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Exhibition Schedule

Mayuko Gray: Anything That Takes a Form Will Break Sooner or Later

Wednesday, February 15 – Wednesday, March 15

Mayuko Gray’s current work traces the evolution of her artistic path, from Japanese calligraphy, which she has studied since her childhood in Japan, to the Western traditions of drawing learned in the United States. The result is a historically rich hybridization that exists as part of both Japanese and American culture.

Whether through the literary artifacts of traditional proverbs, or through personal expressions in poetry and pictures, these pieces are reflections upon human nature, place, self, ephemerality, permanence, and universal wisdom. Simply stated, these drawings are expressions of a unique perspective, where East and West combine.

Reception: Thursday, February 16, 5pm – 6pm
Gardiner Gallery

Artist Talk: Thursday, February 16, 5pm – 5pm
Bartlett Center Room 109

Workshop: Friday, February 17, 10am – 2pm
Stillwater Multi Arts Center

Visiting artist Mayuko Gray will also lead a workshop in which she will guide participants through the process of creating Japanese calligraphy using traditional methods and materials. Gray will then demonstrate how the calligraphy can be applied to contemporary drawing techniques, with the subject matter of the image reflecting upon the writing.

This workshop is free and open to both the public and students.

Laura Moriarty: Moving Mountains

Tuesday, January 17 – Friday, February 10

Laura Moriarty makes process-driven sculptural paintings whose forms, colors, textures and patterns result from the same processes that shape and reshape the earth: heating and cooling,erosion, subduction, friction, enfolding, weathering, and slippage.

Moving Mountains is a body of work created following a recent residency at the Baer Art Center in Iceland. The sculptures are informed both by the amazing forms that were observed there as well as the culture that surrounds them. Moving Mountains represents not only the struggle to live in harsh environments, but also the poetry that can be found within that struggle.

Reception: Thursday, January 19, 5 – 6pm
Gardiner Gallery

Artist Talk: Thursday, January 19, 6 – 7pm
Bartlett Center Room 109

Senior Capstone Exhibition: Studio Art and Graphic Design


Wednesday, November 2 – Friday, December 2

This inter-program exhibition presents the work of students graduating in December 2016 with their BFA degrees in Studio Art and Graphic Design. Studio work on view includes paintings, drawings, metalwork, ceramics and sculpture, while the work of Graphic Design includes digital animation, web and app design, advertising design, and branding design. The work from both programs represents the culmination of each student’s artistic development, achieved after several years of experimentation, research and critical thinking.

Reception: Friday, November 4, 5pm – 6pm
Gardiner Gallery

Presentations by Artists: Friday, November 4, 6pm – 7pm
Bartlett Center Room 109

Past Exhibitions

Annual Faculty Exhibition


Wednesday, September 28 – Friday, October 28 2016

Featuring recent work of full-time, adjunct and retired faculty of Oklahoma State University’s Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History, this exhibition features artwork representing the full spectrum of areas in studio art and design including traditional drawing, painting, sculpture, metal work, graphic design, video, and digital animation. This exhibition offers an opportunity for students to see the talents of their professors, who challenge and inspire them on a daily basis. Faculty members inspire and nurture innovation and creativity in their students, and are equally committed to sharing their work with the general public.

Reception: Wednesday, September 28, 5pm – 7pm
Gardiner Gallery

2016 Oklahoma Arts Conference: Navigating New Landscapes

Tuesday, October 25 – 26 2016

Wes Watkins Center, Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK

The 2016 Oklahoma Arts Conference will outfit artists, nonprofit administrators, board members, community developers, educators, and others with the tools needed to make steadfast progress toward achieving their goals.

Register at arts.ok.gov

Robert Turney: The Real History of the American Civil War


Thursday, August 17 – Friday, September 23 2016

The dioramas of Robert Turney recreate actual battes fought during the American Civil War, with the addition of hand-painted figurines, toy dinosaurs, pirates, a muscle car, a Gay Pride cotillion, a talking dolphin and a Panzer tank. The story of our Civil War has slipped from tragic history to romanticized myth, or worse, from the stench of death lingering over countless battlefields, to a genteel nostalgia suitable for a PBS documentary. “The Real History of the American Civil War” extends this propagandistic metaphor to the point where death and gore become play.

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Intrigue and Impressions: 25 Years of Printmaking


Monday, June 22 - Friday, August 5 2016

In recognition of the longstanding tradition of excellence in printmaking at Oklahoma State University, Intrigue and Impressions: 25 Years of Printmaking  is a graduate student-curated exhibition drawn from the the collection of Mark Sisson, the OSU printmaking professor. This exhibition features prints from a variety of artists within the past twenty-five years. The contributing artists, including Professor Sisson, form a group of interconnected printmakers from across the nation. Our goal is to demonstrate how networks of printmakers interact through participation in print exchange portfolios and the variety of techniques, materials, and content these portfolios encompass. Each has his or her own style and message, but all are also aware of and shaped by their relationship with the group. The connections between the artists, as well as the intriguing, and often innovative, artworks that arise out of them are the central focus of this show. This exhibition was made possible by the Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History, OSU Student Fees, the College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Institutional Diversity, the Oklahoma Arts Council, and the OSU Graduate and Professional Student Government Association.

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Tour de Quartz


Monday, May 16 - Friday, June 17 2016

Tour de Quartz is a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2015 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI). During their two-week residency at Quartz Mountain, students are immersed in one of nine artistic disciplines and taught by nationally renowned artists. Former faculty members include winners of the Academy, Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards and the Pulitzer Prize. The Tour de Quartz student artists, as well as literary and performing artists, are selected through competitive statewide auditions. Every accepted student automatically receives a full scholarship to the program. Auditions take place January through March at locations across the state. More information is available at oaiquartz.org.

