The UNLV Department of Art will host the 2023 BFA Midway Exhibition from Nov. 20-Dec. 8 in the Grant Hall Gallery. The exhibition features the art of 12 artists pursuing their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Halfway through the journey to presenting their thesis exhibition, these artists invite the public to see the art they are currently producing. The show features fiber arts, painting, photography, photo-based mixed media, sculpture, and textiles.
The closing reception is 5 p.m.-9 p.m. on Dec. 1. It is free and open to the public.
About the artists:
E. A. Adams uses photography, sculpture, and performance to explore the intersectionality of witchcraft, identity, gender, play, and trauma. Rare, Telescoping Tower is an examination of the sexually repressed female and the celebration of sexual liberation.
Lily Brechan is a multimedia artist who uses plant and fungal motifs to reflect on her chronic anxiety while playing with depictions of the cycle of life and death.
Haide Calle creates mixed media sculptures that become deities with certain cultural familiarity and convey unrestrained emotions.
Daniela Castaneda is a painter, sculptor, and photographer who focuses on the religious iconography of Catholicism, Chicano culture, and family dynamics of womanhood. Her choice of mediums is conceptual, and forms complex narratives that derive from personal experiences.
McKenzie S. Easter primarily focuses on sculpture and drawn design using found objects and pattern. Easter frequents yard sales, thrift stores and dumpsters for most of her materials; she aims to bridge the gap between waste and fine art.
Maitlyn Holloway creates work based on the idea of how different colors, sizes, and shapes interact with each other, and gives reference to man-made structures including architecture, gardens, and patterns. Mindlessly creating helps to transform her emotions into arrays of shapes and colors that are stimulating and easy to get lost in.
Max Krosta is a multimedia artist who depicts objects and experiences from everyday life. He often uses text and repetition as a way of directly communicating with the viewer.
Tammy Martinez creates artwork focusing on adversity and identity in the Latinx community through painting and sculptural works.
Mak Moline idles on one idea and then jumps to another in pursuit of art that endeavors to bring order to chaos while offering social insights on their ever-evolving environment.
Ellie Rush makes mixed media art featuring watercolor, colored pencil, and chalk pastels, and bases her compositions on collages made from her own photographic references. Her themes primarily include everyday life, internal wrestling, and the relationship between the individual and the universal.
Lane Sheehy's video sculptures blend digital and physical materials to forge connections between the natural world and digital spaces.
Alizé Stallworth is a mixed media artist who focuses on painting and ceramics. Her work is influenced by cultural traditions, family, and life experiences.
About the UNLV College of Fine Arts
The UNLV College of Fine Arts, one of the nation's largest fine arts colleges, boldly launches visionaries who transform the global community through collaboration, scholarship, and innovation. Established in 1992, the UNLV CFA encompasses the departments of art, dance, film, theatre, the School of Music, School of Architecture, Entertainment Engineering & Design, and is home to the Performing Arts Center, Nevada Conservatory Theatre, and Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.
We illuminate the power of the arts amidst breathtaking advancements in science and technology. In doing so, we are creating a global destination at the forefront of transforming arts and design. To accomplish this we encourage agency, inventiveness, problem-solving, and big-idea thinking in our students, faculty, and staff. We make education relevant through evolving curriculum and effective learning outcomes.