Kimberly D. Iles Scholarship Awards – 2022
Ten undergraduate students in art history, cinema studies, graphic design, and studio art received the 2022 Kimberly D. Iles Art Scholarships in recognition of their excellent work. Selected by faculty nominations, these students represent each area of study in the School of Art and the School of Design from the College of Architecture. Award winners are:
Oralia Acosta, Sculpture
Chloe Baker, TBA Art
Chloe Hux, Printmaking
Jua Im, Graphic Design
Jackson Jalomo, Drawing
Adam Kreider, Photography
Emma Loy, Painting
Aya Rutherford, Art History
Jessica Taylor, Graphic Design
Emmersen Waugh, Cinema Studies
The event took place on Wednesday September 21, at the UT Art and Architecture Building, Room 109, at 5:30 pm. School of Art Director Christopher McNulty and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Theresa Lee made congratulatory remarks prior to student presentations.
As part of the Iles Scholarship awards ceremony, each student artist presented a brief talk about their work. Students, families, friends of the School of Art, faculty, staff and other students attended this celebration of student excellence either in person or via zoom.
Kimberly D. Iles
Kimberly D. Iles was known for her vivacity, generosity of spirit, and passion for the arts. She graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1990, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. As a graphic designer, she poured her talent and energy into her work for clients ranging from Oak Ridge National Laboratories to the White House tech corps, and started her own very successful design firm, Ilesnet Design. She designed a web-based textbook – the first of its kind – for the Computational Science Education Project, a K-12 educational program to teach the principles of high-performance computing. She later transitioned into a full-time career in fine art, exhibiting her paintings and photographs in juried shows around the world.
Iles and her husband, Dr. James J. Hack, established the Kimberly D. Iles Art Scholarship Endowment in 2015. The endowment supports multiple scholarships awarded annually to undergraduate students in the School of Art. The awardees must have successfully completed a portfolio review, demonstrate a high level of academic performance, and must be residents of Tennessee; financial need may be taken into consideration. To date, 60 students have received scholarships totaling $125,000.
Iles’ legacy lives on in the work of current UT students.
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