MK Gallery

2000 SW 5th Avenue | Art Building, 2nd floor | Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS

 

2017-2018 Scholarship Prize Exhibition

October 2-25, 2017

Reception: Friday, October 6, 4-6pm

Artwork by graduate and undergraduate scholarship recipients in the School of Art + Design. The scholarship exhibition will be on view in the Art Building's galleries during most of October and will include paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, video and design work. 

Undergraduate work in MK Gallery

 Graduate work in AB Gallery

We___. BFA Thesis Exhibition

June 1-16

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.

 

Roz Crews: Can art inspire me to think critically about...?

May 5-25

Reception: Wednesday, May 10th, 6-8pm; Book release with readings 6:30-7:30pm

Closing Reception: Wednesday, May 24th, 5-7pm; Grad talk 7-8pm

Can art inspire me to think critically about...? is a book and exhibition created by artist Roz Crews featuring work by First-Year Experience Freshman Inquiry students from Portland State's Learning and Living Communities along with essays by the first ever winners of the Disnguished Socially-Engaged Art(ist) Educators of the Region (DSEAER) Award.

YOUtopia Design Studio

November 3 - December 5, 2016

Reception: November 3rd, 4-7pm

 

2016-2017 School of Art + Design Scholarship Exhibition

October 3, 2016 - October 21, 2016

Reception: Thursday, October 20, 5-7pm

Work from our scholarship winners in our Art Practice, and Graphic Design programs will be displayed. Art History scholarship recipients will have selected writings available as a zine.

 

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. 

Amanda Wilson

Bodies of Mind: MFA Exhibition

May 19–27, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 19, 4-7pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, May 26, 4-4:30pm

Bodies of Mind regards medium, texture and the sculptural surface of a painting in a crude and simplified manner. I use the energy embodied in a mark to convey a message and develop a language. The paintings respond as the viewer scans topographical surfaces, mapping pools and ridges. Like a stand in for the body, painting accesses an emotional and a physical space. Displayed in a grid-like fashion, Bodies of Mind is a passage that reveals simpler, distilled and fragmented ideas in a painting. Changing interpretations keeps this body alive, abstract, and humane.

Emily Lewis

Beetle Song: MFA Exhibition

May 5–13, 2016

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

Beetle Song is a multidisciplinary interactive installation created by Emily Lewis. It combines clay stop motion animations, 2-D artwork, a graphic novel, a hand drawn installation of a forest, and sounds of chirping insects. This project explores the intersections of childhood trauma and folklore from the perspective of a young girl in south east Texas.

50 Works Project

April 14-29, 2016

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

Selected Works from Tia Factor's Advanced Painting Students

The 50 Works Project is a term long exercise in generating new ideas, new concepts, and new ways of working. It helps students break out of their comfort zone and be less reverent or reserved about what or how one might paint. While working quickly on a series of fifty small works, new themes, ideas and images surface and repeat themselves. The student’s job is to observe their own process, to observe, search, discover, and reflect on these new images and ideas while technically exploring and experimenting with paint.

Participating Artists: Penny Allen, Anne Fudyma, Philip King, Samantha Love, Shannon Merrigan, Hector Ornelas, Albert Christian Profeta, Dee Royall, Kasey Shun

Dreamscapes: The Ebb and Flow of Time and Possibility

Curated by Brian Lane / Print Zero Studios

The World Between: Encounters with Print, Through Print

Curated by Summer Ventis

Near Mint

Co-curated by Noah Breuer and Breanne Trammell

Carrier Pigeon

Co-curated by Kirsten Flaherty and Russ Spitkovsky

March 25 - April 8, 2016

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

Three 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.

School of Art + Design Scholarship Exhibition

October 6 - 30, 2015

Reception: Thursday, October 15, 4-6pm

Paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, video and design work by Art + Design undergraduate scholarship winners

[Image: Nagini Reddy, Astro, digital print of typoface design]

   

 

MK Gallery 2014-15 Exhibitions

 

MK Gallery 2013-14 Exhibitions