Jason Stout, associate professor of art, will present the University of Tennessee at Martin’s annual Phi Kappa Phi Muriel Tomlinson Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m., Feb. 5, in the Boling University Center’s Watkins Auditorium.
Stout will discuss a select history of paintings and pictures associated with his artistic works involving the Post Modern Age. His art focuses on formal and figurative abstraction with themes such as power, history and identity portrayed through elements of Southern culture. His work has been showcased in private and public collections at the University of West Georgia, Jacksonville State University and UT Martin, among others. He has been featured in more than 40 exhibitions within the last three years, including three solo shows and seven national exhibition catalogs. Stout is represented by REM Gallery in San Antonio, Texas, and Circuitous Succession Gallery in Memphis.
Stout holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UT Martin and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is the recipient of the 2015-16 Texas Art Education Association Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award and the 2016 Best of Show Award for the Art of the South exhibition.
Phi Kappa Phi is a national honors society whose mission is to recognize and encourage superior scholarship and integrity in all academic disciplines. The organization aims to “Let the love of learning rule humanity.” Phi Kappa Phi Chapter 127 was founded on the UT Martin campus in 1971 and hosts the Muriel Tomlinson Memorial Lecture each spring. For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, contact Dr. Chris Hill, chapter president, at 731-881-7292.
For more information about the lecture, contact Stout at 731-881-3402.