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Great Lakes Drawing Biennial

  • September 22 - September 22
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, September 22, 4 - 7pm

Curated by Hartmut Austen, the Great Lakes Drawing Biennial is a juried show open to all artists in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York and Pennsylvania. Hosted by Eastern Michigan University once every two years, it will highlight artistic activity related to all manner of contemporary drawing. The show will be accompanied by a mini-catalog highlighting the work of all participants selected and six awards (5 for Merit and one Best in Show) will be announced at the opening.

New Fibers

  • October 28 - December 10
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Thu, October 28, 4 - 7pm

Curated by Tracy Krumm, New Fibers is a juried show that will feature a broad range of fiber art including textiles rooted in traditional processes and materials as well as new approaches to fiber that include more sculptural practices such as conceptual and installation art practices. Juried from a national pool of over four hundred entries, the show will include a catalog and three awards with a top prize of $1,000.

Figurative Works

  • January 5 - February 12
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, January 12, 4 - 7pm
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Awards for this juried show will be announced at the opening reception on January 12, at 5:30pm

The conceptual and formal potential of the body continues to inspire and challenge many artists. A national juried show, Figurative Works is curated by Professor Michael Reedy and seeks to showcase a diverse range of 2-D and 3-D work that explores the formal and conceptual boundaries of the figure.

Download and apply for the exhibition here.

Annual Faculty Exhibition, Part 1

  • February 15 - March 12
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Tue, February 15, 4 - 7pm

This annual event features the work of both the full and adjunct faculty of Eastern Michigan University’s Art Department. Photography, painting, watercolor, print media, ceramics, graphic design, sculpture, fiber, metal, video and mixed media are all represented.

New Faculty Exhibition

  • October 13 - November 11
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, October 13, 4 - 7pm

The Art Department at Eastern Michigan University is proud to welcome 4 new members to its ranks: Jason Ferguson (3-D Design/Sculpture), Jason DeMarte (Photography), Brian Spolans (Printmaking) and Gregory Tom (Gallery Programs Director). With interests ranging from notions of utopia to phenomenology to site-specific installation art and institutional critique, these four artists use dramatically different strategies to art making, social commentary and mediums.

Annual Student Juried Exhibition

  • January 18 - February 3
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Tue, January 18, 4 - 7pm

Coordinated annually by the Intermedia Gallery Group (IGG) and juried this year by Carolyn Putney, Head Curator at the Toledo Art Museum, the Annual Student Juried show highlights the work of undergraduate students in the 10 areas of concentration within the Art Department.

Award Announcements at 5:30pm!

Annual Graduate Student Exhibition

  • February 15 - March 12
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Tue, February 15, 4:30 - 7pm
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Hosted annually, this all-media exhibition features the work of current MFA and MA students.

Honors Exhibition

  • April 16 - April 27
  • Ford Hall
  • Reception: Tue, April 19, 5 - 7pm
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Each year the Art Department awards over $30,000 in 19 scholarships to students on both a need and merit basis. An annual event, the Honors Exhibition, gives these talented students an opportunity to show their work and to thank their generous patrons.

Award Announcements at 6pm!

Open Book: An International Survey of Experimental Books

  • April 7 - April 7
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, April 7, 4 - 7pm
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This Exhibition investigates the role of the book in the contemporary art world. For this show, the curators have expanded on the traditional definition of a book: they have defined the term ”book” loosely as a vehicle for information that is organized into ”sections.” The exhibition includes unique traditional books, altered books, sculptural books, digital books, and installation-, photography-, and performance-based books. Curated by EMU faculty members Leslie Atzmon and Ryan Molloy, the exhibition features the work of a group of national and international artists and designers.

Helen Bunch, (MA, Metals) & Meghna Chauhan (MA, Painting)

  • April 4 - April 8
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Fri, April 8, 4:30 - 7:30pm

Lois Bryant (MFA, Fiber)

  • April 11 - April 15
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, April 13, 4:30 - 7:30pm

Lois Bryant explores the boundaries between realism and imagination. Her MFA exhibition will include Jacquard weavings, mixed media, and installation art.

Molly Marie Nuzzo (MFA, Painting)

  • May 25 - June 3
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, May 25, 4:30 - 7:30pm
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Molly Marie Nuzzo is an Ypsilanti-based painter whose award winning work has been exhibited regionally and nationally. Her recent drawings and paintings use portraiture to investigate the embodiment of queer identities and to question the gender binary.

