Exhibitions & Events

Spring 2014
"American Adam and Eve," by Chester Burton

Department of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition

Reception: Friday, October 3, 4 to 6 pm

Special Saturdays: Family Day September 27, Gallery open 9 am to 4 pm

Works by current Department of Art and Design faculty: Soulaf Abas, SAMy Anderson, Chester Burton, Kira Kalondy, Jason Krueger, Fran Lattanzio, Nancy Nichols-Pethick, Ginny Payne, Sala Wong, and Wanda Wilkey. 


SEPT 27 >
Oct 25

Rivers Print


Reception: Thursday, August 28, 4-6pm

Artist Lecture: Dick Hay, Teacher, artist, mentor. Tuesday, September 16, 5:30 PM 

Discover prints and paintings by internationally renowned Pop and Op artists from ISU’s permanent collection, including recently acquired screenprints by Andy Warhol. Among the other artists are: Joseph Albers, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Jim Dine, Robert Indiana, Dick Hay, Roy Lichtenstein, Richard Lindner, Claes Oldenburg, Eduardo Paolozzi, Ed Paschke, Bridget Riley, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, and Victor Vasarely. 

Aug 18 >
Sep 19

BFA Thesis Show

BFA/BS Thesis and Senior Exhibition 2014

Catch a glimpse of an art student's world through the University Art Gallery's last exhibit for the year. Showcasing the work of graduating art and design seniors the BFA/BS Thesis and Senior Exhibition celebrates their accomplishments as students.

Running from April 21-May 3, this exhibit includes art from BFA candidates Emily Bennett and Gabrielle Roach, and BS candidates Taylor Bedwell, Jacob Bizjak-Turner, Heidy Caceres, Kayley Graf, Amanda Greene, Staci Hall, Danielle Higgins, Caitey Kennedy, Katerina King, Jordan Lump, Hannah Mercer, Nicole Nootbaar, Mariel Peterson, Shelby Porter, Matthew Rasley, Katelynne Reilly, Jordan Salazar, Mariah Skaggs, Sarah Sneath, Starr Stone, Lauren Wilson, Kiyo Yamakazi, and Yuan Yin.

After four years these graduates can boast a variety of new abilities. Ranging from graphic design ,to wood sculpture to welding and textile weaving.

Apr 11 >
Apr 20

MFA/MA Exhibitions

Reception: Friday, April 4, 4 to 6 pm

Come enjoy the artwork from ISU's graduating Art and design master students. Offering a glimpse into the art world at ISU the MFA Thesis Exhibition represents their growth as artist and success as students.

Mar 31 >
Apr 11

Faculty Post Card Fall 2013

Rewritten by Machine and New Technology 

Exhibit Reception: Friday, February 21, 4 to 6 pm

Artist Lecture and Reception: Hiraki Sawa, Thursday, March 20, 5:30PM in Music Recital Hall

An introduction to the history of video art and its contemporary tendencies, this exhibition includes works by internationally acclaimed artists: Mark Amerika, Stephanie Barber, Dara Birnbaum, Dan Graham, David Hall, Gary Hill, Joan Jonas, Michael Takeo Magruder, Nam Jun Paik, Hiraki Sawa, Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt), and Bill Viola. These artists use video to explore a range of concepts, among them: childhood memories and identity, the relationship of words and electronic images, scientific visualizations and the limit of human knowledge, media criticism, and digital formalism. Works date from 1971 to 2011. The exhibition includes twelve single channel videos and two recent mixed media installations - "The Psychedelic Gedankenexperiment" by Hill and "Insurance.AES256," which incorporates a video processed with real-time data by Magruder. Two remixes from Amerika's "Immobilite," the world's first feature-length art film made for, and shot with, a mobile phone will also be on display.

Feb 17 > Mar 21

Juried Student Exhibition, Image of Gallery

Juried Student Exhibition 2014

The JSE is designed to give ISU students a competitive, yet professional experience in art. Students can submit any medium of art whether their interest is in traditional artwork or new media. Because the exhibit is open to any major this exhibit is a great reflection of the creative spirit of all ISU students

 Reception and Awards Ceremony: Friday, January 24, 4 to 6pm

Come enjoy a reception in honor of the students accepted into the exhibit. An awards ceremony will be held in the Music Recital Hall at 4:30 pm to give out the cash and merit awards.


