Student News


Senior Studio Capstone Exhibition


(Top to bottom, left to right) Going to Town, Jill Tovar; Untitled, Lezley Deese;Skidmore #3 'Savarin', Michael Rahn; Embrace, Paxton Cavin; Our Cause is Just, The Just Cause Has to Be Victorious!, Randall Barnes; Rain, Lindsay Gernhardt; Let's Play Pretend: King Johnny, Stephanie Addison; Bridge, Will Mantor; Underneath, Megan Huhes

This exhibition presents the work of students graduating in May 2014 with their BFA degrees in studio art. Works on view feature painting, drawing, metalwork, and sculpture, and represent our student artists' achievements obtained through their rigorous course of study at OSU. Mentored by faculty, students demonstrate their command of artistic techniques as well as critical thinking, communication skills and professional exhibition practices.

A whole video of the event available on the Gardiner Art Gallery YouTube page here.

Thursday, March 27, 5-6 pm
Artists Talk, 6-7 pm 
Gardiner Gallery

View the O'Colly footage of the event here.


Studio Art Students Exhibit at the Student Union

student union art

Artworks featured by Jini Kim (Left), Ashley Farrier (Middle), and Nicole Sine (right). Curated by Daniel King.


AIGA Blue Ridge Flux 13 Winners

We would like to announce that 3 of the students from our OSU graphic design program recently won awards and honorable mentions at Flux, which is a national design competition. Graphic Design students were chosen as winners and honorable mentions for five categories of design (Packaging, Identity, Poster, Publication, & Web/Interactive). Join us in celebrating OSU's winners and their work:

Bryan Marcum: Best in Web/Interactive category


Katie Amos: Honorable Mention in Web/Interactive category


Kyra Guffey: Honorable Mention in Identity category


A link to the Flux website is here.
Good work, and congratulations!


Melting Pot: Student-Organized Art Exhibition


The Oklahoma State Artist Society would like to present an exhibit surrounding identity. The purpose of this show is to create a collective dialogue about different cultural identities in the U.S. The pieces focus on subjects involving identity issues, including race, gender issues, sexuality, religion, disabilities, alter-egos, and so on. The show will be judged by a guest juror, Leann Wright.

The exhibit is on display on October 10th in the Starlight Terrace, Student Union 465. The show begins at 5:30 p.m. with a panel discussion at 7 presented by the Art History Organization. After show reception will be held at Brooklyn's wine bar.


OSU Graphic Design Students Enter 9th Annual National Student Show & Conference


The Dallas Society of Visual Communication had their 9th Annual National Student Show and Conference April 11–13, 2013. This is the only national competition and conference just for students in design, art direction, illustration, or photography.

35 Oklahoma State University Graphic Design students entered work into the DSVC National Student Show, and several of the students attended the conference. Below, you can read about the show and the conference and see a list of the students who entered work.

The Show

Students exhibit their work against the best in the country and compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes. The show is judged by five nationally recognized jurors over two days. Awards and cash prices will be handed out for winners in each category, judge's choice, and best overall piece. Scholarships will be awarded to the top sophomore and junior portfolio, and the top three senior portfolios will receive cash prizes, trips, or a huge head start landing a dream job. All work that makes it in the show will be on display for the entire conference.

The Conference

Three days of inspiration from 4 nationally-renowned keynote speakers along with working professional career panels, 15 break-out sessions, and studio tours around Dallas. Students have the chance to get their portfolios reviewed by professionals and maybe even land an internship or a job. They'll go home with new design buddies, great memories, and a huge head start on a career.

DSVC: 9th Annual National Student Show and Conference – 
Oklahoma State University Submitted Works for 2013:

Senior Portfolio
Liz Heath – Phil Choo

Animated Short
Michael Molholt, One Day – Justen Renyer

Letterhead Program
Liz Heath, Paper Muse – Carey Hissey

Brandon Winn, Multi Arts Center Logo – Phil Choo
Liz Heath, Charity Case – Phil Choo

Miscellaneous Design
Mauresa Hankinson, My Zoo 2014 – Phil Choo

Motion Graphics
Katie Amos, CTSC: Peak Your Interest – Justen Renyer
Aaron Hermann, Aqua-Nomics – Justen Renyer
Bryan Marcum, Museum of Flight Spot – Justen Renyer
Katie Amos, ABC of K-T – Justen Renyer
Lauren Coleman, Women on the Run Title Sequence – Justen Renyer
Ryan Fuller, History of Flight: Air Jordan I-IV – Justen Renyer
Sara Miller, License to Clean – Justen Renyer

Amy Bieberdorf, Headlamp Packaging – Phil Choo
Lauren Coleman, Stumpstain Packaging – Phil Choo
Liz Heath, Lumberjack Grilling Products – Phil Choo
Liz Heath, Beer for a Year – Phil Choo

Lauren Coleman, Typeface Calendar – Phil Choo

The OSU winners of this prestigious national competition are:

Award: Best of Category
Category: Animation
Student: Michael Molholt
Title: One Day
Instructor: Justen Renyer

Award: Best of Category
Category: Motion Design
Student: Katie Amos
Title: CTSC: Peak Your Interest
Instructor: Justen Renyer