Student Art Gallery

A guide to exhibits in the Cynthia and Walter R. Graham, Jr. M.D. Student Art Gallery

Gallery Location

 

Student Art Gallery
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
Building 12 • Second Floor East
1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224

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About the Gallery

In order to provide Art, Art History and Design students with a valuable real-world learning experience, the library has designated a gallery space on the second floor for student curated exhibits of student artwork.  The space is 33 feet, 4.25 inches wide and 6 feet, 8.75 inches high from the shelf that is 16.5 inches deep.

The space is overseen by the Art, Art History and Design Gallery Director with exhibits changing on a rotating basis throughout the calendar year.  To make inquiries about current or upcoming exhibits in the Cynthia and Walter R. Graham, Jr. MD Student Art Gallery, please email unfgalleries@unf.edu.

 

Current Exhibit

gallery exhibit selections from the seventies

Fall 2022

Selections from the 70s: Works from the UNF Permanent Collection

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of The University of North Florida, Selections from the 70s features selected artworks from our permanent teaching collection produced around the decade of UNF's initial launch. The exhibited works demonstrate the idea that these artists were not creating in a vacuum, as they interacted socially and politically with past and present conversations.  This exhibition reflects notable happenings of the era and emphasizes critical junctions within the labyrinth of experimental art-making that defines this time period.

The contextualization of these works through the marriage of art and investigative study allows this exhibition to expand the breadth of fine arts at UNF and its intricate relations to the expansive 1970s. The featured artists highlight significant collaborations, such as Robert Rauschenberg's involvement with the Fluxus community and its notable members like John Cage, Merce Cunningham and Nam June-Paik, that were key in constructing developmental art of the era. In the evaluation of these artists, this exhibition dissects the social norms and crevices that directly influenced exhibited work. Drawing from the cultural magnitude of its span, Selections from the 70s presents an analytical space that asks the viewer to speculate how art converses and tethers through time.

 

Jordy/n Bowen
UNF Gallery Assistant
Painting, Drawing, Print-making Fall 2022

 

Previous Exhibits

Continuous Thought exhibit image

Summer 2022 - Continuous Thought

"Continuous Thought" was a collaboration between many artists with unique styles, using journals made during Professor Beecham's Drawing Studio course. Students were taught how to bind their own books and expressed themselves freely on the pages. Experimentation was encouraged as students filled their accordion books with drawings that could be laid out in one continuous image or narrative.

 

Spring 2022 - Artifacts and supporting material from student productions of Hamlet were displayed. 
Supervising faculty member Maureen McCluskey.

Summer/Fall 2021 - Art & Feminism: Research-Driven Student Artwork

Showcase of final projects in a variety of media by students enrolled in the Summer 2021 Art, Art History, and Design Department course Art + Feminism.

Instructor: Jessica Borusky

Student artists:  Jordan Boutelle, Megan Ferricane, Sun Aggarwal, Gabe Melson, Rachel Porter, Hannah Rose Glaser, Daniela Imperato, Jaycie Nenninger, Gray Kinch, and Grace Komorny.

Spring/Fall 2020 – Ceramics Exhibition

UNF Ceramics students showcase their wood fired stoneware vessels created during the 2019/2020 school year, under the direction of Ceramics Professor Stephen E. Heywood.

Student artists:  Jacob Jones, Miranda Martinez, Bree Ford, Caileigh Davis, Ryan Greene, Caelen Proctor, Rose Fink, Connor Connealy, CJ Morgan, Madison Schott, Makayla Adams, Amber Maddox, and Korina Stone.

Summer printmaking exhibit

Summer 2019 – Summer Editions

A selection of prints by students taught by printmaking Professors Sheila Goloborotko & Andy Kozlowski.

Students enrolled in Intro to Printmaking ART 2440 in Fall 2018, and Spring 2019 created collaborative prints and used each other’s blocks to create rich imagery that explores formal graphic elements, use of color, transparencies, addressing numerous subject matters.

