Comet Calendar, The Official Event Calendar for UT Dallas en-us This week's events for Arts & Humanities at UT Dallas Les Liaisons Dangereuses Thursday, Apr 9 - Saturday, Apr 18
(8 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Location: University Theatre.

By Christopher Hampton, directed by Brad Baker

Les Liaisons Dangereuses, based on the 1782 novel of the same title by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, focuses on the treacherous schemes of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, rivals who use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games. This play was adapted into the Academy Award winning motion picture, Dangerous Liaisons. 

Performances to be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Thursday nights are free for everyone

Amernet String Quartet Saturday, Apr 18
(8 p.m.) Location: Jonsson Performance Hall.

String Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 1
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809
            Allegro, Adagio, Menuetto, Presto

Meta 4 (1994)                                                             
Robert Xavier Rodríguez (b. 1946)

            Soliloquy and Canon, Scherzo, Arioso, Toccata


String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 51, No. 1                             
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

            Allegro, Romanze.  Poco adagio, Allegretto molto moderato e comodo, Allegro 

The Amernet String Quartet has been lauded for its “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, and has garnered worldwide praise and recognition as an exceptional string quartet. The members are Misha Vitenson, violin; Marcia Littley, violin; Michael Klotz, viola; and Jason Calloway, cello. The program will include a performance of UT Dallas Professor Robert Xavier Rodríguez’s Meta 4. 


Misha Vitenson, Violin


Misha Vitenson, violinist, began violin studies with his father, Yuri Vitenson, in his native city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  In 1990, Misha immigrated to Israel and continued his studies with Chaim Taub.  During his time in Israel, Mr. Vitenson won numerous prizes and awards, including annual America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarships and the prestigious Braun Zingel Award as winner of a competition held at the Rubin Music Academy in Jerusalem.  

In 1996, Mr. Vitenson continued his studies with Sergiu Schwartz at the Harid Conservatory.  He was subsequently awarded top prizes in international violin competitions, including Premio Paganini (Italy, 1998) and Pablo de Sarasate (Spain, 1997) and First Prize in the 1998 Città d’Andria International Violin Competition (Italy).  Mr. Vitenson was the winner of the 1999 Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition and First Prizewinner at the 2000 National Society of Arts and Letters Violin Competition and is also both a two-time winner of the Harid Conservatory Concerto Competition and a two-time recipient of the Harid Conservatory’s Joseph Gingold Award for Excellence (1998 & 2000).  Mr. Vitenson’s recent engagements have included appearances as soloist with all the major orchestras in Israel, including the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta, and the Israel Chamber Orchestra as well as with the Padova e Venetto Orchestra on tour in Brazil, the National Uzbekistan Orchestra, the Aspen Music Festival Symphonia Orchestra, the Harid Philharmonia, and the Harid Chamber Strings.  Mr. Vitenson has given recitals and chamber music concerts throughout Israel, the United States, Canada, South America, and Europe.  As a member of the Kinneret Piano Trio, he participated in the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall in 1995.

After receiving the Bachelor of Music from Harid Conservatory School of Music at Lynn University, Mr. Vitenson became a student of Joel Smirnoff at the Juilliard School, where he earned the Master of Music Degree.  There he appeared as soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra in Avery Fisher Hall under the baton of Hugh Wolff.  In the fall of 2002, Mr. Vitenson joined the Amernet String Quartet and the faculty at Northern Kentucky University as an Artist-in-Residence, teaching violin and chamber music.  Currently, he is Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University.


Marcia Littley, Violin


Marcia Littley, violinist and founding member of the quartet, received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Juilliard School as a student of Naoko Tanaka and Dorothy DeLay.

As a member of the Amernet String Quartet, she was the winner of the First Prize in the Fifth Banff International String Quartet Competition; First Prize in the 1992 Tokyo International Music Competition, with the Special Asahi Award; Grand Prize winner of the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition; and First Prize winner of the Yellow Springs National Chamber Music Competition. She holds the Artist Diploma from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.  Ms. Littley’s other teachers have included James Ceasar, Jerrie Lucktenberg and Sally O’Reilly.  She has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States and in Mexico, and has participated in music festivals including Aspen, Ravinia, Interlochen, Tanglewood, and the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall.

