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UH Fills Big Shoes with New Photo Professor

Keliy Anderson-Staley. Photo by Andrej Tur

Keliy Anderson-Staley. Photo by Andrej Tur

The University of Houston’s School of Art has finally hired someone to fill gap left by Suzanne Bloom when she retired last spring after 35 years. Keliy Anderson-Staley will join the School of Art as a tenure-track photography professor.

Assistant director of the School of Art Pat Deeves explained the search process to the Daily Cougar: “When you’re looking to hire, you look at the specialties in the faculty that you already have,” Deeves said. “We have great strengths in video art, and we wanted someone to compliment, to fill in with professor Bloom’s retirement.” Anderson-Staley certainly seems to fill that gap. While she works in a variety of media, including digital photography, she is best known for her tintype and ambrotype portraits and landscapes.

Anderson-Staley has an extensive international exhibition history, but Texans may remember seeing her 2011 solo show at John Cleary Gallery in Houston or her 2010 exhibition at Texas Woman’s University Art Gallery in Denton.

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