Kila & Rusharc, London; Kim Keever, New York; Seokmin Ko, South Korea; Scott Martin, San Antonio, Texas; John Pfahl, Buffalo, New York; Barry Underwood, Cleveland, Ohio. In conjunction with FotoSeptiembreUSA.

Shown: Scott Martin, Observation #5

 

KATE RITSON: CORONA

Sep. 11 - Nov. 9, 2014
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Artist Talk: Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm

Texas artist and Trinity University Professor of Art, Ritson exhibits new sculpture, in carbon and glass fiber along with maquettes formed of porcelain, referencing the lunar eclipse and the transitory nature of light and dark.

Shown: Kate Ritson, Echo, 2014

 

TIMOTHY Mccoy: Long, long journey to the sea

Sept. 11 - Nov. 7, 2014
Ursuline Hall Gallery

Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Visiting Artist Workshop: Timothy McCoy, Sept. 13-14

McCoy, a recognized artist from Georgia, whose career was inspired by photography workshops at the Southwest School of Art from 1984-1985, returns to exhibit his latest portfolio. “These images of water transformed as it flows from the mountains to the sea were inspired by the premise that there is a correspondence between the inner, spiritual life and the structures in nature.” McCoy will teach a workshop in Fall 2014. In conjunction with FotoSeptiembreUSA.

Shown: Reflection from Okefenokee


Greg kinney: forty years of color

Sept. 11 - Nov. 9, 2014
San Antonio Express-News Photography Gallery

Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Greg Kinney retired from a career in professional photography and is an active artist at SSA. Recent technology advances have changed photography for the better, motivating Kinney to delve into dusty boxes of Kodachrome transparencies and present a visual diary that lay unopened for many years.

Shown: Royal Hawaiian (detail)


2014 all school exhibition

July 19 - Aug. 31, 2014
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries

Opening Reception: Saturday, July 19 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm

The All School Exhibition 2014 showcases recent works by juried students, studio artists and adjunct faculty, participating in SSA workshops, classes and programming from Spring 2013 through Summer 2014. Works from the Teen Studio Intensive Program will be exhibited in the Navarro Lobby Gallery. Works by SSA Certificate students Dinah Coakley, Archana Kapaleeswaran, Carlos Moreno, and Mahalah Rood (top) will be exhibited in the Ursuline Hall Gallery. A Certificate Student Artist Talk will take place Tuesday, July 22 at 6 pm.

Shown: Victor Pagona, Untitled, 2014

 

KATE RITSON: CORONA

Sep. 11 - Nov. 9, 2014
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Artist Talk: Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm

Texas artist and Trinity University Professor of Art, Ritson exhibits new sculpture, in carbon and glass fiber along with maquettes formed of porcelain, referencing the lunar eclipse and the transitory nature of light and dark.

Shown: Kate Ritson, Echo, 2014

 

NICOLAS LEIVA: Infinite cycle

May 9 - Jul. 6, 2014
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries

Savor the Arts: Thursday, May 8 from 7:00 - 11:00 pm
Opening Receptions: Friday, May 9
5:30 - 7:30 pm, Southwest School of Art
6:30 - 8:30 pm, Ruiz-Healy Art (201-A E. Olmos Dr.)

Nicolás Leiva graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, continued his studies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and moved to Miami in 1990. This was during the time when Miami was becoming the capital of Latin American art and establishing itself as a player in the international contemporary art scene. Leiva, who now splits his time between Italy and the U.S., has exhibited widely and completed commissions throughout Latin America, the U.S. and Europe, as well as South Africa and the Middle East. He was recently selected for the prestigious 2013 Bienal del Sur de Panama. His work can be found in many public collections including those of Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires; Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, CA; and Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL. This exhibition is in partnership with Ruiz-Healy Art with sponsorship by Argo Group and South Texas Money Management. View Nicolás Leiva's catalog for Infinite Cycle HERE.

Shown: Historia de Amor (Series of 5), 2009

 

KATE RITSON: CORONA

Sep. 11 - Nov. 9, 2014
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: Thursday, Sept. 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Artist Talk: Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm

Texas artist and Trinity University Professor of Art, Ritson exhibits new sculpture, in carbon and glass fiber along with maquettes formed of porcelain, referencing the lunar eclipse and the transitory nature of light and dark.

