Exhibitions Supervised

 

 
 
2018-fac-bi.jpg

2018 Faculty Biennial

January 16 - February 11, 2018

The 2018 Faculty Biennial presents work reflecting a diverse range of studio practices by 33 faculty and staff in the School of Art and the Program in Arts Technology. The artists in the exhibition represent the areas of Studio Art, Graphic Design, Art Education, and Arts Technology. Featuring painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, video, animation, ceramics, glass, wood, metals, sculpture, and graphic design, the exhibition will also include two faculty collaborations, a sound installation, and a multimedia window installation.

 
2017-Cousins-NEW.jpg

Amy Cousins: You Will Never Have the Comfort of Our Silence Again

August 18 – October 8, 2017

Amy Cousins’ large-scale sculptures and installations are based on her research into rare protest ephemera, out-of-print feminist newspapers, and first-person accounts of radical queer histories. From the Lesbian Feminist Declaration of 1976 to the Gay Liberation Dances that emerged across the U.S. in the 1970s, Cousins reimagines these remarkable yet poorly documented events and reveals captivating examples of inventiveness in queer protest. Her sculptural reinterpretations are produced with a range of processes and materials: wall hung appliqué textile figures, text made from shag fabric, a ten-foot-tall papier-mâché puppet, and an off-kilter tufted patent leather vinyl vitrine—complete with kinky lavender fur—to name a few.

 
2017-MFA_BI_NEW_960_640.jpg

2017 MFA Biennial

January 14 – February 12, 2017

The 2017 MFA Biennial presents the work of seventeen students currently enrolled in the School of Art’s Master’s of Fine Arts program at Illinois State University. These artists are at various points in the three-year program that is dedicated to helping them “develop a mature body of work by exploring the relationship between active studio practice and rigorous intellectual inquiry.” Their artwork dynamically engages the mediums of painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, glass, ceramics, sound installation, sculpture, and performance.

 
Screen Shot 2017-12-29 at 11.48.47 AM.png

Marc Making: Artists of Marcfirst

June 2 - August 9, 2017

Marc Making: Artists of Marcfirst features a variety of artwork by creative individuals from Marcfirst, a local agency dedicated to supporting adults with developmental disabilities. During the past four months, University Galleries and Marcfirst’s “Marc Making” program have partnered to afford these artists an opportunity to create paintings, drawings, collages, and small sculptures through workshops held on Saturdays among the gallery’s rotating exhibitions. Though the individuals have varying experiences making art, the Marc Making program aims to, as Arts Coordinator Iga Puchalska states, “create an inclusive and creative environment of collaboration through supporting individuals’ self-expression while participating in the Bloomington-Normal fine arts community and beyond.”

 
2016-faculty-biennial.jpg

2016 Faculty Biennial

January 16 - February 11, 2016

The 2016 Faculty Biennial presents work reflecting a diverse range of studio practices by 33 faculty and staff in the School of Art and the Program in Arts Technology. The artists in the exhibition represent the areas of Studio Art, Graphic Design, Art Education, and Arts Technology. Featuring painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, video, animation, ceramics, glass, wood, metals, sculpture, and graphic design, the exhibition will also include two faculty collaborations, a sound installation, and a multimedia window installation.