JAN 21> FEB 7

Fall 2013
Painting by Qing Yu, student exbibit 2013

BFA/BS Thesis and Senior Exhibition

Catch a glimpse of an ISU's art world University Art Gallery's last exhibit for the season. Showcasing the work of graduating art and design students the "BFA/BS Thesis and Senior Exhibition" celebrates their accomplishments as students. Running from December 2- December 14, this exhibit includes artwork from BFA candidate Mark Voelker and BS candidates Charles Athey, Dacia Rund, Lindsey Staletovich, Tenia Wheat, and Qing Yu.

After four years, these graduates can boast a variety of new abilities. Ranging from graphic design, to wood sculpture, to auratone photography, a new printing method that creates gold-tinted photographs, many of these skills are represented in the University Art Gallery.

 Reception: Friday, December 6, 4 to 6pm

Special Saturdays:
ISU Commencement, December 14 - Gallery open 9am-4pm


Dec 2> Dec 14

MFA Exhibit PostCard, "Clara and the Red Hat."

Clara & The Red Hat: MFA Thesis Exhibit 

Come meet Clara, a bright, inquisitive, young girl in search of her red hat. Designed to promote literacy among children, Natalie Carroll who is graduating with her Masters of Fine Arts in graphic design, puts her skills to work with this creative display. Overflowing with hands-on activities including an imagination station, a Clara doll, a pop-up book, and magnetic storyboards, this exhibit is the perfect example of how one ISU student applied her degree in art to the educational world.

Reception: Friday, November 8, 4pm - 6pm, University Art Gallery, Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts.

Nov 4 > Nov 15

Faculty Post Card Fall 2013

Department of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition

Enjoy the work of ISU's very own Art and Design Faculty. Paintings, drawings, video, photographs, prints, ceramics, and graphic design by Soulaf Abas, SAMy Anderson, Chester Burton, Sharon Cordray, Kira Enriquez, Jason Krueger, Fran Lattanzio, Nancy Nichols-Pethick, Brad Venable, Wanda Wilkey, and Sala Wong.

Reception: Friday October 4, 4-6 pm

Sept 30 > Oct 25

ParkeHarrison, Ashen Morning, Archival Epson Print on Somerset Watercolor paer with varnish and wax.

Collecting in the 21st Century: Recent Acquisitions, 2001-2013

A selection of paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture acquired, by gift or purchase, in the last 13 years for Indiana State University's permanent art collection, including works by: Marc Chagall, Enrique Chagoya, Sue Coe, Jim Dine, Tony Fitzpatrick, Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick, Robert Longo, Reginald Marsh, Robert Motherwell, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Philip Pearlstein, James Rosenquist, Matt Siber, and Andy Warhol.

New Hire Reception: Wednesday, September 18, 4 to 6pm

Special Saturdays:
ISU Family Day, September 14 - Gallery open 9am-4pm

AUG 19 >

Artist Lectures by Nicholas Kahn And Richard Selesnick

Lecture: Visual Narratives, Tuesday, Sept 17, 5:30 PM, Music Recital Hall Landini Center For Performing and Fine Arts.

Lecture: Navigating the Art Market, Wednesday, Sept 18, 9:00 AM University Art Gallery, Landini Center for Performing and Fine Arts

Learn about Kahn & Selesnick's absurdist fantasy, and the serious messages behind them, at a very special presentation on September 17th. Then September 18th join us for an invaluable opportunity to hear about how these internationally renowned artist have successfully made a career with their artwork.