Shown: Kate Ritson, Echo, 2014

GAGA: ROYGBIV

May 9 - Jul. 6, 2014
Ursuline Hall Gallery

Opening Reception: Friday, May 9 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm

The Gentileschi Aegis Gallery Association (GAGA) presents a new collaborative work based upon the “roygbiv” color gradients. The organization's full name is a nod to Artemisia Gentileschi, a painter from the Early Baroque period, and invokes the protection of the Greek goddess Athena's shield, Aegis, named in “The Iliad.” Benitez, an instructor at the Southwest School of Art, formed the organization to fill a void in promotion of mature women artists.

Shown: Bibi Saidi, Untitled, 2014

 

TEXAS DRAWS III

Feb. 13 - Apr. 27, 2014
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries

Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Friday, March 21 at 7:00 pm

Participating artists: Jorge Alegría, Kim Bishop, Sara Frantz, Tina Fuentes, Marshall K. Harris, Mark Hogensen, Katie Maratta, Kermit Oliver, Robert Pruitt and Jeff F. Wheeler

Texas Draws is a biennial exhibition that highlights the work of contemporary Texas Artists who exhibit eloquent, expressive drawn works that reveal the power of a simple line or mark and the complexity of the drawn surface.

Shown: Mark Hogensen, Vice & Virture (Office), 2013

 

SARAH FOX: SECRETS MANIFEST

Feb. 13 - Apr. 25, 2014
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus

Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 13 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

San Antonio artist and former Southwest School of Art student exhibits new figurative paintings with a mythological sensibility and an exploration into the consciousness of women.

Shown: The Healer, 2013

 

Chris Sauter

Chris Sauter | Doubt

Nov. 21, 2013 - Feb. 2, 2014
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I, Navarro Campus

Opening Reception: November 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 14 | 6:30 pm | Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall

San Antonio artist Chris Sauter opens Doubt, the first of a pilgrimage of four interrelated shows, at the Southwest School of Art. The series explores the false dichotomies between religion and science, a topic Sauter has been moving towards in his work for several years. The exhibition will include a wide variety of media including digital stills, video, furniture, sculpture and sound. Much of the show’s religious imagery is founded in Sauter’s own Lutheran upbringing, although none of the work is a reflection of his personal beliefs or position. Additionally, since both religion and the science of the stars and sky originate in a profound feeling of wonder, a need to connect with our unknown origin, notes Sauter, much of the scientific imagery is astronomical or cosmological. Two additional exhibitions – Faith and Reason opening at the Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum on December 5, and Shape of the Universe at FL!GHT gallery on December 14 – will invite viewers on a “pilgrimage” that begins at the Southwest School of Art and continues through the city. This exhibition is supported in part by a gift from Carol Lee Klose and Carolyn A. Seale.

Shown: Doubt, 2012

 

Robert-Shana-ParkeHarrison

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison Selections from the counterpoint series

 

Nov. 21, 2013 - Feb. 2, 2014
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II, Navarro Campus

Opening Reception: November 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

American photographers Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison’s rich and surrealistic work focuses on the lost links with nature and the increasingly lonely condition of our existence. The artists state that their photographs “feature an ambiguous narrative that offers insight into the dilemma posed by science and technology’s failed promise to fix our problems, provide explanations, and furnish certainty pertaining to the human condition.” Selections from The Counterpoint Series will be shown in collaboration with Trinity University as part of the Stieren Arts Enrichment Series.

Lecture: Tuesday, January 21, 6:30 pm
Trinity University, Dicke Art Building, Ruth Taylor Recital Hall

Shown: Interior with Three Actions (detail), 2009, 60" x 72", print on dibond, mixed media

 

Anabel Toribio-Martinez interludes

Nov. 21, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus

Opening Reception: November 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Toribio-Martinez’s series Interludes explores the quiet moments of distraction that emerge in domestic spheres. Although her figures are never alone in the frame, they present themselves as apart, as singular. Subjects are often lost in thought, at rest, or engaged in technology. Toribio-Martinez is equally informed by the subjects as their space, choosing patterns, textiles and architectural elements within the home to enhance and convey the overall tone of the composition. Toribio-Martinez received her MFA from the University of Texas at San Antonio and currently teaches art at the high school and college level in San Antonio.

