2018 Annual BFA Exhibition

April 7 - May 5

Overview

Jessie Green, "Meet the Artist," 2017, Ink pen, gel pen and sticky note
Opening reception
Katie Pilmaier, "Mass Grave at Bergen–Belsen, 1945," 2018, George Rodger–The LIFE picture Collection/Getty Images archival print, parchment paper, masking tape, and graphite
Diana Lerma, "Lo Que Se Pierde/What Is Lost," 2018, cotton yarn, knitting needles, language, and performance
Sierra Brown- Faust, "Non-Translation (Mallarmé /Schuyler)," 2018, pen and white-out on paper
Julian-Adam D. (JAD) Reyes, "Family Portrait," 2018, acrylic, ceramic, sugar, and ants
Rowen Foster, "Transfiguration," 2018, stoneware, encaustic wax, audio
Roya Rafiq, "I Hope It Works This Time. I Read About It Online," 2018, performance
Gabbi Brandini, "Domestication of the Dairy Cow" and "Domestication of the Chicken Egg," 2018, cotton embroidery floss on cotton fabric
Emily Jane Milner, "Alone in the Woods," 2018, video installation

The H&R Block Artspace is pleased to present the 2018 Annual BFA Exhibition from April 7 through May 5, 2018. This invitational exhibition presents new work throughout the Artspace galleries created by graduating seniors earning their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute. The college awards BFA degrees in 13 major fields of study: animation, art history, ceramics, creative writing, fiber, filmmaking, graphic design, illustration, interactive arts, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.


Opening reception
Friday, April 6, 5 - 7 p.m.

 
First Friday Meditation Series
Teaching mindful practices for healthy living, Lisa Murphy leads a guided meditation in the galleries concentrating our energy on meditation and breath.
Friday, April 6, 11:00 a.m.
Friday, May 4, 11:00 a.m.
 

TNT (the noon thing)
Please join us for the noontime public engagement series TNT (the noon thing), offering additional context to the exhibition on view.
 
Friday, April 13, noon
Performing Vulnerability
Diana Lerma and Roya Rafiq perform from 12:00-12:20 p.m. and address the audience from 12:30-1:00 p.m.
 
Friday, April 20, noon
Overlay and Archive
Featuring artists Avery Gott, Kylie McConnell, and Katie Pilmaier
 
Friday, April 27, noon
Movement and Place
Featuring artists 2007 Balquier, Graham Carroll, Julia Monté, and JAD Reyes


Compendium: Art History and Creative Writing Readings

Friday, May 4, noon


Closing reception
Friday, May 4, 5 - 7 p.m.


2017 Guest Jurors
José Garza, Museum Educator, Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis
Yoonmi Nam, Associate Professor, The University of Kansas Department of Visual Art

Best of Show:
Katie Pilmaier (Ceramics)
Mass Grave at Bergen–Belsen1945, 2018
Dying Woman Huddle on the Ground behind Barbed Wire Enclosure at Bergen–Belsen, 1945, 2018
 
Honor Award:
Gabbi Brandini (Illustration)
Domestication of the Chicken Egg, 2018
Domestication of the Dairy Cow, 2018

Honorable Mentions:
2007 Balquier (Filmmaking)

Paige Nicole Gordon (Filmmaking)
Ice Ice Baby, 2018

Curator
Jennifer Baker, Assistant Curator, H&R Block Artspace

2018 Current Perspectives Distinguished Alumni Speaker
Jason Siebenmorgen (’93 Sculpture)

Checklist

2018 Annual BFA Exhibition
Checklist
 
Devin Abbott
Printmaking
devin abbott’s christmastree book, 2018
artist book

Emily Alvarez
Illustration
Pantheon, 2018
mixed media

Iliann Alvarez
Ceramics
Untitled, 2018
ceramic, fiber, and mixed media

2007 Balquier
Filmmaking
Where Do We Come From?/ Home, 2018
installation

b becvar
Filmmaking / Creative Writing
why can’t we speak in gradients: Mourning cento, 2018
artist books and audio

