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2020 UTEP Department of Art Biennial Faculty Exhibition


Rubin and L Gallery

Thursday, January 30 – Friday, April 17, 2020

Opening Reception 

Thursday, January 30 from 5 - 7:30 pm


The Rubin Center for the Visual Arts is proud to showcase recent artwork by the distinguished faculty of the UTEP Department of Art in the 2020 UTEP Department of Art Biennial Faculty Exhibition. The exhibition, which takes place every two years, features members of the Department of Art and a wide range of artistic media including ceramics, metals, sculpture, painting, printmaking, drawing, graphic design and more. The organization of this year’s exhibition includes participation by students in the Department of Art. Graphic design student Sara Isasi designed the invitation and publicity for the exhibit; art history students Karen Lizbeth Chavez, Jorge Hernandez, and Sarah Ostrowidzki contributed original texts under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Art History, Dr. Melissa Warak. The exhibition will be complemented by a series of panel discussions, lectures and studio demonstrations by our faculty in their areas of expertise.

Participating Artists:

Kim Bauer | Therese Bauer | Tom Birkner | Vincent Burke | Angel Cabrales | Alejandra Carrillo| Antonio Castro H. | Derek Caulfield | Clive Cochran | Nicholas Gialanella | Anne M. Giangiulio | Nabil Gonzalez |  Manuel Guerra | Heather Kaplan | Alexandra McGovern | Davinia Miraval | Jacob Muñoz | Irene Agnes O’Leary | Hector Romero | Jess Tolbert




Framing Precarity: Art Education and Images of the Grievable Life of Children
Heather Kaplan, Assistant Professor of Art Education
Rubin Center Auditorium
Thursday, February 20 at 12:00 pm


DIY Wood Framing
Nicholas Gialanella, Woodshop and Glass Gallery Technician, Lecturer
Fox Fine Arts Woodshop, Rm 262
Thursday, February 27 at 12:00 pm



Sounding to Power: Sonic Art, Identity, and Performance in the Twenty-First Century
Melissa Warak, Assistant Professor of Art History
Rubin Center Auditorium
Wednesday, March 4 at 12:00 pm
Research: Where Do Ideas Come From?
Alexandra McGovern, Nabil Gonzalez, and Therese Bauer
Rubin Center Auditorium
Thursday, March 12 at 12:00 pm


Open Drawing Session
Hector Romero, Lecturer of Drawing
Rubin Center Galleries
Wednesday, March 26 at 12:00 pm



Architecture and Urbanism between East and West: The Piazza San Marco of Venice
Max Grossman, Associate Professor of Art History
Rubin Center Auditorium
Thursday, April 2 at 12:00 pm


Ephemeral Printing
Kim Bauer, Associate Professor of Printmaking
Rubin Center Auditorium
Wednesday, April 6 at 12:00 pm


Professional Practices: Effective Ways to Engage the Community
Angel Cabrales, Jess Tolbert, and Anne M. Giangiulio
Rubin Center Auditorium
Thursday, April 9 at 12:00 pm