Nancy Sly (MFA, Ceramics)

  • April 10 - April 15
  • Student Gallery (Student Center)
  • Reception: Fri, April 15, 4:30 - 7:30pm

Nancy Sly melds the surface, form and space to reflect both the unity and complexity of her surroundings, creating forms that are centered and balanced to reflect nature.

Annual Faculty Exhibition, Part 2

  • March 23 - April 15
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, March 23, 4 - 7pm

This annual event features the work of both the full and adjunct faculty of Eastern Michigan University’s Art Department. Photography, painting, watercolor, print media, ceramics, graphic design, sculpture, fiber, metal, video and mixed media are all represented.

Emergence 2011

  • September 6 - October 5
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, September 14, 4 - 7pm

A small group, emerging artist show, E-11 highlights the activities of the current and recent graduates of MFA programs within a 300-mile radius of Ypsilanti. As a juried show, the five artists represented in E-11 are some of the most exciting new work in fibers, painting, sculpture and installation art. Featuring the work of Brittany Campbell, David Parker, Josh Reames, Jessica Tenbusch and Lisa Walcott.

I Know What You Did Last Summer

  • October 12 - November 9
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, October 12, 4 - 7pm

A highlight show of artwork created over the Spring and Summer semesters at EMU from special Topics classes in the Art Department, this exhibition features work from: Open Book: an Experimental Book Workshop (organized by Leslie Atzmon/Ryan Malloy), Explorations in Ephemeral Artwork (Jason Ferguson), Out of Bounds (Jennifer Seibert/Ryan Malloy and Poster Design (Andrew Maniotes).

Looking Both Ways

  • October 10 - October 10
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Mon, October 10, 4:30 - 7:30pm
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Through artwork and an associated series of programs, Looking Both Ways seeks to raise awareness of contemporary Chinese Art. In an effort to foster and fuel discussion, dialogue and understanding, this exhibition of contemporary Chinese, Chinese American and American Art will bring together an international array of artists whose work examines issues ranging from societal and generational change, to personal narratives, to questions of geopolitics and political and economic control. The exhibition is co-sponsored by University of Michigan’s North Campus Research Complex (NCRC), who is serving as a host for part of the exhibition, and the Confucius Institute at University of Michigan.

The Art Department would like to thank the following contributors to for their support in making the Looking Both Ways Exhibition possible:

Platinum Sponsors
Dean’s Office of the College of Arts and Sciences, Eastern Michigan University
Confucius Institute at University of Michigan
U-M North Campus Research Complex
Eric Huang, Detroit International Auto Salon
Daisy Wu

Gold Sponsors
Amy Seetoo, Amy Seetoo Property, LLC
Jane Wang
Wanxin Yang, Zhuzhou Cemented Carbride Works USA, Inc.
Yen-ling von Meister

Silver Sponsors
Rose Chen, Director, Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago
Tzy-wen Gong, Ann Arbor Kumon

Bronze Sponsors
Brenda Chen, Farmington Kumon Math and Reading CTR
Janny M. Lu
Manlin Mary Wang
Chia-Shang Liu
Hui-Chen (Queenie) Tsai
John and Pat Wilson
Linda Parker
Nancy Keppelman
Peggy Liggit
Shu-Hua Tsai
Sui Lin Sih
Sun Li
Tsu-yin Wu
Wendy Ko
Yao H. Kuo
Yihung Jerry Wu and Beeyi Chen

Friends of LBW
Judie Wu
Pat Suchan

Visit the Looking Both Ways Facebook Page here!

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ISLAND

  • November 2 - November 2
  • University Gallery & Cave Gallery in Detroit
  • Reception: Wed, November 2, 4 - 7pm
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This exhibition included artwork made in response to Iceland. The show featured 22 artists, all of whom have spent time in Iceland on extended stays or artist residencies. The artists featured represent over 10 countries, with many artists from northern Europe and Canada. Work in the show draws parallels between recent events in Iceland and Detroit/United States (financial/banking crisis, natural disasters) and highlights a range of media from video to installation to photography and painting. Partners include the Cave Gallery at Russell Industrial Center in Detroit, which served as the host for part of the exhibition.

The exhibition was curated by EMU Associate Professor of Art Amy Sacksteder and EMU Gallery Director Greg Tom.