Astrid Blurr
Illustration
Sketchbook Library, 2018

Jess Bonniwell
Illustration Enso, 2018
silkscreen print

Gabbi Brandini

Illustration
Domestication of the Chicken Egg, 2018
cotton embroidery floss on cotton fabric

Domestication of the Dairy Cow
, 2018
cotton embroidery floss on cotton fabric

Skylar Brennan
Painting
Selection of Artifacts from Posture Series, 2018
recycled acrylic plastic

Sierra Brown- Faust
Sculpture
Non-Translation (Mallarmé /Schuyler), 2018
pen and white-out on paper

Callie Bryan
Painting
Untitled (collapsing space), 2018
plexiglass, vinyl, LEDs, and wood

Jacob Buchanan
Photography
            , 2017/2018
(edition 1/2) inkjet print on Dibond

Jordan Bunes
Painting
Nostalgia, 2017–18
oil on panel
 
Faviola Calymayor
Painting
slumber, 2018
abaca, cotton, wool, and metal

Kaitlyn Carlile
Illustration
Flannel Animal series, 2018
watercolor, ink, and digital print

Graham Carroll
Filmmaking
Verdigris, 2018
cardboard, tape, paper, and digital video

Andrew Castaneda
Ceramics
Ashtray, 2018
ceramic, glass, gypsum, and cigarette

Kimberly Chambers
Ceramics
Involuntary Burden, 2018
ceramic

Lizzie Grace Christie
Fiber
Station Retrograde- A Non-Diegetic Punk Rock Musical Trailer, 2018
video

Penny Clarkson
Illustration
The Little Mouse in the Studio, 2018
photographic series

Serena Monique Dobson
Ceramics / Creative Writing
Sidewinder, 2018
stoneware, cedar, and thread

Monica Dominguez

Printmaking
Lagrimas Series, 2017
cyanotype silk handkerchiefs, gold thread, and painted box

Rachel Quehl Engel
Printmaking / Art History
Sunday’s Child, 2018
unbleached abaca and collected objects

Jacob Everest

Painting
Move 1, 2017
video/audio collage and phone recordings

Noelle Fallon
Illustration
Folk Tattoos, 2018
embroidery

Rowen Foster

Sculpture / Creative Writing
Transfiguration, 2018
stoneware, encaustic wax, and audio

Rory Frazier
Illustration
Traveler, 2017
paint on illustration board

Raúl Goana
Photography
Portrait of You, 2018
photograph on luster paper

Melissa Gonzalez
Printmaking
La Primera Pieza, 2018
lithograph

Paige Nicole Gordon
Filmmaking
Ice Ice Baby, 2018
video installation

Avery Gott
Painting / Social Practice
Stack (In Training), 2018
email

Jessie Green
Illustration
Sketchbook Library, 2018

Katerina Guillermo
Printmaking
Call Me for a Good Time: (305) 209-4314, 2018
mixed media installation

Rosemary Hall
Fiber
A Dictionary for the World that Lives Ahead and Behind You, 2018
artist book with painted pistachio and acorn shells

Clint Hanson
Sculpture
Two Relax, 2018
oak plywood and hardware

Claire Harlow
Illustration
Crystal Formation, 2018
watercolor on paper

Nicole Hartman
Fiber
Gordian Knot, 2017
reed and abaca paper

Bobby Haulotte

Painting
High School Windows, 2018
oil and acrylic on wood

Megan Henley
Illustration
Shared Existence, 2018
gouache on panel

Amy Hixson
Painting
Hijita #1, 2018
inkjet printed zine

Emily Johnson
Painting
Rotation (Lotus 2), 2017
oil and acrylic on paper

Hannah Kaplan
Printmaking
Beginning, 2017
photo-lithography and CNC trace monotypes

Collin Kettler
Illustration
Happy Desk, 2016
oil on panel

Miles Klos
Illustration
Chalk Bag, 2018
canvas rock climbing chalk bag

K.T. Krug
Painting
Necropastoral Newborn, 2018
plywood, poplar, masonite, wicker, wood, tissue paper, net, plastic, string, acrylic ink, walnut ink, and spray paint

