Past Exhibitions

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.