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Tonight – Closing Reception for the Protestant Aesthetic, an MFA Thesis Exhibition by J. Eric Simpson

March 31, 2017  by: Natalie Fleming

A play on Max Weber’s the Protestant Ethic –  the Protestant Aesthetic is an MFA thesis exhibition by student J. Eric Simpson. Exhibited within the medieval Christian architecture of Karpeles Manuscript Library, Simpson uses the the space to create site-specific installations exploring Protestantism’s present and historic involvement with the capitalist system. On the 500th anniversary of Protestant Christianity, this exhibition sheds light on the religion Read More


Tonight – MFA Thesis Exhibition Sigils: Rhetoric by Erik Miller

March 24, 2017  by: Natalie Fleming

Please join MFA student Erik Miller for the opening of his MFA thesis exhibition, Sigils: Rhetoric at 515 Main Street Gallery at 6PM tonight, March 24th. Sigils:Rhetoric is an exploration and explication of rhetoric and control as presented by the church and state in relation to deviants and witches, along with the countermovements it spawned. Read More


MFA Student Mizin Shin to Give “Non-Toxic Intaglio” Demo at SGCI Atalanta 2017

March 13, 2017  by: Natalie Fleming

MFA student Mizin Shin will give a demonstration at the 2017 Southern Graphics Council International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 15th – March 18th, 2017. This demonstration primarily shows a non-toxic intaglio technique. By employing acrylic plates (or “plexiglass”) as a matrix, we can utilize a material that is not only easily accessible but also inexpensive. Read More


This Friday 3/10 MFA Thesis Show “Ataraxy” by Rachel Shelton

March 6, 2017  by: Natalie Fleming

This Friday, March 10th from 6-9PM, join Rachel Shelton for the opening of her MFA thesis show, Ataraxy at Benjaman Gallery.  A portion of the proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to Planned Parenthood of Central and WNY. Ataraxy is a body of printed works that presents the ingestion and digestion of the philosophies Read More


This Week in the Project Space: “Body – Object” Works by Three MFA Students in the Department of Art

February 16, 2017  by: Natalie Fleming

This week in The Project Space: Body – Object, select works by MFA students Natalie DiIenno, Bethany Moody, & James Eric Simpson.  Their work will be on view until Saturday, February 18th.


02.09.17 Department of Art MFA Class of 2018 Exhibition

January 30, 2017  by: Natalie Fleming

Please join the Department of Art MFA Class of 2018 for the opening of their exhibition on February 9, 2017. Artists include: Lindsey Baeder Bernard Aaron Dolecki Julio Enrique Flores Aleah Ford Pam Glick Gabrielle Heard Andie Jairam Kyla Kegler Kate MacNeil Sepideh Pourhang Law Eh Soe The exhibition will be on view from February Read More


MFA student Mijin Shin’s work showcased at IPCNY

January 10, 2017  by: Jeff Sherven

International Print Center New York showcases the work of UB MFA Graduate Student Mijin Shin. Get the Idols and Impossible Structures: New Prints 2017/Winter press release.


UB Department of Art MFA Students & Alum in Amid/In WNY Epilogue, Friday 1/13

January 5, 2017  by: Natalie Fleming

Opening at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center on Friday, January 13, 2017, from 8PM to 11PM: Amid/In WNY Epilogue, featuring MFA students Mizin Shin and J. Eric Simpson, and UB MFA Alum Patrick Foran, along with artists Bruce Adams, Dennis Bertram, Brita d’Agostino, Andy Krzystek, Rosemary Lyons, Alicia Malik, and Patrick Willett. This exhibition will be Read More


This Thursday at BT&C Gallery: “Fresh” Featuring UB Department of Art MFA Students & Alum

January 3, 2017  by: Natalie Fleming

This Thursday, January 5th, from 6-9pm, join BT&C Gallery for the opening reception of FRESH: series 2 INTERSECTION, the second in a continuing series of group shows featuring a diverse array of young artists living and working in Buffalo, NY. INTERSECTION will run through January 28th. Gallery hours are Fridays 12-7pm and select Saturdays 12-4pm during exhibitions, Read More


MFA Alum Gary Sczerbaniewicz Accepted in Yaddo Residency

November 17, 2016  by: Natalie Fleming

Congratulations to MFA Alum Gary Sczerbaniewicz, who has been accepted to the Yaddo residency. Yaddo is a retreat for artists located on a 400-acre estate in Saratoga Springs, New York. Its mission is to nurture the creative process by providing an opportunity for artists to work without interruption in a supportive environment. Yaddo offers residencies to professional Read More


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