The UCF Art Gallery serves as a catalyst for visual arts experiences and education, culture and community engagement by providing a framework for intellectual and creative inquiry. In the 2020-2021 academic year, the gallery hosted exhibitions and programming both in person and online that examined cultural and social contexts while supporting contemporary art practices. Learn more at gallery.cah.ucf.edu.
- Hosted by the Electronic Literature Organization, artists of (un)continuity explored fluidity, to break binaries, and challenge categories. Works explored representation and presentation; playing along the spectra of light, sound, and probed the visible-invisible; and embraced unity and discord.
- Illuminating the Darkness: Our Carceral Landscape sought to shine a light on the effects of incarceration on the lives of Americans. The exhibit was a culmination of a two-year project that brought twenty-five contemporary artists to Central Florida to participate in a series of discussions with incarcerated students enrolled in classes as part of the Florida Prison Education Project. This exhibit was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Laughing Gull Foundation.
- The 2020 Faculty Exhibition showcased the artistic research and practice of the School of Visual Arts & Design faculty.
- The Fall BFA Exhibition: Mirage showcased undergraduate students studying in book arts, ceramics, drawing, experimental animation, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
- But Before Bone is Skin, curated by Jonell Logan explored spaces of women. The five artists in the show question and construct internal spaces that are secret, yet teased out and sometimes shared with others. They challenge notions of beauty and the definitions, often prescribed by others, of femininity and propriety. They share their individual questions and journey through womanhood.
- Paper House explored fragility, transparency, and validation of intimate relationships and experiences through a variety of mediums and processes. The exhibition showcased the thesis work of Master of Fine Arts candidates in the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design:Gabe Cortese, Danielle Culibao Powell, Tim Reid and Annette Tojar.
- Amalgam: BFA Exhibition I showcased undergraduate students studying in book arts, ceramics, drawing, experimental animation, illustration, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.
- Revival: BFA Exhibition II showcased undergraduate students studying in experimental animation.