Gallery of Art | University of Northern Iowa

Past Exhibitions

December 5, 2019 to December 19, 2019

The Gallery doors will open and an opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5, in the south lobby of the Kamerick Art Building (KAB).

"B.F.A. Group Exhibition" features six exhibitors from various studio areas of the UNI Department of Art. Opening reception: Thursday, Dec. 5, in the south lobby of the Kamerick Art Building (KAB).

Allie Christisen of Bettendorf, IA, will present an exhibition titled "Not Gross: An Exhibition of Self-Portraits." Christisen's work is concerned with the experiences she has with her body in relation to societal standards of femininity. Through traditional techniques of printmaking her work displays stigmatized features of her body in a delicate and intimate manner. Andrew P. Dickerson of West Des Moines, IA, will present an exhibition titled "Something More." Dickerson is a photographer who captures scenes and interactions from everyday life and features a series of images that focus on quiet, poetic moments. Abigail Rose Hedley of Dubuque, IA, will present an exhibition titled "Dwelling." Hedley works in various sculptural media with a focus in both fiber and metal. "Dwelling" is a collection of sculptural objects with recognizable themes of home that act as placeholders for deeply embedded content. Rachel Kopriva of Traer, IA, will present an exhibition titled "Impressions." Kopriva states, "In my work I am attentive to the way in which transparent or reflective objects are transformed by other objects in their environment, and I view these objects as a metaphor. Like humans, they are constantly reflecting their image on to others and are molded by individuals that they surround ourselves with." Whitney McGill of Merrillville, IN, will present an exhibition titled "Our Hair is our Crown." McGill states, "As a woman of color, hair is important to my identity and culture. In my work, I am showing the beauty of black women's hair by having vibrant colors in my paintings." Joel Wisner of Mason City, IA, will present an exhibition titled "Feeds." According to Wisner, "I'm a fry-by-fry kinda guy, valuing repetition and detailed focus on the individual characteristics of likewise things." Wisner's exhibition utilizes drawing and printmaking as documentation of fast food and social media newsfeed experiences.

August 19, 2019 to October 5, 2019 | October 16, 2019 to November 16, 2019 | December 5, 2019 to December 19, 2019

Located in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the Gallery, this UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition was co-curated by Dr. Adelman and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor.

Located in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the Gallery, this UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition was co-curated by Dr. Adelman and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor. This Collection exhibition was supplemented by objects on loan to the Gallery by Dr. Adelman. Featured artworks from the Collection include the following: prints from Bronislaw Bak’s "One-Hundred Views of Chicago" series, which was donated by UNI alumna Lois E. Iseminger of Chicago;  "Flower" by the late Ralph Haskell, professor emeritus of the UNI Department of Art; "Inspiration" by Käthe Kollwitz, which was donated by Kurt and Cynthia Kruse of Cedar Falls; "Seated Model with Mirror" by Steven Bigler of St. Paul, which was donated by the artist himself; and an untitled still-life by Jean Lurçat, which was donated by Ray and Sandy Benter of Des Moines. Also, on view will be a newly conserved 18th century portrait in an antique gilded frame donated by Dr. Hart M. Nelsen and Dr. Anne Kusener Nelsen of Seattle.

November 21, 2019

An installation/exhibition view of Vertigo, Fall 2017.

November 21, 6:00 p.m.

This performance showcase features the work of UNI Performance Art students. Slated for the evening are timed and durational performance as well as digital media works happening within four rooms of the Gallery and parts of the first floor of Kamerick Art Building South. Some performance works are intended for mature audiences.

November 21, 6:00 p.m.

This performance showcase features the work of UNI Performance Art students. Slated for the evening are timed and durational performance as well as digital media works happening within four rooms of the Gallery and parts of the first floor of Kamerick Art Building South. Some performance works are intended for mature audiences.

October 16, 2019 to November 16, 2019

The exhibition is a formal presentation of recent accomplishments by the faculty in the UNI Department of Art and includes painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, photography, mixed media, performance and installation art as well as art history scholarship.

The "2019 Department of Art Faculty Exhibition" is a formal presentation of recent accomplishments by the faculty in the UNI Department of Art and includes painting, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, photography, mixed media, performance and installation art as well as art history scholarship. The exhibition is an opportunity for students and the public at large to experience current themes in contemporary art and also to meet artists who not only teach but also maintain vibrant professional careers in studio art, graphic design, art history, and art education. The opening reception begins at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, in the Kamerick Art Building (KAB) south lobby.

August 19, 2019 to October 5, 2019

The artist Jack Balas will present a lecture titled "Bro-sure: A Brief Look at the Art of Jack Balas" on Wednesday, August 28, at 7 p.m. in KAB 111. An opening reception will follow.