Sept 17 & Sept 18


BFA/BS Thesis/Senior Exhibitions

Reception: April 26, 5 to 7 pm

Special Saturdays:
ISU's Spring Commencement - May 4 - Gallery open 9 am to 3 pm

APR 22 >
May 4

MFA/MA Thesis Exhibition

Reception: April 5, 5 to 7 pm

Special Saturdays:
Indiana Day of Percussion - April 13 - Gallery open 9 am to 6 pm

APR 01 >
APR 13

Lies that Tell the Truth: Magic Realism in Contemporary Art

The perfect lie is the world. We are always trying to unravel the big lie, and all the knots inside it, but tie a few ourselves along the way.
— Kahn & Selesnick

Paintings, photographs, etchings, installation, and video that, as Salman Rushdie defined magic realism, commingle "the improbable and mundane."

Artists: Kate Breakey, Susan Hauptman, Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick, Peter Milton (The Jolly Corner portfolio), Shana Moulton, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, and Xiaoze Xie.

Opening Reception and Lecture: February 21, 5:30 pm – "History, Memory, and Time: Artist Lecture" by Xiaoze Xie, Paul L. and Phyllis Wattis Professor of Art, Stanford University


February 26, 5:30 pm - "Bats in Trouble: The Truth About Indiana's Bats" by Dr. Joy O'Keefe, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, ISU. A reception follows.

March 5, 5:30 pm – "Henry James and Magic Realism" by Dr. Susan M. Griffin, editor of The Henry James Review and Professor and Chair of the English Department at the University of Louisville, Kentucky

FEB 22 >
MAR 22

Rivers to Oceans: Selections from Indiana State University's Permanent Art Collection

Exhibition at the Swope Art Museum curated by the UAG's Barbara Räcker

A collaboration between the Swope Art Museum and Indiana State University as part of the citywide 2013 Year of the River celebration, the exhibition includes 51 works of art that depict natural bodies of water and the commerce, wildlife, and recreational activity they attract and is divided into four thematic sections: water, land and wildlife; commerce; recreation; and social commentary.

FEB 01 >
MAR 09

2013 Juried Student Exhibition

Lecture by Juror Charles Gick: January 24, 5:30 pm

Reception and Awards Ceremony: February 1, 5 to 7 pm

Juror: Charles Gick is an interdisciplinary artist who combines video, performance, painting, photography, and assemblage. He is also a Professor of Art in the Department of Art at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where he has been teaching painting, drawing, and installation art.

Download the entry form

JAN 28 >
FEB 15

FALL 2012

BFA/BS Senior Exhibition

Works by BFA candidates Candice Comelleri, Casey Farrell, Chloe Jennings, Lindy Reeves, and Kayleigh Wold are on display in the UAG.

Works by BS candidates Larmar Cox, Alexandria Kincade, Trinity Lawrence, Matt McColley, Jamie Nichols, Virginia Schopmeyer, Broderick Wiscaver, and Brooke Wright can be seen in the Turman Art Gallery in the Fine Arts building.

Reception: December 7, 5 to 7 pm

Special Saturdays:
ISU Fall Commencement - December 15 - Gallery open 9 am to 3 pm

DEC 03 >
DEC 15

MFA/MA Thesis Exhibition

Works by Christian Ethridge, Jennifer Fergie, Yi-Jiun Lu, and Ying-Shu Lu.

Reception: November 9, 5 to 7 pm, Community School of the Arts presents Group Guitar instructed by Tim Doyle, 5 to 5:30 pm

NOV 05 >
NOV 16

Love and Fame: Works by Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol from Indiana State University’s Permanent Art Collection

Screenprints from Indiana’s 1971 Decade portfolio and Polaroids, black and white photographs, and two iconic prints by Warhol

New Hire Reception: September 24, 4 to 6 pm
Cash bar. Public is welcome to attend.


