Tady, Lorraine

Clinical Associate Professor

Office:  ATC 3.911

Areas of Specialization:  Design, Color, Painting, Drawing.

Education: MFA, Painting, Southern Methodist University, 1991
BFA, Painting, Wright State University, Ohio, 1989
Yale University, Norfolk Summer School of Art and Music, Art Fellowship, 1988

Lorraine Tady teaches in the Arts and Humanities and ATEC programs with Design, Painting Foundations, and Intermediate Painting. She works with the other art faculty to exhibit the Fall Student Show and the Spring Student Invitational. Tady curated and provided the catalog essay for her multi-media exhibitions of local and national artists in "Alchemy or Change" (Fall 2008) and "Catalyst" (Spring 2010) in the Visual Arts Gallery. She will present "Color System, Color Strategy" in Fall 2010.

Tady's role as an Artist is intertwined and seminal to her teaching. She continues to explore her own studio interests and continues to exhibit and seek out new opportunities. Tady spent 10 days exploring Paris in March 2008, culminating in a new "Paris Drawings" series and the empirical experiences generated new sculptures and paintings. She also spent two trips in NYC preparing for her Jan 2009 exhibition, researching the Morandi show, studying new contemporary art, and renewing contacts. In 2009, she has another exhibition in NY and she hopes to travel to Rome, Florence and Athens.

Her current position at UT Dallas follows full-time visiting positions at Southern Methodist University (2000-2003), Baylor University, Waco, TX (Spring 2004), and University of Dallas, Irving, TX (2005-2006). Following a fellowship from Yale University, Tady attended the Yale Norfolk Summer School of Music and Art (1988), and received an MFA at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (1991).

Her dedication to research and practice as an artist is evident in her professional exhibition activity (1987 to the present) both in Texas and in a variety of national art spaces (including New York, NY, Washington, DC, Seattle, WA, and Cleveland, OH.) Tady has been represented by the Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX, since 1994, and received The Kimbrough Award, Dallas Museum of Art (1993). She was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation 2006 Painters and Sculptors Grant (NYC), the 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize (Jones Center, Contemporary Art for Texas), and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant (2010).