Exposure is a critical element of Art: exposure to new voices, visions and contexts, creating a dialogue between the artist and the public. The School of Art is proud to host exhibitions year-round in a range of venues, enabling our students and the public to interact with leading national and international artistic voices, and giving our students essential opportunities to exhibit their works and their own emerging artistic voices.

Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

The School hosts or supports many exhibitions throughout the year around UNCG and Greensboro, at spaces including the School of Art’s Gatewood Gallery. In addition, we collaborate with the Weatherspoon Museum to bring artists of national and international reputation to campus, and to exhibit the work of our own students. Follow the links for information on current and upcoming shows.

Student Exhibitions

Students in the School of Art have several opportunities to exhibit their work in the Gatewood Gallery and at Greensboro Project Space (GPS) in Downtown Greensboro. Our current MFA graduates install their Thesis Exhibitions at both GPS and at the Weatherspoon Art Museum every Spring.

Senior Exhibition – December Graduates

The Senior show runs every December in the School of Art – Gatewood Gallery. The exhibition is required of all graduating BFA Art seniors from the School of Art. Students will exhibit the work they have completed in their senior year.

Senior Exhibition – May Graduates

The Senior Show will run every May in the School of Art – Gatewood Gallery. The exhibition is required of all graduating BFA Art seniors from the School of Art. Students will exhibit the work they have completed in their senior year.

MFA Graduate Thesis Exhibition

The Graduate Thesis Exhibition runs each Spring in the Weatherspoon Art Museum and includes work from all graduating M.F.A. students. Each student will give an Artist’s Talk on their exhibition piece. The exhibition demonstrates the experimentation, critical thinking, and artistic skills honed by these artists while completing the two-year program. The exhibition is organized by the Curator of Exhibitions.

MFA Exhibition

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May 2016 MFA Exhibition

Post – NYC MFA Exhibition

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The summer following the 2016 MFA Exhibition in the Weatherspoon Museum at UNCG, our graduate’s work was exhibited at Southfirst gallery in New York City.

Previous Exhibitions at the Southfirst Gallery in Brooklyn, NY:

August, 2015: “After ‘The Girl Made of Butter”

August, 2014: “As if the Force Could Extract Something Special”

Work by our MFA graduates: Katey Austin, Jennifer Bonner, Christian Brahe, Nam Le, Stacy Rexrode, Amanda Wagstaff

August 2013: “Gate City Greetings”

Work by our MFA graduates: Nickola Dudley, Matthew Hayes, Harriet Hoover, Branch Richter, Amy Stibich, Clark Williamson

Previous Exhibitions at Christina Ray Gallery, 30 Grand Street, Ground Floor:

August 2012: “in the open”

Work of our MFA graduates: Mark Farris, Hannah Holshouser, Paul Howe, Gabriel Serpa and Harry Swartz-Turfle.

August 2011: “The Way We See It”

Work of our MFA graduates: Isabelle Abbot, Jody Christian, Jonathan Cobbs, Andrew Etheridge, Maurice Moore, Amanda Nicholas

August 2010: “Tension”

Work of our MFA Graduates: Kristin Ashley, Eric Kniss, Heath Montgomery, Sam Peck, Christian Ryan, Melissa Sullivan, Matthew Thomason, Liliya Zalevskaya

Weatherspoon Art Museum Exhibitions and Programs

School of Art Gallery

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The Gatewood Studio Art Center Gallery is focused on providing the UNCG School of Art with a professional contemporary art venue for the regular exhibition of undergraduate and graduate student work, shows of work by faculty and visiting artists, and special exhibitions that further the educational mission of the School of Art.

The Gatewood Gallery of UNCG curates and maintains a 1500 square foot exhibition space located in the Maud Gatewood Studio Arts Building on Highland Avenue. The spacious gallery has 12-foot-high exhibition walls and a 30-foot-long glass front that faces the entrance and grand foyer of the Gatewood Building.

The Gallery hosts ten exhibitions per year. It exhibits local, national, and international artists and features work by faculty, visiting faculty/artists, and students. As a crucial extension of the School of Art’s educational mission, the exhibitions reflect the diversity of art-making practices in the contemporary art world: time-honored and contemporary/technological media and ideas that develop the students’ basic skills and raise their awareness of art historical and theoretical issues.

The Gallery offers art students a microcosm of the professional art world, providing them with opportunities to effectively exhibit their work. Moreover, the Gallery each year hires three to four student interns and assistants who gain experience in the museum/exhibition field as art handlers and registrars. Campus-wide performing arts events are held in the lobby throughout the year.

Ultimately, the Gatewood Gallery gives the University community and the public direct access to contemporary artists’ work, and often the artists themselves. The School’s Falk Visiting Artists not only exhibit in the Gatewood Gallery but also give public lectures and gallery talks about their work, resulting in the most direct and meaningful connection to the artists’ ideas and processes.

Each year, our second-year MFA students exhibit work from the previous summer’s Study Abroad experience. Students present a Pecha Kecha talk about their Study Abroad experience.