Assistant Professor, Photography
Office: SABN 110
Office Phone: 245-1692
Jessica Mallios’ photographs and video work examine how objects are seen—dislocating them, suspending their recognition for the viewer, and exploring the relationship between spectacle and artifice. Mallios was born in Austin, Texas, and holds an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and a BFA from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her most recent exhibitions include Photography Sees the Surface at Higher Pictures in NY (2015); Local Time at The Center for Ongoing Research & Projects (COR&P) in Columbus (2015); Sightings at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland (2014); and Sight lines at Artpace in San Antonio (2014). Mallios is currently Assistant Professor in the School of Art & Design at Texas State University and lives and works in Austin.
Associate Professor, Photography
Director, Borderland Collective
Office: SABN 111
Office Phone: 245-5568
Jason Reed is co-founder and director of Borderland Collective and Associate Professor of Photography at Texas State University. He has created gallery and public space exhibitions of collaborative work in Texas, Illinois, Arizona, Brooklyn, Washington, D.C. and Mexico City. His individual work has been exhibited at such places as Co-Lab Gallery in Austin, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Galerie Reinthaler in Vienna, Austria, Dallas Contemporary, and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin. Jason holds a BA in Geography from the University of Texas and an MFA in Photography from Illinois State University.
Laura Barth Turner
Office: SABN 117
Laura Barth Turner is an artist and photographer living and working in Austin, Texas. She was born and raised in Houston, TX, received her B.A. in Photography from Bard College in Annandale, NY, and her MFA from The University of Texas at Austin.
Growing up in a city like Houston, with its urban sprawl, intense heat, constant re-invention of itself, and lack of natural beauty (despite having much man-made beauty, in the form of art and architecture) made Laura highly sensitive to the way one’s surroundings - be it landscape, architecture, place or physical history- can affect the human spirit.
Her most recent project was shot on a three-week long road trip through the American Southwest, California, and Pacific Northwest - where she followed the path of unprecedented and massive wildfires. This circumstance allowed her to examine historically beautiful landscapes (and their photographic lineage) from an unfamiliar perspective. This ongoing project deals with a re-imagined romance of the western landscape, our changing climate, and man's relationship to both.
Office: SABN 116
I am a photographic artist living in San Antonio, Texas and teaching at Texas State University. After receiving my M.Ed from The George Washington University, I went on to earn a MFA from The Academy of Art University in photography. My work engages people's autonomy and representation while research interests and process concerns are in the poetics of universality, love, and portraiture's politics.
Photography Lab Manager
Office: SABN 118
Office Phone: 245-2243