Cameron Kunkel
Illustration
Nothing, 2018
ink and digital print

Nichelle Lankes
Illustration
Soba Hot Tub, 2017
plaster and acrylic

Jose Leal
Illustration
Owl, 2017
woodblock print on paper

Diana Lerma
Fiber
Lo Que Se Pierde / What Is Lost, 2018
cotton yarn, knitting needles, language, and performance

Meredith Lucius
Illustration
Self Portrait, 2016
oil on canvas

Taylor Martin
Printmaking
Within the Depths, 2018
watercolor, acrylic, and ink

Baron Mattern
Painting
2 Drawings from Paper Shapes, 2018
colored pencil on paper

Kylie McConnell
Painting
Out of Order, 2018
archival inkjet print, acrylic, and foam insulation board

Nick McKenna
Sculpture
Tower of Babel, 2018
hickory, plaster, and audio recording

Jasmine Mendez
Illustration
Sketchbook Library, 2018

Sydney Merrell
Sculpture / Social Practice
Rolling Poem, 2018
proposal sketch

Family Lines
, 2018
construction notes
Three-Horned Narcat, 2018
proposal sketch

Camile Elizabeth Messerley
Filmmaking / Art History
why can’t we speak in gradients: Mourning cento, 2018
artist books and audio

James Mied
Illustration
King Arthur, 2018
watercolor and gouache on paper

Christopher Miller
Painting
Boots, 2017–18
acrylic and oil on canvas

Emily Jane Milner
Filmmaking
Alone in the Woods, 2018
video installation

Julia Mont
é
Painting / Creative Writing
Pick-Up, 2018
handmade paper, cardboard, stucco mesh, and paint

Maddie Murphy
Fiber / Creative Writing
Interview with Agnes Hamerlik, 2017
zine

Maddie O’Connor
Fiber
Roads Taken, 2017
quilt

Evugh Ohman
Filmmaking
Station Retrograde- A Non-Diegetic Punk Rock Musical Trailer, 2018
video

Ida Patton
Painting
Boys of Summer, 2018
oil on wood panel

Katie Pilmaier
Ceramics
Mass Grave at Bergen–Belsen, 1945, 2018
George Rodger–The LIFE picture Collection/Getty Images archival print, parchment paper, masking tape, and graphite

Dying Woman Huddle on the Ground behind Barbed Wire Enclosure at Bergen–Belsen, 1945, 2018
George Rodger–The LIFE picture Collection/Getty Images archival print, and cast acrylic plexiglass
 
William Plummer
Fiber
Pedestal, 2017
MDF, casters, and grip tape

Randee Lynn Pollarine
Photography
In the Presence Epson Premium semigloss

Sean M. Quinn
Illustration
Sight Unseen, 2017
digital print

Roya Rafiq
Filmmaking
I Hope It Works This Time. I Read About It Online, 2018
performance

Julian-Adam D. (JAD) Reyes
Ceramics
Family Portrait, 2018
acrylic, ceramic, sugar, and ants

Kelly Runningen
Fiber
Home is Where the Floor Creaks, 2018
pieced indigo, dyed and solar printed cotton cloth

Brinnon Schaub
Illustration
11th and Mulberry, 2018
digital print on phototex

Rachel A. Smith
Illustration
Sketchbook Library, 2018

Abby Swaringam
Painting / Art History
Untitled, 2018
oil, acrylic, latex, metal dust, and glue on canvas

Clarissa Tiedke
Painting / Art History
Schoolhouse Rockstar, 2018
marker on paper

Lily Timberlake
Painting
Untitled, 2017
plaster and found textiles

TREY
Photography
Checks & Sandwiches, 2018
(edition 1/2) photograph

Ian Turpin
Illustration
How Heavy This Axe, 2018
acrylic paint

Manny Vargas
Illustration / Social Practice
con los ángeles, soñarás (with angels, you will dream), 2018
digital print on phototex

Courtney Whitaker
Painting
Planar Shift, 2018
oil and acrylic on panel

Tessy Wolford
Ceramics
Matthew 6:19-21,33, 2018
porcelain

Megan Wyatt
Illustration
Doodle Dogs and Henry, 2017
zine and stickers

 

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