GALLERY OF ART
GALLERY OF ART
10 am – 7 pm, Monday – Thursday
12 pm – 5 pm, Friday – Saturday; and by appointment.
Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition
March 19 - April 14, 2018
An awards ceremony and opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, March19 in the KAB Auditorium, room 111.
This competitive exhibition showcases outstanding artworks by students enrolled in classes in the UNI Department of Art. The juror for this year's competition is Jamál Currie, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Currie selected 66 works of art from 2017 student entries and chose several merit awards as well as honorable mentions. He also gave a lecture about his work and his perspective on jurying on March 7.
Currie received his M.F.A. from the University of South Florida-Tampa in 1998 and currently leads the Time-Based Media program at MIAD. He is a video, sound, and installation artist who has been teaching film and video courses to students of all ages for over a decade. In addition, Currie is the recipient of several awards and fellowships in Wisconsin including a Black Excellence Award in Education from the Milwaukee Times, an Art Futures Individual Artist Grant, and a Wisconsin Arts Board Individual Artist Fellowship.
All events are free and open to the public.
"Women as Makers"
January 8 – February 27; March 19 – April 14; and April 23 – May 5.
This UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition was co-curated by Dr. Elizabeth Sutton and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor. Some of the artworks featured are by artists Elisabeth Frink, Akane Kirimura, Käthe Kollwitz, Berenice Abbott, Liisa Hallamaa, and Marjorie Nuhn. Also presented are historical objects borrowed from UNI Museum.
Dr. Sutton states, "Women’s contributions to society are often undervalued. Women represented more than sixty percent of students in art programs in 2006 and fifty-one percent of professional visual artists. However, galleries, museums, universities, canonical art history texts, and other institutions continue to under-represent and under-compensate women. Drawing from UNI’s permanent art collection and the UNI Museum collection, this show makes visible the many ways in which women shape and benefit society through their art and labor."
Sutton has also collaborated with Rod Library’s Fine and Performing Arts librarian Angela Pratesi to host a collaborative writing and editing initiative, which endeavors to include more women artists on Wikipedia, the online free encyclopedia. This edit-a-thon will take place March 24, 2018. Visit the exhibition website for digital images of the works on display and Wikipedia entries: https://sites.google.com/a/uni.edu/women-as-makers/.
All events are free and open to the public. Please Note, the Gallery will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.