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Spring 2021 BFA Exhibition

The year 2021 brought with it the continuation of new realities from 2020.  Boise State graduating artists adapted and thrived with the times.  A hybrid of in-person and remote artistic production enabled the artists some normalcy and creative new ways for the development of their work.  This exhibition showcases a variety of artworks featuring diverse styles and materials that engage with an array of conceptual and societal issues.  The artists address diverse themes such as perceived notions of paradox and perception, gender roles, pollution, human relations with nature, contemplations of what it means to feel at home, agriculture, identity, and more.  The media the artists worked in is just as diverse as the themes and include, ceramics, painting, sculpture, drawing, illustration,  photography, video, metal, and multimedia installation.

The gallery exhibition and online show were planned by the nineteen exhibiting students and completed as part of the Art 490 BFA Exhibition course with Gallery Director and Lecturer Kirsten Furlong. These students are all candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Visual Art, Illustration, and Art Education. Please feel free to contact Kirsten with any questions about the class, the exhibition, the Blue Galleries or our department at

Department of Art, Design, and Visual Studies

The Department of Art, Design, and Visual Studies at Boise State University is a vibrant center of excellence in art and design that educates and prepares students to be innovative, creative problem solvers, critical thinkers and globally-engaged citizens. Working within diverse cultural and visual contexts, we value inclusivity and experimentation, encourage risk-taking, and through our research and practice advance knowledge in our field. The faculty embraces traditional and contemporary approaches toward materials, forms, techniques, and ideas, while always seeking the refinements, innovations, and inversions that allow art to convey meaning and agency. We share with our students the physical and intellectual experience of art and craft, and assist them with acquiring the skills and knowledge to practice as artists, art teachers, art theorists and historians, designers, and illustrators.