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Annual Juried Student Exhibition


Wednesday, April 20 - Friday, May 6 2016

Open to students from all levels of undergraduate studies in studio art and graphic design, this highly competitive exhibition honors the artistic excellence achieved by our talented students while they learn and mature as artists at OSU. Each year we invite one visual arts educator and one professional graphic designer to serve as the jurors. The exhibition showcases work hand selected by the jurors. Our student artists offer the viewers a broad range of experiences through their engaging works, some demanding active participation and others requiring a more contemplative examination of content.

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Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Exhibition


Monday, April 4 - Friday, April 15 2016

This exhibition presents work by graphic design students graduating in May of 2016 with their BFA degrees. Work on view represents all areas of study – digital animation, web design, advertising design, and branding design. This work represents the culmination of each student’s artistic development, achieved after several years of experimentation, research and critical thinking.

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Senior Studio Capstone Exhibition

Monday, March 21 – Friday, April 1 2016

This exhibition presents the work of students graduating in May of 2016 with their BFA degrees in studio art.
 Works on view include paintings, drawings, metalwork,
 and sculpture, and represent our students’ achievements obtained through their rigorous course of study at OSU. Mentored by faculty, students demonstrate their command of artistic techniques and professional exhibition practices, as well as critical thinking and communication skills.

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Kimberly Schaefer: Incorporeal


Wednesday, February 17 - Wednesday, March 16 2016

The work of Kimberly Schaefer features colorful abstractions inter-layered with human figures. By representing the human form in this manner, Schaefer is able to investigate some of the larger ideas embodied in our humanity, centered on identity, relationships, and the play between the tangible and intangible. Inspired by the miraculous spectacle of the natural world, Schaefer focuses her work on the marvelous and energizing as well as the sometimes dangerous and harmful consequences of such emotions.


Artist Kimberly Schaefer will conduct a workshop that addresses the challenges faced when the human form is contrasted with abstraction. Working from a live model, the artist will lead participants through the various methods of drawing from life and how to achieve an accurate depiction of the human body. Participants will have the opportunity to explore these ideas and techniques personally with the artist.

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Christy Georg: Survey


Monday, January 11 - Friday, February 12 2016

Inspired by travel and research in varied landscapes- lately the American West, sailing the Eastern Seaboard, and the Norwegian Arctic, Georg reflects on the history and importance of discovery, voyaging, and striking out into the unknown. The focused endurance of flora and fauna to flourish in harsh climates, and likewise, the endurance of hardy and curious explorers traversing such lands, inspires a true willfulness of existence which compels the subject of her work.

Creating sculptural instruments and devices which function either actually, or metaphorically, the meticulous craftsmanship lends them authority as functional objects, but upon inspection may seem quite absurd, fetishistic, alchemical, or otherwise uncanny. Their elusive, esoteric function tickles curiosity and speculation.

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Senior Studio Capstone Exhibition

November 18 – December 4 2015

This exhibition presents the work of students graduating in December 2015 with their BFA degrees in studio art. Works on view include paintings, drawings, metalwork, and sculpture, and represent our students’ achievements obtained through their rigorous course of study at OSU. Mentored by faculty, students demonstrate their command of artistic techniques and professional exhibition practices, as well as critical thinking and communication skills.

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Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Exhibition


October 28 – November 13 2015

This exhibition presents work by graphic design students graduating in December 2015 with their BFA degrees. Work on view represents all areas of study – digital animation, web design, advertising design, and branding design. This work represents the culmination of each student’s artistic development, achieved after several years of experimentation, research and critical thinking.

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Annual Faculty Exhibition


September 30 – October 23 2015

Featuring recent work of full-time, adjunct and retired faculty of Oklahoma State University’s Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History, this exhibition features artwork representing the full spectrum of areas in studio art and design including traditional drawing, painting, sculpture, metal work, graphic design, video, and digital animation. This exhibition offers an opportunity for students to see the talents of their professors, who challenge and inspire them on a daily basis. Faculty members inspire and nurture innovation and creativity in their students, and are equally committed to sharing their work with the general public.

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Art History Roundtable Series

As a complement to the Art and Graphic Design Faculty Exhibition and BFA exhibitions throughout the semester, the art history faculty and graduate students will present a series of roundtable discussions focusing on their recent research. Students and community members will learn about exciting topics from each presenter’s research and publication projects.

September 16: Dr. Irene Backus (16th Century Italian Art)

October 7: Dr. Cristina Cruz Gonzalez (Latin American Art)

October 28: Dr. Shaoqian Zhang (East Asian Art)

November 18: Dr. Ruth Noyes (17th Century European Art)

All roundtable discussions will be held on Wednesdays, at 1:00pm in room 104. Free and open to the public.

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Visiting Artist Series

Sara Schneckloth
2015 Smelser Vallion Visiting Artist
Doel Reed Center for the Arts

Lorraine Wild
2015 Visiting Artist
Arts and Humanities Seminar Series
College of Arts & Sciences


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Mayumi Amada
Grandmothers Whisper

August 19 - September 25 2015

Mayumi Amada is a Japanese artist living and working in the United States. Influenced by the spirit and ideologies of Buddhism, Amada often draws upon the philosophy of Zen to give direction to the creation of her work. Focusing on reusable and recycled materials, Amada embraces the idea of giving these materials a new life and “rebirth” through the exploration of the connection between these recycled objects and her thematic interests. Viewers are invited to reflect upon how the work addresses the circle of life and eternity in mortality.

