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Current Exhibits and Talks

Department of Art + Design Exhibitions and Lectures, Winter and Spring 2021

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 10 AM - 3 PM; Saturday 1 PM - 5 PM; CLOSED Sundays and University Holidays



Exhibit on view January 19—February 12, 2021

Tatiana Garmendia: Her Kind
Webinar Artist Talk: Tuesday, January 19, 4 to 5 p.m.

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Cuban immigrant Tatiana Garmendia is an inter-disciplinary artist with a figurative twist. Her work synthesizes formal concerns and a humanist engagement with history and culture. Garmendia received her M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute of Art in Brooklyn, New York, and is currently a Professor of Fine Arts at Seattle Central College.


Exhibit on view February 18—March 14, 2021

Department of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition


Webinar Artist Talk:  Lauren Kalman
Thursday, February 25, 4 to 5 p.m.

(registration link coming soon)


Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is rooted in contemporary craft, sculpture, video, photography and performance. Her work investigates constructions of the ideal, the politics of craft, and the built environment through performances using her body. Currently she is an Associate Professor at Wayne State University.




Exhibit on view April 1—25, 2021

Amy Babinec: Infill

Webinar Artist Talk: Thursday, April 1, 4 to 5 p.m.


Amy Babinec’s drawings and paintings focus on lost memory, trauma, and DIY archaeology. An upbringing in the coal country of Illinois informed her practice of documenting objects found in abandoned mines. She teaches at South Suburban College in South Holland, Illinois, and is an artist-educator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.


Webinar Artist Talk:  Humaira Abid
Tuesday, April 20, 4 to 5 p.m.


Humaira Abid was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. She immigrated to the United States in 2008 and now lives and works in Seattle, Washington. Through her artistic process Abid gathers ordinary objects from everyday life and transforms them into something extraordinary. Her turned and carved wood sculpture and paintings—known for their exquisite detail—depict human relationships, societal repression, and the consequences of keeping basic truths from being discussed and shared.


Exhibit on view May 6—21, 2021

Juried Undergraduate Student Art + Design Exhibition

Reception and Awards Ceremony, Thursday, May 6, 5-7 p.m. (Awards at 6 p.m.)


Exhibit on view May 27—June 11, 2021

MFA Thesis Exhibit

Opening Events, Thursday, May 27: Artist Talks at 4 p.m.

(Gallery Closed, May 31, Memorial Day Holiday)


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