Artists include: Una Baldvinsdóttir (Iceland), Eszter Burghardt (Canada), Ann Chuchvara (Michigan- USA), Jan Christensen (Norway/Berlin), Helen Dennis (UK/USA), Naomi Falk (USA), Jessica Frelinghuysen (Detroit- USA), Adrian Hatfield (Detroit- USA), Scott Hocking (Detroit- USA), Sabine Höpfner (Germany), the artist duo Hugsteypan- Ingunn Fjóla Ingþórsdóttir and Þórdís Jóhannesdóttir (Iceland), Torgeir Husevaag (Norway), Juliana España Keller (Canada), Rebecca Key (UK), Kate-Elin Madsen (Norway), Nicole Pietrantoni (USA/Iceland), Nina Rizzo (Chicago- USA), Hege Dons Samset (Norway), Fiona Short (New Zealand/UK), Klaus Taschler (Austria), Catrine Thorstensen (Norway) and Christopher T Wood (Chicago- USA).

John Carlos Cantu reviewed the EMU half of the exhibition for annarbor.com. Read the review here.

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Fresh Paint

  • October 7 - October 7
  • Univ. of Michigan Duderstadt Center Gallery
  • Reception: Fri, October 7, 4:30 - 7:30pm

John Cynar (MFA, Sculpture) explores memories and the past through iconic and symbolic images. His MFA exhibition will include sculpture, photography, mixed media, and sound installation. Barbara E. Williams (MFA, Painting) is a figurative artist working in oil and encaustic. Her current work explores the fluid nature of identity.

University of Michigan
Duderstadt Center Gallery
2281 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
http://www.dc.umich.edu/

Connaught Cullen

  • December 5 - December 9
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, December 7, 4:30 - 7:30pm
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Connaught Cullen (MA Painting) is interested in the intersection of patterns and textures in nature and their relationship to chaos and the environment. In her paintings, she seeks to imply a sense of otherness that suggests something foreign invading the natural.

Art Video Showcase

  • November 14 - November 18
  • Ford Gallery

A selection of special art and artists’ videos will screen throughout the week. In addition to vidoes like PBS’s Art:21, works by Gordon Matta-Clark, Mke Kelly and Paper Rad among others will be featured. The Art Video Showcase will be held in conjunction with the AMA Studio Walk on Wednesday, November 16 (see Events and Lectures for additional details).

2012 Annual Faculty Exhibition

  • January 11 - February 15
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Tue, January 17, 4 - 7pm
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The 2012 annual faculty exhibition will be open from January 11-February 15. A reception will be held in January 17 from 4-7 pm

Annual Jurried Student Art Exhibition

  • January 18 - February 3
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, January 18, 4 - 7pm
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Coordinated annually by the Intermedia Gallery Group (IGG) and juried this year by Rebecca Mazzei, Deputy Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition highlights the work of undergraduate students in the 10 areas of concentration within the EMU Art Department.

Please note that there will be an award announcement at the reception at 5:30.

Evan Roth:Welcome to Detroit

  • March 14 - April 2
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, March 14, 4:30 - 7:30pm
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Evan Roth is an artist and researcher based in Paris who explores the intersection of free culture and popular culture, making work simultaneously for the contemporary art world and the “bored at work” network. His notable pieces include L.A.S.E.R. Tag and LED Throwies (Graffiti Research Lab), White Glove Tracking, EyeWriter, Graffiti Analysis and a collaboration with Jay-Z on the first open source rap video. Roth’s work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art NYC and has been exhibited widely in the Americas, Europe and Asia, including the Centre Pompidou, the Kunsthalle Wien, the Tate, the Fondation Cartier and the front page of Youtube. Roth has received numerous awards for his work, including the Golden Nica from Prix Ars Electronica, Rhizome/The New Museum commissions, the Future Everything Award, the inaugural Transmediale Open Web Award and the Design Museum London’s Designs of the Year.

Roth is co-founder of the Graffiti Research Lab and the Free Art & Technology Lab (F.A.T. Lab), a web based, open source research and development lab. Roth and his work have been featured in multiple outlets, including NPR, the New York Times, Liberation, Time magazine, CNN, the Guardian, ABC News, Esquire and Juxtapoz.

Evan Roth is The McAndless Distinguished Professor for Eastern Michigan University for 2012. The McAndless Distinguished Professorship was established with the help of a generous bequest from the late M. Thelma McAndless, a Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, College of Arts and Sciences. The McAndless Scholar is a nationally prominent figure in the arts and humanities. The purpose of the McAndless Scholar is to make extraordinary contributions to the vitality of the arts and humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences at Eastern Michigan University.

