2023 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition Opens March 29

  • Thursday, March 23, 2023

The UTC Department of Art, along with the Institute of Contemporary Art, announce the annual 2023 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition—on view at the ICA in the Fine Arts Center on the UTC campus from March 29-April 22.

The annual BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition is the capstone achievement of graduating BFA studio majors, comprised of a public exhibition and artist lecture series, which represents the culmination of two years of intensive artistic and intellectual development for the department’s Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates. This year’s class is a cohort of 24 artists from four BFA studio concentrations— graphic design, painting & drawing, photography & media art, and sculpture.

“This year’s graduating class are a group of very strong individuals and ideators who are thinking about issues as far ranging as environmentalism and social responsibility, community building and skill sharing, the impacts and implications of the proliferation of social media and digital identities, to artistic responses driven by personal experiences, intuitions, inspirations, and philosophies,” says Rachel Waldrop, director and curator of the ICA.

OPENING ARTIST TALKS & RECEPTIONS

Show 1 Artist Talks
Friday, March 31, 5-6:30 p.m.
Benwood Auditorium, EMCS Building, UTC Campus
Free and Open to the Public, no registration required
Reception follows until 8 p.m., ICA Galleries & Fine Arts Center Lobby

Show 2 Artist Talks
Friday, April 14, 5-6:30 p.m.
Benwood Auditorium, EMCS Building, UTC Campus
Free and Open to the Public, no registration required
Reception follows until 8 p.m., ICA Galleries & Fine Arts Center Lobby

 

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