Past Exhibitions

Angry King | Lonely King | The Beholder of Love Installation

Angry King | Lonely King | The Beholder of Love by Esteban Castro

Open Space Gallery
On view: October 1 - November 15, 2022

Reception: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 4-6pm

Angry King | Lonely King | The Beholder of Love is a three-panel mural created by SUNY Oneonta Senior, Esteban Castro. Over the course of two weeks, Castro painted this 10 x 45 foot original work on site at the Open Space Gallery. Referencing the long history of public murals and graffiti art, along with his personal experience in fashion design and drawing, he has created three unique pieces that speak to the self-harmful effects of unmitigated anger and the need for love and community to heal and grow. His style, while reminiscent of masters like Basquiat and Herring, is distinct and includes consistent patterns like dashed outlining within steady outlines, crowns, and a seeing heart that make this mural recognizably his. 

Unable to make it to the galleries? You can view installation images of the mural here (photos by John Bugyi).

 
Jean Parish Scholarship: 2021-22

Jean Parish Scholarship: 2021-22

Project Space Gallery
On view: October 11 - November 5, 2022

Reception: Thursday, October 20, 2022, 4-6pm

Jean Parish Scholarship: 2021-22 is a group exhibition featuring work by the 2021-2022 student recipients of the Jean Parish Scholarship: Nancy Aguilera, Lulu Q. Burkowski, Sofia Choudhury, Payton Decker, Claire Eady, Kelsey Etienne, Isabella Greco, Kelsey Greene, Jillian Michael Kolesar, Valeria Medina Diazgranados, Grace Neubauer, Raina Phipps, Tara Tassio, Peiying Wang, and Lauryn Williams.

Poster design by Stephanie Mallen.

 
Ainsley Burrows | The Maroons: Rebellion

The Maroons: Rebellion | Ainsley Burrows

Martin-Mullen Gallery
On view: August 30 - October 15, 2022

Reception: Thursday, September 1, 2022, 5-7pm

The Maroons: Rebellion is an exhibition of eleven works selected from Ainsley Burrows’ broader series of the same title. The Maroons: Rebellion series, his most prolific to date, includes 125 paintings about the fight for freedom by enslaved Africans in Jamaica. These works reveal a shared history that includes the harrowing journey of the Middle Passage, the resilience of the Maroons in their fight for freedom, and the cultural knowledge that was both retained throughout and adapted to these experiences. Ainsley Burrows is a Jamaican-born artist currently working in Baltimore, MD, and Brooklyn, NY. His work explores unwritten histories and the emotional expression of ancestry and contemporary experiences. In these works, he utilizes a technique that he has named “Neo-Chaos” to imprint the turbulence of what he perceives onto the canvas. 

Interested in learning more about this topic? Check out some suggested further reading curated by Dr. Sheena Mason.

 
Rhea Nowak: Time and Again

Time and Again | Rhea Nowak

Project Space Gallery
On view: August 16 - October 1, 2022

Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, September 8, 2022, 4-6pm

Time and Again is an exhibition of prints by Rhea Nowak, Professor of Art and Director of the Faculty Center. Showing work created over the course of the past several years, Time and Again is an exploration of memory, interrupted and restarted flow, questioning the relationships between mark and intention, and creating with an open mind and heart. Frequently impressed on handmade paper, Nowak’s prints often combine several printmaking processes. The juxtaposition of new and returning plates and blocks allow for connections over a breadth of time and experience. Many of her works incorporate tactile processes like sewing and collage in addition to the inherent physicality of printmaking. Taken together, this exhibition demonstrates the elasticity of time and the recurring themes in our experiences.

 

THE ARC OTSEGO'S THE VOICE! 18

Martin-Mullen Art Gallery
On view: July 11 - August 1, 2022

Reception: Thursday, July 14, 2022, 5-7pm

Voice! is an annual juried art exhibition featuring art from across New York State. It celebrates the creative voices of artists with intellectual and other developmental disabilities. Voice! reminds us of the power of art to transcend disability and stereotypes to reveal our common ground and celebrate our unique abilities. Learn more about the event and the Arc Otsego on their website!

 

2022 Annual Juried Student Art Show Poster

2022 ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART SHOW

Martin-Mullen Art Gallery
On view: March 28 - May 21, 2022

Reception: Thursday, March 31, 2022, 5-7pm

View Photos from the Opening Reception

The  2022 Annual Juried Student Art Show is an annual exhibition juried by the SUNY Oneonta Art Department's full-time faculty members which includes juried work submitted by students and artworks preselected by the full-time and part-time faculty. It highlights the different mediums and themes explored by our students over the course of the academic year. There is also a virtual portion of the exhibition for the display of digital work, which is on view in the gallery and available online, here.

