College of Fine Arts

Matthew Forrest

Like so many of us, Tallahassee native Matthew Forrest was unclear about his career goals when he first came to Florida State University. After one semester, he left school and began to work full-time, eventually earning an associate degree in graphic design. Ten years later, he is completing his BFA in studio art within the College of Fine Arts. “As a […]

FSU Dance professor receives two grants to support archive of performance history at the New York Public Library

Donna Uchizono, an associate professor at Florida State University’s School of Dance, has earned a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant and an FSU Planning grant to support the archive and preservation of her continuing body of work. Through her company, Donna Uchizono Company (DUC), Uchizono will use the funding for the labor and […]

FSU Art faculty and alumni share visual art through podcast

Florida State University Department of Art Assistant Professor Anne Stagg and alumna Laura Tanner launched a new podcast that focuses on the long-term impacts of the pandemic on the visual arts. The Open Call Podcast, released every other week on Thursdays, gives a glimpse into the creative practice and features engaging discussions with artists, curators and arts organizations about […]

FSU MANCC receives renewed funding from Sustainable Arts Foundation to support working parent artists

The Florida State University Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) has received renewed funding from the Sustainable Arts Foundation (SAF), which supports working artists and their childcare needs for 2021. “I am very pleased that we will again be able to engage a broader range of artists by providing access to childcare,” said James Frazier, dean of the College of Fine Arts. “Dance […]

Internationally recognized FSU art professor wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Florida State University’s Lilian Garcia-Roig, an internationally recognized visual artist specializing in painting from the College of Fine Arts, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. Garcia-Roig, chair and professor in the Department of Art, is one of 184 Guggenheim Fellows selected to the class of 2021. They were among a group of about 3,000 artists, writers, scholars and scientists who participated in the John Simon […]

FSU performing arts programs persevere through COVID-19 to train next generation of performers

With heavy hearts and a near-empty stage, the world’s live-performance pause has brought more questions than answers. At Florida State University, home to some of the best performing arts programs in the country, one thing is for certain — the show must go on. Now, a year after the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered in-person performances and […]

FSU Art Education student battling terminal illness receives doctoral degree 

A doctoral student suffering from a terminal illness received her degree from Florida State University, recognizing her years of scholarship. Professors Ann Rowson Love and Pat Villeneuve in the College of Fine Arts Department of Art Education presented Susan Mann with a doctoral degree in Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Exhibitions. “Susan Mann’s presence in the […]

FSU College of Fine Arts faculty featured in virtual exhibition ‘What it Takes’

In a first-of-its-kind virtual faculty exhibition, Florida State University’s Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) has brought together the six schools and departments in the College of Fine Arts for a celebration and exploration of the power of research in the arts. “What It Takes” features work from faculty across the college, showing the strengths, visions […]

FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts announces guest lecture series

The Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) will host a series of guest lectures that will highlight speakers who utilize diverse approaches to their creative practice and lead discussions that are vital to the arts and the community. Meredith Lynn, MoFA’s assistant curator and director of galleries, said that the museum is thrilled […]

Profile in Leadership: Master Craftsman program director embraces change during the pandemic

Being able to pivot on a dime has always been part of Master Craftsman Studio program director John Raulerson’s modus operandi. When the COVID-19 pandemic developed, the university’s in-house art studio transitioned from creating custom sculptures and other public artwork to the production of medical-grade face shields and plexiglass partitions. That ability to change has […]

Art professor receives New York Times recognition for one of the ‘Best Art Books of 2020’

A Florida State University art professor’s latest publication has been lauded by New York Times art critics as one of the “Best Art Books of 2020.” Assistant Professor Jessica Ingram’s book, “Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial,” is the culmination of a decade of work and field research that documents seemingly ordinary places through […]

FSU-produced film wins major awards at national and international film festivals

A film produced by faculty and students at Florida State University’s School of Dance recently received multiple awards from film festivals worldwide. The collaborative underwater dance film, “Liminality,” won Best Film Production and People’s Choice awards at the Inspired Dance Film Festival Australia 2020, hosted in Sydney, Australia. “Liminality” was co-directed by dancer, choreographer and […]