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Kirsten M. Furlong

Kirsten FurlongGallery Director – Blue Galleries

MFA Boise State University, Boise, ID
BFA University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

As director of the Blue Galleries, Kirsten curates and organizes exhibitions of contemporary visual art by regional, national, and international artists, students and faculty.  The Blue Galleries are located on the first floor of the Center for the Visual Arts and information about current exhibitions can be found on the Department of Art, Design, and Visual Studies home page.  Kirsten teaches Art 490 BFA Exhibition  which is the capstone course for the BFA degrees in Visual Art and Art Education.

Kirsten’s current artistic practice involves engaging with a series of questions about the geography of human/animal interactions as a way of contemplating various issues about the natural world. She creates images based on outward observation of the landscape and animals and internal responses to representations of animals found in such diverse sources as historical scientific illustration to current popular culture. In the work, animals serve as emblems of nature and as metaphors for human desires.  To contact Kirsten, please email

Learn more about Kirsten’s work and recent and upcoming exhibitions at her website