Shown: A Separation (detail), 2012

  All School Exhibition 2013

RIGOBERTO A GoNZalez | BAroque on the border (barroco en la Frontera)

Sept. 5 - Nov. 10, 2013
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I, Navarro Campus
Free and open to the public

Gonzalez exhibits large scale paintings that combine a dramatic baroque aesthetic with the stories of violence told in corridos (Mexican folk ballads). The paintings depict challenges affecting life on the USA/Mexico border and the brutality associated with drug cartels and illegal immigration.

 All School Exhibition 2013

ALICE LEORA BRIGGS | LA LINEA

 

Sept. 5 - Nov. 10, 2013
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I, Navarro Campus
Free and open to the public

Artist Talk: Saturday, October 19, 2pm | Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall, Navarro Campus

Alice Leora Briggs exhibits woodcuts, sgraffito drawings and an installation portraying human behavior on the edge. In the Mexican border city of Juarez, which has been at the heart of the drug wars, she visits asylums, rehabilitation centers, cartel death houses, and the city morgue filled with unidentified victims.   Her visceral works symbolically document extreme situations and highlight everyday choices that people make in the face of these atrocities.

Shown: La Ventana (detail), 2013, 60 x 40 inches, woodcut with chine collé

 All School Exhibition 2013

REBECCA DIETZ | WONDER WORLDS

 

Sept. 5 - Nov. 8, 2013
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I, Navarro Campus
Free and open to the public

San Antonio artist Dietz's exhibition offers photographs of fairgrounds and boardwalk amusement parks along the Mid-Atlantic coast.

 

 

All School Exhibition 2013

ADRIANA Cristina CORRAL | La Ofrenda (Dia de los Muertos altar)

Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2013

Navarro Lobby Gallery, Navarro Campus

Free and open to the public

Performance: Friday, November 1, 7 pm | Navarro Lobby Gallery, Navarro Campus

Artist Adriana Cristina Corral creates an altar commemorating names of people from the history of the art school and site for the annual Dia de los Muertos celebration. Corral received her MFA from the University of Texas, Austin and her BFA from the University of Texas, El Paso. Her sensitive, research-based works dealing with human rights issues have recently been exhibited at MexicArte Museum, Austin; David Shelton Gallery, San Antonio; and the National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago.

Shown: Madre (Mother), 2011

 

All School Exhibition 2013

All School Exhibition 2013

Jul 18, 2013 - Aug 25, 2013
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I, Navarro Campus
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: July 18 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

The All School Exhibition 2013 showcases recent works by juried students, studio artists and adjunct faculty, participating in SSA workshops, classes and programming from Spring 2012 through Summer 2013.

Shown: Beck Whitehead, Between Flora & Fauns, 2011, Paper pulp sculpture, Installation

Click here for more information.

 

Vincent Colvin

Vincent Colvin | Simultaneous passage

Jul 18, 2013 - Aug 23, 2013
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: July 18 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Artists Talk: Saturday,  August 17, 2:00 pm | Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus

Austin-based artist and SSA adjunct faculty member exhibits new mixed media works that blend landscape
and seascape using drawing, printmaking, oil paint and encaustic.

Shown: Medias (detail), Encaustic on Manipulated Found Wood, 55" x 6" 

 

Certificate Student Exhibitions

Certificate Student Exhibitions

Jul 18, 2013 - Aug 25, 2013
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries, Navarro Campus
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: July 18 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Artist Talk: Saturday,  July 27, 1:00 pm | Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall, Navarro Campus

Sally Astleford, Barbara Felix, Kit Fontaine, Beth McMahon and Mark Rue 

Shown: Beth McMahon, Translation, 2011, Fabric-covered box of scrolls from estate sale, New scrolls of cashmere, tencel and silk woven in 8 harness twill, Paper woven off-loom in same structure with hand-painted silk used for inside cover.  