Some prints were created with the use of multi-layered carved linoleum blocks, others with added decorative papers bonded on top, a technique known as Chine-collé.

broadsides Fall 2019 - United States Bill of Rights Typographic Broadsides 
UNF Graphic Design and Digital Media students were challenged to produce two typographic broadsides of the Bill of Rights: a traditional version designed in black and white and a contemporary or experimental version that could use up to four spot colors.  The broadsides could incorporate only typographic elements (letters, numbers, rules, glyphs or ornaments); no illustrative or photographic imagery.  The students' designs present diverse commentaries on the Bill of Rights, touching on themes of reverence, nostalgia, tension, oppression, distortion, progress, evolution, misinterpretation, commodification, selectivity, clarity and obscurity.  The works were created during the fall 2018 course Graphic Design and Digital Media Publication Design with Professors Blake Coglianese and Beth Nabi.
An image from a student painting exhibit focusing on skin Fall 2018 - Figurative Painting

For this project, students explored the rendering of 'skin' in paint, examining works from the Permanent Collection and their own bodies for inspiration in order to create small-scale studies of skin.

The following students participated in this project: Timothy Caudill, Maxine Collazo, Hunter Crosby, Samantha Dallett, Felicia Difato, Joseph Getchius, Sarah Hamel, Susan Healy, Mary Catherine Lewis, Amanda Martinez, Deborah Moore, Kiersten O'Connor, Kaitlyn Stevens, Jim Pearce, Mimi Pearce, Bonita Phillips, and Dacary Venable. Taught by Professor Jim Draper.

student gallery display Spring/Summer 2018 - Lazzara Scholars’ Exhibition

The Lazzara Scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding and promising students majoring in the Fine Arts. The Lazzara Scholars for the 2017-2018 academic year were:
Connor Dolby, Graphic Design/Digital Media
Rebecca Rodriguez, Painting/Drawing/Printmaking        
Natalie Sassine, Painting/Drawing/Printmaking

 

Works from the Drawing Studio course on display. Spring 2018 - Drawing Studio
Works from the Fall 2017 Drawing Studio course. 

This class was designed to amplify skills techniques and understandings that were introduced in earlier drawing classes, and to expand the students' ability to use drawing in a meaningful way. Drawing was approached as both a visual exercise and a technical one. Communication through visual means was explored. Through a combination of lectures, demonstrations and work in classroom, the students understood drawing from the conceptual level to production.

Featuring student artists: Amanda Martinez, Tamiya Belton, Courtney Babcock, Danica Hoffman, Timmy Caudill, Rebecca Lorenzo-Luaces, Felicia Difato, Katie Hearn, and Briana Ojeda.

Bill of Rights broadsides

Fall 2017 - United States Bill of Rights Topographic Broadsides
In Fall 2017, UNF Graphic Design and Digital Media students were challenged to produce two typographic broadsides of the Bill of Rights: a traditional version designed in black and white and a contemporary or experimental version that could use up to four spot colors. The broadsides could incorporate only typographic elements (letters, numbers, rules, glyphs or ornaments); no illustrative or photographic imagery. The students’ designs present diverse commentaries on the Bill of Rights, touching on themes of reverence, nostalgia, tension, oppression, distortion, progress, evolution, misinterpretation, selectivity, clarity and obscurity.
Student artists: Courtney Babcock, Jaden Durity, Charlie Bodge, Susan Thai, Katie Hearn, Chris Broussard, Amanda Furst, Ali Ojeda, Dominic Anthony, Hannah Gruhn, Rain Henderson, Conor Crasper, Julia Tavrides, & Michael Leary. Professors Blake Coglianese and Beth Nabi.

summer editions show hanging Summer 2017 - Summer Editions 

This exhibition was the result of students' work created during the Special Topics Class Edition: Printing and Publishing, Summer 2017 and the premiere of the UNF Art and Design Fine Arts Print Publishing Initiative.

This course addressed aspects of editioning fine arts from creating a printing element to producing a series of identical prints. Students chose a variety of techniques for their individual projects and learned about the ethics of creating state and color proofing, editioning, curating and signing a print. The course also addressed professional practices of publishing, distributing and marketing.  Taught by Professor Sheila Goloborotko, Printmaking.  The exhibit featured work from guest artist Lorrie Fredette and student artists Chauntavia Cannon, Maxine R. Collazo, Dylan Bauer, Ishanna Ible, Jacqui Manabat, Redeem Pettaway, Carlos M. Martinez Rios, Natalie Sassine, Ridge Tablada, & Kirsten Williams