2015 Annual B.F. A. Exhibition

April 18 - May 16

Overview

installation view
installation view
Hiromi Kanada, "Chronological Downtime," 2015, terra cotta
Evan Bech, "Behind the Scenes," 2015, CGI animation, green screen, desk, chair, computer monitor, media player, headphones, USB 3.0, keyboard, and computer mouse
installation view
Jordan Maloney, "Succulent Life," 2015, steel, wood, glass, earthenware, porcelain, concrete, plant and grow lights
installation view

 

The "2015 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition" featured work by 116 B.F.A. candidates form the Kansas City Art Institute, majoring in Animation, Art History, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Digital Filmmaking, Digital Media, Fiber, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture.
 
The exhibition closing reception was supported in part by the Kansas City Art Institute's Depart of Alumni Relations.
 
2015 Commencement Speaker
Chad Alligood, curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas

2015 Annual B.F.A Jurors

Bruce Hartman, executive director, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College
Alice Thorson, editor, KC Studio magazine 

C. Stephen Metzler Exhibition Awards

Best of Show:
Evan Bech (Animation)
Jonathan Bennett ( Painting)
Jordan Maloney (Ceramics)

Honorable Award:

Hiromi Kaneda (Ceramics)
Florentino Diaz and Patricia Bordallo Dibildox (Photography)
Jose Serrano (Ceramics)

Checklist

2015 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition
April 18 - May 16


Exhibition Checklist

Max Adrian
Fiber | Creative Writing
Act II, Scene I: Outcry, 2015
Pleather, chainette fringe

Lamya Al-Douri
Illustration
Asia, 2015
digital painting on canvas

Cassie Allen
Illustration | Creative Writing
Lion I and Lion II, 2015
mixed media

Amber Andresia

Painting
NBPOYTT, 2015
oil on canvas

Luis Arias

Painting
Winter Figures, #2-6, 2015
acrylic and oil pastel on canvas

Joseph Bacon
Digital Filmmaking
LETTUCE XVI, 2015
HD video, 4:00 min.

Taylor Baker

Ceramics
Thoughtful Considerations, 2015
ceramic and 3-D printed plastic

Kaylan N. Ballard

Photography
From the Series, Knowing How, Knowing That: Backyard, 2015
digital photograph

Evan Bech

Animation
Behind the Scenes, 2015
mixed media installation

Paige Beltowski
Fiber
The Heroine That Took My Boys Down, 2015
seed beads, particle board

Jonathan Bennett
Painting
Miracle Cure #2, 2015
inkjet prints, foamcore, tape, IKEA shelf, glassware, Windex with ammonia, fan, sage

Siara Berry
Sculpture | Creative Writing
Domestic Boulder, 2015
roofing shingles, couch cushion, carpet

Delaney Bookout
Illustration
Stones, 2015
mixed media

Kelsey Borcherding

Illustration
Lady Stuff, 2015
ink on paper

Marshall Cargle

Painting
The Jimmie Rustler, 2015
plastic tarp, fan, tape

Blaze Christopher
Painting
If Ingres and Matisse Procreated or Trust Exercise No. 1, 2015
cotton

Cory Clemensen

Illustration
Blut Sauger, Graphic Novel Cover, 2014
digital print

Chloé C. Compton
Illustration
Vitruvian Chewbacca, 2014
hand-cut paper

Tim Contie

Sculpture
The Sound is Drawing, 2015
video and found objects

Benjamin Davis
Sculpture
Exhaust, 2015
wood, brass

Michelle Dean
Sculpture
Scab, 2015
reclaimed wood, nails

Wesley Derstine
Illustration
Digital Gallery, 2015
SketchUp Pro 2015, Sculptris Alpha 6, Ableton Live 9, and Unity 4
video, 4:00 min.

Cal DeSmith

Illustration
Agility, Endurance, Passion, 2015
ink on paper

Hiromi Kanada

Ceramics
Chronological Downtime, 2015
terra cotta

Florentino Diaz &
Patricia Bordallo Dibildox

Photography
Artists as Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, 2015
digital collage

Molly Dillon
Painting | Creative Writing
Red Sky, 2015
acrylic on canvas

Kara Dunbar

Ceramics
Untitled, 2015
porcelain, wire, charcoal

Tyler Dutton

Ceramics
Coil Cartouche, 2015
fired and unfired ceramic, MDF

Andrew Dwyer
Painting
Plan Drawing, 2015
graphite, marker, pen, BFK paper

Emily Elhoffer

Sculpture
Between Potential and Paralysis, 2015
latex and steel

Samuel Ernesto Flores
Digital Filmmaking
In Space There Is No Up or Down, 2015
video, 12 min. 49 sec.