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Annual Juried Student Exhibition


April 22 - May 8 2015

Open to students from all levels of undergraduate studies in studio art and graphic design, this highly competitive exhibition honors the artistic excellence achieved by our talented students while they learn and mature as artists at OSU. Each year we invite one visual arts educator and one professional graphic designer to serve as the jurors. The exhibition showcases work hand selected by the jurors. Our student artists offer the viewers a broad range of experiences through their engaging works, some demanding active participation and others requiring a more contemplative examination of content.

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Call For Entries: 2015 Annual
Juried Student Art Exhibition
April 22 - May 8, 2015

Oklahoma State University Gardiner Gallery of Art calls for submissions for 2015 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. The art exhibition will be displayed from April 22 - May 8, 2015.

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Senior Studio Capstone Exhibition


April 8 - April 17 2015

This exhibition presents the work of students graduating in May of 2015 with their BFA degrees in studio art.
 Works on view include paintings, drawings, metalwork,
 and sculpture, and represent our students’ achievements obtained through their rigorous course of study at OSU. Mentored by faculty, students demonstrate their command of artistic techniques and professional exhibition practices, as well as critical thinking and communication skills.

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Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Exhibition

March 25 - April 3 2015

This exhibition presents work by graphic design students graduating in May of 2015 with their BFA degrees. Work on view represents all areas of study – digital animation, web design, advertising design, and branding design. This work represents the culmination of each student’s artistic development, achieved after several years of experimentation, research and critical thinking.

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Todd McDonald:Everyday Interference

Todd McDonald's Exhibition at Oklahoma State University

FEBRUARY 2015

The work of Todd McDonald explores the search for meaning in a constructed environment, drawing upon the senses, memories and understanding. Both architecture and images trace their function and meaning back into the history of art where precedent provides context. McDonald’s digital methods and virtual space are confronted with the resistance and limitations of physical materials. The resulting images define structures that are synthetic, but are rooted in a logic that is informed by actual visual experience.

Through digital technology, strategies such as tiling, cutting, pasting, layering, and filtering have come to define and shape the character of the images in our visual culture. When these new systems combine with the conventions of painting, potent and exciting opportunities arise to both deconstruct and expand this contemporary visual vernacular.

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The Rhythm in Mountains and Rivers: Chinese Landscape Paintings

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JANUARY 2015

For thousands of years, Chinese painters and poets have revered nature as a source of spiritual and artistic inspiration, and landscape paintings have been regarded as the higest form of art. Traditipnal Chinese landscape paintings take towering mountains and craggy cliffs, winding rivers and joyous fishermen, scholars composing poems or dreaming of immortals as their subject matter.

Guisheng Wang and Jiaduo Li not only respect the ancient Chinese landscape painting tradition, they re-imagine and revitalize the approach to landscape. These artists transform traditional landscapes into modern forms, expressing rhythms of mountains and streams.

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Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Exhibition

Packaging design by graphic design student

NOVEMBER 2014

This exhibition presents work by graphic design students graduating in December 2014 eith their BFA degrees. Works on view represent all areas of study - illustration, digital animation, advertising design, and branding design. The artwork represents the culmination of each student's artistic development, achieved after several years of experimentation, research, and critical thinking.

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Senior Studio Capstone Exhibition

A sculpture by studio art major

NOVEMBER 2014

This exhibition presents the work of students graduating in December 2014 with their BFA degrees in studio art. Works on view feature painting, drawing, metalwork, and sculpture, and represent our students' 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 and communication skills, and professional exhibition practices.

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Faculty Exhibition

OCTOBER 2014

Featuring work of full-time, adjunct and retired faculty of Oklahoma State University's Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History, this exhibition features artwork representing the full spectrum of areas in studio art and design including traditional drawing, painting, sculpture, metal work, graphic design, video, and digital animation. This exhibition offers an opportunity for students to see the talents of their professors, who challenge and inspire them on a daily basis. The faculty members guide students to find their own visual voice and inspire and nurture innovation and creativity. These faculty artists are equally committed to sharing their insights with the general public.

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Jody Servon: Do You Have A Moment? Visiting Artist Reception, Talk & Workshop

Jody Servon seated at a table that reads, "Dreams for Free"

August 25th – September 26th 2014

Jody Servon is an intermedia artist and curator based in North Carolina. The exhibition spans fourteen years of her work, and is the first time these projects are in conversation. Inclusive of photography, video, sound, and performance, Servon's work is built around the interpersonal, revelatory, and idiosyncratic voices of her participants. Part cacophony and chorus, Servon's exchange projects compose a common expression of everyday desire, memory, and hope. To visit Jody Servon's website, click here.

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24 Works on Paper

Once We Played by Clarissa Sharp






































Above: Clarissa Sharp, Once We Played, Mixed Media, 12" x 9"

July 2 - August 20, 2014

24 Works on Paper, a traveling exhibition of work by living Oklahoma artists, is produced as a collaboration between individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) and Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC). This collection of works is touring the state for a full year, bringing original, contemporary Oklahoman artwork to viewers in communities large and small

The exhibition features 24 artworks created on paper, including media such as printmaking, drawing, painting, and photography. The 2013 guest juror is Kirsten Olds, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of ArtHistory at the University of Tulsa. Olds' research focuses on artists' groups in the 1970s and the networks they forged as alternatives to mainstream institutions such as the art gallery, mass circulation journal, and network television.

