Center Space Project (CSP) is a student-run curatorial collective that works in conjunction with the Visual Arts Center and provides opportunities to UT students interested in participating in a larger artistic community. The organization fosters dialogue between undergraduate and graduate students as well as art professionals outside of the University. Members contribute their unique interests and skills to the collaborative production of exhibitions and events in Austin.
What We Do
The group organizes several activities each semester:
- Three annual exhibitions in the VAC’s Center Space Gallery
- Curatorial and critical writing workshops
- An annual undergraduate exhibition in the FAB Gallery
- Visits to local galleries and museums
- Studio visits with local artists and UT graduate students
- Travel to arts locations throughout Texas, including biannual trips to volunteer at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa
Logan Larsen, Director
Brooke Johnson, Curator
Celia Shaheen, Curator (studying abroad Fall 2018)
Haley Hill, Programming + Events Coordinator
Angelique Rosales Salgado, Communications Coordinator
Jaelynn Walls, Member Engagement Coordinator
Center Space Project draws its members from across the UT campus community. The organization welcomes current UT students (undergraduate and graduate) from all departments. Membership is free and provides a wide range of opportunities through professional and social events.
About the Officers
Logan Larsen currently serves as Director for CSP and deals with general operational duties of the organization, including facilitating communication with the VAC and other entities within the department. He is a third year BFA Studio Art and BA Art History double major. Larsen’s art practice is centered on printmaking and printed matter as a way to look at the frameworks of libraries and archives and their relationship to art and objects. He is currently also a Riso Fellow in the Printmaking Department and a Docent for the UT Landmarks Collection.
Brooke Johnson currently serves as Curator for CSP and facilitates communication and additional events with the artists selected to be exhibited in the Center Space Gallery and also writes grants for CSP exhibitions. She is a fourth year BFA Studio Art and BA Art History double major and is also pursuing a BD Certificate in Museum Studies. Johnson’s art practice focuses on photography and new media installation while her research explores themes of ecology and strange science in order relate and distance humans from their environment. She is currently an active member of MASS Gallery in Austin, TX.
Haley Hill currently serves as Programming/Events Coordinator for CSP and develops general member programming, including workshops, semester socials, fundraising events and bi-annual trips to Marfa. Haley is a fourth year BFA in Studio Art major and is expected to graduate in May 2019. She is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on photography and installation sculpture. Her work often incorporates food, reimagined landscapes, and her awareness of food waste. Haley is also currently an intern at Art Start Art in Austin, TX.
Angelique Rosales Salgado Rosales Salgado currently serves as Communications Coordinator for CSP and oversees CSP’s social platforms, including documentation of programming/events, studio visits and press releases. She is a fourth year BA Art History major pursuing two minors in French and Women/Gender Studies as well as a BD certificate in Museum Studies. Her studies focus on contemporary Latin-American Art by women and queer artists working in mediums such as performance, sculptural installation, video and print/photography. Her research interests extend to Institutional Critique and artist-run spaces. Angelique is also developing a conceptual CSP critical studies/art criticism writing platform.
Jaelynn Walls currently serves as Member Engagement Coordinator for CSP and executes education programming for general members, including student outreach commissions and weekly meetings. Walls is a second year BA Art History and Plan II Honors double major pursuing a minor in French. Her curatorial practice revolves around varying notions of identity-based diaspora and border crossing in contemporary American art. She is currently curating One for Us, a show exploring the artistic identities of Texas women of color across several mediums. Walls is also the 2018-2019 Plan II Education Intern at The Blanton Museum of Art.