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Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

  • January 18 - February 3
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, January 18, 4 - 7pm

Coordinated annually by the Intermedia Gallery Group (IGG) and juried this year by Rebecca Mazzei, Deputy Director of the Museum of Contemproary Art Detroit (MOCAD), the Annual Student Jurried show highligts the work of undergraduate students in the 10 areas of concentration within the Art Department.

Annual Graduate Student Art Exhibition

  • February 13 - March 8
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, February 15, 4:30 - 7:30pm
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Hosted annually, this all-media exhibition features the work of current MFA and MA students.

Honors/Senior Show

  • April 16 - April 27
  • Student Gallery @ Student Center
  • Reception: Thu, April 19, 5 - 7:30pm

Each year the Art Department awards over $30,000 in 19 scholarships to students on both a need and merit basis. An annual event, the Honors Exhibition gives these talented students an opportunity to show their work and to thank their generous patrons.

The Fluidity of Gender

  • March 19 - April 18
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, March 21, 4 - 7pm
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Gladiators, Amazons, and Superheroes—these figures conjure up images of strength, power and fantasy; however their meaning remains multi-layered. This complexity becomes apparent in Linda Stein’s most recent work The Fluidity of Gender, as she continues to explore the body as a narrative text with a decidedly carnal material. Stein’s goals and forms—leather-wrapped, powerful Michelangelo-inspired torsos—deliberately challenge binary assumptions that underlie sexism. These assumptions can leave battle scars that mark the body and record a history on leather that functions as human skin. Stein’s leather-clad warriors carry the evidence of past wounds as their very wardrobe and expose the colonization of the gendered body while providing a model for a new superhero in the twenty-first century.

Traci Shipley MFA Show

  • April 9 - April 13
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, April 11, 4:30 - 7:30pm
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Traci Shipley is intrigued with monsters, myths and legends. Her work uses drawing and painting on chalkboard as well as mixed media to investigate the unexplained.

Nicole Pelc Church/Andrew Monroe MA Show

  • April 18 - April 18
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, April 18, 4:30 - 7:30pm
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Nicole Pelc-Church finds interest in the peripheral space of everyday life. Her paintings attempt to meld household objects, motherhood, and non-objectivity.

Andrew Monroe is fascinated by the concept of identity. His work uses drawing, sculpture, and found objects to investigate various perspectives of identity (assigned/perceived, public/private, personal/group, etc.)

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Matt O’brien/Danny Kline MFA Show

  • April 23 - April 27
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, April 25, 4:30 - 7:30pm
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Matthew T. O’Brien is a furniture designer and maker who’s work challenges preconceived ideas about the roles that objects play in our lives by sublimating or subverting materials and function. His interdisciplinary approach to art and design will be shown through furniture, sculpture, and photography.

Danny Kline uses a variety of different mediums to explore the relationship between form and emptiness.

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Emergence-2012

  • September 26 - October 2
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, September 26, 4 - 7pm
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A highly selective, small group, emerging artist show, Emergence-12 features bodies of work from regional young talent. This year’s show features the work of: Gregory Bae (MFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2012), Nathan Foley (MFA Miami University, 2014), Andrew Jackson (MFA Ohio University, Athens, OH, 2013), and Christopher Meerdo (MFA University of Illinois at Chicago, 2011).

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Posters of Discontent II, Curated by Andrew Maniotes

  • September 5 - November 7
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, October 3, 4:30 - 7:30pm

Just in time for the 2012 election, Posters of Discontent is an international show of 20 artists who make two-dimensional work ranging in viewpoints from the political left, right and center on a range of hot button political issues. The show aims to use artwork as a starting point for a discussion about challenges of national and international significance.

New Fibers 2012, Juried by Susie Brandt

  • November 14 - November 14
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, November 14, 4 - 7pm
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A national juried exhibition featuring contemporary fiber art in a broad range of forms. Works selected will include pieces rooted in traditional and contemporary approaches to fiber art. Juried by Baltimore based artist Susie Brandt from a national pool of entries, the show will feature its own catalog. Three awards will be given with a top prize of $1,000. Organized by the Fiber Art Network of Michigan (FAN).

