What you see within these pages is the essence of years of rigorous reviews, intensive requirements, and endless deadlines. These are the efforts/relics of the many highly motivated, independent-minded students who have a strong desire to make and challenge conventional ideas. This catalog is the celebration and calm after the storm.
It is where art historians, art educators, designers and artists present their labors to the broader community. It symbolizes the remains of that period of time before they transition to a career after Illinois. These artists, designers, scholars and educators will be the ones who will thoughtfully challenge the prevailing conventions of artistic expression, develop new forms, and become innovators and leaders in their chosen fields in response to the needs and values of a global society.
The work in the 2010 BFA Graduate Exhibition and Catalog displays a broad range of art and design practices, which illustrate new and established technologies in material and virtual realms. This exhibition demonstrates the School’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the practice, study and teaching of the arts and confirms the advantages of professional studio programs taught in conjunction with the interdisciplinary resources of a research one university. This exhibition confirms that the students and faculty in the School of Art + Design are committed to elevating and sustaining the arts as both a distinct and necessary approach to understanding, as well as a vibrant expression of diverse human experiences. We celebrate our 2010 graduates and the development of their intellectual and artistic goals as they embark on their careers in the arts.