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Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain: Tour de Quartz

Gardiner Gallery Tour de Quartz displays

Above: Works by students on display in the Gardiner Gallery at OSU

Tour de Quartz Exhibition
June 9 - June 25 2014
Gardiner Gallery of Art
Oklahoma State University

Tour de Quartz is a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2013 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI). During their two week residency at Quartz Mountain, students are immersed in one of the nine artistic fields and taught by nationally renowned artists. Former faculty members include winners of the Academy, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy awards and the Pulitzer Prize. The 2013 drawing and printmaking students were taught by Jose and Cynthia Rodriguez of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Troy Word, an OSAI alumnus who now lives in Massachusetts, led the photography students.

The Tour de Quartz student artists, as well as literary and performing artists, are selected by competitive statewide auditions. Every accepted student automatically receives full scholarship to the program.

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Tony Tiger: Full Consciousness of Being Exhibition in the Gardiner Gallery

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Above (Detail): Tony Tiger, Essence of Being, Acrylic on paper and panel

May 20 - June 4, 2014

“My art is fueled by the rediscovery of being. We are more than reflections in a mirror; we are soul and spirit. Life’s complexities, wonders, and mystery allow me, as an artist, the opportunity to participate in practiced observation; creating art.” - Tony Tiger

Tony Tiger: Full Consciousness of Being is a traveling exhibition featuring the work of prominent Native American artist, Tony Tiger. His work uses symbol and metaphor to convey his message and expression of spirit and faith. He describes his work as the result of a “creative journey of understanding,” an active attempt to engage all of his senses with ours – in order that we might be transformed in our own journeys. This exhibition is intended to present contemporary Native work that raises awareness and encourages discussion about the ideas that challenge and inspire our community. The beauty of the colors, patterns, shapes, and surfaces invite the viewer into the work, and allow for a closer look to see the spiritual discursivity among the works.

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Call For Entries: 2014 Annual
Juried Student Art Exhibition
April 21 - May 9, 2014

Gallery of exhibit

Oklahoma State University Gardiner Gallery of Art calls for submissions for 2014 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. The art exhibition will be displayed from April 21 - May 9, 2014.

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Across the Divide Exhibition

Green Blue Mountain by Xiaohong Zhang

Above: Green Blue Mountain by Xiaohong Zhang

February 17 - March 21, 2014

Xiaohong Zhang
Associate Professor of Art
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

Across the Divide presents the work of eighteen Chinese artists who are currently teaching studio art in universities across the United States. This exhibition provides an opportunity to examine the shared experience of Chinese artists entangled with individual endeavors negotiating their cultural roots, while pursuing professional artistic careers in the U.S. Most of them have a complex relationship with China, which has embarked on one of the most dramatic social and economic transformations witnessed in recent history.

The artists in this exhibition received their graduate training in art in the United States and they all hold teaching positions in art programs across the country. Drawing on their disparate experiences of living in both the United States and China, these artists are involved in cross-disciplinary experiments in visual arts as they create their own interpretations of the impact of globalization.

This exhibition is developed in collaboration with the Brick City Gallery at Missouri State University and the Department of Art at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

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Research Week Art Competition Winners 2014

Research Week

FEBRUARY 2014

The eight winners of the Research Week Art Competition have been announced. Students were asked to:

Create a work of art that embodies the role of artists in communicating the meaning of science to the general public. The theme is simply, "Science."

Purchase Award Winners
Randall Barnes, "Eutrophication Diagram"
Zach Miller, “Fool’s Gold”

Honorable Mention Award Winners
Morgan Cravey, “New Life”
Paxton Maddox, “Do You See What I See"
Dylan West, “Scientific Influence of Pop Culture”
Parker Jones, “Life’s Root”
Herman Kohlmeyer, “E.W.F.”
Addie Stunkard, “Strength Within Beauty”

Research Week
February 18 - March 21, 2014

Research Gala
February 18, 2014

*In addition to the 8 Research Week art winners, one of our honorable mention artists, senior studio art major Herman Kohlmeyer has recieved a Dean's Showcase award. Herman's painting, "E.W.F." will hang in the Dean's office. We want to congratulate Herman on this additional distinguished purchase award.

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Art History Faculty Roundtable Series

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2014

In conjunction with the Art and Graphic Design Faculty Exhibition, the art history faculty and graduate students will present a series of roundtable discussions focusing on their recent research. Students and community members will learn about exciting topics from each presenter's research and publication projects. In concert with the Faculty Exhibition, this Roundtable Series will present the excellence in scholarship and practice recently achieved by all members of the Department of Art, Graphic Design, And Art History.

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WHAT'S UP?
Recent works by Mark H. Cowardin

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Left to right: Get a Grip, ebonized walnut, maple, and paint, 49" x 29" x 20", 2012; Here & There, ebonized walnut, paint, mixed media, wood, silver leaf, flocking, & glitter, 57" x 20" x 14", 2013; The Great Escape, ebonized walnut, and taxidermy pheasant, 65" x 37" x 17", 2012

January 13 - February 14, 2014

This exhibition features a selection of recent sculptural works by Mark H. Cowardin, who explores the intersection of humans and the natural world. He is interested in the disconnection between people and the origins of the objects they consume, and how the consumption of resources alters the environment. Cowardin is currently an Associate Professor of Fine Art at Johnson County Community College in Kansas. His works are included in numerous public and private collections.