2012 Great Lakes Drawing Biennial

  • October 10 - November 2
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, October 17, 4 - 7pm

Curated by Brian Barr, professor of painting and drawing at the College for Creative Studies, the Great Lakes Drawing Biennial is a juried show open to all artists in Michigan, Ohio, Indian, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York and Pennsylvania. Hosted by Eastern Michigan University once every two years, it will highlight current artistic activity in contemporary drawing.

Graduate Thesis Exhibition: Kevin McCown

  • November 25 - December 1
  • Student Gallery @ the EMU Student Center
  • Reception: Fri, November 30, 4 - 7pm
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Kevin McCown is a mixed media artist. Fascinated by the complexity of the human figure, his work involves the body, in particular the hands. The content of his work expresses ideas representing the hands beyond how we normally see them.

Graduate Thesis Exhibition: Chris Sneed and Joe Wambaugh _Paper Vs Clay: The Art of the High-Five_

  • November 12 - November 16
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Thu, November 15, 6 - 8pm
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Chris Sneed is interested in how pots can be used every day to bring art into one’s life. Through their use as tableware to enhance the dining experience, he believes that pots can be used to feed the soul as well as the body.

Graduate Thesis Exhibition: Suzanne Boissy

  • November 26 - November 30
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, November 28, 4 - 7pm
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Suzanne Boissy works with traditional and non-traditional fibers materials and techniques to examine various themes and issues, both personal and cultural. She currently resides in Ypsilanti, MI, with her husband, three sons, dog, two cats, and a rabbit.

Graduate Thesis Exhibition: Erik “The Iron Eagle” Simmons and Ran Mu

  • December 3 - December 7
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, December 5, 4 - 7pm
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Erik Simmons is a Michigan based graphic designer/illustrator. Born in Detroit, his work has been exhibited in Michigan based galleries and other local venues. Simmons work critiques the visual bombardment of corporate language and its influence on Americans.

Ran Mu is a watercolor painter from China. Her work has been show across the United States and will be included in “Splash” 14 in 2013. Her meticulously rendered paintings revolve around the mixing of Western and Asian cultures. 

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Graduate Thesis Exhibition: Sara Brandys

  • December 10 - December 14
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, December 12, 4 - 7pm
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Sara Brandys is a Master of Fine Art (MFA) candidate in graphic design. Her work explores how her autoimmune disorder distorts her responses to experiences in everyday life and how it affects her perspective on life. 

Subverting Modernism: Cass Corridor Revisited, 1966-1980

  • March 11 - April 26
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, March 20, 4:30 - 7:30pm
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Curated by Dr. Julia Myers, this is the culmination of a multi-year collaboration with Wayne State University. Subverting Modernism, re-contextualizes the Detroit-based Cass Corridor art movement of the 70’s and 80’s within the modernist art movement. The show will be accompanied by a full catalog that will be distributed by Wayne State University Press and will travel to Central Michigan University in early 2013.

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2013 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

  • January 16 - February 8
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, January 16, 4 - 7pm

Coordinated annually by the Intermedia Gallery Group (IGG) and juried this year by Detroit poster-artist Gary Grimshaw, the Annual Student Juried show highlights the work of undergraduate students in the 10 areas of concentration within the Art Department.

Awards will be announced at the opening reception on January 16, 2013 at 5:30pm.

2013 Annual Graduate Student Art Exhibition

  • February 18 - March 15
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, February 20, 4 - 7pm

Hosted annually, this all-media exhibition features the work of current MFA and MA students.

Graduate Thesis Exhibition: Adam Ostrowski

  • April 8 - April 12
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Fri, April 12, 4 - 7pm
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Adam Ostrowski is an Ypsilanti based painter. Born in Michigan, his work has been shown both regionally and nationally. Though his aesthetic comes from an interest in decorative ornamentation, the content of his work revolves around body image and power in social and sexual relationships.

Graduate Thesis Exhibition: Meghna Chauhan and Ruth Henkel

  • April 15 - April 19
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Fri, April 19, 4 - 7pm
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Meghna Chauhan’s artwork questions the presence or absence of an individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual self in relationships and socio-cultural traditions. A myriad of ever-present sub-conscious thoughts and memories inspire her art.

Ruth Henkel is a contemporary figurative painter focusing on modern portraiture. Having spent many years training and working in San Francisco, she now resides in Ann Arbor, Mi. She strives for a balance between spontaneity in her paint handling and accuracy in rending the form.

