The 2021 Senior Art Exhibition visually showcases the juggles between scheduled video calls and makeshift studios. This year's graduating artists in the Department of Art and Art History have continued to create in the midst of new realities. They have embodied the space in between. During their last year, students have shared a yearning for ‘normalcy’ as well as an evolving understanding of identity, relationships, and social justice. This exhibition includes work from each of the department’s disciplines, including painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and transmedia.
For the second year in a row, a guest juror was invited to select outstanding Studio Art and Visual Art Studies students participating in the Senior Art Exhibition to be recognized with the honor of Juror’s Distinction and receive scholarship awards. This year's guest juror, Rachel Stuckey (Gallery Director, Women & Their Work), selected the following students for distinction:
Stephenie Andrade (Studio Art)
Paige Christiansen (Visual Art Studies)
Jasmine Chock (Studio Art)
Celine Lassus (Studio Art)
Abby Raffle (Studio Art)
Daniela Talamantes Martinez (Visual Art Studies)
Nicholas Wong (Studio Art)
Rachel Stuckey is an artist who works primarily with new media to explore enthusiasm, confusion, and mystical lore about computers and life online. She is the Gallery Director at Women & Their Work in Austin, TX, board member at Fantastic Arcade, founder of the Welcome to my Homepage Digital Artist Residency Program, and occasional curator for IRL @ The Museum of Human Achievement and elsewhere.