 

Certificate Student Exhibitions

SSA Teen PROGRAM | BEE NATION

Jul 18, 2013 - Aug 25, 2013
Navarro Lobby Gallery, Navarro Campus
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: July 18 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Shown: Victoria Vega, Untitled, 2012, oil on oil paper, 22"x30"

 

 

Michael_James_Coastal

Michael James | Organizing Nature

May 9, 2013 - Jul 7, 2013
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I, Navarro Campus
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: May 9 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Artist Talk: Dual Realities: Life and Art
Texas Ballroom, Crown Plaza Hotel, 111 E. Pecan St.
Friday, June 7th, 7:30 pm

Sponsored by the McMahon Fiber Arts Endowment.

Professor of Textiles at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Michael James’ art references natural forms but occupies the ambiguous realm between the recognizable and the indeterminate, the physical and the psychic environments that we straddle daily. Using digital techniques, he manipulates images to achieve the desired color and textural qualities, then pulls from traditional quilt techniques to gain an ordered sense of pattern.

The exhibition is a part of 17th International Surface Design Association Conference.

Shown: Coastal, 2011, cotton and dyes, 60.75" x 64.5"

Solo Exhibition

Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga | A Tradition of Strings

May 9, 2013 - Jul 7, 2013

Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II, Navarro Campus
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: May 9 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
African Dance San Antonio, Robin Getter School of Rhythms and Dance WONGAI-LET'S GO will perform

Artist Talk: Unconventional Materials & African Heritage Tuesday, June 4th, 6:30 pm | Ellison Lecture Hall, Navarro Campus.

San Antonio artist Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga’s work crosses boundaries by merging African artistic traditions and contemporary concepts. She has used unconventional materials such as string, plant fiber and tin cans since she was a child growing up among the Kikuyu people in Kenya. These new pieces repurpose disposed materials and incorporate stitching, twisting, crocheting and weaving to honor her heritage. Gakunga has degrees in art from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, and the University of California, Los Angeles and currently has work included in the 14th International Triennial of Tapestry in Poland.

The exhibition is a part of 17th International Surface Design Association Conference

Shown: Tuma na Nd┼ękanoge – Be creative, Never tire (detail), 2012, Sheet metal, Stainless steel wire, 86” x 63”

 

 Solo Exhibition

Trish Ramsay | Equivalent forms

May 9, 2013 - Jul 5, 2013
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: May 9 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm  

Texas artist Trish Ramsay uses pliant materials such as felt, paper, wax and string to explore spatial tension. This exhibition pairs a new series of mixed media on the Ursuline Campus with one of her constructed linear installations on the Navarro Campus. A pop-up garden piece will also be included on the historic grounds of the art school. Ramsay received her BFA from the University of the Arts, Pennsylvania and MFA from Syracuse University, New York, and has held residencies in Japan and Finland.

The exhibition is a part of 17th International Surface Design Association Conference.

Shown: Polygon #2, 2010, Mixed media on panel, 12"x 12"x 2"  

Mock / Bite

Mock/Bite

Feb 21, 2013 - Apr 28, 2013
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I, Navarro Campus
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception | February 21 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Free and open to the public

The artists featured in Mock/Bite transform often kitsch ceramic and porcelain figurines into high art by infusing them with political images and social propaganda.  Historically innocent subject matter is contrasted with edgy and provocative themes. The ceramic artists in this exhibition, while individually distinctive, are linked by their satirical use of these re-contextualized figurines to convey biting contemporary insights.  Viewer discretion advised.

Exhibition artists: Pavel Amromin (Florida), Russell Biles (South Carolina), Michelle Erickson (Virginia), Benjamin Schulman (Maryland), Linda Vallejo (California)

Listen to the exhibition audio tour >>

Shown: Pavel Amromin, Midas, porcelain, 14" x 11" x 15"

 
Solo Exhibition

Julie Speed | Cut-UP

Feb 21, 2013 - Apr 28, 2013
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II, Navarro Campus
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: February 21 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm 
Artist Talk: RHR Gallery II, Thursday, April 11, 6:30 PM

Julie Speed's meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail bring to mind the work of artists from the fifteenth and sixteenth century Renaissance.  It is the emphatically open-ended and omnivorous nature of her work, combining anxiety and violence with the subversive power of beauty, which puts Speed in the vanguard of a return to the figurative in contemporary art.