J. C. Franco

Illustration
Designer? I Just Met Her, 2015
digital and traditional collage

Joshua Gann

Painting
Livingroom Shootout, 2015
oil on canvas

Molly Garrett

Animation | Art History
MMPI - 2 Self-Portrait (True, True, False, True, False,
False, True)
, 2015
projected animation, mirror, wood stand

Katelyn Gettner

Ceramics
Butcher’s Block, 2015
ceramic, wood, paint, fabric, china paint

Emiline Glass
Sculpture
Perceptions IV, 2015
hand-made Thai kozo paper, luster, basket reed,
electrical cord, light

Evin Good
Sculpture
Give, 2015
fabric, embroidery, ink, candles, vase, table

Ben Gould
Painting
Horizontal is to Die, Vertical is to Live, 2015
birch plywood, Douglas-fir, water equal to my volume, plastic tubs, steel, altered clothing,
outdoor tread

Carlyn Hadusek

Painting
In a Way, Actualizing Myself as Johnny Depp’s Girlfriend, 2015
oil on canvas

Morgan Hageman

Ceramics
idk, 2015
ceramic, white stoneware, plexiglass

Kerry Hagins
Fiber
Rainbow Road, 2015
digital collage, digital photo editing

Pierce Haley

Ceramics
Black Table Settings, 2015
black porcelain, MDF, metal

Lacey Hawkinson
Digital Filmmaking
Untitled, 2015
plaster cast

Ethan Heberer

Painting
Opening Day, 2015
oak, pine, poplar, polypropylene rope, urethane wheels, ABEC 5 bearings, miscellaneous steel hardware, nylon washers, felt, acrylic latex, thread, construction paper, railroad board

Megan Henderson

Printmaking
Forest, Yellowstone, Machu Picchu, Corn Field, 2014
monotype on paper

Kahlil Irving
Ceramics | Art History
New Structure for Freedom (Revolution), 2015
clay, wood, paint, paper

Katie Jett

Photography
Twice Removed, 2014/15
digital image

Lexie Abra Johnson
Fiber
Cultivate, 2015
handmade paper (denim & abaca), tomato plants, potting soil, pine wood

Bryan Omar Juarez

Ceramics
Toca Fondo, 2015
terra cotta, terra sigillata, acrylic, steel

Quinn Kavanaugh
Printmaking
B.F.A. Advice, 2014
woodtype letterpress on paper

Maddie Kennedy

Illustration
BLACK MAGIC, 2014
digital media

Janelle Ketcher

Painting
Untitled Kit (Carry Here, Put There), 2015
vinyl, felt, wood

Allison King
Ceramics
Fish Outta Water, 2015
terra cotta, tarp

Dylan King
Sculpture
Altar Piece, 2014
wood, pegboard, hardware, globe, 3d printed connectors for shoelace net, bedsheet

Brandon Kintzer

Sculpture|Art History
The Classic Checkmate, 2015
wood, paper, paint, rope, tape, adhesive

Madison Kludy

Photography
The Myth of the Nuclear Family, 2015
archived family photographs, ink jet print

Lena Kunz (in collaboration with Evin Good)

Sculpture
Once Cradled, 2014
This Was Never My Home, 2014
video

Katerina Landwehr

Painting|Art History
Looking at Me, Looking at You, 2015
oil on canvas

Annibelle Penelope Lee

Painting
Audrey, Lily, Janelle, Adriana, Allison, Danielle, Tessa,
Gabriella
, 2015
Dyed cotton canvas, denim, thread, patch

Nicole Leth | Sex & Ice Cream

Fiber
My boyfriend broke up with me at Taco Bell, 2015
cotton, textile paint, cotton batting, canvas, acrylic paint

Paula R. Lokshin
Photography
Visual Mind, 2014
inkjet print

Kayleigh Lough
Photography
The Ebb and Flow of the Hollow, 2015
digital inkjet print

Luna URL
Digital Filmmaking
GRIME ZONE, 2015
vide, speakers, paper mache, signage, t-shirts
 
Hennessey Luther
Sculpture
Space and Place, 2015
MDF, plexiglass, tape

Jordan Maloney

Ceramics
Succulent Life, 2015
steel, wood, glass, earthenware, porcelain, concrete, plant and grow lights

Chandler Martin
Ceramics
Cherished Memories, 2015
ceramic, stoneware

Kristopher Martin
Illustration
Wine Divination, 2015
ink on paper

Zulian Martinez
Fiber
Lucky Charms, 2014
paper mache, spray paint, yarn, pipe cleaners, clay, glitter, balloons, acrylic paint

Zophia McDougal
Printmaking|Creative Writing
The Ropes Were Tired From Bodies Made of Slugs and Guts, 2015
plaster, baseball mitt, colored pencil, foam, rope, graphite

Emmett Merrill

Printmaking
The Saint James Infirmary Blues Suite, 2015
relief print

Desiree Morales
Photography
From the series; Structures for Seeing, 2015
inkjet print

Jessica Morris

Ceramics|CASL
Sanguine Manifestation, 2015
porcelain with mixed media

Samantha Navarro

Animation|Art History
Drew Linne
Animation
Untitled, 2014
video

Erin Nelson

Photography
Clorox Bathroom Cleaner with Bleach, 2015
4x5 slide film exposed to Clorox bathroom cleaner with bleach, printed on backlit film displayed on a lightbox.

