2009 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition

April 18 - May 16

Overview

Installation view
Installation view
Opening reception
Installation view, Jason Lawrence Dixon, "Face to Efface," 2009, video installation
Installation view
Installation view
Opening reception
 
The exhibition featured work by more than 100 candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Kansas City Art Institute, majoring in animation, art history, ceramics, creative writing, design, digital filmmaking, fiber, interdisciplinary arts, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
 
2009 Commencement Speaker:
Michael Rush, Director of the Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University
 
2nd Annual Distinguished Alumni Speaker:
Bill Brady, ATM Gallery ('91 painting)
 
2009 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition Jurors:
Chris Cook, Curator, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Pat Alexander, Events Coordinator, YWCA Greater Kansas City
 
Best of Show:
Leila Jean Hybl (Fiber)
 
Honor Award:
Timothy Amudson (Photography)
 
Honorable Mentions:
Julie Mallen (Ceramics)
Jason Lawrence Dixon (Interdiciplinary Arts)
Anne Vieux (Painting & Art History)

Checklist

 

Britt Adair        
Kiss    
Digital Filmmaking
Video
 
Angela Marie Allegro
Fox Comb        
Printmaking
Etching, collage, and mixed media
 
Timothy Amundson
Direct Sunlight as a Mediated Experience
Digital Filmmaking
Vinyl letters, paint, and chair
 
Nichole Baldwin
Copper Corset    
Fiber
Copper and linen
 
Brandan Barr
Self-Portrait of Artist in Studio
Interdisciplinary
Video projection, webcam and hand-made wooden frame
 
Adam Edward Beris
Industrial Renewal
Painting & Creative Writing
Oil, enamel, and graphite on canvas
 
Chris Biddy
That’s Chocolate For Ya!
Painting
Enamel and acrylic on canvas
 
Rhiannon S. Birdsall
All the Boys I Liked in Elementary School
Painting
Card stock, permenant markers, and pencil
 
Sarah Brecko
The Four Headed Beast
Printmaking & Art History
silkscreen
 
Carlos T. Cazares
The Men That Follow Hell
Printmaking
Lithograph
 
Nichole Christianson
Landscape
Fiber
Crocheted wool yarn
 
Andre W. Cimelli & Alexandra Ponca Stock
Untitled
Painting
Oil, acrylic, light and Plexiglas
 
Chloe I. Collomp
Unititled
Painting
Mixed media
 
Dusty Colyer
Untitled
Photography
Inkjet print
 
Mark Conner
Wah #1
Fiber
Silk and wool
 
Elysia N. Contreras
Knit Together
Interdisciplinary & Art History
Photos, yarn, documentary labels, and chairs
 
Daniel Paul Crane
Hip Hop Wanking (1- 4)
Printmaking
Acrylic and laser-cut wood
 
Matt Cygnet
Partial Cast of the Space I Occupied While I Cut the Table (Dirty From Handling)
Sculpture
Plaster
 
Jessica M. Dassing
Dualality Mandala
Fiber
Felted wool roving and woven wool
 
Kristin Davis    
Peromedusae         
Fiber & Art History         
Handmade abaca paper and aluminum wire
 
Laura Dellinger
Reingurgitation #12           
Painting 
Collage
 
Catherine Ruth Denning          
Foreplay; 3 minutes Out of an Indeterminate Duration      
Photography & Art History
Digital black & white photo on fabric
 
Kyle Devine     
HUNT (*Art of Celebrity*) 
Printmaking       
Recycled fur
 
Leslie Diuguld 
Semi Series          
Printmaking       
Screenprint and collage
 
Jason Lawrence Dixon  
Face to Efface      
Interdisciplinary   
Video installation 
 
Emily Eldridge 
Untitled 
Printmaking       
Relief print         
 
Timo G. Fahler 
Untitled 
Ceramics           
Plaster, Ultracal 30, latex
 
Erick R. Fiueroa           
One      
Painting & CASL Certificate           
Oil on canvas
 
