USF Art Gallery Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

USF Gallery Schedule

USF Art Gallery | 25 E. Van Buren St., Joliet, IL 60432

FALL GALLERY HOURS: MONDAY-THURSDAY, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

These exhibits are some of many ongoing programs hosted at University of St. Francis to
enrich and broaden the academic and cultural outlook for the university and community.
Please email gallery director, Jennifer Moore, at jmoore@stfrancis.edu for more information.

 


PIERRE J. PALACIOS: Des de Aquí – From Here

August 27–September 26, 2018
Artist Reception: Friday, September 21, 2018 from 6-8 p.m.

Mexican-American artist, Pierre J. Palacios, draws on his experience as a first-generation American. Using religious icons and Latin American saints, Palacios’ digital prints and assemblage sculptures tackle the issue of immigration reform. Palacios’ work is meticulously manipulated and fabricated with mixed media, wood, and large format digital prints on paper.

 

JILLIAN DICKSON: Beneath My Skin
October 25–December 6, 2018
Artist Reception/Lecture: Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 11 a.m.

USF Art Gallery welcomes Jillian Dickson. Ms. Dickson’s work, Beneath My Skin, is from a series of work that is transformative in understanding the female body and it’s relationship to the natural world. The series of drawings aims to examine the forgotten and neglected connection between the female tactile body and wild nature. Dickson portrays swollen buds, blooming lilies, decorative butterflies paired with high claustrophobic detailing, tightening of ropes, and grotesque veiny placentas. The juxtaposition of these elements in her drawings point to the dichotomy and complexity of the feminine body and spirit. Dickson received her BFA from Bradley University in 2005 and her MFA from Clemson University in 2007. She is an internationally exhibited artist and a visiting assistant professor in drawing and painting at Alma College.

 

USF ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL EXHIBITION
January 7–January 22, 2019
Artist RECEPTION & Awards: Saturday, January 19, 2019 from noon-2 p.m.

The USF Gallery presents The University of St. Francis Art & Design Department Illinois High School Art Competition & Exhibition. The exhibit spans through the University’s gallery and the 3rd and 4th floors of the Art Department and includes over 150 works of art from Illinois high school students. Cash awards for first, second and third place and scholarship winners will be announced at the public reception on Saturday, January 19, 2019 from noon-2 p.m. The Department of Art & Design is also hosting a portfolio review for exhibiting students.

 

BURNED MIND: NEW FIGURATIVE WORK FROM JENNY HANSEN, MANAL KARA AND CALEB YONO
February 5–March 15, 2019
Curator’s Lecture: Tuesday, February 12 at 12:30 p.m.

The USF Gallery welcomes guest curator, Neal Vandenbergh, an adjunct professor of art at University of St. Francis.

 

2019 USF STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
March 25–April 12, 2019
Reception & Breakfast with the USF President and Dean: Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

USF Gallery is proud to host the annual St. Francis Student Artist Exhibition. The exhibition is open to all USF students, any major. All are welcome to join us for a light breakfast with USF President Arvid Johnson and College of Arts & Sciences Dean Elizabeth Davies on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. Winners and scholarship awards will be announced at the breakfast.

 

2018 USF Art & Design SENIOR THESIS
April 26–June 27, 2019
Reception: Friday, April 26, 2019 from 6-8 p.m.

 

Past Exhibitions