Featuring recent work by over 100 artists majoring in Animation, Art History, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Fiber, Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture with minors in Asian Studies, Entrepreneurial Studies, Social Practice, and Sound, this annual exhibition provides many of these artists with their first public exhibition opportunity while also representing the culmination of their BFA degree program.

The 2023 Annual BFA Exhibition: Another Kind of Time is co-hosted by the H&R Block Artspace and the KCAI Gallery. Both venues are open and free to all. 

H&R Block Artspace
16 East 43rd Street
Wednesday through Saturday, 12-5 p.m.

KCAI Gallery
4415 Warwick Boulevard
Thursday through Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

The 2023 Annual BFA Exhibition: Another Kind of Time is organized for the Kansas City Art Institute by guest curators Aleah Washington and David Alpert. Special thanks as well to the KCAI President’s Office, Visiting Artist Working Group, and the Professional Practice Center for their support of the 2023 BFA Awards.

2023 BFA Award Jurors
Paul Anthony Smith (‘10 Ceramics), visual artist, New York, NY
Kent Michael Smith, Director, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum, Kansas State University

Public Events

Opening Reception
Saturday, April 15, 12-5 p.m.

T.N.T. (The Noon Thing)
April 21, 12 p.m. | H&R Block Artspace | T. Palermo ('23 Fiber & Social Practice), Sophie Francoeur ('23 Ceramics), Bowie Ma ('23 Fiber & Asian Studies)
April 28, 12 p.m. | KCAI Gallery
May 12, 12 p.m. | H&R Block Artspace | Jessica Perez ('23 Sculpture & Social Practice)

BFA Open House, KCAI End of Semester Exhibition
May 5, 5-7 p.m.

2023 BFA Animation Screening
May 7-13, KCAI Gallery