Welcome

Welcome to the UTSA School of Art. As the founding director, I aim to propel the School of Art into exciting new territories as we continue to work alongside the rich community art scene in San Antonio. Our programs are designed to afford opportunities for students to expand their learning experience beyond our fantastic course offerings. We offer moments of enrichment both in the studio with our esteemed faculty and out in the real world where they can teach kids, community classes, and workshops on our Southwest campus in the heart of downtown, as well as gain experience by volunteering or interning with some of our prestigious museums, art centers, and galleries around the city.

 At the UTSA School of Art, our goal is to give students a strong foundational base across artistic media while challenging them to build their conceptual chops. Students also engage in the study of art history and critical theory in the classroom, in museums, and in the streets of the city, becoming conversant in the language of visual art. By giving students the space to experiment in the fertile soil outside of their comfort zones, we allow them to build strong skills and conceptual thinking that will propel their artmaking to new places and prepare them to take on the world.

The School of Art serves both undergraduate and graduate students through degrees in B.A, B.F.A and M.F.A degrees in Studio Art and B.A. and M.A. degrees in Art History and Criticism. We engage with San Antonio’s diverse community through hosting visiting artist and scholar lectures, curating exhibitions in galleries on Main and Southwest campuses, and by being visible through participation in programming at San Antonio arts institutions throughout the year. We are here to build the next generation of great artists, educators, and scholars

     -Libby Rowe

 

Main Campus Art Office

ART 4.01.06

Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Southwest Campus Art Office

Santikos 101/102

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8 am - 5 pm

Art Events

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Jan - Mar

26 - 22

2024

Delita Martin: Her Temple of Everyday Familiars, A Retrospective

This solo exhibition features the work of Delita Martin, a world-renowned master printmaker known for creating representations of black women in complex and luxuriant narrative portraits.

Mar - Apr

20 - 6

2024

40th Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Join us in the UTSA Main Art Gallery for our 40th Annual Juried Student Exhibition as part of the COLFA Research Conference.

Apr

12 - 27

2024

Spring 2024 MFA Exhibition

MFA thesis exhibitions of Alex Bow and Angeles Salinas

Lead Photo Example

January 26, 2024

Boundless: Storytelling in Texas Book Arts - School of Art Exhibition

The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) and UTSA Arts present Boundless: Storytelling in Texas Book Arts. This compelling exhibition, open through February 23, 2024, features an array of contemporary artist books, illustrations and ’zines.

Lead Photo Example

October 2, 2022

New Book Publication: The History of a Periphery by Juliet Wiersema

UTSA School of Art's Associate Professor for Art History, Juliet Wiersema, has a new book publication titled "The History of a Periphery: Spanish Colonial Cartography from Colombia's Pacific Lowlands".

Art Student

September 8, 2022

UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts shares update on new arts school

The UTSA College of Liberal and Fine Arts (COLFA) today shared an update on its Tactical Visioning exercise relative to the ongoing merger of the Southwest School of Art (SSA) with UTSA.

Student Success in the School of Art

The students and alumni of the UTSA School of Art achieve remarkable things both during their time in the program and after graduation. Each student contributes uniquely to our department, leaving an indelible mark on our community. Our pride in these extraordinary individuals extends far beyond their tenure with us!

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Bianca, Public Art Project Manager in the Department of Arts & Culture’s Public Art Division

She earned her MA in Art History and Criticism and BFA from UTSA. She currently serves the City of San Antonio as Public Art Project Manager in the Department of Arts & Culture’s Public Art Division. Since beginning in this role in 2019, she has completed over fifteen public art projects and facilitated the acquisition of more than 45 unique artworks to the City’s art collection. Prior to, she worked at the McNay Art Museum in various capacities in both the Curatorial and Development Departments.

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Eden, Assistant Professor and Sculpture Area Coordinator at Stephen F. Austin State University

I achieved MFA in Studio Art at UTSA, I am currently an Assistant Professor and Sculpture Area Coordinator at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX. Some recent accomplishments: Recent Solo Exhibitions: A Night with Anita at Box13 Artspace in Houston, TX (2023), A Space for Traipsing at Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA) in Lubbock, TX (2022), Awarded 10 Under 10 Award at Hope College, Holland, MI (2022)
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Adriana, Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American and Caribbean Art at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon

Adriana achieved her Master of Arts in Art History and Critisim at UTSA in 2012. Today she is currently the Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American and Caribbean Art at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon.

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