The artist will present a lecture titled "Bro-sure: A Brief Look at the Art of Jack Balas" on Wednesday, August 28, at 7 p.m. in KAB 111. An opening reception will follow. Balas is a Colorado-based artist specializing in figurative paintings and drawings in oil and watercolor. For the last 15 years, he has focused on depictions of the male figure, and is keen to present them in a variety of personal and societal scenarios that project them far beyond the traditional role of portraiture. Employing painted language in the form of titles, phrases, and paragraph-stories, the works take on the strategies of annotated documents, maps and calendars, and yet by their very depiction the men found in them also take on the politics of visibility – queer visibility and male visibility in general.

April 29, 2019 to May 11, 2019

An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, April 29, in the south lobby of the Kamerick Art Building (KAB).

Opening Reception: Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. The following students are pursuing Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in their respective emphasis areas and are exhibiting new artwork to fulfill graduation requirements: multidisciplinary artist Anastasia Chloe, painters Deo Rai and Emily Michelle Schroeder, and sculptor Hanna Seggerman. Concurrently, the Gallery will present M.A. Art Education Candidates’ Visual Timelines in the Showcases and ZigZag Cases in the KAB South lobby. These visual timelines document classwork and applied research completed by the Art Education cohort of 2019. All events are free and open to the public.

March 25, 2019 to April 20, 2019

Located in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the Gallery, this UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition was co-curated by Dr. Elizabeth Sutton and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor. Dr. Sutton states, "In order to mark humans’ profound impact to the Earth and its organisms, Dutch chemist Paul Crutzen popularized the term ‘Anthropocene’ to denote a new geological epoch.

A UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition co-curated by Dr. Elizabeth Sutton and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor. Located in the Mary Haskell-Hansen Room of the UNI Gallery of Art. Featuring artworks by Elisabeth Frink, Phyllis Bramson, Suda House, and Sunkoo Yuh, and Mark Dion. Free and open to the public.

March 25, 2019 to April 20, 2019

An awards ceremony will be held at 7 p.m., Monday, March 25 in the KAB Auditorium, room 111. The Friends of the UNI Permanent Art Collection & Gallery co-sponsored the opening reception, which follows the ceremony.

 

This competitive exhibition showcases outstanding works of art by students in the UNI Department of Art. The juror for this year's competition is T.J. Dedeaux-Norris, Assistant Professor of Art from the School of Art and Art History at University of Iowa in Iowa City. Dedeaux-Norris will give a lecture at 6 p.m., Wed., March 13, in KAB 111. The awards ceremony for the student exhibition will take place at 7 p.m., Mon., March 25, in KAB 111. The Friends of the UNI Permanent Art Collection & Gallery co-sponsored the opening reception, which follows the ceremony. All events are free and open to the public.

January 14, 2019 to March 2, 2019

On Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6:00 p.m. in KAB 111 artist Paul Valadez will present a lecture titled "The Potlatch Project, the Artwork of Paul Valadez." An opening reception will follow.

An Art Collection Travelogue is a UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition curated by Gallery Director Darrell Taylor that features the installation Paper Border by Paul Valadez, ten large-scale drawings from Mary Frisbee Johnson’s Navigating series, newly acquired ceramics by Dean and Gunnar Schwarz, and a remarkably pristine tapa bark cloth from the Polynesian island of Tonga.

On Thursday, Jan. 24 at 6:00 p.m. in KAB 111 artist Paul Valadez will present a lecture titled "The Potlatch Project, the Artwork of Paul Valadez." An opening reception will follow.

December 6, 2018 to December 15, 2018

BFA Fall Exhibition 2018

Opening Reception: 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, south lobby of Kamerick Art Building (KAB).

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) group exhibition participants include the following:

Opening reception on Thursday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m.

August 20, 2018 to September 29, 2018 | October 8, 2018 to November 16, 2018 | December 6, 2018 to December 15, 2018

An arrangement of 9 works of art

Events associated with the exhibition include the following:

September 4 – 6 and 11 – 13 (times TBD), in the Gallery, "Student Reflections/Presentations" by upper level and graduate students from the spring 2018 course of the same name.

A UNI Permanent Art Collection exhibition supplemented by objects on loan to the Gallery, which was co-curated by Dr. Charles M. Adelman and Gallery Director Darrell Taylor with didactics by UNI students of art history. Featured artists include Asianpunkboy, Berenice Abbott, Nick Cave, Felix D’Eon, Kelly V. Grider, Jr., Keith Haring, George Hurrell, Ellsworth Kelly, Catherine Opie, Robert Rauschenberg, and Bruce of Los Angeles.