In So Many Presences

Sat, May 25, 2024 through Sat, Jun 15, 2024


Every spring, the Western Gallery presents works by graduating students in Western’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program. This year-long studio art program is designed to guide budding artists, help them build their strengths, and propel them to independent careers in contemporary art.

They work with a facilitator and faculty advisors who challenge and support them in the effort of conceptualizing and articulating their artistic endeavors. Over the course of a year, the students develop projects and navigate the arduous process of fabricating new works.

Their ambitions and impressive abilities are richly displayed in the graduation exhibition. Though the works vary widely, there are interconnected themes of self-discovery, identity, place, domesticity, and storytelling.


A huge thank you to Cynthia Camlin, Lisa Turner, Ashley Mask, Pierre Gour, Jennifer Anable, Ryan Kelly, Seiko Purdue, Cara Jaye, Chris Vargas, Garth Amundson, Scott Kolbo, Doug Loewen, Allen Frost, Chris Casquilho, Julia Sapin, Jacqueline Witkowski, Christopher Bianco, Hafthor Yngvason, Zoë Fejeran, Jody Thompson, Noah Gray, Western's Research and Sponsored Programs grant committee, and our lovely and supportive friends and family!


Living Paper (2024) by Iris Christensen


Iris Christensen, Miles Coleman, Devon Dille, Claire Frederick, Lindsey Ha, Lena Miltimore, Angelina Offin, Keely B Sandoz, Isabelle Simons, Leilani Walker

Exhibition Events

a person in dark cloths smiles and smells an iris
Tue, May 28, 2024 - 12:00pm
a person smiling with their hands cupping their face
Wed, May 29, 2024 - 12:00pm
a smiling person in a textured green blouse in front of a deep blue textured screen window
Wed, May 29, 2024 - 12:30pm
close up of the artist Isabelle Simons
Mon, Jun 3, 2024 - 11:00am
a smiling person outside
Mon, Jun 3, 2024 - 11:30am
profile photo in black and white of a person with a serious expression and tattooed shoulder
Tue, Jun 4, 2024 - 12:00pm
Claire leans over looking down at the camera, smiling, with blue sky behind
Wed, Jun 5, 2024 - 11:30am
a person in a striped shirt poses with arms up inside the opening to a cave or mine with a green door.
Wed, Jun 5, 2024 - 12:00pm
devon has large eyes and a pink streak in their hair
Thu, Jun 6, 2024 - 11:30am
Lindsey is in a white shift gently illuminated by the orange glow of a star shaped lamp they hold in their hands.
Thu, Jun 6, 2024 - 12:00pm

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