From 1996 to 2000, Ms. Littley taught chamber music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and from 2000-2004 she was Artist–in-Residence at Northern Kentucky University.  Currently, she is Artist-in Residence at Florida International University, where she teaches violin and chamber music. 



Michael Klotz, Viola

Born in 1978 in Rochester, NY, Michael Klotz made his solo debut with the Rochester Philharmonic at the age of 17.   He has also appeared as soloist with the Miami Symphony, Eastman Philharmonia, Mannes Bach Festival Orchestra, Bowdoin Festival Orchestra, and the World Youth Symphony in London, England.  Of a recent performance of the Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 with violist Roberto Diaz, the Portland Press-Herald proclaimed, “this concert squelched all viola jokes, now and forever, due to the talents of Diaz and Klotz.”

Michael Klotz joined the Amernet String Quartet in 2002.  In addition, Klotz has performed at some of New York’s most important venues, among which are Alice Tully Hall, Weill Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, MoMA, Bargemusic, and the Kosciuzsko Foundation.  His festival appearances have included Newport, Caramoor, Great Lakes, Skaneateles, Beverly Hills, Music Mountain, Bowdoin, Sarasota, Music Academy of the West, and Miami Mainly Mozart. 

Mr. Klotz has collaborated with many of today’s leading artists, including the Ying Quartet, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Andres Diaz, Roberto Diaz, James Tocco, David Jolley, Joel Smirnoff, Clive Greensmith, Todd Palmer, Zvi Zeitlin, Fred Sherry, Toby Appel, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Sergiu Schwartz, and Anthony McGill, as well as with principal players of the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, MET Orchestra, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.  In 2002, he was was invited by Maestro Jaime Laredo to perform with distinguished alumni at the 30th anniversary concert of the New York String Orchestra Seminar in Carnegie Hall.

Michael Klotz is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where he was awarded the Performer’s Certificate. In 2002 he became one of the few individuals to be awarded a double Master’s Degree in violin and viola from the Juilliard School.  Also a dedicated teacher, Mr. Klotz is Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University, where he teaches viola and chamber music. He has also been a member of the artist faculty of the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the Beverly Hills International Music Festival, and the Killington Music Festival.  His former students currently attend prestigious conservatories, including the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, Indiana University, and the Cleveland Institute of Music and are already achieving leading roles in the music world.  Michael Klotz is currently Artist-in-Residence at Florida International University.



Jason Calloway, Cello

Cellist Jason Calloway has performed to acclaim throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East as soloist and chamber musician.  He has appeared at festivals including Lucerne, Spoleto USA, Darmstadt, Klangspuren (Austria), Acanthes (France), Perpignan, Valencia, Citta’ della Pieve (Italy), Jerash (Jordan), Casals (Puerto Rico), Blossom, Brevard, Great Lakes, Kingston, Rockport, Sedona, Sarasota, Music Academy of the West, the New York String Seminar, and Encore.  Currently cellist of the Amernet String Quartet, Artists-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami, Mr. Calloway was previously a member of the Naumburg award-winning Biava Quartet, formerly in residence at the Juilliard School. 

He has collaborated in chamber music with members of the Cleveland, Curtis, Juilliard, and Miami quartets and with principal players of most of the world’s leading orchestras, as well as with artists including Shmuel Ashkenasi, Roberto Diaz, Gary Hoffman, Ida Kavafian, Kim Kashkashian, Ricardo Morales, and the Penderecki and Tokyo quartets.  Mr. Calloway gave his Carnegie Hall recital debut under the auspices of Artists International and has also been heard in New York at Alice Tully Hall, Steinway Hall, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kosciuszko Foundation, the 92nd Street Y, and the Polish Consulate; in Los Angeles at Disney Hall, the Bing Theatre, the Skirball Center and Pepperdine University; in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center and at Strathmore; in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music, the Ethical Society, and the Kimmel Center; and live on NPR, WFMT (Chicago), KMZT (Los Angeles), WQXR (NYC), WFLN (Philadelphia), and on RAI television (Italy).   

