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School of Art & Art History

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Past Exhibitions

Spring 2022 Exhibitions

BFA Thesis Exhibition: This Time Tomorrow
April 18th-29th, 2022, open Mon-Thurs from 11am-3pm in The Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery

The School of Art & Art History presents the BFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring our graduating BFA class of Spring 2022. The exhibition will feature a variety of different mediums and subject matter.

45th Annual Juried Student Exhibition
April 1st - 7th, 2022, M-Th from 11am-3pm in The Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery

The School of Art & Art History presents the 45th Annual Juried Student Exhibition featuring student submitted works in various mediums that will be juried for scholarship prizes. Prizes will be announced on Friday, April 1 at the Annual ArtHouse event at 7pm and the gallery will open at 8pm after the announcements.

Video Exhibition
February 28th - March 10th M-Th 11am-3pm in the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery

The School of Art & Art History presents a student exhibition of video based works exploring various themes.

Fall 2021 Exhibitions

Gallery view of the inside.

Material Minds Immaterial Bodies
November 19 - December 2nd in the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery 11am-3pm

The USF School of Art & Art History presents the Fall 2021 BFA Thesis Exhibition: Material Minds Immaterial Bodies, featuring artists: Makayla Lindsay, Lilith Graham, Robert Horne, Josh Konruff, Faith Lakey, Braendi Pursell, Christie Scott, & Chris Sellers. The exhibition will feature a variety of different mediums and subject matter.

Gallery hours are M-Th from 11am-3pm. A reception will be held November 19th at 7pm.

Goodbye Before We Go
November 1st - 10th 

Goodbye Before We Go is an art exhibition featuring Kai Holyoke, Alicia Watkinson and Nika Zaytseva. The artists will be exploring the duality of the internal and external with regard to the body- both as an autonomous subject and in relation to its surroundings. This collection of works will be tied together through various extended media, predominantly performance, sound and installation.

October 11th - October 21st 

Acquaintance is an art exhibition featuring a curated survey of works from first year graduate students presented by the USF School of Art & Art History.

A Landscape Without Walls // Bracing Art Below the Navel 
September 20th - 30th

The School of Art & Art History presents a double exhibition at the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery. In A Landscape Without Walls, Logan Wolfe uses performance, video and projections to create a space where the viewer can begin to engage with the artworks through their bodily perception.

In Bracing Art Below the Navel, Nicole Thomas uses photography and video to explore a deeper understanding of sexual energy and self exploration.

Gallery hours are M-Th from 11am-3pm. A reception will be held September 24th at 7pm.

Clash of the titans poster with text over Greek figure

Studio Faculty Exhibition 2021
August 30 - September 9

The School of Art & Art History presents Studio Faculty Exhibition 2021, featuring various art mediums from our studio faculty at the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery. A reception will be held September 3rd at 7:00pm. Gallery hours are M-Th 11am-3pm.

Spring 2021 Exhibitions

Thank You in Advance, BFA Thesis Exhibition II
April 5 - 8
The second week will include the following artists: Cassie Jacobsen, Thomas Reynolds, Zavier Clark, Carley Schafer, Dianabel Trujillo, Amy Joy Squillace, Claire Barger, Charlotte Snead, Carys Stogdill, Andrea White, Samuel McCormick, Sydney Kaye, Ashley Rivers, and Zachary Edmonds. USF Students, faculty and staff only permitted in the gallery at this time.

Thank You in Advance, BFA Thesis Exhibition I
March 22 - 25

The Spring 2021 BFA Thesis Exhibition, Thank You in Advance, is a two-part exhibition. The first week will include the following artists: Celina Alvarez, Sabrina Caligiuri, Mel Martinez, Jennifer Thompson, Daniel Luther Hart, Ryan Borzoie, Sean Mcguirk, Paul Kester, Navya Johri, Margherita Tibaldo, B. A. Wikoff, Andrew Exposito, Julia Heinke, Dakota Gilson.