September 25 – "Robert Indiana: Decade 1960s" by Dr. Susan Elizabeth Ryan, author of Robert Indiana: Figures of Speech and Professor of Art History, Louisiana State University

October 11 – "Photography: Andy Warhol’s Social Disease" by Dr. William Ganis, author of Andy Warhol’s Serial Photography and Associate Professor of Art History at Wells College, Aurora, NY

Special Saturdays:
ISU Art Day - October 13 - Gallery open 8:30 am to 4 pm

SEP 24 >
OCT 26

Art Department Faculty Exhibition

Paintings, drawings, photographs, video, ceramics, and prints by SAMy Anderson, Chester Burton, Glenn Dunlap, Kira Enriquez Kalondy, Fran Lattanzio, Nancy Nichols-Pethick, Brad Venable, and Sala Wong

Reception: August 24, 2012, 5 to 7 pm

Special Saturdays:
ISU Family Day - September 15 - Gallery open 9 am to 5 pm

AUG 20 >
SEP 15


BFA/BS Senior Exhibition

Reception: April 27, 2012, 5 to 7 pm

BFA Candidates: Scott Bailey and Janine Phelps

BS Candidates: Joe Bondi, Danielle Jenkins, Josh King, Victoria Lepper, WeiWei Long, Shannon Martin, Erica Mead, Rebecca Myers, Stefanie Potts, Brandon Samuels, and Amanda Vanatti

APR 23 >
MAY 04

MFA Thesis Exhibition

Reception: April 6, 2012, 5 to 7 pm

Works by Sangjun Baek, Kari Breitigam, Jason Gorcoff, Emily Gruenert, Cynthia Phillips, Rebecca Prato, Jessica Simmons, Andrew Snyder, Jackie Tice, and Yan Zhang

APR 02 >
APR 13

Andrew Moore: Making History

Large format color photographs from Andrew Moore’s Terre Haute, Detroit, Cuba, and Russia series

Lecture and Reception: February 21, 2012, 5:30 pm

FEB 20 >
MAR 23

2012 Juried Student Exhibition

Reception and Awards Ceremony: January 26, 2012, 5 to 7 pm

Juror's Lecture: Eva Kwong, clay sculptor, printmaker and adjunct instructor, Kent State University - Thursday, January 19, 5:30 pm

JAN 23 >
FEB 10

FALL 2011

BFA/BS Senior Exhibition

BFA Candidates: Trevor Bridgewater, Sarah Jackson, and Laura Shull

BS Candidates: Brent Brannon, Robert Dossett, Lauren Maurer, Katina Tatham, and Ashley Ward

Reception: Friday, December 9, 5 to 7 pm

DEC 05 >
DEC 16

MFA/MA Thesis Exhibition

MFA Candidates: Alan Bundza, Petra Nyendick, and John D. Shearer

MA Candidate: John Schartung (Bare-Montgomery Art Gallery, Fairbanks Hall, M-F, 9 am to 4 pm)

Reception: Friday, November 11, 5 to 7 pm

NOV 07 >
NOV 22

ISU Art Department Faculty Exhibition 2011

Work by SAMy Anderson, Chester Burton, Ray Chen, Glenn Dunlap, Fran Lattanzio, Nancy Nichols-Pethick, Brad Venable, and Sala Wong

Reception: Friday, October 14, 2011, 5 to 7 pm

OCT 03 >
OCT 21

Women of Thurmadon: Selections from the Louis R. Williams Collection

Hulman Memorial Student Union Gallery

SEP 19 >
OCT 14

Faith, Fear, and Failure: Selections from Indiana State University's WPA Art Collection

Work Projects Administration paintings, prints, and drawings dating from 1935 to 1941. Among the 54 artists are: Ida Abelman, Jolan Bettelheim, Stuart Davis, Mabel Dwight, Ernest Fiene, Paul Kelpe, Helen Lundeberg, Nan Lurie, Dorothy Rutka, Joseph Stella, and Dox Thrash. Complimentary exhibition catalogs and WPA Christmas cards are available in the gallery.

ISU New Hire Reception: Thursday, September 1, 4 to 6 pm; sponsored by Interdisciplinary Programs and ISU’s Quality of Life Initiative

What a Deal for Indiana: The WPA, PWA, and CCC Around the State lecture by Glory-June Greiff, Public Historian, Indianapolis - Thursday, September 8, 5:30 pm

Work·People·Art: Federal Art Projects and the Great Depression lecture by Jim Zimmer, Director, Lockport Gallery, Illinois State Museum - Thursday, September 22, 5:30 pm

AUG 22 >
SEP 24

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