Shown: Women's Studies, 2005, etching, 30" x 24"

 
Solo Exhibition

Tracy Lynch | KINDRED GESTURES

Feb 21, 2013 - Apr 28, 2013
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: February 21 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Artist Talk: Ursuline Hall Gallery, Saturday, April 6th, 1:00pm

A photographer earning her certificate at the Southwest School of Art, Lynch’s new body of work, Kindred Gestures, creates powerful images of the simplest and most direct human vulnerabilities. Using traditional film camera and darkroom techniques, she perfectly captures the symbolic language of the body.

Shown: Cocked Ankle, 2012, toned gelatin silver print, 14 1/4" x 14 1/4"

 
Solo Exhibition

Joshua Lee Yurcheshen | Family Photos

Feb 21, 2013 - Apr 28, 2013
Flohr Print Studio, Navarro Campus
Free and open to the public
 

Shown: Love Tends To Linger, 2012, etching with collage

 

Juan de Dios Mora | Laters

Dec 6, 2012 - Feb 10, 2013
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus
Free and open to the public

 

Opening Reception: December 6 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

New prints highlight the ingenuity, resourcefulness and humor of Mexican-Americans who survive the end of the word-according to the Mayan Prophecy. 2013 calendars are available for purchase.

Listen to the exhibition audio tour >>

Shown: Futura Nave Espacial Maya de 2012 (Future Mayan Spaceship of the Year 2012), linocut, 22" x 16"

 
Sun She Rise, Sun She Set, and You Ain’t Seen Texas Yet

Anita Valencia | Sun She Rise, Sun She Set, and You Ain’t Seen Texas Yet

Dec 6, 2012 - Feb 10, 2013
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I, Navarro Campus
Free and open to the public

 

Opening Reception: December 6 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Valencia creates an enviroment reminiscent of the Texas Landscape with common recycled materials.

Listen to the exhibition audio tour >>

Shown: Butterflies & Tumbleweeds (installation view), 2011, recycled cans and clothes hangers

 

Justin Boyd River Collage 3

Justin Boyd | Days and Days

Dec 6, 2012 - Feb 10, 2013 
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II, Navarro Campus
Free and open to the public

Opening Reception: December 6 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm                  

Boyd uses technology and other media to ponder the American landscape through a meditation on the San Antonio River.

Listen to the exhibition audio tour >>

See the KLRN story on Days and Days >>

Shown: River Collage 3 (detail), 2011-2012, materials found along the San Antonio River

 
InterPlay: Mechanical Objects

InterPlay: Mechanical Objects

Sep 6, 2012 - Nov 25, 2012
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries, Navarro Campus


All works contain an interactive component empowering the viewer to move the object from the realm of pure aesthetic to experience. Comprised of artists from the United States and United Kingdom, Alexis Archibald, Steve Brudniak, Ben Cowden, Kevin Curry, Nathan Dube, Forrest Gard, Keith Newstead, Laikingland Co., Miel Parades, Gary Schott, and Martin Smith.

Gallery View: Matin Smith (front) & Gary Schott (back)

 
Connecting Moments

Peter French | Connecting Moments

Sep 6, 2012 - Nov 25, 2012
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus


Shown: Green-winged Teal in the Blind- Calhoun County, Texas, 2012, digital print from gelatin silver negative.
 
San Antonio Snapshots

Mary Jo Adams & Bruce Barshop | San Antonio Snapshots

Sep 6, 2012 - Nov 25, 2012
Express-News Photography Gallery, Navarro Campus

Shown: Mary Jo Adams, Little Store, 2012, gelatin silver print.

 
Lorena Angulo

Lorena Angulo | Dia De Los Muertos: La Ofrenda

Oct 30, 2012 - Nov 3, 2012
Copper Kitchen, Ursuline Campus

Lead artist,  Lorena Angulo creates an altar for Dia de los Muertos. The art school community is invited to add personal offerings to honor the memory of an ancestor or loved one.

 
All School 2012

All School EXHIBITION 2012

Jul 19, 2012 - Aug 26, 2012
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries, Navarro Campus

The annual All School Exhibition showcases outstanding recent works in a variety of media by artists, teachers and students at the Southwest School of Art.

Shown: Laura Wood, Salty Sweet Pins, 2011
 
Judy Freeman, Caryl Gaubatz & Margarite Guggolz

Certificate Student Exhibitions | Judy Freeman, Caryl Gaubatz & Margarite Guggolz

Jul 19, 2012 - Aug 26, 2012
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries, Navarro Campus

Shown: Caryl Gaubatz, Burned Out Store 2 (detail), 2011, degummed, collaged, over-dyed silk organza.

