Art

Notable Faculty & Student Achievements

February 2020

  • Assistant Professor of Art Ron Geibel ’s sculpture from his Untitled (decoy)  series was selected for the 33rd annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition at the Patterson–Appleton Arts Center in Denton, TX. The exhibition was curated by Beth McLaughlin, chief curator of exhibitions and collections at Fuller Craft Museum, in Brockton, MA. McLaughlin selected 72 works from over 1,300 submissions from 16 countries. Recognized as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, the Materials: Hard and Soft  exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and is on view through May 9, 2020.





  • Technical Assistant and Exhibitions Coordinator Seth Daulton  currently has a solo show titled Seth Daulton: Sites  at Dillon Kyle Architects in Houston, TX. The exhibition features 10 new mixed-media works that focus on ideas of space, place, the built environment, and psychological geography. The show is up February 7, 2020–March 8, 2020.





October 2019

  • Assistant Professor of Art Ron Geibel  currently has a two-person exhibition titled N with Dutch artist Jan ten Have at the Bogert Gallery in Knokke, Belgium. Geibel created the porcelain-tile installation featured in the show during a three-month artist residency at the European Ceramic Workcentre in The Netherlands during the summer of 2019. There, his research focused on place and how that affects the queer lived experience. He was one of 10 artists to receive a 2019 Lighton International Artists Exchange Grant to support hiscross-cultural research examining queer identity.  is on view October 26–November 24.





  • Marissa Shipp  ’19 and Professor of Art Mary Visser  will be presenting their artworks as part of the Sunderland Pavilion of the Wrong exhibition. The title is based on the constant phrase heard by those who use the Internet, “I have the wrong router.” The Wrong Biennale  opens November 1, 2019, and features artworks by more than 2,000 artists selected by 180 curators in over 100 locations around the world and on the Internet. You can view Visser’s work here and Shipp’s animation here .





  • Marissa Shipp ’19 and Professor of Art Mary Visser will be presenting their artworks for the Sunderland Pavilion of the “Wrong” exhibition. The title is based upon the constant phrase heard by those who use the internet. “I Have the Wrong Router.” The “Wrong Biennale” opens November 1, 2019, featuring artworks by over 2,000 artists selected by 180 curators in over 100 locations around the world and on the internet.  Visser’s work her e. View Shipp’s animation here.  





  • Assistant Professor of Art Ron Geibel currently has a two-person exhibition titled “N” with Dutch artist Jan ten Have at Bogert Gallery in Knokke, Belgium. His porcelain tile installation featured in the show was created during a three-month artist residency at the European Ceramic Workcentre in The Netherlands during the summer of 2019. There, his research focused on place and how that affects the queer lived experience. He was one of 10 artists to receive a 2019 Lighton International Artists Exchange Grant to support my cross-cultural research examining queer identity.  “N” is on view October 26–November 24.





  • Professor Mary Visser’s artwork will be exhibited at the eighth Web Cast, or Café des Arts of Sciences and Techniques, on November 15, 2019, at the Galerie Maître Albert, created in 2013 by Jean Demetrau, founder of the Le Monde en Tique, a professional bookstore and publishing house. Located in the heart of Paris’s Latin Quarter, the gallery hosts events such as contemporary-art exhibitions, book readings, live music performances, and international webcasts.

    Web Cast is organized by Ars Mathematica (AM), an international nonprofit association based in Paris, France. AM promotes the interconnection of art, science, and technology more generally and research in the artistic fields of 3-D and computer sculpture more specifically. The association organizes workshops, symposia, and exhibitions—the first and foremost being the World Digital Sculpture Biennale, launched in 1993, which took the name of Intersculpt in 1995. In 2015, Ars Mathematica supported the Brown Symposium, What Things May Come: 3-D Printing in the Fine Arts and Sciences, held at Southwestern University.

    Visser, who is the vice president of AM, and Christian Lavigne, the president of AM, are currently preparing a book on the history of cybersculpture.





July 2019

  • Julia O’Bryan  ’19 received an Award of Excellence in the prestigious VSA Emerging Young Artists Program for her work “Beautiful Brokenness,” part of her Southwestern capstone exhibition. VSA Emerging Young Artists is a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, D.C., that recognizes and showcases the work of emerging young artists with disabilities. O’Bryan’s work, along with that of 15 other award recipients, will travel in a 1–2 year national exhibition.





  • Professor of Art Mary Visser and Charles Morris ’15 had their 3-D sculptural work selected by the European Symposium on Additive Manufacturing (3-D Printing) to be presented at their Paris conference in June at the Ecole CentraleSupélec.





June 2019

  • Technical Assistant and Exhibitions Coordinator Seth Daulton  is exhibiting his work in “Art of the South 2019,” which is presented by Number Magazine  at Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN. The exhibition features work produced in the last two years by artists residing in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, the District of Columbia, or West Virginia. The exhibition is curated by Bethany Springer and is on view June 7–July 14, 2019.





May 2019

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Ron Geibel  is one of 15 artists selected to participate in the exhibition Inspired: Contemporary Responses to a Legacy of Courage  at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, PA, May 10 through Aug. 18. The exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic Stonewall uprising in New York City—a pivotal moment in LGBTQ+ history.  The Susquehanna Art Museum partnered with the LGBT Center of Central Pennsylvania and Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections to include artifacts from the History Project collection in the exhibition. The History Project documents the stories and history of LGBTQ+ life and activism in Central Pennsylvania. From there, the show travels to the Lancaster Museum of Art in Lancaster, PA, through Nov. 2019.





April 2019

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Art Ron Geibel had two sculptures selected for Clay Houston’s Biennial exhibition titled “Future Artifacts,” on view at Central Visual Arts Gallery at Houston Community College.  “Future Artifacts” features contemporary ceramic works by artists from Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The exhibition runs March 4–April 6.