Tyler Wayne Fleshman 
Limbo    
Sculpture           
Mixed media
 
Lisa French      
Untitled 
Painting 
Acrylic
 
Steve Gardels    
Untitled 3 (Wilmington, NC)
Digital Filmmaking          
Video
 
Jason Harris     
J. Bling Live Performance with Will Gray on Tour
Digital Filmmaking          
Sound design and video
 
Tom Hembree  
Untitled 
Painting
Oil on canvas
 
Brian Henkel   
Untitled 
Printmaking       
Paper, mixed media and magic
 
April D. Hernandez      
Untitled 
Ceramics           
Porcelain, decal and luster paint
 
Brock J. Hildebrandt     
Untitled 
Painting 
Gouache           
 
Matthew Hilger
Room (Discourse), Room (Weighted) in the Series 
Photography       
Gelatin silver print
 
Erin Elizabeth Hinz     
Sweet Briar          
Painting 
Oil on canvas
 
Melissa Hoffman          
Handwoven Sweater
Fiber    
Cotton and wool
 
Robert Howsare
Printmaking       
Serigraph
 
Leila Jean Hybl
Serious Communication       
Fiber & Art History         
Stiffened cotton crochet
 
Amanda James 
Weave Maker Draft 11 of 23            
Fiber    
Charcoal paper
 
Kelsey Dee Jenkinson   
The Temptation of Comfort   
Painting 
Mixed media
 
Calder Kamin   
Made in China: Panda Puppies          
Ceramics
Ceramic
 
Dominique Karwoski     
Untitled 
Ceramics           
Ceramic and copper wire
 
Keia Victoria Kato         
Aries     
Fiber    
Watercolor, pen and ink
 
Joseph Ryan Keesee     
Untitled 
Photography       
Archival inkjet print
 
Justin Kroman  
Radioactive Decay or Its Been, Like Forever        
Painting & Art History      
Acrylic on panel
 
Liz Hanna Largent       
Family Quilt        
Ceramics & Art History    
Ceramic tile
 
Bri Lauterbach 
Overwhelm Me Healthy        
Printmaking       
Mixed media
 
Joseph Lawlor  
Untitled: #7        
Printmaking       
Lithograph
 
Anne Leachman           
Meditation #3     
Fiber    
Watercolor on stitched cotton
 
Mattheus Leonhard       
ID        
Sculpture           
Ceramic, glass eyes, and oil wash
 
Emily Lodigensky         
Beyond the land of the free and past a sea of frail and fatal mothers, we sustain our own skeletons
Photography       
Permanent ink jet print
 
Raechel M. Longgrear   
I am the Ship, You Are the Iceberg     
Painting & CASL Certificate           
Wood, glue, paint, and screws
 
Korla Lynn Luckeroth   
Rural Landscape of North America, 2009 (A Hex of Hope for the Decaying; Oelschlaeger Family Farmstead, Tonganoxie, Kansas c. 1880)  
Ceramics & CASL Certificate         
Terracotta, wood, and paint
 
Julie Malen 
Bull in a China Shop         
Ceramics           
Ceramics and wood table
 
Laura McNelis  
Supercell 
Fiber & Art History         
Fiber    
 
James Forrest Moore      
(Untitled) Helio Kinesics # 238         
Photography                                      
Inkjet print on transparency, wood and Plexiglas        
 
Danielle Morgan          
Collection
Painting & Art History      
Latex paint disposed of as hazardous, thread, and household shelving
 
Nicki J. Mucher
When I am Sixty-Four       
Interdisciplinary   
Mixed media
 
Ralph Charles Mylie of TERRI SCHAIVO IS THE ONLY TRUE NIHILIST          
Absolutely No Absolutes                 
Interdisciplinary & CASL Certificate 
Chalkboard map accompanied by interactive games
 
Bryan Norris, II
Walker  
Sculpture           
Clay, iron, and plaster
 
Kristin O'Meara
We've Come a Long Way
Painting             
Acrylic on paper on Masonite
 
