Libby Rowe, M.F.A.

Professor, Interim School Director, Art and Art History

Elizabeth Rowe


Libby Rowe is an artist working in photography, sculpture, interactive installation, and performance. Her artwork explores ideas of identity and belonging through self-definitions as informed by social and domestic constructs. Rowe is interested in breaking from traditional presentation strategies for photographs to engage viewers in a more interactive experience as well as the role of the photographic image in relation to other media. Through pink, Rowe explores the sociological, physiological and psychological aspects of femininity using image, object and installations. Rowe’s performances were included in the Vertigo Performance Series at the Waterloo Center for the Arts and Fountain Art Fair New York in 2014, and in the Changeful Performance event at Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn, New York in 2016.  Rowe’s current photographic series, Inside/Out and the installation (sub)Division were recently exhibited together at United Photo Industries in Brooklyn New York and were exhibited with Like Panes of Glass at Morlan Gallery in Lexington, KY.

Rowe received her BFA from the University of Northern Iowa and her MFA from Syracuse University. She resides and is an Associate Professor of Art and the head of the photography area at the University of Texas at San Antonio.


  • ART 2313 Digital Photography-Basic
  • ART 3513 Photography-Intermediate
  • ART 4533 Advanced Photography-Performance
  • ART 4533 Photography-Advanced
  • ART 4533 Photography-Advanced Alternative Processes
  • ART 5453 Photography-Graduate

Research Interests

  • Photography
  • Performance


  • Master of Fine Arts, Art Photography, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1996
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Photography, University of Northern IA, Cedar Falls, IA, 1993

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