Art of the Athlete IV

October 14, 2015 to January 24, 2016

Art of the Athlete is a museum education program that provides engagement for UO student-athletes through the visual arts and service to children with disabilities. This past summer, 15 student-athletes enrolled in a studio workshop taught by JSMA director of education Lisa Abia-Smith and teaching artist Katie Gillard. Over the course of four weeks, the students learning diverse art techniques, including painting, mixed media sculpture, and photo transfer. They studied the work of contemporary portrait painter Kehinde Wiley and created their own version of a “Wiley-inspired” self-portrait, placing themselves in a classical pose or one found in their individual sports. 

This year’s exhibition features the work of the following student athletes: Casey Benson; men’s basketball; Jordan Bell, men’s basketball; Dwayne Benjamin, men’s basketball; DeForest Buckner, football; Megan Conder, women’s golf; Tyrell Crosby, football; Tony Brooks-James, football; Jalen Jelks, football; Jordyn Fox, acro and tumbling; Janita Iamaleava, women’s basketball; Glen Ihenacho, football; Canton Kaumatule, football; Haniteli Lousi, football; Austin Maloata, football; Tui Talia, football; and Kira Wagoner, women’s soccer.

Art of the Athlete IV is sponsored by the UO Arts and Administration Program and UO Athletics.