Past Exhibitions

Department of Design Spring 2014 Exhibition

Exhibition Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - Thursday, April 3, 2014

Reception
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 6-8PM

This exhibition is the culmination of the students' design experience at The Ohio State University. Every year the Department of Design hosts an exhibition featuring the senior theses of the undergraduates from each of the three programs: Industrial Design, Interior Design and Visual Communication Design. The exhibition will also include projects from select MFA students from the Design Research and Development, and Digital Animation and Interactive Media concentrations.

The Mirage and the Rainbow: 2014 Department of Art Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Exhibition Date: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - Saturday, March 15, 2014

Reception
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 5-7PM

In an exhibition that spans a range of contemporary art practices, The Mirage and the Rainbow represents a varying array of works from the graduating class of MFA candidates. 

2014 Arts Scholars Juried Exhibition

Exhibition Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Reception
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 5-7PM

The Arts Scholars Program is comprised of high-achieving Ohio State University undergraduate students from all years of study who share a joint interest in the arts, including music, visual arts, design, dance and theatre.

Drive-By Shootings

Exhibition Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - Friday, January 31, 2014

Reception
Saturday, January 25, 2013, 5-7PM

Drive-By Shootings takes place in The Arts Initiative's City Center Gallery located in the Lazarus building, January 14-31, 2014. 

Fergus Fellows: Andres Felipe Castelblanco Olaya and Hannah Walsh

Exhibition Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

Reception
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 5-7PM

Post-MFA Fergus Fellowship recipients Andres Felipe Castelblanco Olaya and Hannah Walsh will exhibit works created during their residency in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University.

22nd Annual Fergus Scholarship Award Exhibition

Exhibition Date: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - Thursday, January 30, 2014

Reception
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 5-7PM


The Arts Initiative in the College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to present selected works by the recipients of the 22nd Annual John Fergus Family Fund Scholarship Awards, a juried competition open to all studio-based undergraduate and graduate visual art and design majors. Recipients are chosen by a jury of faculty from the Departments of Art; Design; Arts Administration, Education and Policy; and History of Art.

Department of Art Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Projects Exhibition

Exhibition Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - Saturday, December 14, 2013

Reception
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 6-8PM

The Ohio State University Urban Arts Space presents the Department of Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Autumn 2013 Senior Projects Exhibition, which displays the work of graduating art majors. The exhibition features the work of graduating art majors from all seven areas in the Department of Art: art & technology, ceramics, glass, painting & drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. The art on display was developed from a range of media and approaches during the students' course of study at Ohio State.  

The People of the Rainforest

Exhibition Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013 - Thursday, October 31, 2013

Reception
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 5-6:30PM

The Arts Initiative at The Ohio State University will be displaying a collection of photographs by the late photojournalist and author, John Nance, from October 3 through 30, at its Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town Street, in downtown Columbus. 

ADDITION(S): 3+3=6 New Faculty in the Department of Art

Exhibition Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013 - Thursday, November 14, 2013

Reception
Saturday, September 28, 2013, 6-8PM

Addition(s): 3+3=6 features artworks by the six new faculty in the Department of Art at The Ohio State University. 

Dani Leventhal is an Assistant Professor in the Painting & Drawing program. She will be displaying her video Platonic. Platonic is a study in the awkward gaps between appearance and reality, seeing and understanding, desire and its object.

Painting Tableau Stage

Exhibition Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - Thursday, November 14, 2013

Reception
Saturday, September 28, 2013, 6-8PM

The central visual core of Painting Tableau Stage is comprised of paintings by four contemporary artists from the United Kingdom—Moyra Derby, Stuart Elliot, Mick Finch, and Beth Harland—all of whom share an interest in the concept of the tableau, a term that has received recent critical attention in the U.K. and often translated as "picture form." In addition, a small selection of scenographic artifacts and models from The Ohio State University's Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute will complement the exhibition as a visual reminder of some ways theatre and painting share aspects of the tableau. The exhibition is curated by Department of Art professor, Laura Lisbon.