A devoted advocate of new music, Mr. Calloway has performed with leading ensembles around the world as well as alongside members of Ensemble Modern and the Arditti and JACK quartets, and with the New Juilliard Ensemble both in New York and abroad, in addition to frequent appearances in Philadelphia with Bowerbird, Soundfield, and Network for New Music.  Among the hundreds of premieres he has presented are solo and ensemble works of Berio, Knussen, Lachenmann, and Pintscher, and he has collaborated intensively with some of today’s most important composers including Birtwistle, Carter, Davidovsky, Dusapin, Henze, Hosokawa, Husa, Franke, Rihm, and Yannay.  As a dedicated supporter of young composers, he has for several seasons presented a series of concerts of solo cello works newly composed for him, most recently at Harvard and Temple universities, and at Spoleto USA gave the public premiere of Yanov-Yanovsky’s Hearing Solutions for cello and ensemble, in addition to recent appearances at Bowdoin College, the College of Charleston, Princeton University, and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Mr. Calloway prizes his work with Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble InterContemporain, both at the Lucerne Festival and at the Zug (Switzerland) Kunsthaus in Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Serenade as part of a major Kandinsky/Gerstl exhibit, in addition to his collaborations with the violinist Gilles Apap and with tap dancer Savion Glover.  He is also artistic director of Shir Ami (, an ensemble dedicated to the preservation and performance of Jewish art music suppressed by the Nazis and Soviets, and with which he appears frequently across the US and in the ensemble’s varied performances in Austria and Hungary; and In Flux, an ensemble committed to performing vocal chamber music by the leading composers of today and the recent past.  A native of Philadelphia, Jason Calloway is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the University of Southern California.  His teachers have included Ronald Leonard, Orlando Cole, Rohan de Saram, Lynn Harrell, Fred Sherry, Robert Cafaro, Joel Sachs, Felix Galimir, Luis Biava, and Seymour Lipkin.  Mr. Calloway is grateful for the assistance of the Maestro Foundation.

Spring 2015 Piano Recital Sunday, Apr 19
(2 p.m.) Location: Jonsson Performance Hall.

The concert by Piano I and II students will include pieces from Brahms, Chopin, Schubert, Grieg, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Clementi, Gurlitt, Mozart, Gurlitt, Burgmüller and others.


Piano I students:

Kusha Abdollahi, Jason Anderson, Sabrina Arnold, Rebecca Bandele, Kristin N. Blythe, Cindy Cho, Carrie Crossley, Chisom Ekweani, Lidia El Bouanani, Alex Gwyn, Nandini Jasrotia, Geun Kim, Hansel Kim, Steve La, Chun Lin, Emily Luth, Stephanie Luu, Geovanni Mendez, Stephen Miner, Cathy Nguyen, Patricia Nguyen, Josh Nichols, Maryellen Oltman, Ankur Patel, Alex Rodgers, Alen Samuel, Anthony Silvestre, Erin Smith, Andrew Vaccaro, Edward Villarreal


Piano II students:

David Arnouk, Stephanie Barata, Brent Cland, Kristy Deupree, Diane Doh, Mark Kieu, Ben Kim, Ruchi Kumar, James Lee, Paul Mitchell, Ubaid Murad, Jimmy Nguyen, Michael Patterson, Brandon Ruffin, Tiffany Sun, Chloe Truong, Kathrine Williams

Colloquium on the Future of Academic Publishing Monday, Apr 20
(1 p.m.)

With a panel of leading experts in the field of academic publishing, UT Dallas is starting a conversation on the current and future trends of knowledge curation.