Design by Tara Tassio

Gallery View
Gallery View
gallery view
Gallery View

OPEN CALL EXHIBITION: SPRING 2022

Open Call Exhibition: Spring 2022 Poster

Project Space Gallery
On view: March 28 - May 7, 2022

Reception: Thursday, March 31, 2022, 5-7pm

Open Call Exhibition: Spring 2022 is group show of work by SUNY Oneonta studio and digital art students. The work was selected from applications to the Gallery's open call for submissions in the Fall 2021 semester. This exhibition shows the diverse talent and range of skills exemplified by our students.

Design by Sofia Choudhury

ART ACROSS CAMPUS: BRIDGING DIVIDES

Project Space Gallery
On view: February 7 - March 5, 2022

Reception: Thursday, February 10, 2022, 5-7pm

Art Across Campus: Bridging Divides is the first Art Across Campus exhibition, a series meant to showcase the creative output of students across campus from a diverse range of majors and focuses. Bridging Divides features work from Dr. Sheena Mason's (English Dept) courses and includes paintings, drawings, poetry, playlists, zines, and many more unique final projects.

Design by Dylan Silber

Art Across Campus: Bridging Divides Graphic

SEA PSYCHE: REAL AND IMAGINED

Amy Cannon

Martin-Mullen Art Gallery
On view: January 31 - March 10, 2022

Reception: Due to inclement weather, the reception has been postponed from February 3 to Thursday, February 10, 2022, 5-7pm

Sea Psyche: Real and Imagined is a solo-exhibition of new work by Fly Creek-based artist Amy Cannon. Using a variety of methods and mediums – including surrealists' exercises, paper collage painting, and intaglio and relief impressions on clay – Cannon has created an abundance of familiar yet abstract forms. She is driven by the importance of nature and its preservation, and explores this through the lens of aquatic life and habitats, both real and imagined.

Amy Cannon Sea Psyche: Real and Imagined

VIRTUAL 2021 ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART SHOW

The SUNY Oneonta Fine Arts Center Presents the 2021 Annual Student Art Show Online Exhibition Starting December, 2021

Selected works by current and recent SUNY Oneonta students.

Virtual Gallery (click here to view on Kunstmatrix)
On view: starting December 16, 2021 (continuously on view virtually)

The Virtual 2021 Annual Juried Student Art Show is an exhibition of work by current and recent SUNY Oneonta studio and digital art students. Focusing on work selected by SUNY Oneonta's Fine Arts Faculty, this exhibition shows the breadth of artistic mediums being taught and all the creative directions students take in their courses. Due to the pandemic-related closure of in-person classes and events in the Spring 2021 semester, this exhibition was postponed and is now being presented virtually. A version of this exhibition will be available on the SUNY Oneonta Art Galleries site in January 2022 for those who cannot access the virtual gallery.

Design by Lucky Franklin-Fabrizio

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A DEGREE IN ART

SVEN ANDERSON (Associate Professor, Digital Art, SUNY Oneonta)

Martin-Mullen Art Gallery, Project Space Gallery, and Open Space Gallery
On view: November 15 - December 23, 2021
Reception: Thursday, November 18, 2021, 5-7pm

What Can You Do with a Degree in Art is an exhibition of new work by Sven Anderson, including a selection of professional and personal work by several of his students and alumni. Together, these works show the diversity of decisions, art forms, and perspectives that can branch from one teacher and one degree.

Sven Anderson, What Can You Do With A Degree In Art, Poster

WORKING PROOF

Branden Law (SUNY Oneonta, class of 2021)

Open Space Gallery
On view: October 4 - October 29, 2021
Reception: Thursday, October 21, 2021, 4-6pm

Branden in a senior at SUNY Oneonta and this exhibition focuses on the method of printing. Featuring final works, working proofs with notes, and linocut and woodcut blocks, it is a unique view into the artist process.

Branden Law, Working Proof, 2021. Installation view.

Jean Parish Scholarship Exhibition

2020-21 Award Winners

Project Space Gallery
On view: October 4 - October 29, 2021
Reception: Thursday, October 7, 2021, 4-6pm

Featuring work by Nadia Boyea, Vanessa Foulke, Lucky Franklin-Fabrizio, Samuel Havens, Branden Law, Mario Martinez, Dorothy Oakley, and Peiying Wang.

Jean Parish Scholarship Exhibition Poster, 2020-2021 Recipients

Leave Me With You

Cynthia Fusillo

Martin-Mullen Art Gallery
On view: August 30 - October 25, 2021
Reception: September 16, 2021, 5-7pm

Leave Me With You is an exhibition of recent work by Cynthia Fusillo, an alumna of SUNY Oneonta and international artist. To see more of her work visit her website, cynthiafusilloross.com, or her Instagram, @cynthiafusillo.

Leave Me With You Postcard, Seaweed Figure on the Beach, Leave Me With You, Cynthia Fusillo
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