Senior Thesis Exhibitions

Tuesday March 22, 2022 - Sunday April 24, 2022

Main Gallery and South Gallery
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut

Hours: 
Tuesday through Sunday, Noon–5pm (Gallery will close at 4:30pm on Thursdays.)

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Works by seniors in the Art Studio Program of Wesleyan’s Department of Art and Art History. Exhibitions change each week.

WEEK ONE
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 through Sunday, March 27, 2022
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 4–6pm
Featuring works by Romina Beltrán Lazo, Jared Christopher, Nina Criswell, Daniela Sweet-Coll, Karen Xu, and Jiayao Zhu.

WEEK TWO
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 through Sunday, April 3, 2022
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 4-6pm
Featuring works by Eli Baden-Lasar, Mia Gleiberman, Julia Kan, Kelsey Morgan, Haishi Teng, and Forrest Walker.

WEEK THREE
Tuesday April 5, 2022 through Sunday, April 10, 2022
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 4-6pm
Featuring works by Dotan Appelbaum, Helena Girardoni, Niamh Henchy, Ina Kim, Wiralpach “Mi”  Nawabutsitthirat, and Olivia Thanadabout.

WEEK FOUR
Tuesday April 12, 2022 through Sunday, April 17, 2022
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 4-6pm
Featuring works by Joseph Cohen, Nomi Kligler, Morgan Maben, Elisa Pettinato, Mia Sakamoto, and Carmen Scott-Henning.

WEEK FIVE
Tuesday April 19, 2022 through Sunday, April 24, 2022
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 4-6pm
Featuring works by Rhea Aggarwal, Vida Behar, Jonah Newmark, Maia Panlilio, Magine Slonaker, and Ben Vuchetich.

The general public is welcome to attend events at the Center for the Arts and to view exhibitions in both the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery and the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center. All patrons must adhere to and follow the University COVID-19 safety guidelines. Wesleyan requires all visitors to be fully vaccinated including booster shots. All visitors will need to provide proof of having been fully vaccinated. All patrons are required to wears masks while visiting indoor Center for the Arts exhibitions and during the entirety of any performance. By purchasing a ticket or making a reservation, patrons confirm that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and will be able to provide proof of vaccination at the event. Due to current CDC age limits on vaccinations, individuals under the age of five will not be permitted at indoor events or in the galleries.

RELATED VIRTUAL EVENTS

Artists in Conversation: Senior Thesis Exhibition Week One
Thursday March 24, 2022 at 4:30pm
Zoom
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2022’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. The exhibition presents works by Romina Beltrán Lazo, Jared Christopher, Nina Criswell, Daniela Sweet-Coll, Karen Xu, and Jiayao Zhu. Join Associate Director of Visual Arts Benjamin Chaffee in an online conversation with students about their work. 

Artists in Conversation: Senior Thesis Exhibition Week Two
Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 4:30pm
Zoom
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2022’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. The exhibition presents  works by Eli Baden-Lasar, Mia Gleiberman, Julia Kan, Kelsey Morgan, Haishi Teng, and Forrest Walker. Join Associate Director of Visual Arts Benjamin Chaffee in an online conversation with students about their work. 

Artists in Conversation: Senior Thesis Exhibition Week Three
Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 4:30pm
Zoom
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2022’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. The exhibition presents works by Dotan Appelbaum, Helena Girardoni, Niamh Henchy, Ina Kim, Wiralpach “Mi” Nawabutsitthirat, and Olivia Thanadabout. Join Associate Director of Visual Arts Benjamin Chaffee in an online conversation with students about their work.

Artists in Conversation: Senior Thesis Exhibition Week Four
Thursday, April 14 2022 at 4:30pm
Zoom
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2022’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. The exhibition presents works by Joseph Cohen, Nomi Kligler, Morgan Maben, Elisa Pettinato, Mia Sakamoto, and Carmen Scott-Henning. Join Associate Director of Visual Arts Benjamin Chaffee in an online conversation with students about their work. 

Artists in Conversation: Senior Thesis Exhibition Week Five
Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 4:30pm
Zoom
Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2022’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. The exhibition presents works by Rhea Aggarwal, Vida Behar, Jonah Newmark, Maia Panlilio, Magine Slonaker, and Ben Vuchetich. Join Associate Director of Visual Arts Benjamin Chaffee in an online conversation with students about their work. 

 

 

Senior Thesis Showcase

Tuesday May 3, 2022 - Saturday May 21, 2022

Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery
283 Washington Terrace, Middletown, Connecticut

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, Noon–5pm

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Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2022’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History's Art Studio Program. The exhibition presents a work by each of the seniors from their Senior Thesis Exhibition. Works shown are in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and architecture.

RELATED EVENT

Senior Thesis Showcase Reception
Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 3:30pm
Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

The final day of the exhibition, May 21, will also feature a reception from 3:30pm to 5pm, with student curator Gabby Farina ’23 in conversation with Associate Director of Visual Arts Benjamin Chaffee and Assistant Professor of Art History Claire Grace at 4pm.