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Studio Art
Senior Portfolio Exhibition

Exhibit Examples

November 20 - December 06 2013

This exhibition celebrates senior studio art students graduating in December 2013 with BFA degrees. Works on view feature painting, drawing, metalwork, and sculpture, and represent our student artists' achievements obtained through synthesis, analysis, and reflection on their rigorous studies at OSU. Mentored by faculty, students demonstrate their critical thinking and communication skills, as well as an awareness of professional exhibition practice.

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Graphic Design
Senior Portfolio Exhibition

Graphic Design: Infiltrate





























NOVEMBER 2013

This exhibition presents work by students graduating in December 2013 with their BFA degrees in graphic design. Work on view represents all areas of study - illustration, digital animation, advertising design, and branding design. The artwork on view represents the culmination of each student's artistic proficiency, achieved after several years of experimentation, research, and critical thinking.

Reception:
Sunday, November 3, 2-4 pm
Gardiner Gallery

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Art and Graphic Design Faculty Exhibition

Watercolor: Excavation VIII Watercolor: Gold in the Vault

OCTOBER 2013

Left: Jack Titus,Excavations VIII
Right: Jo Lynch, Gold in the Vaults

The Art and Graphic Design Faculty Exhibition surveys recent works from all current and emeritus faculty in the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History. The compelling display features works over a diverse range of themes and media, including drawings, paintings, sculpture, metalwork, printmaking, ceramics, graphic design and multimedia. This exhibition offers an important opportunity for students and community to view the talent of our faculty artists, who challenge and inspire them on a daily basis.

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Summer 2013 OSU classes
in Taos, New Mexico

JUNE 10-21 in Taos (OSU Summer Session 2 or Summer Session 3)

JULY 8-19 in Taos (OSU Summer Session 4)

Sponsored by the Doel Reed Center for the Arts

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Dr. C. Arzu Aytekin visits OSU for Spring Semester

2013

Dr. Cemile Arzu Aytekin
Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi
Visiting Researcher
Painting / 2-D Foundations

Dr. Cemile Arzu Aytekin comes from the Department of Fine Arts at Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi in Izmir, Turkey where she teaches Studio and Design courses. She holds a studio masters, and a doctorate in education. Arzu, as she prefers to be called, is a course lecturer, and thesis advisor at her home university in Turkey. She comes to the Oklahoma State University Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History as a Visiting Researcher in partnership with Yükseköǧretim Kurulu — YÖK — Turkish Higher Education Council. Arzu will be spending the spring semester with us learning about the American higher education process.

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Call For Entries: 2013 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition April 10—30, 2013

Juried Student Exhibition

Oklahoma State University Museum of Art (OSUMA) calls for submission for 2013 Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition.

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Winners of the Research Week Art Competition

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FEBRUARY 2013

The seven winners of the Research Week Art Competition have been announced. Students were asked to

Create a work of art that embodies the role of artists in communicating the meaning of science to the general public. The theme is simply, "Science."

Purchase Award Winners
Marina Staubus "My Crystal" Black and white charcoal
Paxton Maddox "Inner Beauty" Watercolor and ink

Honorable Mention Award Winners
Mauresa Hankinson "Acupuncture" Mixed Media
Anna Rutherford "Rearrangement" Pen and ink
Kyra Guffey "Faded" Oil on Canvas
Sarah Blanton "Distorted Time" Digital Print of an original Charcoal
Michael Rahn "Interconnectedness" Monotype Print

Research Week
February 18-22, 2013

Research Gala
February 19, 2013

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B.J. Smith Artwork and Estate Scholarship Auction

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DECEMBER 8, 2012

More than 50 Artworks designated from the personal estate of retired Oklahoma State University Art Department Faculty member Billy Joe Smith (1932-2012) are being auctioned to raise dollars to benefit the B.J. Smith Endowed Scholarship fund for students in the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History at Oklahoma State University.

You can view all auctioned artworks at this site: http://okstateartdept-bjsmith.blogspot.com/

 

Graphic Design: Senior Portfolio Exhibition


Nov. 7 - Nov. 21
Reception: Nov. 11, 2 - 4 p.m.

This exhibition presents work by students graduating in December 2012 with BFA degrees in graphic design. Work on view represents all areas of study - illustration, digital animation, advertising design, and branding design. The artwork represents the culmination of each student's artistic proficiency, achieved after several years of experimentation, research and critical thinking.

Sara Rahbar

The Veil: Visible & Invisible Spaces


Oct. 15 - Nov. 2
See related events below

This exhibition features 29 artists including videographers, filmmakers, and new media artists, as well as painters, sculptors, performance and installation artists. Each examines and redefines the veil in its numerous manifestations and interpretations, and put the veil and veiling into context. This exhibition intends to engage received wisdom, particularly current cliches and stereotypes about Islamic practices, and to reflect on the great ubiquity, importance and profundity of the veil throughout human history and imagination.

Curated by Jennifer Heath, this exhibition is a visual companion to Heath's edited volume "The Veil: Women Writers on its History, Lore, and Politics" (University of California Press).

The Veil is funded in part by Boulder Arts Commission, the Puffin Foundation, Ltd., Firyal Alsalabi and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.

Gallery Talk: Oct. 18, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Join Jennifer Heath, curator of the exhibition, for a gallery talk to learn more about works on view in this exhibition.
Reception: Oct. 18, 5 - 6 p.m.
Discussion: Oct. 18, 6 - 7 p.m.

Join a roundtable discussion led by faculty members from History, Gender and Women's Studies, and Art to examine the exhibition and the issues it raises about Islamic culture, gender and visual arts.

