Autzen Gallery

724 SW Harrison Street | Neuberger Hall, 2nd Floor | Open Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm




Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize Exhibition

October 2-25, 2017

Reception: Wednesday, October 18th, 5-7pm

Celebrate with us as we honor our 2017 Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize winners during this exhibition of artwork by Shawn Creeden (1st prize), Xi Jie Ng (Salty) (2nd prize), and Jake Manning (3rd prize). Exhibition on view October 2-25. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm.

Jane Lackey: A Space to Enter - Works on Paper

July 6-August 6, 2017

Reception: Friday, August 4, 5-6pm

Surface Design Association (SDA) presents Jane Lackey: A Space to Enter, an exhibition of mixed media works by nationally known artist Jane Lackey. The exhibition is co-sponsored by the American Craft Council (ACC), and Lackey is an ACC Fiber Fellow, an award of distinction “to honor those who have made an outstanding contribution to the crafts in America.”

The exhibition includes works from Enclosures, a series of drawings on translucent paper. In the words of the artist, these drawings “combine spatial characteristics of architecture or landscape schema that echo the intricacy of body systems. Each locate the familiarity of a place remembered, imagined, entered. Map-like, their scale, delicate thread lines or jagged cut tape engage the intimacy, time and provocations of close viewing.”

Keynote Lecture: The Substance of Marks

A lecture by Jane Lackey in association with the Surface Design Association's Making Our Mark: SDA at 40 Conference will follow the reception:

Friday August 4, 7pm

Shattuck Hall Annex
1914 SW Park Avenue

All events are FREE and open to the public


We___. BFA Thesis Exhibition

June 5-16


Closing Reception: Thursday, June 15, 4-7pm

The School of Art + Design/Art Practice BFA Program 2016-2017 presents We___. the thesis exhibition of its fourteen graduating students. Their diverse practices incorporate painting, sculpture, drawing, video, installation, photography, print and digital media.


Megan Hanley Eternal Becoming: MFA Exhibition

May 15-25, 2017
Reception: Wednesday, May 17, 5-7pm
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, May 24, 6pm

Eternal Becoming investigates humanity's connection to the larger ecosystem through the ritual and biological processes of death. As a research-based artist working in drawing, Hanley builds up layers of charcoal to obscure and heighten the illusion of depth in a series of life-size drawings of tombs filled with plants. When confronted with the scale and orientation of seeing the graves on the wall instead of on the ground, the drawings elicit a visceral reaction in which the viewer relates their own body to the looming grave.



Melanie Flood

May 1-11, 2017

Reception: Wednesday, May 3, 6-8pm

Gallery Talk: Wednesday, May 10, 4pm

gray seamless, patent leather purse handles, corsage pins, 3 years 30'' buckram, 6 years 60" buckram, embroidery mesh (remnant), larger and small bobby pins, hot pink velvet rope (#366) [rope ends: closed snap ends, polished brass], frosted sconces, oval quilt clips, contour shapes; size a strapless, 14", 10", 6", 2" metal rings-gold, mould-made 100% cotton fiber paper 310 gsm, custom matched two part catalyzed conversation varnish, maple wood, museum glass


Jordan Clark Veils/stratum

April 17-27, 2017

Reception: Wednesday, April 19, 6-8pm

Gallery talk: Wednesday, April 26th, 6pm

Clark works primarily in the realm of painting and will be presenting work that draws fro the marks, stains, colors, and signage of Portland's ever-changing urban landscape.



Fresh! School of Art + Design Foundations Exhibition

March 30-April 7, 2017


Reception: Friday, March 3, 4-7pm

Fresh! School of Art + Design Foundatons Exhibition presents works by students in our Intro to 2D Design, Intro to 3D Design, Drawing I, Digital Media Design, Idead + Form, and Making + Meaning courses.

On view in the AB Lobby Gallery and Autzen Gallery



50 Works and Beyond

February 1-24, 2017


Reception: Thursday, February 2, 4-7pm

Selections for Tia Factor's Fall 2016 Advanced Painting Topics course, 50 Works and Beyond, including new work by Lauren Blankenship, Jordan Clark, Samantha Hinzman, Noah Leen, Kory Linne, Alyssa Looney, Jake Manning, Zoe Naimo, Hector Ornelas, Elizabeth Orwick, and Jamesha Walker


Susan Murrell

we are all cosmic dust

January 9-26, 2017

Reception: Thursday, January 26, 4-7pm, Gallery talk at 6pm

we are all cosmic dust is a mixed-media painting installation created as a meditation on passageways, life transitions, and the constancy of matter.


Of No Essential Consequence

November 1st - December 4th

Reception: November 3rd, 4-7pm

Performance by Sam Sanderson 12am-5pm
Performance by Kayley Berezney 5:30-6:30pm


The School of Art+Design at Portland State University presents the returning exhibition of new work by the six MFA candidates in te Contemporary Art Practice: Studio Practice program graduating in 2017. Of No Essential Consequence is a showcase for the experimentation, development, and focus of dedicatede artists who work across the disciplines of painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, digital media, video, and installation.