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MA Thesis Exhibition: Belinda McGuire and Jaclyn Novak

  • April 29 - May 3
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, May 1, 4 - 7pm
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Belinda McGuire is interested in natural forms found in nature and on rural farms.
A native of a rural farming community in Michigan her work reflects the uniqueness in form, texture, and character of the animals, vegetation and architectural forms found on a 21st Century farm.

About Jaclyn Novak:
By combining luscious desserts and symbols of femininity and sexual desire, my work reflects an over-indulgence in glamour, pleasure, and seductiveness. Women are often stereotyped, sometimes humorously, often critically, as reveling in the decadent. In my paintings and mixed media drawings, I explore the tension between lighthearted, fun aspects of femininity, and those attributes associated with the erotic and beautiful.

Combining fetish-evoking images of desserts, with the body, I use oozing ice creams and pastries as symbols of sexual desire, intertwined with evocatively camouflaged body parts. Images are often repeated and/or enlarged in my work to enforce the idea of obsession and overindulgence. Pastels, gouache, makeup, nail polish, glitter, and flocking are combined to create my drawings. I also take doilies out of their original context and use them to represent lace and frosting. Oils capture the sultriness of my dessert paintings with their rich color.

The sexuality in my work is intended to be playful and surprising, addressing ideas that many people can relate to but don’t often talk about. I seek to convey a playful, humorous visual language in order to subvert the ideas associated with the objectification of women.

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Graduate Thesis Exhibition: Christine Bruxvoort

  • April 22 - April 26
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Fri, April 26, 4 - 7pm
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Christine Bruxvoort is lifelong Michigan resident and currently lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Her artwork focuses on memory, family, and personal experience with illness. Although her primary medium is photography, Christine has recently experimented with video and installation as a way to explore her artistic interests.

Dangerous Minds 2013

  • May 13 - May 24
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, May 15, 6 - 9pm

“Dangerous Minds” is Eastern Michigan University’s annual high school exhibition. Featuring works from area high schools, the exhibition celebrates regional talent in the visual arts. The show recognizes strong work via special scholarships announced at the opening reception and also includes special tours of the Art Departments various studios and facilities.

Faculty Show 2013

  • January 9 - February 26
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, January 30, 4 - 7pm

This annual event features the work of both the full and adjunct faculty of Eastern Michigan University’s Art Department. Photography, painting, watercolor, print media, ceramics, graphic design, sculpture, fiber metal, video and mixed media will all be represented.

Honors Show 2013

  • March 25 - April 3
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, April 3, 4 - 7pm

Each year the Art Department awards over $30,000 in various scholarships to students on both a need and merit basis. An annual event, the Honors Exhibition gives these talented students an opportunity to show their work and to thank their generous patrons.

Capstone Class-Senior Thesis Show

  • April 17 - April 24
  • Student Gallery at the Student Center
  • Reception: Mon, April 22, 4 - 7pm

This exhibition marks the highlight exhibition from the Capstone class that serves as the professional practice class under EMU’s new BFA Curricula. Congratulations to all graduating Seniors on a job well done!

myth | document

  • April 27 - May 18
  • Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography
  • Reception: Sat, April 27, 6 - 10pm
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A two-person show,“Myth/Document” aims to explore different narrative approaches within photography. The exhibition features the work of two Eastern graduate students, Morgan Barrie and Bridget Burke.

Perspectives

  • September 4 - October 15
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, September 18, 4 - 7pm

Perspectives presents the recent sculptural ceramic work of five early and mid-career artists who explore diverse ideas: biology, industry, mathematics, domesticity, landscape, and mechanics. This exhibition features the work of Emily Duke, Brian Kakas, Yiu Keung Lee, Sarah Lindley and Blake Williams. Curated by Professor Diana Pancioli.

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Non-Text

  • October 30 - December 11
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, November 13, 4 - 7pm

“Non-Text” calls into question the Western cultural assumption that textual content is necessarily the primary and most efficient communication medium. The work in “Non-Text” employs text, typography, or writing to create aesthetic forms that express visual meaning rather than merely allowing words to function as invisible verbal transmitters.

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Emergence-13

  • September 9 - October 7
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, September 25, 4 - 7pm

A selective, small group, emerging artist show, Emergence-13 features bodies of work from young regional talent. Artists include: Amanda Lilleston, Jen Reich, Laura Makar, Parisa Ghaderi, Sophie Eisner and Victoria Shaheen.

