The Art Galleries (TAG) at Austin Community College District hosts a bold, new summer exhibition featuring art created by four ACC Studio Art students. Visceral and Vibrant: Artworks by Deborah Gruber, Stacia Lake, Yen-Yu Lien, and Diana Sexton will be on view at the Highland Campus Gallery 2000 (Rm. 2.2450) through Friday, July 28. 

The exhibition features large-scale paintings, ceramics, and mixed-media sculptures. Recommended by faculty, the student artists selected for the exhibit have established artistic styles that explore visceral and vibrant subject matter through the use of scale, color, and textures.

The four artists are:

  • Deborah J. Gruber, a visual artist. She leans into sculpture and 3D art. Her artwork has been included in juried shows and galleries since 2019.
  • Anastacia (Stacia) Lake, an artist specializing in 3D art and sculpture. She co-founded ACC’s 3D Art Club and has received accolades in multiple student art exhibitions at ACC, including second place in Digital Media, Best in Show, third place in Sculpture, and the Chancellor’s Award.
  • Yen-Yu (Yen) Lien, a Taiwanese-born artist. She holds an Associate degree in Graphic Design from ACC and has a background in international trade business. Her ceramic artworks have been nominated for various awards, including the 2023 Texas Association of Schools of Art Artovation and the League for Innovation International Student Art. 
  • Diana Sexton, a multimedia artist. In addition to her work in traditional media, Diana is a published author, and co-founder and co-director of an award-winning film collective. She recently graduated with an associate degree in Studio Art from ACC, and she is now pursuing her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Texas State University.

Read their full bios and learn more about the exhibition on the TAG website