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 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 Gallery at Gatewood Studio Arts Building 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.

Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Senior Exhibition – December Graduates
The Senior show will run from December 9-December 15th in the School of Art – Gatewood Gallery. It is required of all graduating BFA Art seniors in the School of Art. Drop-off date: December 5th and 6th. Pick up work on December 16th.

Senior Exhibition
The Senior Show will run from May 5 – May 12, 2017 in the School of Art – Gatewood Gallery. It is required of all graduating BFA Students of the School of Art. Drop-off date: May 1 & 2. Pick up work May 12th.

Graduate Thesis Exhibition
The 2017 Graduate Thesis Exhibition will run April 22 – May 21, 2017 in the Weatherspoon Museum, with an opening reception on April 22th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Artist Gallery Talk – Tuesday, May 9 at noon. It includes work from all graduating M.F.A. students.

MFA Thesis Exhibition will travel to A.I.R. Gallery, 155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn NYC. Opening reception: TBA Exhibition TBA

MFA Exhibition

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The Weatherspoon Art Museum hosts an exhibition of MFA graduates each Spring. The School of Art and the College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to present work by our most recent MFA graduates.

April 30, 2016 – May 29, 2016

Artists Talk & Opening Reception: Sunday, May 1st @ 2pm

Artists Gallery Talk: Tuesday, May 10th @ 12pm

Fresh from the studio, the 2016 UNCG Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition features new work by eight MFA candidates in the School of Art: Ivana Beck, Inga Brown, Amanda Crary Gallas, Carmen Neely, Kate Robinson, Sheena Rose, Alex Soler, and Richelle Soper. Reflecting a variety of studio areas, their work represents the culmination of each student’s unique experience while at UNCG. The exhibition demonstrates the experimentation, critical thinking, and artistic skills honed by these artists while in the program.

The exhibition is organized by Emily Stamey, Curator of Exhibitions.

Post – NYC MFA Exhibition

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The summer following the MFA Exhibition in the Weatherspoon Museum at UNCG, our graduate student work is exhibited in a gallery in New York City. In recent years, student work has been at the SOUTHFIRST gallery, founded in 2000, and located at 60 N6th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, between Wythe and Kent Avenues. Summer gallery hours are Wednesday and Friday from 1-6 PM and by appointment. Subway: L train to Bedford Avenue. For more information, please contact Camille Freeman at 718 599 4884 or info@southfirst.org.

SOUTHFIRST 60 North 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211 www.southfirst.org
“After ‘The Girl Made of Butter’”
Marlowe Lowe, Brittany Søndberg, Stephanie Woods, Lu Xu
Curated by Mariam Stephan, with provocations from Janine Antoni

August 2 – August 28, 2015
BBQ and reception for the artists, Sunday, August 2,3 – 6 PM

SOUTHFIRST is proud to present “After ‘The Girl Made of Butter’”, a show featuring the work of four recent graduates of the University of North Carolina Greensboro MFA program. These four female sculptors have chosen to work with artist Janine Antoni on the exhibition, which developed around a story of Antoni’s choosing—a legend from her childhood in Freeport, Bahamas, about a girl made of butter— as well as a group text proposed by Antoni, Luce Irigaray’s, Elemental Passions. The show—part exploration of new sculpture, part feminist reading group—will be on view from August 2 – August 28, 2015.

“How does one explore the value of being a woman? What does it mean to be truly situated and valued – first by ourselves? These questions are posited in Luce Irigaray’s, Elemental Passions through various meditations, all grounded within the body of a woman looking inward and reaching outward. Artist Janine Antoni selected these writings as provocations for a group exhibition of four emerging sculptors; Lu Xu, Stepanie Woods, Brittany Søndberg and Marlowe Lowe.”
– Mariam Stephan, Grad Director, School of Art, UNCG

Previous Exhibitions at the Southfirst Gallery in Brooklyn, NY:

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.

Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Gatewood Gallery Schedule, 2016-2017:

Passion & Creativity – 2016
Art Educator & Student Exhibition
May 11 – July 13
Opening Reception: May 11 – 5pm – 7pm

Advanced Sculpture Students who attended Salem Art Works this summer
August 24-September 14
Opening Reception: August 25th, 5-7pm

Egyptian Ceramics Exhibition
Opening, September 23rd or 24th, 5-7pm
Artists’ Talks TBD

Sara Schneckloth
October 6-26th
Opening Reception, Thursday, October 6th, 11am

Ibrahim Said
November 3rd-November 30th
Opening Reception, TBD

BFA Senior Exhibition
December 9th-December 15th
Closing Reception, Thursday, December 15th

Eric Juth
January 19-February 1st
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk on January 19th, 11am

Ruby Wescoat
February 8-March 1st
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: Febuary 9th, 11am

John Maggio
March 8th-29th
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: March 9th

April 6th-April 26th: TBD

BFA Senior Exhibition
May 5th-May 12th
Reception, May 12th