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Spring BFA Graduating Exhibition 

May 2 – 10
Reception: Thursday, May 2, 5 – 7pm

The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design Gallery is pleased to present the Spring 2019 BFA exhibition, May 2 – 10. The exhibition features works by BFA students in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and textiles. For some of the students the show is their first public presentation. The reception on Thursday, May 2, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Participating artists:
Kedamawit Atsbeha
McKenzie Blair-Griffith
Maria Bruckman
Hannah Burton
Emily Casazza
Troy Cobucci
Laura Daegling
Malcom Decosta
Christina Delgado
Olivia Dirickson
Trinh Do
Laura Dubose
Kyle Duncker Kastick
Tenita Edwards
Malique Faulks
Erika Gauvin
Katherine Greene
Amber Grier
Jordan Grubb
Heather Hendrix
Dakota Henry
Clay Jones
Shumirra Jones
Kory Jordan
Suk Young Lee
Andrew Lingrell
Taylor Manigoult
Nicolas Marulanda
Yari Mena
Madia Menlee
Natalia Montoya
Adisen Morten
Chanan Myers
Nicole Osborne
Saraa Santamaria
Yuvella Sinalin
Tony Smart
Jessica Vass
Alexis Winfrey
Breontae Williams

About Undergraduate Study:
The Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design is committed to providing a well-rounded and challenging educational experience in the visual arts. Under the direction of accomplished artists and scholars, students are able to pursue their goals in: Art Education, Art History, Drawing, Painting and Printmaking, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Textiles and 3D Studies (Ceramics and Sculpture).

All of our programs share the common objectives of engaging, stimulating and equipping our students to become articulate and critically aware artists, educators, designers and scholars. Through work in a variety of media, the curriculum is structured to provide a rich and professional experience in the visual arts with access to the resources of a large, urban university. This combination enables students to graduate from our degree programs with the variety of skills necessary to pursue graduate study or a career in the arts.


“MaDora Frey: Lightspace,” curated by Cynthia Farnell 


“A Facsimile of Events,”curated by Jesse Penridge

Opening September 26

The Welch School Galleries will be closed over the summer for facilities maintenance. We will reopen on September 26 with Madora Frey: Stargaze, curated by Welch School Gallery Director Cynthia Farnell,  and  A Facsimile of Events, conceived by New York-based curator Jesse Penridge. The pair of exhibitions are in dialogue about the human relationship with nature from historical and contemporary artistic perspectives. The exhibitions will be on view September 26  – November 15, with a reception to be announced. The exhibitions and associated programs are all free and open to the public.

MaDora FreyStargaze, features a series of neon, wood and glass sculptures in which the artist contemplates how environment psychologically impacts and determines one’s emotional orientation. The hectic city where she currently lives and the rugged, rural terrain of her childhood home, act as influences of the work. At the nexus of these environments lies an in-between third space, which is occupied by the sense of inhabiting two places at once, without quite feeling present in either.

Curator Jesse Penridge writes that  A Facsimile of Events draws upon the deep history of human intervention in the landscape to give context to and compliment the history of 20th century Land Art.”  With works by Nancy Holt, Robert Smithson, Ana Mendieta, Dennis Oppenheim, Superstudio and others, the exhibition “will explore the work of key 20th century Land artists, their predecessors, their progeny and the various ways that we employ the environment to our own end.”