Humberto Saenz, El Conejo y el Queso, 2014. Lithograph and Hand Drawing (Kaitlyn and Eli) 19x24in. Photo courtesy of Humberto Saenz.20th Faculty Biennial 

April 25 – August 23, 2015

Polk/Wilson Galleries

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!


Participating faculty:

Ted Adler, Associate Professor, Ceramics
Barry Badgett, Associate Professor, Sculpture
Robert Bubp, Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing
Bob Burdette, Adjunct Faculty, Painting/Drawing
Mary Sue Foster, Professor, Art Education
John Hammer, Adjunct Faculty, Digital Media
Kirsten S. Johnson, Associate Professor, Graphic Design
Brenda Lichman, Adjunct Faculty, Ceramics
Gary Lincoln, Adjunct Faculty, Ceramics
Dr. Brittany Lockard, Art History, (Creative Industries)
Wyatt McCrea, Assistant Professor, Art Education
Dr. Claudia Pederson, Assistant Professor, Art History, (New Media, Experimintation & Technology) James Ackerley Porter, Adjunct Faculty, Sculpture
Jeff Pulaski, Associate Professor, Graphic Design
Jennifer Ray, Assistant Professor, Photography
Lisa Rundstrom, SHIFTSPACE Gallery Director, New Media
Humberto Saenz, Assistant Professor, Printmaking
Larry Schwarm, Visiting Distinguished Professor, Photography
Levente Sulyok, Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing
Kathryn Van Steenhuyse, Adjunct Faculty, Painting/Drawing
Jennifer Venn, Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
Dr. Royce W. Smith, Associate Professor Art History and
Director of the School of Art and Design And Creative Industries

Artist Rights Today by James RosenquistIn Living Color: Art on Paper from the Permenant Collection

Beren Gallery

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.

Folken_Gregory_MetastasisUlrich Underground: MFA Thesis Exhibition
April 25–May 31, 2015

The Ulrich Museum continues its support of higher learning at Wichita State, in partnership with the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries, by hosting an exhibition of works by Master of Fine Arts candidates in Studio Art. This spring the work of four MFA candidates will be on view in the Ulrich Underground: Heather Bal (Ceramics), Trisha Coates (Ceramics), Gregory Folken (Printmaking), and Anthony Marshall (Painting).

Levente Sulyok, Small Pleasures, 2011.Small Pleasures
2012 – 2016

Ulrich Museum façade

"Small Pleasures" is designed for the façade of the Ulrich Museum of Art (Wichita, KS) by Levente Sulyok in place of Joan Miro's monumental mosaic Personnages Oiseaux (Bird People) (1978). Miro’s mural is under restoration from 2012 through 2016, which is the duration of this project. The installation consists of a pixelated print on a billboard-sized banner covering the facade, a small waterproof display case mounted in the middle of the banner, and two telescopes installed across the street for the viewing of miniature works displayed in the case. Each month (or bimonthly), a new item is featured in the 'mini gallery' selected from a pool of submissions. Visit for information on how you can submit an object for display.

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