Austin Curator Talk with Katie Robinson Edwards: Mentoring A Muse

Charles Umlauf a mentor for Farrah Fawcett and a muse for his traditional style sculpture, found each other in the Art Building of the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 1965. Before Farrah Fawcett Farrah embraced a hidden talent in the arts through Umlaufs’ guidance. Studying life-drawing …

Austin Curator Talk with Heather Pesanti: Habitat

The alliance between artist and curator began as a byproduct of Heather Pesantis’ quest to better understand her mothers family history originating in Poland. Where her grandparents lived before they escaped Nazi regime on S.S. Orduña, traveling to Cuba to eventually reach the United States. As a first generation American, …

Austin Artist Talk with Valerie Fowler: Nature and Other Stories

Your work is very detailed and site-specific, do you work from photographs? Valerie Fowler: No, but that’s the best part!   On a tightrope between real and surreal, Valerie Fowler balances the inherent energy found in nature and her own experiences within its time in space. A University of Texas …

Austin Artist Talk with Jacqueline Humphries; Stencils and Florescence

*telephone rings* Humphries: Hello? There has been a fire… Carnival or Museum? After a devastating fire in her studio, all of her previous work had been destroyed. “Good riddance!” Humphries exclaimed. Her previous work was a burden on her creative process so she took the opportunity for a fresh start …