The colloquium will be Monday, April 20th in UT Dallas’ Edith O’Donnell Arts and Technology Building room 1.201 from noon to 1 p.m.

Nick Lindsay, journals director at MIT Press, will head the conversation. With his experience managing both day-to-day operations and strategic initiatives at MIT Press, Lindsay will speak about the evolving scholarly communications ecosystem.

Before joining MIT Press, Lindsay serves as journals director at The University of California Press in Berkley. He is also a graduate of New York University’s Summer Publishing Institute, an intense, six-week study of book, magazine and digital publishing.


Other panelists include:

Dr. Roger Malina, Arts and Technology Distinguished Chair at UT Dallas. ATEC Prof Roger Malina, Executive Editor of the Leonardo Publications at MIT Press, will talk about the experimental publishing initiative in the ArtSciLab including the Creative Disturbance scholarly podcast platform and the living ebook series at MIT press. He will discuss strategies on how to capture the growing ‘grey literature’ which is having an increasing impact on scholarly publishing in the art, science and technology field.


Dr. Rainer Schulte, the Katherine R. Cecil Professor of Foreign Languages at UT Dallas. In 1978, Schulte co-founded the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), whose national office is also located at UT Dallas. Through his editorial work, as well as through his own publications on the art and craft of translation, he has raised the visibility of translation in the United States and has been instrumental in promoting literary translation at other universities.


Dr. Maximilian Schich, associate professor of arts and technology (ATEC) at UT Dallas. Schich works and collaborates to converge art history, information visualization, computer science and physics to understand cultural history as a complex system. Schich is the organizing chair of the ongoing NetSci symposia series on arts, humanities and complex networks, as well as an editorial advisor at Leonardo journal.

Dr. Rosanna Guadagno, associate professor in emerging media and communication and associate professor of psychology at UT Dallas. Her research interests focus on the confluence of three main areas: Social Influence in Mediated Contexts; Psychological Processes in Social Media, Video Games, and Virtual Environments; Gender Roles. Guadagno is an expert blogger for Psychology Today, is on the editorial board for Basic and Applied Social Psychology and CyberPsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, and is an associate editor for the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies.

Norma Martin, director of editorial services at Texas Christian University; editor, The TCU Magazine; editor, Endeavors. Martin serves as director of editorial services, which includes the publication operations of The TCU Magazine and its website. She also oversees publication of Endeavors magazine as well as the Marketing and Communication’s photo archives. Prior to joining TCU, Norma spent 27 years working for daily newspapers, the last 12 years in newsroom management positions. She is a two-time fellow of the Nieman Foundation’s Narrative Editors seminar at Harvard University.


The Battle for the American Mind: The Culture Wars in Higher Education Wednesday, Apr 22
(5 p.m.) Location: Jonsson Performance Hall.

Synopsis: Whether the culture wars in higher education during the 1980s and 1990s had political consequences is debatable. But that they had enduring historical significance is inarguable. Shouting matches about academia reverberated beyond the ivory tower to lay bare a crisis of national faith, demonstrating that the culture wars did not boil down to any one specific issue or even a set of issues. Rather, the culture wars often hinged on a more epistemological question about national identity: How should Americans think?


Bio: Andrew Hartman is an associate professor of history at Illinois State University, and he was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark for the 2013-14 academic year. Hartman’s first book, "Education and the Cold War: The Battle for the American School," was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2008. Hartman’s second book, "A War for the Soul Of America: A History of the Culture Wars," is being published by the University of Chicago Press in April 2015. He was the founding president of the Society for US Intellectual History (S-USIH), where he remains a regular writer for the award-winning S-USIH Blog. Hartman was named OAH Distinguished Lecturer for the 2015-18 period.

Jaya Lecture Series: Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen Friday, Apr 24
(7 p.m.) Location: Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building.