"Women Without Men"
Film: Oct. 23, 7 p.m. (Bartlett 109) Directed by Shirin Neshat

In her feature-film debut, renowned visual artist Shirin Neshat offers an exquisitely crafted view of Iran in 1953, when a British and American backed coup removed the democratically elected government. Adapted from the novel by Iranian author Shahrnush Parsipur, the film weaves together the stories of four individual women during those traumatic days, whose experiences are shaped by their faith and the social structures in place. With a camera that floats effortlessly through the lives of the women and the beautiful countryside of Iran, Neshat explores the social, political, and psychological dimensions of her characters as they meet in a metaphorical garden, where they can exist and reflect while the complex intellectual and religious fources shaping their world linger in the air around them. (2009; 100 minutes)

"Covered: The Hejab in Cairo, Egypt"
Film: Oct. 30, 7 p.m. (Bartlett 109)
Directed by Tania Kamal-Eldin

This absorbing documentary offers a rare opportunity to examine the restoration of veiling and the reasons for its pervasiveness through the eyes of Egyptian women. In unique interviews with women of different ages and backgrounds, "Covered" reveals that Islamic tradition, religious fundamentalism, and growing nationalism are not solely responsible for decisions to wear the hejab. Diverse social, economic and political factors, as well as personal preferences, often play prominent roles. As timely as it is compelling, the film shows how complex causes account for a phenomenon that is porrly understood outside the Muslim world. (1995, 25 minutes)

"Hollywood Harem"
Directed by Tania Kamal-Eldin

Jusxtaposing film clips from the 20s through the 60s, 70s, and 80s, Kamal-Eldin explores the organization of gender, race, and sexuality in Hollywood's portrayal of the exotic east an indiscrimate fusion of things Arab, Persian, Chinese and Indian. She argues, convincingly, that in abridging cultural pluarality and difference, these technicolor fantasies have worked both to shape and reinforce often derogative assumptions about peoples of the east while at the same time re-inscribing the moral, spiritual, and cultural supremacy of the Anglo-European west. (1999, 24 minutes)

This film will also be shown on Oct. 30, in Bartlett Center 109, immediately following "Covered."

 

Art History Faculty Roundtable Series


Sept. 27 - Nov. 15

In conjunction with the Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, the Art History faculty will present a series of eight discussions highlighting their research achievements.

Students and the public have the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of topics from each faculty members current research and publication projects. Along with the Department of Art Faculty Exhibition, this Roundtable Series will show the excellence in scholarship and practice recently accomplished by all faculty in the Department of Art.

All discussions are held from 12 - 1 p.m. in 104 Bartlett Center. Free and open to the public. Schedule is as follows:
Sept. 27: Dr. Shaoqian Zhang, East Asian Art
Oct. 3: Dr. Marcella Sirhandi, Indian and Southeast Asian Art
Oct. 10: Dr. Jennifer Borland, Medieval Art and Architecture
Oct. 17: Dr. Louise Siddons, American Art
Oct. 24: Dr. Irene Backus, Pre-modern European Art
Nov. 1: Dr. Nancy Wilkinson, Asian and West Culture Exchange
Nov. 8: Dr. Cristina Cruz Gonzalez, Colonial Arts of the Americas
Nov. 15: Dr. Priscilla Schwarz, 19th Century French Art

 

Department of Art Faculty Exhibition


Sept. 24 - Oct. 11
Reception and gallery talk: Sept. 27, 5 - 7 p.m.

This exhibition surveys recent works from all current and emeritus faculty in the Department of Art. The compelling display features works over a diverse range of themes and media, including drawings, paintings, sculptures, metalwork and digital design. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity for students and the community to view the talents of our faculty artists who challenge and inspire them on a daily basis

For more information see Oklahoma State University Museum of Art

 

24 Works on Paper

JULY 9th - August 3rd, 2012

This is a collaborative exhibition from the individual artists of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Arts Coalition.

Annual Juried Student Exhibition

APRIL 11th - APRIL 30th, 2012
Reception: 2-3 pm
Award Ceremony: 3-4 pm
Sunday, April 15th

Open to students from all levels of undergraduate study in studio art and graphic design, this competitive exhibition honors the excellence achieved by our talented students, while they learn and mature as artists at OSU. This year's distinguished jurors are Cody Haltom, Austin-based graphic designer and Deborah Rockman, Professor of Art, Kendall College of Art and Design.

 

Senior Graphic Design
Portfolio Exhibition

MARCH 28th - APRIL 6th, 2012
Reception: 2-4 pm
Sunday, April 1st

This exhibition presents work by graphic design students graduating in May 2012 with their BFA degrees.

Studio Capstone Exhibition

Studio Capstone Postcard

MARCH 5th - MARCH 16th, 2012
Reception: 5—6 pm
Gallery Talk: 6-7 pm
Thursday, March 8

This exhibition presented work by studio art students graduating in May 2012 with their BFA degrees.

Lubna Agha's Points of Reference: Paintings Cite Islamic Visual Legacy

Two Bowls, Lubna Agha

Lubna Agha, Two Bowls, Acrylic on wood, 2010, 19" X 35"

FEBRUARY 8th - MARCH 2nd, 2012
Reception: 5-6 pm
Artist Lecture: 6-7 pm
Thursday, February 9th

Born in Quetta, Lubna won prizes for her painting even before she earned an art diploma. The year she graduated, 1967, she embarked upon a career that would place her among the most renowned Pakistani painters. In 1972 Lubna returned to Karachi from a two year sojourn in London. She shocked the Pakistani art community with her newly minted, brilliantly colored, nearly minimalist non-figurative paintings. When Lubna and her husband moved to Sacramento, California in 1981, she gave up large oils on canvas for smaller watercolors and etchings. Far from home and roots, Lubna's art became figurative again imbibing social-political narrative.

