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2021-2022 Academic Year Exhibitions

UNF Gallery of Art

Art, Art History, and Design Annual Faculty Exhibition

August 26th, 2021-October 1st, 2021

Closing reception: September 30th, 2021 5-7 p.m.

Exhibiting faculty artwork from the Art, Art History, and Design Department in ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and video.

La Fond Solo Exhibition

October 7th, 2021-November 12th, 2021

Opening reception: October 7th, 2021 5-7 p.m. 

The first solo exhibition for local sculptor La Fond (Diane Insetta), this exhibition will feature a large sculpture work, text installations, and video content from her long and vibrant career.

Fall 2021 Senior Showcase

December 2nd, 2021-January 28th, 2022

Opening reception: December 2nd, 2021

Graduating seniors from the Art, Art History, and Design Department will exhibit work from their capstone projects. This group exhibition will feature a variety of media.

Jim Draper

February 10th, 2022- April 15th, 2022

Opening reception: February 10th, 2022 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

Solo exhibition of previous UNF Gallery Director and local artist, Jim Draper- will connect with the Lufrano Intercultural Gallery exhibit Pre[serve] in featuring connections between ecology and art.

Spring 2022 Senior Showcase 

April 28th, 2022- May 13th, 2022

Opening reception: April 28th, 2022 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

Graduating seniors from the Art, Art History, and Design Department will exhibit work from their capstone projects. This group exhibition will feature a variety of media.

Celebrating the 70s: Select Artwork from the UNF Collection

July 28th, 2022- September 8th, 2022

Opening reception: July 28th, 2022 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Closing reception: September 8th, 2022 5-7 p.m.

Curated by summer 2022 UNF Galleries Intern, Jordyn Bowen, this exhibition will feature artwork from the UNF Teaching Collection made in the 1970s, in connection to UNF's 50th Anniversary. This exhibition will also create ties between these artists and artwork with contemporary art, issues, and ideas.

Lufrano Intercultural Gallery

Yet We Are: Personal Narrative and Shared History

September 9th, 2021-November 12th, 2021 

Closing reception: November 12th, 2021 5-7 p.m. 

This group exhibition examines relationships between the singular and collective regarding identity-formation, histories, community building, resistance, and cultural response. Featured artwork displays ways to consider minoritarian voice and narrative through the visual and experiential lens, featuring artists Sky Hopinka, Judith G. Levy, Agnes Lopez, Karmimadeebora McMillan, Jessica Villegas, and Jacksonville community organization 904Ward.

Fall 2021 Senior Showcase 

December 2nd, 2021-January 28th, 2022

Opening reception: December 2nd, 2021

Graduating seniors from the Art, Art History, and Design Department will exhibit work from their capstone projects. This group exhibition will feature a variety of media with a social-justice component.

Pre[Serve] Group Exhibit

February 24th, 2022- April 8th, 2022

Opening reception: February 24th, 2022 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

In Partnership with the Institute of Environmental Research and Education at UNF, this juried exhibition will feature UNF student and alumni artwork responding to the UNF Preserve.

Spring 2022 Senior Showcase 

April 28th, 2022- May 13th, 2022

Opening reception: April 28th, 2022 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

Graduating seniors from the Art, Art History, and Design Department will exhibit work from their capstone projects. This group exhibition will feature a variety of media with a social-justice component.

Forms of Knowing: Cultural Documents Considering Alzheimer's Research

June 21st, 2022- November 11th, 2022

Opening reception: June 21st, 2022 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Closing reception November 10th, 2022 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Co-curated by Gallery Director and Instructor Jessica Borusky and Sculpture Professor Jenny Hager, this two-part exhibit features artwork concerning research and interpersonal connections between Alzheimer’s studies and human impact. Artists Ellie Brown and Rosemarie Oakman are featured in the 2022 exhibit. This program is an interdisciplinary collaboration inspired by the PACT project at UNF, led by Psychology Associate Professor Jody Nicholson-Bell and supported by the UNF HARP Grant and STARS Research Award. 

UNF Gallery at MOCA Jacksonville 

Techno-Intimacy

August 13th, 2021- February 13th, 2022

Opening reception: August 27th, 2021

Techno-Intimacy showcases the work of artists Lena Chen, Myra Lilith Day, deSolidState, Edgar Fabian Frias, Michael Neumann, and Tabitha Nikolai. Through the use of digital and internet platforms, these artists attempt to carve out new pathways for knowledge-production, aesthetics, cognition, spirit, and viewership. Techno-Intimacy invites the visitor to consider a porous boundary between the digital and physical--or "Away from the Keyboard" (AFK)--realms. By dissolving these barriers, the artists suggest a new form of connection: a connection both at corporeal and communal level, where limitlessness is possible. Curated by Jessica Borusky, UNF Gallery Director and Instructor. 

As this exhibit embraces relationships between the digital and physical, please feel free to visit https://www.gladesindarkforests.cloud/ to explore and contribute to this evolving artwork.

Jessica Hische

February 25th, 2022-August 21st, 2022 

Solo exhibition presented by the Barbara Ritzman Devereux Foundation will feature artist and writer Jessica Hische's graphic design work in playful and innovative ways.

Shervone Neckles

Opens September 2nd, 2022

Shervone Neckles is an interdisciplinary artist, educator, community worker, and artist advocate, who uses repurposed materials and Afro-Caribbean to retell stories and mythologies. This exhibition is made possible with support from the Barbara Ritzman Devereux Foundation.