BFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS:

2018 BFA Thesis Exhibitions:

The University of Oregon School of Art + Design is pleased to present the work of the 15 Bachelor of Fine Arts students who are finishing their degrees in 2018. Their thesis shows will span from April 30th to June 8th with 6 separate exhibitions changing weekly. These artists work in a variety of medias including sculpture, photography, painting, jewelry, ceramics, mixed media and installation based works. Please visit the shows during the open hours (Monday-Thursday 10AM -6PM and Friday 10 AM-3 PM) or join us for one of the receptions honoring these artists accomplishments each week from 5-6 PM on Thursday nights.

Fixed Tracts: April 30th – May 4th (reception May 3rd 5-6 PM)
Chase England
Samuel Snowden

Primary Polyethylene: May 7th – 11th (reception May 10th 5-6 PM)
Luna Sansone
Ariel Stach

Ephemera – May 14th – 18th (reception May 17th 5-6 PM)
Brieana George
Emily Sexton
Diya Wang

Hazey – May 21st – 25th (reception May 24th 5-6 PM)
Ross Doyle
Ariel Sanchez
Han Cao

Again and Again – May 29th – June 1st (reception May 31st 5-6 PM)
Michelle Ferguson
Arnold Sharp
Marisa Smith

Tangible – May June 4th – June 8th (reception May 31st 5-6 PM)
Phoenix Booth
Neva Gruver
Alex Nielson

2017 BFA THESIS EXHIBITIONS:

 

Natalie Justema. “touched”. graphite on ceramic. 2016.

The University of Oregon Department of Art is pleased to present the work of the 15 Bachelor of Fine Arts students who are finishing their degrees in 2017. Their thesis show exhibitions span from May 1st to June 1st with 5 separate shows consisting of 3 artists each. The featured artists work in a variety of medias including sculpture, photography, painting, jewelry, ceramics, mixed media and installation based works. Please visit the show during the open hours or join us for one of the receptions honoring these artists accomplishments from 5-7 PM on Thursday nights. 

 

HUMAN RESOURCES: May 1 – 5

Andrei Blaskowsky

Lucy Lyon

Abbie Lueken

 

SUSPENDED, DO NOTHING: May 8 – 12

Marley Melchiorre

Henry Feldman

Daniela Cardenas-Riumallo

 

PERPETUALLY MOIST: May 15-19

Cody Parks

Sean Cline

Jingjie Wang

 

IMPROVISATIONAL TECHNIQUES & COLOR: May 22-26

Danny Escalante

Mitchel Halvorsen

Melissa Curtis

 

TENUOUS THREADS: May 30th – June 1st

Natalie Justema

Kameron McBride

Tanner Milhulke

 

BFA 2017 June 7th-21st

Andrei Blaskowsky

Daniela Cardenas-Riumallo

Sean Cline

Melissa Curtis

Danny Escalante

Henry Feldman

Mitchel Halvorsen

Natalie Justema

Lucy Lyon

Abbie Lueken

Kameron McBride

Marley Melchiorre

Tanner Milhulke

Cody Parks

Jingjie Wang

 

2016 BFA THESIS exhibitions:

DANI_LOPEZ

Dani Lopez. “don’t tell me to change my spots”. 48 x 59 in. mesh, spray paint, embroidery thread. 2015.

 

The University of Oregon Department of Art is pleased to present the work of the 12 Bachelor of Fine Arts students who are finishing their degrees in 2016. Their thesis show exhibitions span from May 2nd to May 26th with 4 separate shows consisting of 3 artists each. The featured artists work in a variety of medias including sculpture, photography, painting, jewelry, ceramics, mixed media and installation based works. Please visit the show during the open hours of the gallery or join us for one of the receptions honoring these artists accomplishments from 5-7 PM on Thursday nights.

 

May 2 – 6: Disparate Cultures

Gabriel Bleuwater

Danielle Lopez

Chester Malinow

 

May 5th, 6th, and 7th at 5 PM: Everything You Imagine is Real (performance)

A play by BFA Derek Chesnut at the Pocket Theater Playhouse in Villard Hall on the University of Oregon Campus.

 

May 9 – 13: Everything You Imagine is Real

Derek Chesnut

Claire Christy

Xiaoyu Zheng

 

May 16-20: To Remain

Lauren Boles

Zack Breitbach

Diana Patin

 

May 23-26: Nonfiction

Indigo Vance Eyebright

Yibo Liu

XinXin Wang

June 2-15: I Stay to the End

“I Stay to the End” features the art of the graduating students of University of Oregon’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Representing a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, fibers, printmaking, photography, metalsmithing and jewelry, the artworks exhibited represent the artists’ accomplishments, while marking a beginning of continued artistic evolution. The phrase “I Stay to the End” is the literal translation of permaneo, the Latin root of permanence. The exhibition actually destabilizes the idea of permanence, not only because the artworks are temporarily installed, but also because the artists will soon be leaving the university, seeking out new ways to stay. Nonetheless, “I Stay to the End” alludes to the staying power of the lessons these artists have learned so far, and that they will carry to the end.

On view at LaVerne Krause Gallery, June 2 through June 15, 2016
Opening Reception June 2, 5-7pm

Download/View the Exhibition Catalog HERE!

BFA Students
Gabriel Bleuwater – Printmaking, Lauren Boles – Painting, Zack Breitbach – Sculpture, Derek Chesnut – Sculpture, Claire Christy – Painting, Indigo Vance Eyebright – Painting, Yibo Liu – Sculpture, Dani Lopez – Fibers, Chester Malinow – Painting, Diana Patin – Photography, Xinxin Wang – Jewelry + Metalsmithing, Messa Zheng – Jewelry + Metalsmithing.

The exhibition is curated by students in Dr. Jenny Lin’s “Curating Contemporary Art” course – Jacob Armas, Gabriel Bleuwater, Tawnni Brandon, Zack Breitbach, Izzy Cho, Katelyn Giessinger, Sloane Kochman, Lisa Maier, Mason Moorman, and Chanin Santiago, and is made possible with generous support from University of Oregon’s Departments of Art and the History of Art and Architecture.