2005 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition

April 9 - May 14

Overview

Installation view, right: John Agne, "Bruce Nauman Bound to Fail," 2005, plastic
Installation view
Installation view
Johanna M. Keefe, "Street Cred," 2005, glazed porcelain
Installation view
 
The 2005 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition featured new work by the Kansas City Art Institute’s graduating class of 2005, majoring in art history, ceramics, creative writing, design, fiber, illustration, interdisciplinary, new media, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.  Installed throughout the Artspace, the 2005 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition presented a range of exemplary, often surprising creations by some of Kansas City’s most exciting emerging artists.
 
2005 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition Jurors:
Stacy Switzer, Artistic Director, Grand Arts
Hesse McGraw, Director of Urban Culture Project's Paragraph Gallery
 
Best of Show:
Ascot J. Smith (Photography & New Media)
 
Honor Award:
Emily Sall (Painting)
 
Honorable Mention:
Dane Bonner (Printmaking)
Dennis Dotty (Interdisciplinary)
Yo Fukui (Ceramic)
Kati Mullen (Interdisciplinary)
Jess Moffitt (Photography & New Media)
Kyra Termini (Fiber)
 
 
A special programming series in conjunction with the exhibition included the 2005 Guest Critic Program, a unique, competitive opportunity for seniors to apply for critiques with invited artists and arts professionals in Kansas City.  As a culmination to this unique opportunity, a public panel discussion entitled Opportunities: Contemporary Crossovers for Emerging Artists in Kansas City, was held on April 27 in Epperson Auditorium at the Kansas City Art Institute. 
 
 

For generous support of the 2003-2004 exhibition series at the Artspace, the Kansas City Art Institute gratefully acknowledges the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, and the H&R Block Foundation.  

 

Events

Press

Press Release

The 2005 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition at the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute
KCAI Website |
Tue, 2005-03-01
Installed throughout the Artspace, the 2005 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition is a special opportunity to experience a range of exemplary, often surprising creations by some of Kansas City’s most exciting emerging artists.
Opportunities: Contemporary Crossovers for Emerging Artists in Kansas City Public Panel Discussion
KCAI Website |
Tue, 2005-03-01

The panel discussion will cover a wide range of topics regharding oppourtunities for emergind artists in Kansas City, and the dynamic, multi-faceted nature of being an artist and/or arts professional today.

Selected Press

Art Darlings
The Pitch |
Thu, 2005-04-21

Who can hack it after graduation?