Art in Welty

COLUMBUS, Miss- Mississippi University for Women President Nora Miller has selected senior art student Myles Moyé’s artwork to be on display throughout the summer on the third floor of Welty Hall.

Every year, the university president visits the Annual Juried Student Exhibition at the MUW Galleries to select students’ artwork.  The winners of the President’s Exhibition Award are given the opportunity to have a solo exhibition in Welty Hall outside the president’s office.  This year’s recipients are Moyé, Sarah Robertson and Dominique Wells. 

“In my paintings, I want to convey a stream of consciousness to evoke everyday thought patterns. I create “push-pull” effects to represent childhood memories as well as acknowledgements of my present and speculations about my future. I accomplish this through gestural brushwork creating both abstract and object-based images, using painting and screen-printing techniques. This combination of abstraction and objectivity creates a dimensional setting for these different levels of thoughts,” said Moyé.

The Liberty, Alabama, native’s first entry into artmaking was through drawing. He started at a young age, drawing superheroes inspired by Western and Japanese animation. After high school, Moyé enrolled at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, where he initially pursued a degree in communications. He later changed his major to studio art with an emphasis in painting and printmaking. He eventually transferred to The W to finish his BFA degree in studio art, this time with an emphasis in painting and drawing. Moyé plans to graduate December 2022.

Dominique’s work will be featured in the early fall, and Robertson’s work will be on display over the winter.

May 26, 2022