Artists Talk: Saturday, August 4, 2 pm

 

Populux: A Hyphenated Culture

Rainey | Populux: A Hyphenated Culture

Jul 19, 2012 - Aug 26, 2012
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus

Shown: Untitled, 2012, oil on panel, 24" x 18"
 
DADA

Teen Studio Intensive Program | DADA

Jul 19, 2012 - Aug 26, 2012
Navarro Lobby Gallery, Navarro Campus

 
Signal to Noise

Ovidio Giberga | Signal to Noise

 

May 11, 2012 - Jul 8, 2012
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I, Navarro Campus
Shown: Detail. Prime (Hand), 2012, porcelain, 14" x 12" x 32"

Download Ovidio Giberga's complete catalog here.

 
Drama

Joey Fauerso | Drama

May 11, 2012 - Jul 8, 2012
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II, Navarro Campus

Shown: Detail. Sam with Flower(detail), 2012, oil on paper, 22" x 30"

Download Joey Fauerso's complete catalog here.
 
String Theory

Helen Hiebert | String Theory

May 11, 2012 - Jul 8, 2012
Navarro Lobby Gallery, Navarro Campus

Shown: String Theory (String Drawing), 2010, handmade paper and thread, 18" x 12"

 
Apotheosis

David Almaguer | Apotheosis

Mar 1, 2012 - Apr 29, 2012
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus

Shown: Man of Steel, 2012, Aerosol and acrylic on wood, 24" x 36"

 
Texas Draws II

Texas Draws II

Mar 1, 2012 - Apr 29, 2012
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries, Navarro Campus

Texas Draws II highlights the work of eleven contemporary artists who exhibit eloquent, expressive drawn works that reveal the power of a simple line or mark and the rich complexity of the drawn surface. This intentionally diverse exhibition features works that notes the relevance of empty space or movement, works of intense personal relevance, and works of complex content.

Artists including:Daniel Adame, Anne Allen, Stacy Berlfein, Judith Cottrell, Nathan Heuer, Ian Ingram, Beili Liu, Rosemary Meza Des Plas, Terry Morrow, Alex Rubio and Gael Stack.

view Texas Draws II Catalog
Shown: Ian Ingram, 1951, 2008, Mixed media on paper, 55" x 39"

 
Spiritual Milk for the American Babe

Vanessa Garcia Briede | Spiritual Milk for the American Babe

Mar 1, 2012 - Apr 29, 2012
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus

Local artist, Briede reworks found materials such as cabinets and books with thread, beeswax, and cotton muslin. The result is an intersection of historical context and nostalgic memory, challenging our definitions of feminine identity.
 
Shown: Army of One 1209, 2008, book, thread and cotton

 
Collaborative Continuous Drawing

Collaborative Continuous Drawing

Mar 1, 2012 - Apr 29, 2012
Navarro Lobby Gallery, Navarro Campus

This community art project in conjunction with Texas Draw II calls for participation from the public. Please add your marks to a mural sized drawing in the Navarro Lobby Gallery. Following in the tradition of the surrealist movement of the early 1920's, this collective drawing will feature elements of surprise and unexpected juxtapositions of image and technique.

 
Architectural Spaces

Maddy Rosenberg | Architectural Spaces

Jan 20, 2012 - Feb 19, 2012
Printmaking Studio, Navarro Campus

Visiting artist for SSA printmaking department Maddy Rosenberg will feature series of work in linocut, lithograph and digital prints.

 
Solo Exhibition

Sonya Clark | Solo Exhibition

Dec 8, 2011 - Feb 19, 2012
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I, Navarro Campus

Clark examines African-American identity through cultural interfaces of simple materials and objects.
Exhibition catalog available for $10

Listen to Sonya Clark's audio tour #1 | #2 | #3 Listen to an interview with Clark on Texas Public Radio here.