Triangular house

Flock House
February 22 - March 11

Flock House Tampa models partnerships between the university and the larger community in the time of coronavirus, when the need to bring people together through art and projects centered around environmental care has great urgency. The sculpture is createdin collaboration with The USF School of Art & Art History, undergraduate interns, and the youth of Community Stepping Stones in Sulphur Springs.

A breathing mask floats behind white text on a black background.

Figures in Quarantine
February 1 - 11

Figures in Quarantine stands as a model for the sources and inspirations that students have
used to represent the human figure during forced social isolation. Through a range of two and
three-dimensional media, small and large-scale artworks, and executed by MFA and BFA
students at USF, this exhibition embodies the livelihood, emotions, and experiences artists have
while working and living amidst a pandemic era.

"Ritual Natural Virtual III" in white text over black sand

Ritual/Natural/Virtual 3
January 11 - 21

Ritual/Natural/Virtual 3: Through repetitive mark-making, meditative construction, vivid, sensual imagery, and repurposed high tech equipment, Luke Myers, Molly Duff and Willow Wells continue to examine the intersection of the ancient and the ultramo

Dark grey poster with "Absentee Authority" in white.

Absentee Authority
January 11 - 21

Absentee Authority references the point where "deconstructive analyses and identity politics" converge. The work of Laura Perez Insua, JD Hardy, Lisa McCarthy, Tatiana Mesa Pajan, and Carola Miles illuminates this paradox. Using line, color, light and metal to navigate the place where trauma can be present with an absent subject. Or where the subject returns to the scene of a vacant trauma.

Fall 2020 Exhibitions

Impermanence // Paradoxical
Sep 19 - Oct 1

Impermanence // Paradoxical is a double feature of 2 separate exhibitions that will be held simultaneously in the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery. Impermanence remarks on the current state of the world and how the artists wrestle with change and a lack of control. In Paradoxical, the artists share their connection to the earth and nature by exploiting what binds them. Both exhibitions will primarily feature undergraduate students using a multitude of mediums.

Birth in Reverse
Oct 12 - 22

Birth in Reverse is an exhibition that focuses on the body and the built environment. Through various media, the exhibit displays the friction between strict geometries and squishy, moving forms. With increased surveillance continuing to puncture holes into supposedly clear barriers between private and public, and the recent collapse in belief by some in institutions writ-large, including universities and the media, we must decide which ideas to cultivate and which to dispose of. The work in the exhibit hopes to hash this out.

Essentially, Birth in Reverse is an exhibit about haunted houses: our bodies, our homes, our studios, our institutions, and more pointedly, our ideas about freedom, privacy, and cooperation.

BFA Thesis Exhibition: OUT OF STOCK
Nov 9-19

The School of Art & Art History presents the Fall 2020 BFA Thesis Exhibition: OUT OF STOCK. The exhibition will feature artwork in various mediums created by the undergraduate class of fall 2020.

Spring 2020 Exhibitions

Food Fight / Deconstructing The(monstrosity) of the Other
Exhibition: 01/21/20—01/30/20
Reception: 01/24/20

The Stone Garden / Subtlety: A User’s Manual
Exhibition: 02/10/20—02/20/20
Reception: 02/14/20

In Arms Reach
Exhibition: 03/02/20—03/12/20
Reception: 03/06/20

44th Juried Exhibition
Exhibition: 04/03/20—04/09/20
Reception: 04/03/20 (ARTHOUSE)

BFA Thesis Exhibition
Exhibition 1: 04/17/20—04/23/20
Reception 1: 04/17/20

Exhibition 2: 05/01/20—05/07/20
Reception 2: 05/01/20

Fall 2019 Exhibitions

Arroz con Frijoles
Sep 9 – 19 
Reception: Sep 13 at 7:00 pm

Arroz con Frijoles/ Rice with Beans focuses on the various aspects of what it means to be Hispanic today and what it's meant in our past. Six multidisciplinary artists of different Hispanic descendance explore their cultural identities in relation to modernity. Touching on themes of nostalgia, stereotypes, machismo, politics, and childhood memories, the artists aim to create an interactive phenomenological experience in which cocina criolla is the heart and center of the gallery.