Amartya Sen

Nobel Laureate
Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University

"Global Gendercide and Women’s Empowerment for Sustainable Growth"

Presented By

Gendercide Awareness Project | UT Dallas Asia Center | UT Dallas School of Economic Political and Policy Sciences | South Asia Democracy Watch


Amartya Sen is a highly acclaimed economist, writer and philosopher who was awarded the 1998 Nobel prize for his contributions to welfare economics. Regarded as one of the world's foremost thinkers, Professor Sen was featured on Time Magazine’s list of ‘World's 50 Most Influential People Who Matter’ and was named the ‘Third Most Influential Thought Leader of 2014” by Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.

Professor Sen helped create the United Nations Human Development Index and is best known for his work on famine, poverty and the role of freedom as a means for development. He was the first person to measure gendercide and in 1990, determined that an astonishing 100 million women were demographically “missing” in the world due to vicious discriminatory practices. Amartya Sen has long championed education for girls and economic empowerment of women – as both a moral right and a tool for development.

A leading intellectual, Sen’s books have been translated into more than thirty languages across the world. Some of his more noteworthy publications include, ‘Development as Freedom’, ‘Poverty and Famines: An Essay on Entitlements and Deprivation’, ‘On Economic Inequality’, ‘Inequality Reexamined’, and 'The Idea of Justice.'

Currently the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, Sen has also worked as a Professor at the London School of Economics and at The University of Oxford. His research has encompassed economic theory, ethics and political philosophy, welfare economics, development economics, public health, and gender studies. 

Amartya Sen has won an array of laurels including the Bharat Ratna (India); Commandeur de la Legion d'Honneur (France); the National Humanities Medal (USA); Ordem do Merito Cientifico (Brazil); Honorary Companion of Honour (UK); Aztec Eagle (Mexico); Edinburgh Medal (UK); the George Marshall Award (USA); the Eisenhauer Medal (USA); and the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Tickets are available online.

Musica Nova: Musical Fireworks Friday, Apr 24
(8 p.m.) Location: Jonsson Performance Hall.

Musica Nova

Musical Fireworks

A Celebration of Bach and Händel

Michael McVay, Keyboard
UTD Students & Guest Artists

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major           
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
for Violin, Two Flutes, Harpsichord and Strings, BWV 1049

  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Presto

Passacaglia for Violin and Cello                                    
Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935)
After George Frideric Händel’s Suite in G Minor for Harpsichord

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major                                           
Johann Sebastian Bach
for Flute, Violin, Piano and Strings, BWV 1050

  • Allegro
  • Affettuoso
  • Allegro


Music for the Royal Fireworks for Orchestra        
Georg Frideric Händel (1685-1759)           

  • Ouverture
  • Bourrée
  • La Paix
  • La Réjouissance
  • Menuet


UT Dallas' Musica Nova ensemble performs music written for large and small ensembles, plus multi-media and theater works of all periods.  Instrumentalists, singers, composers, actors, dancers and video artists from UT Dallas’ Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music Ensemble class join faculty and other professional musicians.  Musica Nova guest artists have included members of the Dallas Symphony and Dallas Opera Orchestra and singers from the New York City Opera and Metropolitan Opera.  Music from past Musica Nova concerts has ranged from Medieval and Renaissance dances and motets to standard repertoire to experimental mixed-media works written for and/or developed by the ensemble. Concerts have included an evening of jigs, an evening of tangos, an evening of improvisation, French cabaret and mariachi songs, chamber opera, video art, ballet and a fully-staged commedia dell'arte pantomime. Graduate or undergraduate students interested in auditioning for next semester, please call 972-883-2766 or 972-238-8703.

