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Exhibit Schedule Fall 2015

October 28 November 25, 2015 | Naoe Suzuki: In Solidarity  |   Read Press Release
Talk & Reception: Thursday, Oct. 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the O'Leary Learning Commons Rm. 222. A reception will follow afterwards in the University Gallery in Mahoney Hall from 4:30 6:30 p.m.

Naoe Suzuki: In Solidarity

Image Credit: Naoe Suzuki | Love, Sunshine, mixed media on laser cut paper


E is for Elephants - the etchings of Edward Gorey

Sept 1 Oct 16, 2015 | E is for Elephants - The Etchings of Edward Gorey  |   Read Press Release
Film Screening: The Edward Gorey Documentary Directed by Christopher Seufert Thurs., Sept. 3, 5:30 p.m.
Talk & Reception: by Curator James Edwards followed by Gallery Reception- Tues., Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m.

Edward Gorey - Elephant and Prostrate Passenger

Image Credit: Edward Gorey | Elephant and Prostrate Passenger | Etching | Images Reproduced by Permission of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust


Exhibit Schedule Spring 2015

May 6 16, 2015 | BFA Exhibition Spring 2015  |  Read Press Release
Opening Reception:
May 6, 2015, 5pm
If visiting after May 6, please call to make an appointment.
Presented by the University of Massachusetts Lowell Art Department Featuring the Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior projects from the Art & Design Studios

BFA Exhibition Spring 2015

April 1 24, 2015 | James Lentz: Zippers and Other Interventions  |  Read Press Release
Artist Talk: Thursday April 2nd at 3pm, O'Leary Library Room 222
Opening Reception:
Reception to follow in the University Gallery in Mahoney Hall at 4:15pm

James Lentz: Zippers and Other Interventions

Image Credit: Y (Zipper 3), 2013, cast iron, wood, drywall.


February 25 March 20, 2015 | Lalla Essaydi: Beyond the Veil  |  Read Press Release
Photographs by Lalla Essaydi
Curated by UMass Lowell Associate Professor Ellen Wetmore
Artist Talk: Kristen Gresh, Assistant Curator of Photographs at MFA Boston, Thurs., Feb. 26, 3 p.m.
Opening Reception:
Thursday, February 26, at 4:15 p.m. in the University Gallery

Bullets Revisited #8

Image Credit: Bullets Revisited #8, C-41 print mounted on aluminum, Courtesy of the Miller Yezerski Gallery


January 22 – February 20, 2015 | Sean Downey: MARS  |  Read Press Release
Recent paintings and sculptures
Curated by UMass Lowell Associate Professor Stephen Mishol
Artist Talk: Thursday, February 12, 3 pm, O'Leary Library 222
Opening Reception:
Thursday, February 12, at 4:15 p.m. in the University Gallery

Sean Downey: Orbiting the Hole

Image Credit: Sean Downey. Orbiting the Hole, 2014. Oil on canvas, 36 x 48 inches.


Exhibit Schedule Fall 2014

December 17– January 6, 2014 | Fall 2014 BFA Exhibition  |  Read Press Release
Dugan Gallery & University Gallery
Opening Reception: December 17, 5 - 7 pm

Fall 2014 BFA Show


high-low tech

November 5 – December 5, 2014 | high-low tech
An exhibit exploring the integration of craft, art, & technology.
Read Press Release | Workshop Invite

Leah Buechley + Jennifer Jacobs,
Sam Jacoby, Emily Lovell, David Mellis,
Hannah Perner-Wilson, Jie Qi, Kanjun Qiu, Amit Zoran

Artist Talk & Reception: November 6th
Talk by Center for Arts & Ideas artist-in-residence and
TED talk presenter Leah Buechley:
Thursday, November 6 at 3pm in O'Leary Library 222
Followed by a reception in University Gallery at 4:15pm

high-low tech Exhibit - City

high-low tech Exhibit - Funky Vases

high-low tech Exhibit - Living Wall


October 6 – 30, 2014 | Denise Dumas Mutherer (Two or Three Things I Know About Her) 
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Artist Talk & Reception: October 9th
Artist Talk: 3 - 4pm, O'Leary Learning Commons, Room 222
Reception: 4 -5pm, University Gallery

A Canadian sculptor and multimedia artist, Denise Dumas teaches 3-D Design and Form and Content at UMass Lowell. She has been exhibited internationally, and has received grants and awards in Canada and the U.S. In "Mutherer (Two or Three Things I know About Her," sculpture, video projection and refracted light echo each other to create a theatrical environment evoking the passage of time and illusive character of memory.

Singularity Exhibit - Lost 2012

Image Credit: Denise Dumas, I Remember. 2012-2013 Mixed media, wood.

Singularity Exhibit - Lost 2012

Image Credit: Denise Dumas, I Remember (detail). 2012-2013 Mixed media, wood.


September 8 – 30, 2014 | Singularity: The Unique Print |  Read Press Release
Justin Campaniello, Joel Janowitz, Catherine Kernan, Jan Cadman Powell

The public is welcome to a talk with the Joel Janowitz:
Singular & Generative: The Monotype Process
September 18 at 3 PM- O'Leary Library 222
Reception to follow at 4 PM- University Gallery

Singularity Exhibit - Lost 2012

Image Credit: Joel Janowitz, Lost, Monotype, 2012.


