Virtual art gallery showcases Class of 2020 student artwork

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Under normal circumstances, UO art students showcase their final projects in a gallery or through in-person presentations, but because of COVID-19, 2020 has been anything but normal.

After completing a challenging term that required them to create their projects remotely, away from studios, workspaces, tools and close interaction with their professors and peers, students yearned for a venue to exhibit their artwork.

In response, the College of Design created a virtual online gallery for students to showcase their final work.

“This year, while we were unable to be together in person to celebrate, we are excited to share the work of our students online,” said Charlene Liu, an art professor and head of the School of Art + Design. “I feel proud and deeply privileged to see the creative vision of a new generation of artists and designers.”

Covering a range of subject matter, media and concepts that focus on power, aesthetics, identity, the body, and social and environmental concerns, visitors can explore the virtual galleries of students graduating from programs in art, sports product design and art and technology. Also featured are exhibits from the Art + Design Academic Residential Community and Spring Storm, the annual schoolwide show featuring the work of senior undergraduate art, art and technology, and product design students.

Each gallery features a show description and navigation to the full exhibition website.

—By Sharleen Nelson, University Communications