A 2004 trip to Morocco and Turkey changed Lubna's art and personal life. Islamic architecture, including colorfully tiled mosques with graceful domes and towering minarets, rekindled her interest in history and mystic Islamic philosophy. Referencing architectural photographs she took on the Mid East visit, Lubna's art became larger again appropriating geometric designs and patterns. With a personal vocabulary, Lubna paints to reflect her alienation from her birth country and its familiar culture as she adjusted to a very different way of living in the United States.

Ted Ramsay: New Paintings

Bedroom Place, Mental Place by Ted Ramsay

Ted Ramsay, Bedroom Place, Mental Place, Oil on Canvas, 2010, 40" X 30"

JANUARY 9th - FEBRUARY 3rd, 2012
Reception: 5-6 pm
Artist Lecture: 6-7 pm
Thursday, Januray 12th

This exhibition showcases a selection of recent work by Ted Ramsay, Professor of Art at University of Michigan. In his paintings, Ramsay focuses on the frozen moment, creating visually satisfying beauty out of the complexities of daily lives. Using paint to depict the range of light emanating from his figures, Ramsay reassigns the images into a simpler but more powerful painted aesthetic.

Senior Studio
Capstone Exhibition

Cassie Brown, Deep Sweep, Oil on canvas, 2010, 24”x48”

NOVEMBER 30th - DECEMBER 12TH, 2011
Reception: 5-6 pm
Gallery Talk: 6-7 pm
Thursday, December 1st

This exhibition presents work by Cassie Brown, Krystal L. Harper and Christina Naruszewicz who will graduate in December 2011 with their BFA degrees. Work on view represents these student artists’ achievements obtained through synthesis, analysis and reflection on their rigorous studies at OSU. Mentored by faculty, students demonstrate their critical thinking, communication skills and their awareness of professional exhibition practice.

 

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Senior Graphic Design
Portfolio Exhibition

NOVEMBER 9th - NOVEMBER 23rd, 2011
Reception: 2—4 pm
Sunday, November 13

This exhibition presents work by students graduating in December 2011 with their BFA degrees in Graphic Design. Work on view represents all areas of study—illustration, digital animation, advertising design, branding design, etc. The artwork represents the culmination of each student’s artistic proficiency, achieved after several years of experimentation, research, and critical thinking.

REFINED ......... the website
Refined Promotional Website

 

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Displacements

Jonathan Hils, Untitled, Welded steel and wire, 2011

Jonathan Hils, Untitled, Welded steel and wire, 2011, 78" X 19" X 7"

OCTOBER 12th - NOVEMBER 4th, 2011
Reception: 5-6 pm
Artist Lecture: 6-7 pm
Thursday, October 13th

This exhibition features a selection of recent work created specifically for the space of the Gardiner Art Gallery by Jonathan Hils. A prestigious artist known for primarily working in steel, Hils examines various issues in American society through his work. Inspired by traditional craft artists and industrial workers, Hils’ sculptures convey an interplay of physical grace and conceptual force.

Link to: Press Release

 

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OSU Department of Art
Faculty Exhibition

Angie Piehl, Moribund

Angie Piehl, Moribund, Grapahite on Archival Paper, 30" X 22"

SEPTEMBER 26th - OCTOBER 7th, 2011
Reception: 5—6 pm
Thursday, September 29

This exhibition surveys recent work from all current and emeritus faculty in the Department of Art. The compelling display features work over a diverse range of themes and media, including drawings, sculptures, metalwork and digital design. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity for students to view the talents of their mentors, who challenge and inspire them on a daily basis.

Brochure

Art History Faculty Roundtable Series Brochure

Link to: Printable Art History Faculty Roundtable Series brochure.

Divided Vision: David Morrison and Bonnie Stahlecker

Divided Vision: David Morrison and Bonnie Stahlecker

David Morrison, Iconic Bracelet, No. 4, Lithograph, 2009, 14" X 18"
Bonnie Stahlecker, The Weight of Words, Carved and stained basswood with relief painted lead attached, intaglio printed paper, 2011

AUGUST 29th - SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2011
Reception: 5-6 pm
Artist Lecture: 6-7 pm
Thursday, September 22nd


This exhibition showcases recent work by the artist couple Bonnie Stahlecker and David Morrison, who are well known for their achievements in the art of book making and printmaking. Stahlecker’s books have been described as “image condensed as object,” while Morrison frequently captures the sensibility of life cycles, echoing the ongoing relation between man and nature.

African Art Exhibit Reception & Panel Discussion

A panel of OSU scholars will discuss outreach opportunities in Africa following the closing reception of "Building A Collection: The Larry W. and Mattie R. Harms Collection of African Art" at 6 p.m. on Aug. 25.

The free, public event is at the Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater.

"The main goal of the discussion is for the panelists to share their enthusiasm about Africa with our students," said Shawn Yuan, associate curator and director of Gardiner Art Gallery. Panelists include Michael Dicks, agricultural economics professor; Michael Morris, business professor; and students in the master's international program with the Peace Corps.

The exhibition highlights the gifts of more than 250 African art objects from 1963 alumnus Larry and Mattie Harms. It represents a cross-section of cultures from the region south of the Sahara Desert. Art ranges from traditional wood carvings to postmodern textiles and sculpture.

A closing reception takes place from 5 to 6 p.m. in the gallery.

