20th Faculty Biennial
April 25 – August 23, 2015
The Ulrich Museum of Art is pleased to present the 20th Faculty Biennial. This biennial is punctuated by remarkable changes in the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries. Over the past two years, the curriculum, like our purpose, has become more community-focused, better linked to innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities, and truly unique—offering students courses that can be found nowhere else in the State of Kansas. The mission of the School—to educate tomorrow's creative practitioners with the experiences they need to be at the top of their game—has been enhanced with even stronger links to the Ulrich Museum. Each day, faculty and students prove that Wichita State is not following the crowd, but rather leading the way by embracing opportunity, risk and commitment. The natural foundation for this spirit of change can be traced back to our world-class faculty—whose creative expertise inspires our students on a daily basis. The work represented in this year's biennial reflects endeavors of national and international caliber, many of them have been selected for prestigious exhibition opportunities within and outside the United States. Join us for a celebration of faculty talents, meet some of our newest faces, and come see for yourself how the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries is becoming Kansas’ epicenter for creativity, innovation and play!
Ted Adler, Associate Professor, Ceramics
In Living Color: Art on Paper from the Permenant Collection
Delve into the colorful world of abstraction! Curated by Dr. Brittany Lockard, Assistant Professor of Art History and Creative Industries, this exhibition features abstract works on paper and highlights hidden gems from modern and contemporary artists. These delicate works, which can be damaged by exposure to light, are infrequently on view.
The show provides a rare opportunity to experience prints and drawings by well-known artists, such as Pop Artist James Rosenquist, Venice Biennale standout Jessica Stockholder, and Julie Mehretu, winner of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s American Art Award.
In Living Color explores the ways in which these artists and others use color to enrich design, from quiet touches in neutral palettes to fully-saturated surfaces. The works also showcase the many approaches to non- representational compositions: from the playful approach of Pop Art to the eye-popping effects of Op Art, and from the zen-like quiet of minimal compositions to the elegant structure of the grid.
Ulrich Underground: MFA Thesis Exhibition