 
Constant Churning

Marie Swartz | Constant Churning

Dec 8, 2011 - Feb 19, 2012
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II , Navarro Campus

Swartz's creative process reveals a deep commitment to form and space and features an interweaving of elements from folk tales, personal viewpoints, and mysterious happenings.   She created her digital collages from her own photographs and appropriated imagery.
Exhibition catalog available for $5

Listen to Marie Swartz's audio tour #1 Shown: What was she thinking, 2009. Digital print

 
Gene Pool Therapy

Shannon Brock | Gene Pool Therapy

Nov 17, 2011 - Feb 18, 2012
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus

Brock creates delicate and humorous paper pulp paintings that are inspired by her family experiences on a rural farm.

Listen to Shannon Brick's audio tour #1 Shown: Check Your Tension, 2010 Pulp painting.

 
Gene Pool Therapy

Rex Hausmann, Lead Artist | Dia De Los Muertos: La Ofrenda

Nov 1, 2011 - Nov 5, 2011
Copper Kitchen, Ursuline Campus

An altar installation honoring the school community

 
Gene Pool Therapy

Laura McPhee | River of No Return

Sep 1, 2011 - Nov 20, 2012
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries, Navarro Campus

River of No Return, Laura McPhee’s series of monumental-sized photographs of the land and people of rural Idaho, will open at the Southwest School of Art on September 1st. McPhee has photographed the shifting boundaries between landscape and culture all over the world; this body of work explores a community’s ideas about land use and human interchange with the natural world.

Organized in collaboration with and sponsored by Alturas Foundation.


Watch River of No Return film  #1

Shown: Check Your Tension, 2010 Pulp painting.

 
Gene Pool Therapy

Barbra Riley | Bittersweet

Sep 1, 2011 - Nov 20, 2012
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus

 

 
Gene Pool Therapy

ALL SCHOOL EXHIBITION 2011

Jun 2, 2011 - Aug 14, 2012
Russell Hill Rogers Galleries, Navarro Campus

 

 
Gene Pool Therapy

Michelle Belto | Uncommon Elements

Jun 2, 2011 - Aug 14, 2012
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus

 

 
Gene Pool Therapy

Cecilia Hancock | Certificate exhibition

Jun 2, 2011 - Aug 12, 2011
Navarro Lobby Gallery, Navarro Campus

 

 


Magnetic Fields 

Mar 10, 2011 - May 15, 2012
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery, Navarro Campus

group exhibition curated by Connie Lowe             

The exhibition includes artists -Barbara Kreft, Richard Martinez, Kim Cadmus Owens, and Dan Sutherland.

 
Separated world

Beatriz Fedele | Crossing Nature's Threshold

Mar 10, 2011 - May 15, 2011
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus

 

 
Icarus II

Jon Eric Riis | Oracles

Dec 9, 2010 - Feb 27, 2011
Russell Hilll Rogers Gallery I, Navarro Campus

 

 
Leigh Anne Lester

Leigh Anne Lester | Beautiful Freaks/ Nature's Bastards

Dec 9, 2010 - Feb 27, 2011
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II, Navarro Campus

 

 
You Are What You Eat

Mark Menjivar | You Are What You Eat

Dec 9, 2010 - Feb 27, 2011
Navarro Lobby Gallery, Navarro Campus

 

 
Ann Matlock

Ann Matlock | Journeys

Jan 20, 2010 - Feb 26, 2011
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus

 

 
Villa Finale

Art From Architechure

Nov4, 2010 - Apr 10, 2011
Villa Finale Visitor Center | 122 Madison St.

An exhibition featuring interpretations of the exterior architecture of Villa Finale by artists associated with the Southwest School of Art.

 
Family

Family

Oct 15, 2010 - Oct 31, 2010
Russell Hill Rogers Lecture Hall, Navarro Campus

An exhibition curated by Justiceworks for the Planned Parenthood Trust of San Antonio and South Central Texas

 

 

 
Kent Rush

Kent Rush | InChoate and Sublime

Sep 23, 2010 - Nov 28, 2010
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery I, Navarro Campus

 

 
Amanda Stark

Amanda Stark | The Astral and Tellurian

Sep 23, 2010 - Nov 28, 2010
Russell Hill Rogers Gallery II, Navarro Campus

 

 
Ramin Samandari

Ramin Samandari | Veils of Nephele

Sep 23, 2010 - Nov 13, 2010
Ursuline Hall Gallery, Ursuline Campus