Olivia is a 3rd year American Studies and Media Studies major.
Mona Kasra is an Iranian American new media artist, interdisciplinary scholar, and Associate Professor of Digital Media Design at the University of Virginia. Her practice-based research questions, critiques, and experiments with the affordances of media technologies within artistic forms and in a variety of improvisational framings.
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture 2016
MFA UT-Austin 2014
Aunspaugh Fellow UVA 2008
BA University of Virginia 2008
Currently the Assistant Professor of Printmaking and Drawing at the University of Virginia, Jackson Taylor was born and raised in rural Kentucky on a large intergenerational cattle and tobacco farm. He holds a BFA in 2D Studio Art from the University of Louisville and received his MFA in Printmaking and Drawing from the University of Iowa in 2021. He is a master of lithography and monotype processes, which he uses to generate multifaceted prints and drawings about growing up in the American South.
Anna Hogg is a teaching artist and filmmaker whose work addresses the relationship between memory and the body archive.
Emily is a UVA alum (BA in English, ’03). She has held several positions in academic administration at UVA as well as Stanford University, but this is the first time she has had the pleasure of working so closely with students. Her current role allows her to participate in most of the workings of this side of the department: class scheduling, purchasing, editing grant proposals, planning visits for outside artists, managing the gallery schedule, and marketing the program.
David Alston Askew is a Black, Queer painter from Virginia Beach, Virginia and is a current Aunspaugh fellow with the University of Virginia’s Art department. Their work is an exploration of self identity through abstract portraiture and is used as a tool for self reflection of how they perceive their sense of self and place in society.
Marisa Williamson is a project-based artist who works in video, image-making, installation and performance around themes of history, race, feminism, and technology. She has produced site-specific works at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello (2013), Storm King Art Center (2016), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2016), the University of Virginia (2018), and SPACES Cleveland (2019), and by commission from Monument Lab Philadelphia (2017), and the National Park Service (2019).