Samantha (Sammy) Persons       
I am McDonalds   
Sculpture & Art History    
Mixed media
 
Kaleena Persyn
Respectfully, Some Honesty    
Digital Filmmaking          
Video
 
Fernando Ramirez        
myspace.com/fernandoloveclub 
Painting             
Ink, oil, and love on canvas
 
Nicole Rosalie Rapp     
Subtle Differences   
Fiber    
MX-dyed cotton and chiffon
 
Julilet Renault 
Daisy-Mae & Li'l Abner     
Fiber    
Pigment on fiber
 
Stefanie Richwine        
Low Maintenance (Bonsai)   
Fiber             
Needle-felted wool
 
Jessica Robles  
Day in the Life     
Printmaking       
Hand-colored etchings
 
Kelly Ryan       
Self Monsterism     
Printmaking       
Digital print
 
Jacob W. Schildtknecht 
CompBlox           
Painting 
Mixed media
 
Amanda Schmittling     
Woven Shibori      
Fiber    
Silk      
 
Tracy Schneitter           
The Brink          
Ceramics           
Ceramics and examining table
 
Alicia Sciore     
Autograph signing by Dylan Cassidy     
Interdisciplinary   
Video and performance
 
Abigail Sherman           
Little Pee
Fiber    
Silkscreen on Plexiglas
 
Russell Newton Shoemaker        
Pascal's Lotto       
Painting             
Oil and enamel on canvas
 
Paul Edward Shortt       
A Received Text Message: "I've lived…" from My Seeking Good Conversation Project
Painting 
Collage animation
           
Notanja
The Story of Pain Rib         
Printmaking & Creative Writing      
Book and CD
 
Clayton Daniel Skidmore           
Eye Fill the Void  
Painting 
Mixed media
 
Eric Souther     
Fluid Body Scapes  
Digital Filmmaking          
Inkjet print
 
Anne Katherine Speelman        
The Chapel in Aachen        
Ceramics & Creative Writing          
Porcelain
 
Elisha Stetson  
Untitled (Blue Stripes)        
Fiber    
Nylon and Lycra on cotton canvas
 
Chrinstine E. Stormberg
Samy's World       
Painting 
Oil on canvas
 
Paul Storms      
Structure Vases    
Ceramics           
Porcelain
 
Daniel Suddarth           
Quiet Space         
Printmaking       
Luminum
 
Gillian M. Tobin          
Furtive Times Three           
Painting & Art History
Ink on panel
 
Monina Sofia Velarde    
Visiting Artist Poster         
Graphic Design   
Print                 
 
Luis Eduardo Velezquez
Untitled 
Painting & Art History      
Oil on canvas
 
Alberto Veronica           
A Pair of Vases    
Ceramics           
Ceramic, potted flowers, and metal
 
Anne Vieux      
Interstellar Otherness          
Painting & Art History      
Acrylic on canvas, found fabric, objects in wood, and lamp
 
Peggy White     
This is Sugar Coated          
Printmaking       
Wood, fabric, foam and stuffing
 
Ashley Wick     
Untitled 
Painting 
Oil on canvas
 
Brad Williams   
Cross Section       
Painting 
Oil, acrylic, and charcoal on canvas
 
Simon Wonderlica         
Untitled 
Painting 
Acrylic on canvas
 
Lori Anna Yonley         
Telescope (Dreamscape 1)      
Interdisciplinary & CASL Certificate 
Recycled milk jugs and straws
 
Sovannra Yos   
Glib Engrish debut collection (spring '09)          
Fiber    
Fashion photograph
 
 

Events

April 23 Thu
May 15 Fri

Press

Press Release

Work by graduating seniors to be on view at H&R Block Artspace at KCAI
KCAI website |
Fri, 2009-04-03

Artwork by more than 100 candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Kansas City Art Institute will be on view in the “2009 B.F.A. Exhibition."

Selected Press

This Weekend in KC
The Kansas City Star |
Thu, 2009-05-14

 Catch a last glimpse of work from Kansas City Art Institute students