Rumble + Ritual/Natural/Virtual
Sep 30 – Oct 10
Reception: Oct 4 at 7:00 pm

Rumble + Ritual/Natural/Virtual is a joint exhibition by graduate students from the School of Art & Art History. Rumble is a multidisciplinary exhibition focusing on devastation and acts of violence, with the artists reflecting on specific brutal acts or on the notion of violence itself. The exhibition seeks to highlight violent moments, which we all experience in many ways, in order to emphasize the commonality between us. Ritual/ Natural/ Virtual presents issues of the Anthropocene, painting in a post-analog world, and uncanny horror through a dark lens while reconciling the ancient with the ultramodern.

Night Swim + Yeehaw
Oct 21 – Oct 31
Reception: Oct 25 at 7:00 pm

Night Swim + Yeehaw is a joint exhibition by students from the School of Art & Art History. Night Swim explores the mysteries and wonders of the dark and the imaginary spaces found in the night using a mix of painting and sculpture juxtaposed with light and sound. Yeehaw consists of interactive large scale sculptures meant to elicit joy and spark the viewer's curiosity.

BFA Thesis Exhibition: Breathing Space
Reception: Nov 15 at 7:00 pm
Nov 18 – Dec 5

The School of Art & Art History presents the BFA Thesis Exhibition featuring our graduating class of Fall 2019. The exhibition features various media.

Spring 2019 Exhibitions

Beaches, Work, Swimmers and the Night
Jan 14 – Jan 24
Reception: Jan 18 at 7:00 pm

Beaches, Work, Swimmers and the Night is an exhibition featuring paintings by graduate student Ian Wilson. His abstract, figurative works reference the sublime as well as activities from the artist's every
day life.

Thirst Splitter
Jan 14 – Jan 24
Reception: Jan 18 at 7 pm

Thirst Splitter is an exhibition by graduate students, Jason Pinckard and Kyle Timberman. The theme revolves around their shared visceral attraction to and use of the castoff, undesired, man-made refuse in our every day environment. Using collected found materials, the artists push their surfaces, textures, forms and colors to disrupt their normative associations and transform them into layered, evocative experiences.

Discount Crickets
Feb 4 – Feb 14

Discount Crickets is an exhibition inspired by the visual culture of pet stores. Featured artists include Leonidas Dezes, Nadia Ivanova, Ashley Lester, Maxwell Parker and Jonathan Talit. Through the presentation of sculptures, original audio compositions, and video work, Discount Crickets harnesses this overlooked environment as source material rich with resonance. The artists in this show experience the casual camp of pet stores, like all encounters with the mundane, as an opportunity for heartfelt, revelatory moments and just cheap fun.

Tectonics, Art & Architecture
Feb 25 – Mar 7

Tectonics, Art & Architecture features artwork by both graduate and undergraduate students exploring the concept of tectonics as defined in the architectural context, but interpreted through art experimental exercises and formal investigations.

43rd Annual Student Juried Exhibition
Mar 29 – Apr 11

The 43rd Annual Student Juried Exhibition shows artwork from students across the USF Tampa campus in various mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, digital art and mixed media. An opening reception will be held during our annual Arthouse event on March 29, 2018 at 7pm.

Future Relics: BFA Thesis Exhibition
Apr 22 – May 2
Opening reception: Apr 19 at 7 pm
Closing reception: May 2 at 7 pm

Come check out the amazing artwork made by graduating BFA studio art students for their thesis exhibition. Celebrate with them at the opening and closing receptions! This year's exhibition is split into two parts: Week 1 and week 2 will each feature a different group of artists.


Fall 2018 Exhibitions

2D Faculty Exhibition

Exhibition: 8/20/18 – 8/30/18
Reception: Friday 8/24/18, 7 pm

The 2D Faculty Exhibition will include many works by USF Faculty members in painting, printmaking and photography.