Chasing Papers

  • October 14 - November 14
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, November 6, 4 - 7pm

Since 2011, EMU’s Open Book Workshop has challenged participants to explore unconventional forms that books may take and create artworks/designed objects that challenge notions of what books can be. This exhibition features works created during the workshop, plus related content from 2012 workshop participant Amanda Thatch and instructor Danielle Aubert.

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Graduate Thesis Exhibition: Andy McGauren

  • December 16 - December 20
  • Ford Gallery

BFA Capstone Exhibition

  • December 2 - December 6
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, December 4, 4 - 7pm

Part classroom exercise and part Sr. Thesis show, the BFA Capstone exhibition highlights graduating senior artwork across a range of mediums.

KAPOW! Comics Return to EMU

  • March 10 - April 16
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, March 12, 4 - 7pm

The fifth in a series of shows at EMU devoted to original cartoon and comic art curated by Eastern art history professor, Richard Rubenfeld, this exhibition celebrates a kind of art that most people only get to see in print or digitally— panel cartoons, comic strips, comic books, and graphic novels. The exhibition’s works encompass a broad range of subjects, styles, and themes, both humorous and serious, with examples dating back to the early twentieth century. With access to the originals, visitors to the gallery will be able to experience and enjoy at first-hand works that reveal the artistry, skills, and imagination of their creators.

Faculty Show

  • January 13 - February 18
  • University Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, January 15, 4 - 7pm

This annual event features the work of both the full and adjunct faculty of Eastern Michigan University’s Art Department. Photography, painting, watercolor, print media, ceramics, graphic design, sculpture, fiber metal, video and mixed media will all be represented.

Graduate Student Art Exhibition

  • February 17 - March 12
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, February 19, 4 - 7pm

Hosted annually, this all-media exhibition features the work of current MFA and MA students.

Senior Capstone Exhibition 2015

  • March 24 - April 2
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, March 26, 4 - 7pm

Featuring the work of graduating BFA candidates, this all media show is organized, curated and installed entirely by students in the Capstone class and serves to highlight their respective bodies of work.

Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition Winter 2014

  • January 20 - February 6
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, January 22, 4 - 7pm

Coordinated annually by the Intermedia Gallery Group and juried this year by Alison Wong, the Annual Student Art Exhibition highlights the work of undergraduate students in the 10 areas of concentration within the Art Department.

MA Exhibition: Emily Driscoll

  • April 7 - April 11
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, April 9, 4:30 - 6:55pm

MFA Exhibition: Bridget Burke and David Gazdowicz

  • April 14 - April 18
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, April 16, 4:30 - 6:55pm

MFA Exhibition: Breanne Sherwood and Jessica Tenbusch

  • April 21 - April 25
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, April 23, 4:30 - 6:55pm

MA Exhibition: Charlotte Allen and Stephanie Stein

  • April 28 - May 2
  • Ford Gallery
  • Reception: Wed, April 30, 4:30 - 6:55pm

Daniel Johnston

  • April 7 - April 18
  • Student Gallery, 236 Student Center
  • Reception: Fri, April 11, 4 - 7pm

Daniel Johnston is a prominent young member of a North Carolina hand made pottery tradition that goes back to the 18th century and continues to the present day. Johnston’s work has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in private galleries and public museums. He is represented in many private collections as well as the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute, The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, The North Carolina Pottery Center, The Gregg Museum of Art and Design, Penland School of Crafts, and Texas A&M University at Corpus. He has presented numerous lectures and workshops to audiences of students, professionals, and collectors. Daniel Johnston is Eastern Michigan University’s 2014 McAndless Distinguished Professor.

Please note the Student Gallery Hours are:

Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Great Lakes Drawing Biennial 2014

New Fiber 2014

Alumni Art Exhibition

NASAD Exhibition

  • October 6 - November 6
  • Ford Gallery

Art Department Faculty Exhibition 2014

Place Names the Place Exhibition 2015

Annual Juried Student Show 2015

Graduate Student Art Exhibition 2015

Senior Show/Capstone Exhibition

  • March 30 - April 9
  • Ford Gallery

Graduate and Undergraduate Exhibition 2015

  • April 13 - April 24
  • Ford Gallery

Dangerous Minds Exhibition 2015

  • May 11 - May 19
  • Ford Gallery