Exhibit Schedule Spring 2014

May 8 – May 17, 2014 | Spring 2014 BFA Exhibition  |  Read Press Release
Graphic Design and Fine Arts – Graduating Class of 2014
Dugan Gallery & University Gallery
Opening Reception: May 8, 5 - 7 pm

Our exhibiting Bachelor of Fine Arts Seniors are: Justin Campaniello, Javier Cortez, Shana Cortez, Kimberly J. Laguna, Guiliana Leone, Lars-Erik Miller, Kristin Morrissey, Cameron Montieth, Samantha Nguyen, Rose Phan, Jensen Poutre, Eileen Ryan, Mark Saffle, William Soeltz, Daniel Sutherland, Jessica Tawczynski, Antoinette Toussaint, Donald Walsh, and  Jess Witts.

Spring 2014 BFA Show


March 31 – April 25, 2014
Out of the Box  |  The Photographic Resource Center (PRC) Portfolio  |  Read Press Release
Lecture - The Power of Three by Arno Rafael Minkkinen:
April 2nd at 4PM - O'Leary Library 222
Reception to follow at 5PM - University Gallery

Barbara Bosworth, Carlislie 2004

Image Credit: Barbara Bosworth, Carlislie 2004, printed 2008, from the series "Meadow," pigmented inkjet print
on Harman Warmtone matte fiber based paper.

Abelardo Morell, Romeo and Juliet 2005

Image Credit: Abelardo Morell, Metropolitan Opera: Romeo and Juliet, 2005, printed 2008, Pigmented Inkjet Print;
on Ilford Gallerie Gold Fibre Silk Glossy Paper .

The PRC Portfolio is a trade edition of 35 signed and numbered prints by 17 photographers with links to the PRC:  Barbara Bosworth, Jim Dow, Lalla Essaydi, Ralph Gibson, Frank Gohlke, Emmet Gowin, Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, David Hilliard, Henry Horenstein, Jocelyn Lee, Laura McPhee, Susan Meisalas, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Abelardo Morell, Patti Smith (yes, the Patti Smith) and Sage Sohier. 


February 24 – March 21, 2014
Striking Balance  |  Video and Kinetic Sculpture by Jacob Tonski  |  Read Press Release
Gallery Talk: Monday February 24th at 3PM, reception to follow at 4pm

Jacob Tonski, film still from Balance Study

Jacob Tonski, film still from Balance Study.

The University Gallery and Art Department are pleased to host an exhibition of video and kinetic sculpture by Jacob Tonski, titled Striking Balance.  Jacob Tonski is a pragmatic optimist whose work explores dynamic balance through kinetic metaphors.


January 21 – February 14, 2014
Riding toward Ninguna Parte  |  Raul Gonzalez III and Elaine Bay

Riding toward Ninguna Parte

Merrily, Detail. Raul Gonzalez III. Coffee and paint on wood panels.

Tuesday January 28, 2014

Artist’s Talk at O’Leary Library 222 at 3PM
Reception with Raul Gonzalez III and Elaine Bay at the University Gallery at McGauvran Hall to follow at 4PM

Wednesday Feb 12th 6-8pm
Drawing workshop with Raul Gonzalez III:  Dugan B21
The Art Department and the Office of Student Multicultural Affairs invite you to a drawing workshop with Raul Gonzalez III. Bring pens, pencils, crayons, notebook paper, whatever you have and make some art. Discover how to create realistic images with close observation using line, shape, light, proportion, and composition. This event is free and open to the public. No previous experience necessary.

Artists Raul Gonzalez III and Elaine Bay present recent painting and sound installations from their series "Riding toward Ninguna Parte". Their work references American and Mexican popular culture, blending them in curious and exciting ways. Both grew up in El Paso with Gonzalez moving back and forth to Ciudad Juárez, México. Bay has an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Gonzalez is a self taught illustrator and cartoonist who has taught at the MFA Boston for many years.


Exhibit Schedule Fall 2013

December 11 – December 19, 2013 | Fall 2013 BFA Show
Featuring the Senior Thesis Projects from the Art & Design Studios
Dugan Gallery & University Gallery
Opening Reception: December 11, 5 - 7 pm (light refreshments will be served)

Drawings from the Dark Side of the Moon

Artwork credit: Designed by Rose Phan '14, UMLtimate Studio


November 4 November 27, 2013 | Drawings from the Dark Side of the Moon
Tomas Vu Daniel
Please join us on November 7th, for an opening reception and artist talk:
Opening: November 7th, 3 - 5 pm in the University Gallery

"The imagery is drawn from a variety of media a personal inventory equally scavenged and appropriated: natural history catalogues, botany encyclopedias, maps, Soviet space photographs, math textbooks, astrophysical diagrams, blueprints, Arabic mosaics, Pennsylvania water towers, pattern-books, children's stories and newspaper clippings. The images are arranged according to visual syntax that is equally suggestive of dreamscapes as of satellite imagery of the cosmos." - Tomas Vu-Daniel.

Tomas Vu received a B.F.A. from the University of Texas at El Paso and an M.F.A. from Yale University. His work has recently been exhibited in "Orpheus Selection: In Search of Darkness" at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in New York; "Boston High Tea: Master Print Series" at the Sunshine Museum in Songzhuang, China; and "Organische Abstraction" at the Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen, Germany and Flatlands I and Flatlands II in Milan and Rome. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002 and the Joan Mitchell Foundation Fellowship award in 2001. He is currently the director of printmaking and artistic director of the LeRoy Neiman Center for Print Studies at Columbia University School of the Arts.

For questions, please contact Leah Craig, Gallery Coordinator, at or 978.934.3491.

Drawings from the Dark Side of the Moon


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