UTEP Department of Art (DoART)

Situated on the U.S. – Mexico border, UTEP serves the greater El Paso/Juarez metropolitan area, a population of over 2.5 million. This unique setting is an ideal environment bringing students together from both cultures to explore and expand their aesthetic approaches and interests through the universal language of the visual arts.

The Department of Art offers a comprehensive program in the visual arts. We award the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degrees. Students pursuing an art career may choose to major in any of the following areas: art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, graphic design, metals, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Non-art majors can minor in any of the above areas (except art education) plus art history and museum studies.

The Department of Art is located in the beautiful Fox Fine Arts Center on the campus of The University of Texas at El Paso. The Department occupies four floors of the Fox Fine Arts Center, a 215,000 square-foot-facility, with 30 studios, galleries and classrooms totaling 65,780 square feet. 

An essential part of our program is an active and dynamic visiting artists series. Some of the recent visiting artists are Beverly Adams, Joe Arrendondo, Gale Anderson, Matthew Bouloutian, Kimberly Davenport, Ruth Estévez, Dirk Fowler, Cheryl Hartup, Miguel Ibarra, Robert Irwin, Luis Jimenez, Donald Judd, Bradford Lawton, Andrew Lewis, David A. Lewis, Carlos Lopez, Alejandro Magallanes, Kerry James Marshal, Time McGrath, Jane Milosch, Julio Cesar Morales, Monica Ramirez Montagut, Sandra Salas, and Lourdes Zolezzi. 

The department operates the Glass Gallery on the third floor of Fox Fine Arts Center, and maintains studios in the following areas: ceramics, drawing, graphic design, metals, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts offers rotating exhibitions in contemporary art. This website is an extension of our department, with an overview of our courses, faculty profiles, facilities, activities, galleries, calendar and much more.

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DoART'S, Guillermo Gutierrez has been named a 2017 award recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award by the International Sculpture Center. This year there were an exceptional number of nominees; 354 students from over 137 colleges & university sculpture programs in North America and abroad; the jury, consisting of Edith Newhall, art critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer and a frequent contributor to ARTnews, Philadelphia, PA; Doug Schatz, Professor of Sculpture at the State University of New York, Potsdam, NY; and Gary Garrido Schneider, Executive Director, Grounds for sculpture, Hamilton, NJ, deliberated over 867 images of sculptural works.