In the Loop
Press Release : Mar 5, 2015

Two New Exhibitions at UF’s University Gallery Showcase the Work of Master of Fine Arts Degree Candidates

University Gallery is pleased to present two exciting exhibitions in March and April of artwork by graduating University of Florida (UF) Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students. Media represented includes graphic design, ceramics, installation, painting, printmaking, sculpture and video. The exhibits and the opening receptions are free and open to the public.

“On display for only short periods of time, these exhibits contain fresh, innovative work that is the culmination of three years of intensive study in studio art,” said Amy Vigilante, director of University Galleries. “Don’t miss the chance to come celebrate the completion of academic studies for these talented artists!”

MFA Thesis Exhibition I
University Gallery
March 12 – March 26, 2015
Reception: Friday, March 13, 2015, 7-9 p.m.
Artists: Juan Griego, Nathan Murray, Mario Alberto Mutis Rodriguez, Jiayuan Shen, Ashley Taylor and Alston Wise

MFA Thesis Exhibition II
University Gallery
April 2 – April 16, 2015
Reception: Friday, April 3, 2015, 7-9 p.m.
Artists: Brittanie Bondie, Erin Curry, David Goerk, Lauren Elizabeth Molina, Elizabeth Sauer and Ye Su

About University Galleries
University Galleries is comprised of three art galleries at the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Fla., and is an integral part of the programs and curricula of the School of Art + Art History.

University Gallery, located at the intersection of SW 13th Street and SW 4th Avenue, provides high-quality, thought-provoking exhibitions changing every two to 12 weeks that engage the university and wider community in stimulating dialogue facilitated by contemporary visual language and culture. For the past 12 years the University Gallery has collaborated with myriad UF colleges, community and regional entities in creating a trans-disciplinary venue for the visual arts. Exhibitions feature internationally-recognized artists, an annual faculty exhibition, a juried student art show and two MFA graduating thesis project shows. The 3,000 square foot space is a lively, exciting venue that is utilized for many events throughout the academic year. University Gallery is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursdays: 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; and Saturdays: 12 p.m.–4 p.m. The gallery is closed Mondays, Sundays and holidays.

Focus Gallery is an 850-square-foot space that presents monthly exhibitions of student-curated exhibitions featuring student and alumni artworks. Focus Gallery is located adjacent to the lobby of the School of Art + Art History’s Fine Art Building C. Focus Gallery is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and is closed weekends and holidays. Focus Gallery will be closed for UF’s semester break from Dec. 25, 2014 through Jan. 1, 2015.

Grinter Gallery is located in the lobby area of Grinter Hall. Established by an endowment from Linton and Constance Grinter, its primary mission is to present international and multicultural artwork through student curated exhibitions. Grinter Gallery is open Monday through Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. and is closed weekends and holidays. Grinter Gallery will be closed for UF’s semester break from Dec. 25, 2014 through Jan. 1, 2015.

Parking Information
Daytime parking is available in reserved spaces between Fine Arts Building C (FAC) and Inner Road. From SW 13th Street, enter campus on Museum Drive. Turn right on Newell Drive, then right on Inner Road. Turn left into the parking lot behind FAC. The first three spaces on the left are reserved for gallery use. Parking permits are issued to gallery visitors in the University Gallery.

For more information, please contact the University Gallery at (352) 273-3000 or visit our website at

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Media Contact
Leah Craig
Public Relations and Marketing Manager
University of Florida College of the Arts
Office: 352.273.1489 | Cell: 904.419.3346