The OSU Department of Art is one of 24 departments in the College of Arts and Sciences at OSU. To learn more about the exhibit, phone (405) 744-9069.

Building a Collection:
The Larry W. and Mattie R. Harms Collection of African Art

Larry W. and Mattie R. Harnms Collection

Antelope Headdress (Chiwara), Bambara, Mali, Wood, H.: 3', 20th Century, The Larry W. and Mattie R. Harnms Collection

JULY 25th — AUGUST 26th, 2011
Reception: 5-7 pm
Thursday, August 25th



For over 35 years, Larry (OSU '63) and Mattie Harms have collected African art. This exhibition highlights their recent gift of over 250 objects to Oklahoma State University, showcasing its diversity and depth. Each went to Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer in the mid-1960s, and they met and married in Niger. They continued their work and commitment to Africa over the following 25 years, he with the Agency for International Development, and she with the U.S. Department of State. Their work—and their collecting—focused on the countries of the Sahel (the region south of the Sahara Desert) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The exhibition includes objects representing a wide cross-section of cultures from this region, with an emphasis on the Bambara and Dogon of Mali. Ranging from traditional carvings to postmodern textiles and sculpture along with maps and photographs, the exhibition offers insight into the unique experience of two avid collectors as well as into the art of sub-Saharan Africa.

Tour de Quartz

Tour de Quartz

Carolina Low, Self Portrait, Acrylics, 2010, Oklahoma Summer Art Institute

Tour de Quartz is a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2010 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI). During their two-week residency at Quartz Mountain, students are immersed in one of nine artistic fields and taught by world-renowned artists. The painting portion of the exhibition represents a variety of projects undertaken by the drawing/painting students during OSAI. This exhibition is organized for touring by OSAI.


May 16th—July 9th
Gallery Hours: Monday—Friday, 8 a.m.—5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.—2 p.m.

Link to: Event Flyer

In collaboration with Stillwater Family Center for Autism Presents: Jaymee Muns Exhibit


Jaymee Muns

A student at the Stillwater Junior High School, Jaymee Muns is on the profound end of the autism spectrum. From the beginning, the ability to communicate effectively has presented a great deal of difficulty for Jaymee. The impassable barrier between Jaymee and the world can be daunting and although others use words to breach this communication barrier, Jaymee has built her bridge through art. Sharing this passion with others can help increase awareness and understanding of people on the autism spectrum. We would like to share a glimpse of the world through her eyes.

May 9th—13th
Reception: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 12th

Link to: Event Flyer

 

Annual Juried Student Exhibition


Graphic Design BFA students

A competitive exhibition of OSU student work from all levels of undergraduate study in the Department of Art. April 13 - 29 2011
Reception & Awards Ceremony Sunday April 17th 2 - 4 pm
Awards to be announced at 3pm.


Link to: Exhibition Catalog

 

 

Graphic Design Portfolio Exhibition


Graphic Design BFA students

March 30-April 8
Reception Sunday April 3
Works by senior Graphic Design BFA students scheduled to graduate in May 2011


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BFA Studio Capstone


BFA Studio Capstone

March 9-25
Reception 5-6 pm
Gallery Talk 6-7 pm Thursday, March 10
Works by senior Studio Art BFA students scheduled to graduate in May 2011


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Jenny Rogers "Perfect Surf"


Jenny Rogers

February 9 – March 4
Reception 5-6 pm
Lecture 6-7pm Thursday, February 17
Her works often play within the realm of film & photographic history, toying with the common currency of popular culture, our shared literacy & our fascination with mythic representation. For "Perfect Surf" Rogers was granted a prestigious Independent Artist Award in Film & Media by the New York State Council for the Arts.


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"Full Circle: The Evolution of Fine Art Printmaking at ULAE"


ULAE

January 12 – February 4
Reception 5-6 pm
Guest Speaker 6-7 pm Thursday, January 13
A collection of fine art prints featuring work by Lee Bontecou, James Rosenquist, and Amy Cutler. From hand rendered, traditionally crafted prints to digitally created images utilizing the best of commercial printmaking techniques and back again.



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Studio Capstone


December 1 – 10
Reception 5-6pm
Gallery Talk 6-7pm Thursday December 2
Works by senior Studio Art BFA students scheduled to graduate in December 2010

Graphic Design Portfolio Exhibition


November 10 – 19
Reception 2-4 pm Sunday, November 14
Works by senior Graphic Design BFA students scheduled to graduate in December 2010


Faculty Exhibition


October 13 – November 4
Reception 5-6 pm Thursday, October 21
Current works of art in all disciplines by the faculty and faculty Emeritus in the Oklahoma State University Department of Art.


Roger Shimomura "Minidoka on my Mind"

September 15 - October 8th
Reception 5 - 6pm
Lecture 6-7 pm Thursday, September 16
The show's title refers to Camp Minidoka in Hunt, Idaho where Shimomura and his family were detained from the spring of 1942 until the summer of 1944. The exhibition will explore the artist's family's internment during World War II, these "images are scraped from the linings of my mind—not necessarily what I remembered specifically, but what I respond with when I think of Camp Minidoka..."
(Marne Ryan Jewelry, in gallery case,
Jewelry Workshop/Lecture Wednesday September 15)


24 Works on Paper

August 23 - September 10
Reception 5 – 6pm
Guest Speaker 6-7pm Thursday, September 2
A Collaborative Exhibition from the Individual Artists of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. The exhibition features 24 artists from 12 Oklahoma cities. All artworks are created on paper and include media such as printmaking, drawing and photography.