EMERGING/DEVELOPED: 2016 BFA Thesis Exhibition

June 3-10, 2016

Reception: Thursday, June 9, 4-7pm

The School of Art Design presents EMERGING/DEVELOPED, the 2016 BFA Thesis Exhibition featuring our fourteen graduating students. Their diverse practices incorporate painting, sculpture, drawing, video, installation, photography, print and digital media, representing the full breath of the program. 


Hyunju Kim

Two Ends: MFA Exhibition

May 19–27, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 19, 4-7pm

Gallery Talk: Thursday, May 26, 7-7:30pm

Two Ends presents a series of oil paintings depicting memories and images from her dreams. Her practice often explores the ungraspable connections between reality and dreams, as well as those between life and death. The paintings in this exhibition reflect a deep fascination with psychoanalysis and dream interpretations, representing her own attempt to escape the dichotomy between waking life and the dream state. In her view, the paintings simultaneously revisit old memories and create new ones.Two Ends is comprised of painted dreams.


Kyle Lee
Grocery Story: MFA Exhibition

May 5–13, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5, 4-7pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, May 12, 7-7:30pm

Kyle Lee’s work looks for the intersection of art and life. The center of this body of work focuses on the grocery store, where he sees a metaphor for routine in everyday life. Through painting and storytelling, Lee wants to bring a raw humility to these oppressive spaces of artificiality.

SHIFT: Work from Advanced Sculpture Students in the School of Art + Design

April 14-29, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 14, 4-7pm

A selection of advanced sculpture students from the School of Art + Design exhibit recent works in a variety of media.

Participating artists: Motz Akzinor, Nicole Baker, Zoe Brock, Joshua Compton, Daniel Gill, Scott Van Bergen, Jennifer Vaughn. Curated by Erik Geschke, Associate Professor of Art



March 3-April 6, 2016

Reception: Wednesday, March 30, 7-9:30pm

"Transference" brings together nine artists, loosely associated by their use of pattern, for this exhibition of watercolor monotype prints made in collaboration with Master Printer Mark Mahaffey. Matt Cosby, Tamara English, Sally Finch, James K-M, Michael Knutson, Rae Mahaffey, Cynthia Mosser, Mark R. Smith, Shu-Ju Wang Exhibition in conjunction with the Southern Graphic Council International Conference, FLUX: The Edge of Yesterday and Tomorrow, happening Wednesday, March 30-Sunday, April 3, 2016.



Co-curated by Shannon Collis and Erik Waterkotte

March 25-April 8, 2016

Reception: Wednesday, March 30, 7-9:30pm

Neuberger Hall, 2nd floor display cases (south corridor)

Themed printmaking portfolio exhibitions in conjunction with the Southern Graphic Council International Conference, FLUX: The Edge of Yesterday and Tomorrow, happening Wednesday, March 30-Sunday, April 3, 2016.


Desert Triangle Print Carpeta

Pop-up exhibit of artist prints from the American Southwest and Mexico.

March 30-April 2, 2016

Reception, Wednesday, March 30, 7-9:30pm 

Neuberger Hall Printmaking Studio Mezzanine, 2nd floor, room 260

Inspired by Mexican American serigraphs and psychedelic posters, an art agitator commissioned 30 artist from Tucson, Arizona, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, to make prints. While many of the prints were produced in studios of the southwest, a third of the print editions were produced in Mexico at Taller 75 Grados in Mexico City and one at La Ceiba Grafica near Xalapa, Veracruz.

Portfolio exhibition in conjunction with the Southern Graphic Council International Conference, FLUX: The Edge of Yesterday and Tomorrow, happening Wednesday, March 30-Sunday, April 3, 2016.


Pain & Voice

February 3-26, 2016

Opening reception: Wednesday, February 3, 5-7pm

 An exhibition curated by graphic design faculty Meredith James on the theme of trauma, transformation and the work artists make when life supersedes. Kristine Bolhuis, Andrea Cardinal, Sara Holwerda, Sally Schluter Tardella and Lauren Zoll


Eyeshine: Wendy Given and Ryan Pierce

January 7-29, 2016

Opening reception: Thursday, January 7, 4-7pm

In Eyeshine, the first of a series of two-person shows, the Portland artists present new sculptures, paintings, and photographs drawn from the intersection of their creative visions: the nocturnal, the nonhuman, and the wildness that resides in each of us.

Review of EYESHINE from Oregon ArtsWatch


Business Time: MFA Studio 2nd Year Returning Student Exhibition

November 5-December 4, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 5, 2015, 4-7pm

Hyunju Kim, Sarah Calvetti, Kensey Anderson, Emily Lewis, Amanda Wilson, Kyle Lee


Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize Exhibition

October 6-30, 2015

Reception & Awards Ceremony: Thursday, October 22, 4-6pm

Amanda Leigh Evans, Chris Freeman, Melodee Dudley



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