The University Gallery is a contemporary art gallery that serves the Art & Design Department, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, as well as the city of Lowell and the greater Merrimack Valley Region. The gallery hosts 4-6 major exhibitions each year, including the biannual B.F.A. show featuring the senior projects from the Art & Design studios. From emerging artists to seasoned practitioners with national and international reputations, the University Gallery's exhibition program showcases a broad variety of artistic approaches, media and content reflecting the curricula of the Art & Design program and enhancing the cultural environment of the community and surrounding area.

The University Gallery is located on the 1st floor of Mahoney Hall at 870 Broadway Street, Lowell, Mass.

Gallery Exhibitions: Admission is free and opening receptions usually include a lecture by the curator or exhibiting artist.

Current Exhibit

Spring 2023 Animation & Interactive Media (AIM) and Studio Art BFA Exhibition


UMass Lowell (UML) Spring 2023 Animation & Interactive Media (AIM) and Studio Art BFA Exhibition

May 4–14, 2023

Thursday, May 4 at 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 4 at 7 - 8 p.m.

The UMass Lowell Department of Art and Design is thrilled to present the Spring 2023 Animation & Interactive Media (AIM) and Studio Art BFA Exhibition. The exhibition will be on display in the University Gallery and the Mahoney Student Gallery. There will be a screening of the Animation & Interactive Media projects and an awards ceremony for all the BFA candidates on Thursday, May 4 at 5:30 p.m. in the Comley-Lane Theatre followed by a reception in the University Gallery until 8 p.m. Both locations are located in Mahoney Hall at 870 Broadway Street and are free, accessible, and open to all.

Please RSVP to this free event.

The BFA Candidates in the AIM Concentration are:

  • Benaiah Abasciano
  • Victoria Arakelian
  • Logan Carver
  • Nicholas “Veras” Connolly
  • Justin Flaherty
  • Ronald Gladson
  • Ennio Gonzalez
  • Megan LeBaron
  • Nathaly Mateo Peña
  • Colin Perry
  • Briar R. Quinn
  • Alexis Sinotte
  • Alexander Sirois
  • Durwin “Dubledoc” Wongwajarachot
  • Zheng Joe Zhou

The BFA Candidates in the Studio Art Concentration are: 

  • Deena Brady
  • Aiden Burns
  • Brooke Gibbas
  • Brian Giroux
  • Kalei Griffin
  • Cindy A. Nguyen
  • Tomiko Nicholson
  • Ryan Silva

Our seniors in both concentration majors have spent their entire senior year on their capstone projects which include 3D modeling, digital sculpting, animation, motion illustration, virtual and augmented reality, painting with bleach, oil, acrylic, and gouache, illustration with charcoal, pen and ink, paper cutting, and sculpture. The topics that these projects cover include mythology and folklore, emotion, mental health, body dysmorphia, nature, time, the afterlife and lingering regret, and the LGBTQIA+ community. Our AIM and Studio Art BFA candidates from within Massachusetts hail from Amesbury, Athol, Ayer, Boston, Burlington, Chelmsford, Dracut, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lowell, Lynn, Merrimac, Raynham, Revere, Salem, Salisbury, and West Bridgewater. Candidates from outside of Massachusetts come from Vestal, NY, Plaistow, NH, Hampton, NH, and Hangzhou, China. 

After spending previous years during their UMass Lowell careers taking various courses exploring overlapping areas of creative study, senior BFA Candidates are invited to apply their knowledge and expand upon it to establish their capstone projects. They collaborate and receive critique from each other and from the faculty who work to support the senior class and encourage them to create their best work. These projects form and develop through the students’ senior year in order to come to fruition by the end of their spring semester. This year’s theme of OVERLAP applies to the ways in which the concentrations of AIM and Studio Art overlap, support, and learn from each other.

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    The University Gallery is supported in part by a grant from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

    • Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    • Saturday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    • Appointments recommended, call 978-934-3494.

    Closed during school breaks.

    Please contact us for more information.

    The University Gallery is accessible to all. Gallery events are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Wilder Metered Lot, located at the intersection of Wilder Street and Bachelder Street. The entrance to the lot is located on Bachelder Street. After 4 p.m. visitors may park in any open campus lot.

Past Exhibits

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