University Galleries of Illinois State University is pleased to announce the opening of the 2018 Faculty Biennial. The exhibition will be on view from January 16 through February 11, 2018. A public reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018. All events at University Galleries are free and open to the public.

The 2018 Faculty Biennial presents work reflecting a diverse range of studio practices by 33 faculty and staff in the School of Art and the Arts Technology Program. The artists in the exhibition represent the areas of studio art, graphic design, art education, and arts technology. Featuring painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, video, animation, ceramics, glass, wood, metals, sculpture, and graphic design, the exhibition will also include two faculty collaborations, a sound installation, and a multimedia window installation.

Members of the faculty have exhibited nationally and internationally, and have received support from such prestigious entities as the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Fulbright Scholar Program, the National Endowment for the Arts, Cité Internationale des Arts, and the Illinois Arts Council.

This year’s participating artists are: Ladan Bahmani, Daniella Barroqueiro, Megan Kathol Bersett, Jessica Benjamin, Judith Briggs, Peter Bushell, Kristin Carlson, Tony Crowley, Derick Downey, Andreas Fischer, Nancy Fewkes, Brian Franklin, Laura Primozic George, Gary Justis, Alice Lee, Jin Lee, Tyler Lotz, James Mai, John Miller, Bill O’Donnell, Melissa Oresky, Iga Puchalska, Aaron Paolucci, Morgan Price, Scott Rankin, Jason Reblando, Randy Reid, Nathania Rubin, Veda Rives Aukerman and Meda R. Rives, Archana Shekara, Sarah Smelser, Albion Stafford, Mike Wille.

The artist reception is co-sponsored by Hyatt Place, Bloomington-Normal.

University Galleries is located at Uptown Station at the corner of Beaufort and Broadway streets. Parking is available directly above in the Uptown Station parking deck, with free parking the first hour, as well as any time after 5:01 pm.

If you need special accommodations to participate in any event, please contact University Galleries at (309) 438-5487 or

Free curator-led tours for classes and community groups are available with arrangements made in advance by contacting University Galleries.

Information about upcoming events and exhibitions can be found on the University Galleries webpage, on Facebook, or by signing up to receive emails.