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2024 BFA Exhibition

May 21, 2024

The 2024 BFA show features the culmination of these student’s hard work here at Cal Poly in the Department of Art and Design.  This year features two concurrent events:

“After All, I Exist” is the Photo/Video component and is located in the Dexter Foyer right outside the gallery. “Safety in the Hot Shop” is the Studio Art component, located in the University Art Gallery. 

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Juried Student Exhibition

May 15, 2024

The juried student show is a time for the department to celebrate the art we make here by displaying it for your classmates and the public to view.

This year we wer fortunate to have Alicia Piller as our juror.  Alicia Piller was the solo artist behind, "Reconstructing Ruins," the latest show at the University Art Gallery. Piller is also faculty member at CalArts and University California of Irvine.

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Alicia Piller : Reconstructing Ruins

Mar 20, 2024

Moving backwards then forwards in time, the sculptural works in Reconstructing Ruins tackle the legacy of Americana. Mimicking forms of cellular biology as a method to locate the root of human histories; this selection of works equally fixates on materiality and content. An exploration of history, examining the pathways through which we all got here today; the present, with its anxiety ridden energy; and the future, represented as objects in a liminal space of transition. Elements of nature are purposefully infused into almost every work, emphasizing the vital connection between humanity and the Earth. Glimpses of hope are seen through this integration, the hopes of planting new seeds that nourish the future for everyone.



Nov 30, 2023

LIFELIKE, a group exhibition curated by writer, curator and artist Katie Peyton Hofstadter, explores the work of ten artists logging biological, genetic, and behavioral information on a digital ledger, to invoke a conversation about body sovereignty in our technopresent. The exhibition also features an interactive and VR experience, presented by EPOCH, and a performance schedule spanning the Cal Poly University Gallery, the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art (SLOMA) and the Center for Expressive Technologies (CET). 

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Show poster, "June Edmonds, Nov. 17 - Dec. 10, Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 4pm

June Edmonds

Mar 9, 2023

June Edmonds is an American painter,teacher, and public artist. Edmonds' work is notable for its colorful, layered surfaces that draw on meditative practices to explore the relationships between color, repetition, spiritual contemplation, the power of archetypical systems, and interpersonal connection. She is an active and prominent contributor to the Los Angeles area art scene, and is a member of both the Artist's Alliance of Southern California and the Women’s Caucus for Art. Her work has been shown extensively at such venues as the California African American Museum, Huntington Beach Art Center and Watts Towers Art Center. Her paintings are held in collections throughout the United States including the California African American Museum, Los Angeles; Mead Art Museum, Amhurst College, Amhurst, MA; Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA; David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University, Muncie, IN and The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH.

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Reconnecting Art and Design BFA Exhibition

Art and Design BFA Exhibition

May 29, 2020


Launching Friday, June 5th

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Art and Design Alumni Show

Art and Design Alumni Show

Feb 20, 2020

The Art and Design Department and the University Art Gallery welcome back 12 of our alumni from a range of graduating classes. The concentrations of graphic design, studio art and photo/video are all represented in the first Alumni Show to be presented by the University Art Gallery in 10 years.

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