Suzanne Nelson
Illustration
Eggs, 2015
polymer clay, acrylic, mixed media

Nathan Neufeld

Ceramics
Levitation Service Exploration, 2015
porcelain, red oak, linear bearings and rails, neodymium magnets MDF

Kadie Nugent
Fiber
Excerpt from Laundry Day Was Last Week, 2015
marker, wire, fabric, door

Augustus Oberg
Illustration
Blocks: Three Different Years, 2013-15
ink on paper

Daiana Oneto

Printmaking|Art History
Hidden in Plain View, 2015
collage

Austen Ortiz

Printmaking
Collage Arranged According to the Laws of Chance, 2015
screen print

Spencer Owen

Illustration
From the series; People of the Internet, 2014
digital painting

Andrew Owens
Sculpture
Gold Mirror, 2015
drywall, 18k gold, Sharpie, Crayola marker

Michelle Eunmin Park

Painting
Transparency, 2015
ink, transparency, plexiglass, self-leveling gel medium

Christopher Patterson

Digital Filmmaking
Time Window, 2015
Interactive Electronic Media
Interactive touch screen using MAX application.

Ericka Nicole Patterson

Painting
Untitled, 2015
natural pigment, acrylic ink, fabric, organic materals

Purps Percival

Illustration
Cycles ZK15, 2015
watercolour, ink, Devil Magic

Peyton Pitts

Printmaking|Art History
Es el Paisaje Que Grita; 4 Christian, 2015
graphite on Stonehenge paper

Spencer Pullen
Illustration
Portrait Series, 2015
ink on paper

Kendal Quack

Illustration
Lagöm House, 2015
video, wood & steel

Maribel Ramirez
Painting
We Are a Community; Celebrate Portraiture, 2015
mixed media on paper

Mariah Randell

Painting|Art History
Blues, 2014-15
matte paper, inkjet prints, plastic comb binding

Anna Robinson

Illustration
Student Inspiration, 2015
handmade sketchbooks, drawing materials and lesson plan

Jacob Canyon Robinson

Illustration
Henry and Jack, 2015
ink on paper

Michael Rose

Printmaking
Untitled, 2015
plywood, gravel, shiny rocks, duct tape, eye hooks, digital UV print on vinyl, canvas, MDF, paper, chipboard, acrylic paint, glass, vitamin water, World of Warcraft Megablocks, fabric, newsprint, latex paint, cinderblocks, rope, binder clips, plastic flower, inkjet print.

Danny Rosen
Photography
Ethereal, 2015
inkjet print

Rosie Ruzicka

Illustration
Picturesque, 2015
silkscreen print, 5/10

Dia Saunders

Ceramics
Waist Training, 2015 & Training for Summer, 2015
stoneware, glaze, wood, mixed media

Kevin Schuette

Printmaking
Bozo, 2015
PVC plastic with inlayed crayon

José Serrano

Ceramics
A Fragile Burden, 2015
ceramic, glass beads

Aneesa Shami
Fiber|Art History
Princess, 2015
mixed media on paper

Crista Siglin
Painting
Veil, 2015
cloth, wood glue

Emily Smith

Photography|Art History
Untitled
, 2015
inkjet print

R.T. Smith

Illustration
Joan Rivers, 2015
watercolor, gouache, charcoal and digital finish

Coleman Stampley

Illustration
Monster Mash, 2014
digitally printed stickers

Hillary Strunk
Painting
Red Velvet, 2015
faux pearls, Swarovski crystal beads, Italian velvet, glass beads

Galadriel Thompson
Animation
Do You Remember, 2014
video, 2 min. 25 sec.

Chase Travaille

Ceramics
Sweet Nothings; Be Kind, Beware,
Use Me With Care
, 2015
white stoneware, acrylic, twine, fingernail polish, faux foliage, nychrome wire, resin

Lauren Ventura
Fiber|Art History
Textile, 2015
cotton rope, cotton thread, pigment

Clinton Walker

Illustration
Clonic-Tonic, 2014
ink and digital drawing

Jacoby Warlick
Printmaking
Untitled, 2015
relief wood-cut

Taylor West

Painting
Untitled, 2015
oil, charcoal, ink on canvas

Joseph C. Willliams

Sculpture
EVAC, 2015
video presentation

Kelsey Wroten

Illustration
OAF, 2015
Ink with digital finish/digital print
Created for Comique mobile phone app
http://comique.co/kwroten/oaf

Exhibition Checklist PDF



 

Events

April 17 Fri
April 18 Sat
May 15 Fri

Press

Selected Press

KCUR | 2014-04-23 |
Thu, 2015-04-23

Graduating seniors — more than a hundred of them — from the Kansas City Art Institute have crammed every usable floor, wall, hallway and corner of the H&R Block Artspace for the 2015 Annual B.F.A. Exhibition.