Robert Xavier Rodríguez is "one of the major American composers of his generation" (Texas Monthly).  His music has been described as "romantically dramatic" (Washington Post), "richly lyrical" (Musical America) and "glowing with a physical animation and delicate balance of moods that combine seductively with his all-encompassing sense of humor" (Los Angeles Times).  Rodriguez's works have been performed by conductors such as Sir Neville Marriner, Antal Dorati, Eduardo Mata, James DePriest, Sir Raymond Leppard, Keith Lockhart and Leonard Slatkin and by such organizations as the New York City Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Vienna Schauspielhaus, Israel Philharmonic, Mexico City Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and the Seattle, Houston, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis, National, Boston and Chicago Symphonies.  He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Goddard Lieberson Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Prix Lili Boulanger and the Prix de Composition Prince Pierre de Monaco. Rodríguez has served as Composer-in-Residence with the San Antonio Symphony and the Dallas Symphony.  Seventeen CDs featuring his music have been recorded (1999 Grammy nomination), and his music is published exclusively by G. Schirmer. He is a University Professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he holds an Endowed Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies. 

Pianist Michael McVay performs regularly in the Dallas/Fort Worth area in a wide range of musical styles and venues.  He holds degrees from the University of Missouri/Kansas City Conservatory (piano), the Royal College of Music in London (piano) and the University of North Texas (music theory/piano).  Previous academic positions include Lecturer at LaSalle/SIA College of the Arts in Singapore, Assistant Professor of Music Theory at Austin College, Visiting Faculty Member in music theory at the University of North Texas and Staff Accompanist at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. McVay is currently Clinical Assistant Professor and Staff Accompanist at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he also teaches music theory and serves as pianist and Assistant Director of the Musica Nova ensemble.

Students from the University’s Advanced Orchestra/Chamber Music Ensemble perform with UT Dallas faculty and other professional musicians under the direction of composer-conductor Robert Xavier Rodríguez.

Comer Collection: Of Nature Friday, Mar 27 - Friday, Apr 24 Location: Edith O’Donnell Arts & Technology Building 1st floor Gallery .


Of Nature

(Comer Photography Collection / curated by Twyla Bloxham)

Exhibition Dates:   March 27  - April 24, 2015

Venue:  Edith O'Donnell Arts and Technology Building Gallery  

Of Nature presents an overview of photographers who take inspiration from the natural world. From an emphasis on scientific phenomena and the recording of flora and fauna, to fictional images of natural phenomena, these artists reveal to us the power of observation and our relationship to our environment. Exhibiting artists include Lucas Foglia, Tom Chambers, Camille Solyagua, John Pfahl, Zeke Berman, Steve Goff, Robert Langham III, Laszlo Layton, and Kate Breakey.

The Comer Collection in the School of Arts and Humanities at UT-Dallas was initiated in 2004 through the gracious donation of Marilyn and Jerry Comer.  This wide-ranging archive, comprised of over 300 photographs and hundreds of books and journals serves as a resource for graduate students pursuing research in the area of photographic practice and contemporary art.  Documentation of exhibitions organized from the collection is available at 

Curated by Twyla Bloxham, Ph.D. student in Aesthetic Studies



LUCAS FOGLIA, photographer



LECTURE RECEPTION: O'Donnell Building Gallery, first floor, 6:00 - 7:00 PM,



Lucas Foglia (b. 1983) grew up on a small family farm in New York. He graduated with a MFA in Photography from Yale University and with a BA in Art Semiotics from Brown University. His photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and in Europe, and are in the permanent collections of museums including the Denver Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Victoria & Albert Museum. Foglia’s first monograph, A Natural Order (Nazraeli Press, 2012), and his second monograph, Frontcountry (Nazraeli Press, 2014), were published to international critical acclaim. He is represented by Fredericks & Freiser Gallery, New York, and Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London.



Artist Lecture:  Thursday, April 2, 2015, 2:00 pm



Thursday, April 2, 2015, 3:30 pm, O'Donnell Building Gallery, first floor



Twyla Bloxham is an artist working primarily in photographic arts. Born in Iowa, she attended the University of Iowa where she received undergraduate degrees in Environmental Studies and Photography. 

She continued her education at Texas Woman’s University, where she received an MFA in photography.   She has been teaching at the Art Institute of Dallas as assistant professor in the Media Arts Department since 2010. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Aesthetic Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Her art includes film, digital, alternative processes, bookmaking, and sculpture with a focus on nature, humans, and their complex interactions with the natural world.