Upcoming Senior Shows!
It is almost time for senior shows! Each spring, the Klemm Gallery provides graduating seniors in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program an opportunity to prepare and mount exhibitions of their work. Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree will exhibit their work in Gallery 10. Below is the list of graduating seniors and the dates of their exhibitions, as well as the dates of their oral defenses. At an oral defense, the student will state the meaning behind their show, and why they made the choices they did.
Parker Saenz, March 13-18; Oral Defense: March 14, 3:30 pm
Tiffany Paraventi, March 20-25; Oral Defense: March 21, 3:30 pm
Anthony Fox, March 27- April 8; Oral Defense: March 28 3:30 pm
Braelen Bader, April 10-15; Oral Defense; April 11, 3:30 pm
Alissa Hamilton, April 17-22; Oral Defense; April 17, 3:30 pm
Amber Koprin, April 24-29; Oral Defense: April 25, 3:30 pm
"I choose to work with photography and film because I love technology and the advancements that it goes through every six months. In addition to my fascination with the ever advancing range of technology involved, I feel that my eyes are the most effective tool I have when creating art, and using a camera helps me show my audience how I see the world. My best work involves pairing photography and film with performance art. Even in my show, the main subject is myself. Performing in front of the camera allows me to show others how I view myself.
The last two years of my life have given me the content for this body of work. I lost my sister little less than two years ago. This has completely changed who I am as a person, and how I see life. My life transitioned from being focused on someone else’s needs and protection, to being about myself. After twenty years spent making sure someone else was safe, I now have to focus on figuring out what is next and making changes to grow as a person. In this body of work I showcase the struggles of loss and the impact it has on life. Volleyball was important to my sister and my relationship, and by incorporating the figure and physicality of the sport into my work, I am creating emotional and physical ties within the visual art."
"I tend to use a few mediums or mix them when I create my work. Right now for my show I am using interior doors as my canvas to paint different emotions on them. I created the illustrations of my emotions with watercolor and then scared them into a computer to project them onto the doors so I could paint them at the right scale. In my other art classes I am working on digital animations, ceramics, and drawing to broaden my experiences as an artist. I plan to continue and focus on animation once I graduate from Siena, but while I am here I am trying to learn as many mediums as possible.
The context behind my work in my show is to express how I as an artist use art to escape my emotions. Most artists use art to express, feel, and deal with theirs but I use it to do the opposite. With art I am able to forget my worries and stress and just make art that relaxes me. Some of my art doesn't have a greater meaning beyond me needed time and space away from how I am feeling throughout a day."
"The medium I work with most is pencil and paper and then transfer it to digital.
I work in this medium the most because I love to draw and also having a handmade feel to my graphic just make it so much better to me.
The context to my work is simply just breaking stereotypes. I focus more on the stereotypes put on black people in America right now."
"This exhibition is mostly developed through my personal experiences and the opportunity I have had to play the game of football. Participation in this sport over the years has taught me many valuable lessons that can be related back to our personal lives. It certainly has made me realize the importance of team, positive leadership, discipline, mental toughness, and believing in the process. Success does not happen overnight, rather it is earned through the relentless pursuit in which positive attitude and effort must be consistently maintained.
The show features artwork that utilizes a variety of artistic mediums such as performance, video, photography, and sculpture that strategically work together. Intentional concentration is placed on the use of specific materials and techniques I have become familiar with over the years."
"I work with mainly fabric and wire. I like to build odd fashion pieces that people can wear. I like to build pieces that people can wear because I like to see people interact with the pieces I make.
I made my show based around the idea of strength. I want people to see this show and feel the strength through them. Empowering people has always been something I enjoy doing.
"I have several works going at the same time in order to allow each series to sustain unity. This gives me the opportunity to explore various styles and techniques. The human figure, furniture, and houses appear in the majority of my work. I refer to myself as a painter, however, collage is a huge part of my process. Through collage I demonstrate a strong use of line, shape, and color to achieve a composition that will transfer well in scale and style when it is ready to be painted. My artwork is inspired from my past while working through ways that make it relatable to the viewers because my intention is to bring awareness to the importance and fortune of what having a home, and what the things living and existing on the inside are capable of.
"My photography is meant to give new perspectives and to shift ones ideas of the subject matter given. Most of my photography takes place on planned trips and I do outside research for the best spots and times to shoot. If I have an available image for reference, I imagine myself at the spot taking a photo. This helps my process for when I'm actually in the setting. It makes taking the photo process faster, so I waste no time setting up my shot or trying to figure out what would look most pleasing to the eye. Almost all of my work in every medium of art is nature based or centered around an individual. I have obsession with the outdoors and sustainability and one day hope to work for a company that also shares the same interests with the environment as me. Ensuring the work I am doing is what I love."
"Medium: Digital/Photoshop & Illustrator, because they allow a large number of possibilities and are easy to use.
Context: I want to use my knowledge and experience to teach people about running.