When I tell non-art types I am getting a BFA they look at me strangely and ask what is that? BFA stands for Bachelor of Fine Arts, an art degree that requires more studio time than a regular art degree. In addition to spending more time creating, the BFA student must participate in the BFA exhibition. It is a requirement to graduate. Throughout their studies, the emerging artist must demonstrate the ability to create a body of work worthy of the show. That means that the work has a consistent theme or aesthetic and they have to explain what the art means or what motivated them to use the process they chose. Sometimes that is difficult because many artists will tell you that they created a body of work and the meaning presented itself at a later date. That is tricky for students because art professors are rascals and they like to see art students squirm under pressure to explain their work. It is a skill that an artist needs.
Here is the scoop on my BFA show next Friday. Five other art students and I are transforming Wells Hall for the show titled RE: if I (a play on words) on November 30, 2018, starting at 6 pm. FREE FOOD!
Featured artists besides myself include Saleha Butt, Victor Beckman, Autumn Hunnicutt, Coryn Catanzaro, and Henry Hartig. Everyone has a fantastic body of work representing the culmination of their academic research. The media will include sculpture, jewelry, painting, and performance.
Here are the links to my talented classmates: