2021 Spring Storm
Spring Storm is an annual exhibition celebrating the creative work in art and design by senior students completing degrees in Art, Art & Technology and Product Design. The work and practices of our students exemplify the diversity of 21st century approaches, using traditional and new media to address compelling questions in contemporary culture.
Completing their degrees during extraordinary times, the School of Art + Design students were incredibly resourceful, generating remarkable new work this year. They demonstrated great vision and resilience, working independently and continuing to create a dynamic community.
2020 Spring Storm
This year our senior students completed their studies in the midst of the Covid-19 global pandemic and worldwide protests against racism and police brutality. With purpose and resolve, they continued to evolve their creative ideas, make new work, and connect with their community and audience. Spring Storm 2020 is presented as a print catalog and website—a record and celebration of their remarkable creative journeys, ambitions, and readiness to take on new challenges.
2019 Spring Storm
Spring Storm is the culminating exhibition for School of Art + Design senior students completing degrees in Art, Art & Technology and Product Design. Synthesizing the work accomplished throughout their studies, each student develops a piece with support from their faculty mentor in the final term. Engaging a broad range of work across art and design, students have not only developed formal, technical, material and critical capabilities, they have also cultivated individual perspectives and practices. The 2019 exhibit featured work by more than 100 students.
Our students are equipped with 21st century approaches—from sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, fibers, and metalsmithing to interactivity, video, animation, visual communications, and emerging technology to designing objects for use across a broad range of scales and purposes—ready to raise questions, shape experience and solve problems through their work. Spring Storm is a celebration of the diversity of those efforts and ideas across Art + Design, and all the catalytic interactions and individual discoveries made during these seniors’ college careers.
2018 Spring Storm
The School of Art + Design Spring Storm 2018 was the culminating exhibition for senior students completing degrees in Art, Art & Technology and Product Design. Representing the synthesis of studio work across the last four years, each student developed a piece with support from their faculty mentor in the final term.
Throughout their education, Art + Design students benefit from close relationships with faculty and their peers in studio classes. Engaging a broad range of work across art and design, these students not only developed formal, technical, material and critical capabilities, they also cultivated individual perspectives and practices.