In the wake of the white-supremacist terrorism of August 11-13, we wish to highlight and paraphrase some of the comments of Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts and Sciences:
Be assured that the Art Department remains a space where all can pursue the dialogue that counters the lies of racism, anti-semitism, homophobia, and nativism.
We are prepared to stand up for and support those who have been singled out as targets for hatred. The courage of free thought opposing cowardice and bigotry endures and persists here despite violence.


Faculty exhibitions

Megan Marlatt. The Big Head Brigade at SkowheganPERFORMS, Socrates Park, NY
Megan Marlatt. The Big Head Brigade at The March of the Colonels, Louisville, KY

Megan Marlatt

Professor, Painting

Megan Marlatt's most recent exhibition, Substitutions for a Game Never Played, held at the True F. Luck Gallery of The Visual Arts Center in Richmond, VA, opened in early 2013 to high praise. In addition to her studio work, she also recently conducted a Big Head (or "Capgrosso") making workshop with the Spanish artists Ventura and Hosta at UVA and The Visual Arts Center of Richmond during the spring of 2013. Ms. Marlatt just finished organizing and participating in "ArtLab @ MLBS," a program that brought 12 artists, art students and alumni to the UVA Mountain Lake Biological Station for a 3-week artist-in-residency program.


Pamela Pecchio

Assistant Professor, Photography

In 2013, Pamela Pecchio participated in several group and solo exhibitions. Her work was shown at the RISD Museum of Art in Providence, RI, the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC, among several other venues.


Elizabeth Schoyer

Lecturer, Drawing

In April, 2013, Elizabeth Schoyer lectured at James Madison University on the subject of her 2012 solo show, Natural Histories: Egypt, Antarctica, Suriname and the Amazonia, shown at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.

William Wylie. Pompeii Steps, 2013. Pigmented ink print, 40 x 50 inches
William Wylie. Carrara, 2014.
Photograph installation outside the Rotunda at the University of Virginia

William Wylie

Professor and Associate Chair, Photography

William Wylie was on leave in the fall and in residence at ART342 in Fort Collins, CO while shooting his documentary film Prairie, about the six-man football team at a small rural school. He followed the team through the entire 2012 season. After that he was awarded the Yale University Art Museum's Doran/LeWitt Residency in Praiano, Italy on the Amalfi Coast. He produced a new series of photographs and video pieces in Pompeii and on Mount Vesuvius. His work was featured in solo and group exhibitions at Yale, The Joslyn Museum of Art and the Amon Carter Museum. He ended the academic year teaching another of the bi-annual Study Abroad classes in Italy where his students made unique pinhole cameras to photograph in Rome, Tuscany and Venice.