2022 Juried Student Art Show

March 21 – April 1, 2022

Transy students, pioneering artists of all academic majors, contribute to artwork created in the past year in a wide variety of media. 

Exhibition Programming 

Exhibition Reception / Awards Announced: Thursday, Mar 31, 5 – 7 p.m. in Morlan Gallery

Reflection, Refraction, Reaction

An individual and collaborative exhibition with artists Courtney Kessel, Cayla Skillin-Brauchle, and Danielle Wyckoff

The artists in this exhibition find common threads through feminist frameworks: their works and practices, both individual and collaborative, prioritize communication, collaboration, and care although each may manifest in wildly different ways. Whether through a respect for the distinct properties of materials as shown in sculptural and installation work, to the use of dialogue and interaction in performative work, to works on paper developed in meditative moments, to gazes and spaces documented photographically, and to zines crowdsourced to tell a fuller story and to initiate political change, the artists offer exhibition participants moments of consideration and conversation, moments of directional shifts, and moments of mutual action to create something new: reflection, refraction, reaction.

Exhibition Programming

Panel Discussion with artists and Emily Goodman: Thursday, Oct 28, 6-7 pm


Catherine Chauvin, Louise Fisher, Anthony Mead, Rowe Moser, Emily Ritter, Marilee Salvator, Zoe Strecker, Lizzy Taber, and Mariel Versluis

What is yet to come? Our home is in a major state of change. The massive expansion of industrialized human activity across the planet has altered our habitat. We are actively encountering the outcomes of resource extraction, habitat disruption, and mass pollution.

It can feel overwhelming and debilitating but this is not the end of the story. This story has both innumerable potential outcomes and points of departure for each of us. Wherever we start or conclude the actions, or inactions, we take today will guide the inevitable change to come. The artist’s works in the Eco:flux exhibition focus on the ecology and change that is part of our lives. Some artists highlight specific issues that are in immediate need of attention. Others layout future potentialities that exist on the cusp between science fact and science fiction. This is all done with the recognition that we are not isolated entities. We, as humans, are bound to the ecosystems of our shared habitat. Any fluctuations will ripple out infinitely to remind us that  “In this world, a species can only thrive when everything else’s around it thrives too” — David Attenborough

Exhibition Programming

  • Crucial Terrain – Artist Talk: Elise Rasmussen: Online via zoom -Wednesday, Jan 19, 7 p.m. (Presented by Zoé Strecker – Bingham -Young Professorship 2021- 2023)
  • Artist Talk: Marilee Salvator – Online viz zoom – Thursday Feb 17, 6-7p.m.


Annica Leah Cuppetelli & Cristobal Mendoza, Hannah Claus, Lisa Walcott, Frank Geiser, ​​Chad Eby

Subtlety allows us the space and time to contemplate. It’s a sensation and mental space that allows for reflection caused by its relation with quiet – visually, auditorily, experientially. At the same time, subtlety is a paradox. As soon as one slows down, becomes still and a contemplative state is achieved, we become instantly aware of the enormous complexity involved in the stimuli we are taking in. That previous quiet experience is suddenly amplified as we learn that through the action of investigation, we are expanding in a dimension that was previously hidden to us. 

The artwork curated into the Subtle exhibition is intended to give you a space for that contemplation and reflection to begin. You are encouraged to relax, let the artwork and your mind take you on a journey. 

Exhibition Programming

Exhibition Programming

  • Lisa Walcott artist talk: Online via Zoom – Thursday, September 16 – 6:00pm – Watch the recorded talk here
  • Studio 300 Digital Art and Music Festival – 10/6 – 10/7
  • Cuppetelli & Mendoza artist talk: Studio 300 Partnership: Online via Zoom – October 7 – 6:00pm – Watch the recorded talk here

Data, Mine

Laurie Frick, Melting (detail), 2017, cut dyed wool felt on stretched linen, 72″x 60″

January 16 – February 19, 2019

Hasan Elahi and Laurie Frick

Art Talk and Reception with the Artists  | Thursday, January 24,  6 – 8 p.m.

Data,Mine features the data-driven artwork of Hasan Elahi and Laurie Frick. The exhibition title references the methodology and relationship each artist has with data. In the early 2000s, Elahi started an elaborate project in self-surveillance when he was mistakenly put on a terrorist watch list. His digital work examines issues of surveillance, citizenship, migration, and the challenges of borders and frontiers. Laurie Frick, an artist with a business background, anticipates the future of data and envisions a time when personal data is a unique glimpse into our hidden personalities. By analyzing her life patterns, such as sleep and daily tasks, Frick has created a body of personal data she then translates into vibrant works created from a variety of media, such as leather, wood, and watercolors. Frick is currently mining data from the dating website, Ok,Cupid to create visual patterns helping people to understand one another better.

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Something Pretty

Justin Favela, Popocatepetl e Iztaccihuatl visto desde Atlixco, after José Maria Velasco, 2017, tissue paper and glue, 64″x 82″, photo Mikayla Whitmore

October 29 – December 4, 2018 

Tiffany Calvert, Angela Dufresne, Justin Favela, Stephen Rolfe Powell, 
and HuiMeng Wang

Lexington Gallery Hop Reception for the Artists  | Friday, November 16,  5 – 8 p.m.

As an adjective, pretty has many connotations. To be pretty is to be aesthetically pleasing, sensorially charming, and relatively beautiful. Yet the relative nature of that beauty also often renders things that are “pretty” as  diminutive, decorative, and vapid. Yet even with this dismissal, we, as human beings, are invariably drawn to things that are pretty, and their aesthetic pleasure has the capacity to carry with it a further exploration of many theoretical, political, and practical issues. This exhibition seeks to complicate the notion of “pretty” by bringing together artists whose work engages with the aesthetics of prettiness, yet undercuts the diminutive and dismissive connotations of the label. This exhibition curated by Transylvania University assistant professor of art history, Emily Elizabeth Goodman, Ph.D.

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Lake Effect

September 10 – October 18, 2018 

Claire Ashley, Susanna Coffey, Jaclyn Mednicov and Maryam Taghavi

Art Talk and Reception with the Artists  | Thursday, October 18,  6 – 8 p.m.

This exhibition, facilitated by Trevor Martin ’92, Executive Director of Exhibitions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, features a quartet of contemporary artists connected to the city of Chicago. Through painting, sculpture, installation, and video, their works celebrate color, texture, and repetition to interrogate a range of material use and form. 

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2018 Juried Student Art Exhibition

May 4-18, 2018

Students from all academic disciplines submit work for this buoyant, year-end celebration of creativity. The gallery will be bursting with fresh artworks produced this academic year, representing a wide variety of media. A favorite tradition for the juried show is that students are recognized for creating work in “Best Of” categories. Also, the Dean’s Purchase Award and several individual prizes are awarded to outstanding artist/scholars on opening night.

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