Art and Design News

An Open Heart and Mind: Student Ana Ionescu

An Open Heart and Mind: Student Ana Ionescu

Student Ana Ionescu is double majoring in Art History and Psychological Science, with a minor in Art and Design. She is the President of the Studio Art and Design Club.

Embracing Change: Study Abroad Student Noah Spergel

Embracing Change: Study Abroad Student Noah Spergel

Noah Spergel is a rising senior at the University of Delaware. Noah studied abroad at JCU in the Spring 2023 semester, and he decided to return for an additional semester in Fall 2023.

JCU Students Organize “ChatXBT: The Lost Archives,” First AI-curated Art Exhibit in Rome

JCU Students Organize “ChatXBT: The Lost Archives,” First AI-curated Art Exhibit in Rome

A group of students from Professor Ilaria Gianni’s Spring 2023 course Curating Museums and Galleries, has organized “ChatXBT: The Lost Archives,” the first AI-curated art exhibit in Rome.

The Painting is a Place: New Exhibition by Professor Emeritus Peter Flaccus

The Painting is a Place: New Exhibition by Professor Emeritus Peter Flaccus

JCU Professor Emeritus of Studio Art Peter Flaccus’ new exhibition The Painting is a Place opened on April 6 at Palazzo Merulana in Rome and will run until May 21, 2023.

JCU Art and Design Department Hosts Street Photography Exhibition

JCU Art and Design Department Hosts Street Photography Exhibition

JCU's Art and Design department hosted a street photography exhibition at the Basilica of San Giovanni dei Fiorentini’s construction walls December 1, 2022.

Art and Design Department Holds “Draped” Exhibition

Art and Design Department Holds “Draped” Exhibition

The JCU Art and Design Department held an exhibition called "Draped” from November 17 to 19, 2022. The exhibition was organized by painting professors Michele Tocca, Catherine Biocca, department chair James Gardner.

Two JCU Students Selected to Participate in Workshop Organized by Rome’s MACRO Museum

Two JCU Students Selected to Participate in Workshop Organized by Rome’s MACRO Museum

Students Anastasiia Lazareva and Maria Isabel Escalante Gortaire were selected to take part in the “Until the end of Time” workshop organized by the MACRO Museum.

Meet Professor James Gardner, Chair of New Art and Design Department

Meet Professor James Gardner, Chair of New Art and Design Department

Studio Art Professor James Gardner has recently been appointed Chair of the new Art and Design Department at JCU.

Spring 2022 Art and Design Exhibit Showcases Student Talent

Spring 2022 Art and Design Exhibit Showcases Student Talent

John Cabot University’s Department of Art History and Studio Art hosted the Spring 2022 Student Art and Design Show from April 28 through May 2.

John Cabot University Presents the Spring 2021 Student Art Show

John Cabot University Presents the Spring 2021 Student Art Show

John Cabot University's Department of Art History and Studio Art is proud to announce the “Spring 2021 Student Art Show” on May 5, 6, and 7, from 10 AM until 5 PM. The event, sponsored by The President's Office and Student Services, will take place in the Fiorentini Art Studio (Largo dei Fiorentini 1).

The Art History Society Presents: ‘Temporal Stabilities’ by Liz Rideal

The Art History Society Presents: ‘Temporal Stabilities’ by Liz Rideal

The event was curated by students Giulia di Fino and Roberta Imperiale, together with other Art History Society members, and with the support of faculty advisor and Head of the Art History department, Professor Inge Hansen.

Photography as a Way of Life: Professor Paolo Soriani

Photography as a Way of Life: Professor Paolo Soriani

Professor Paolo Soriani is a professional photographer who focuses on portraits and fashion. He recently received an Honorable Mention in the Annual Photography Awards’ Portrait Series for his work “Take a brush and paint your music.”

Alumna Alexandria Maloney and Student Giggs Kgole to Be Part of U.N. “Say My Name” Exhibition

Alumna Alexandria Maloney and Student Giggs Kgole to Be Part of U.N. “Say My Name” Exhibition

JCU is proud to announce that alumna Alexandria Maloney and student Giggs Kgole will be part of the upcoming virtual art exhibition called “Say My Name,” in commemoration of the U.N. Day of International Decade for People of African Descent (IDEP) on March 25, 2021.

Art History Students Present ‘Temporal Stabilities’: an Online Exhibit by Liz Rideal

Art History Students Present ‘Temporal Stabilities’: an Online Exhibit by Liz Rideal

On November 20, Art history students and curators Giulia di Fino and Roberta Imperiale with the support of the Art History Society and the advisor and Art History Professor Inge Hansen organized “Temporal Stabilities,” an exhibit by Liz Rideal.

John Cabot University Presents Fall 2020 Student Art and Design Show

John Cabot University Presents Fall 2020 Student Art and Design Show

JCU Department of Art History and Studio Art is pleased to announce the Fall 2020 Student Art and Design Show, which will be showcased both in-person and virtually via Instagram on December 10, 11, 12.

Student Artist Giggs Kgole to be Featured in London’s Signature African Art Gallery

Student Artist Giggs Kgole to be Featured in London’s Signature African Art Gallery

JCU Art History student and artist Giggs Kgole has been selected as one of 13 African artists to be featured in the Say My Name exhibition, which will be held from October 27 to November 28, 2020, at the Signature African Art gallery in London.

John Cabot University Launches Minor in Art and Design

John Cabot University Launches Minor in Art and Design

John Cabot University is pleased to announce the launch of the Minor in Art and Design, beginning in Fall 2020.

Sighting and Finding: 4m2 Gallery Presents Fall Vernissage by Alessandro Vizzini

Sighting and Finding: 4m2 Gallery Presents Fall Vernissage by Alessandro Vizzini

John Cabot University’s 4m2 Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibit by artist Alessandro Vizzini, Sighting and Finding. 

Ghosts in the Pavement: Footfall and Pilgrimage by Artist Liz Rideal

Ghosts in the Pavement: Footfall and Pilgrimage by Artist Liz Rideal

On November 4, JCU welcomed Liz Rideal, Professor of Fine Art (Slade School of Fine Art, UCL), who discussed her latest project as well as the technical aspects of her practice combining abstract painting, photography, and digital print on fabric.

On Reflection: a Vanessa Somers Art Project

On Reflection: a Vanessa Somers Art Project

On Reflection is the largest art installation ever shown at John Cabot University. Encompassing all three campuses and including more than 30 individual paintings and drawings, as well as five site-specific installations, this ambitious and spectacular exhibition is a measure of the possibilities for art at John Cabot University.