There From Here

Exhibition: 9/10/18 – 9/20/18
Reception: Friday, 9/14/18, 7 pm

There From Here is an exhibition curated by graduate student, Jason Pinckard, featuring artwork by a combination of graduate and undergraduate USF art students. The theme revolves around the idea of “‘place”’ and how it has affected their students’ artistic endeavors.

with subtitles & Lieaving

Exhibition: 10/1/18 – 10/11/18
Reception: Friday, 10/5/18, 7 pm

with subtitles & Lieaving is a double feature showing two exhibitions simultaneously. “with subtitles” includes a group of artists exploring their responses to different philosophies and how it relates to their art. “Lieaving” explores human interactions with natural and built spaces, the constant pursuit of better living conditions and sometimes – the necessity to leave.

Where Are They Now?

Exhibition: 10/22/18 – 11/1/18
Reception: Friday, 10/26/18, 7 pm

Where Are They Now? Is a reunion exhibition curated by Vince Kral which that will include various works from artists who graduated from USF and updates on their lives and work over the past decade.

With/Out BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition

Exhibition: 11/16/18 – 12/6/18
Reception: Friday, 11/16/18, 7 pm

The School of Art & Art History presents the BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition, featuring our graduating BFA class of Fall 2018. The exhibition will show various artworks including painting, sculpture, digital art and photography.


Spring 2018 Exhibitions

Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Reflections in East Asia

Exhibition: 1/17/18 – 2/1/18

Beyond Tradition: Contemporary Reflections in East Asia is a group exhibition presenting works in various media (ranging from Chinese paper-cutting to digital projection mapping) by eight contemporary East Asian artists who interpret traditional methods in innovative ways. Beyond Tradition reconsiders long-established Asian techniques and styles that have taken a backseat to contemporary East Asian art, partly due to their being viewed as antithetical to Modernism. Traditional Asian art within the regions has struggled against the influx of technology in art and the dominance of Western art techniques. Many avant-garde artists in East Asia vowed to reject the traditional styles by adopting radically new forms and media. On the other hand, traditional art still thrives in East Asia, particularly in Mainland China where an enormous number of ink painters and calligraphers and even western-style experimental painters tend to incorporate to varying degrees traditional images, materials, and techniques. For some Asian artists who live in the West, including those participating in this exhibition, Asian traditional methods have become strategies by which to express their Eastern identities as well as a way to fight against modern Western commercial culture. In Beyond Tradition, practitioners from China, Japan, Korea present work that moves either towards or against traditional Asian art techniques, and in some cases, manages to do both at the same time.

42nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Exhibition: 3/30/18 - 4/12/18

The 42nd Annual Juried Student Exhibition features the year's most outstanding artwork by students of the USF School of Art & Art History, as selected by a guest juror. Award announcements take place on March 30 at 7 pm in front of the USF Contemporary Art Museum, followed by a reception concurrent with ArtHouse.

25 Cents Per Play :: BFA Thesis Exhibition

Exhibition: 4/23/18 - 5/3/18

The School of Art and Art History presents the BFA Thesis Exhibition: 25¢ Per Play featuring the graduating BFA class of 2018. The exhibition will feature various mediums including video, painting, sculpture, and photography. A reception will be held Friday, April 27 7-9pm at the Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.


Fall 2017 Exhibitions

Art Exhibition by USF School of Art & Art History Faculty

Exhibition: 8/21/17 - 9/14/17

An exhibition of art work by its faculty members in the new Carolyn M. Wilson Gallery.

Graduate Students Exhibition

Exhibition: 10/30/17 - 11/16/17

Art exhibition by MFA Studio art students Pat Blocher, Gloria Cern, Kim Turner-Smith, Zakriya Rabani, and Laura Kim Meckling.

BFA Thesis Art Exhibition: The Door is A Jar

Exhibition: 11/29/17 - 12/7/17

The USF School of Art & Art History presents the BFA Thesis Art Exhibition featuring various mediums of artwork by the graduating BFA students: Jessica Brasseur, Gabrielle Ganthier, Bridget Healy, Daniel Harper, Samantha Juarez, Kristen Koehler, Carolyn Pacheco, Aleisha Prather, Erika Schnur, and Emmie Wells.


Spring 2017 Exhibitions

41st Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Exhibition: 3/31/17 - 4/13/17

The 41st Annual Juried Student Exhibition features the year's most outstanding artwork by students of the USF School of Art & Art History, as selected by a guest juror.