The 2018 Department of Art, Art History, and Design Undergraduate Exhibition marks an important achievement for our student exhibitors. These students continue a long history preceded by thousands of alumni who have shown in past Undergraduate Exhibitions at MSU. Centered in a learning environment that values the development of personal vision, critical inquiry, and philosophical reflection, undergraduate students across all disciplines make intellectual and artistic discoveries. This exhibition features a sampling of coursework from Apparel & Textile Design, Ceramics, Comics, Drawing, Electronic Art & Intermedia, Graphic Design, Photography, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture.
Toni Pepe is chair and assistant professor of photography at Boston University. She received her MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology, an MLA in visual culture from Boston University, and her BFA from Michigan State University. Her photographs and installation work address the construction of identity through narrative, gender, and memory. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally including the Center for Photography at Woodstock and Art Basel. Pepe was a finalist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, a Critical Mass top 50, and a Review Santa Fe 100 for 2016. Her work is in the permanent collections at the Danforth Art Museum, the Magenta Foundation, as well as many private collections.