September 23, 2013

New appointments in Studio Art and Design

The University of Texas at Austin
Left to right: Carma Gorman, Anna Collette, Kristin Lucas. Courtesy of faculty.

The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce the appointments of Anna Collette, Carma Gorman, and Kristin Lucas to the Department of Art and Art History in the College of Fine Arts.

Anna Collette joins the department as an Assistant Professor in Photography. Her series “Invasive Species” and “Dark Landscapes” address conflicted notions of the contemporary landscape. Collette leverages her medium to register images narrowly perceptible to normal vision, and consequently, our conception of the natural world. Collette received her MFA from the Yale School of Art and her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art.

Carma Gorman joins the faculty as an Associate Professor in Design. She edited The Industrial Design Reader, a seminal collection of primary texts, and co-edited Objects, Audiences, and Literatures: Alternative Narratives in the History of Design. Gorman has written extensively about American design, from Frank Lloyd Wright’s dress designs of the 1890s to contemporary “faith-based” electronics. Her current research examines the complex entanglement of patent law and American design. Gorman received her PhD in art history from UC Berkeley and her BA from Carleton College.

Kristin Lucas joins the department as an Assistant Professor in Transmedia. A disciplinary polyglot, she makes work that has taken many forms over the last two decades, but which has consistently been centered in technology—from lo-fi strategies to complex video installations, web projects, and specialized, coded digital media. Lucas received her MFA from Stanford University and her BFA from The Cooper Union. Her work is distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix and is represented by Postmasters Gallery in New York.

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