April 8 – May 1, 2022
Opening Reception: April 8, 2022, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
The 2022 Department of Art, Art History, and Design Undergraduate Exhibition marks an important achievement for our student exhibitors. This annual exhibition is our chance to celebrate the work of our students with their friends, family, and our community. These students continue a long history preceded by thousands of alumni who have shown in past Undergraduate Exhibitions at MSU. Centered in a learning environment that values the development of personal vision, critical inquiry, and philosophical reflection, undergraduate students across all disciplines make intellectual and artistic discoveries. This exhibition features a sampling of coursework from Apparel & Textile Design, Ceramics, Comic Art & Graphic Novels, Drawing, Electronic Art & Intermedia, Graphic Design, Photography, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture.
Shane Darwent, Guest Juror
Shane Darwent is a studio artist whose practice weaves together sculptural and photography-based processes to reconsider the commonplace within the built American landscape. Honing in on commercially-oriented, roadside spaces, Darwent explores the transformation of stripmall facades, the spatial layout of parking lots and the ubiquity of gas station landscapes to meditate on the political systems and socio economic conditions which give shape to our constructed environments. Exhibiting internationally, Shane Darwent has been an artist-in-residence at the Bemis Center, Ragdale, the Ucross Foundation and the Jentel Artist Residency Program, as well as a Core Fellow at Penland School of Crafts. He is currently an artist-in-residence at the Tulsa Artist Fellowship in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Darwent holds an MFA from the University of Michigan and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2019, Darwent’s work was included in the publication,100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, by Thames & Hudson.
For more information about Shane Darwent, please visit his website.