Department of Art


Diverse, Engaging and Ambitious


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  • Fantastic Animation: The Imaginative World of Yeon Jin Kim
    Date: January 28 – February 28
    Location: Illges Gallery
    Reception: January 30, 5:30 – 7 pm

    Fantastic Animation: The Imaginative World of Yeon Jin Kim will feature works by Yeon Jin Kim the 2014 Long Term Visiting Artist and Scholar to the Department of Art. Kim's video works assume a breakdown of the natural order but also show wildly proliferating new growth from unexpected sources. Charged atmospheres and hallucinogenic landscapes are offset by the enduring charm, inventiveness and resiliency of nature. However fantastical, Kim's work springs from her fascination with the complexities of human nature and always refers back to human experience, much as fables do. Hitchcock, Terry Gilliam, Kafka and Lewis Carol are ongoing influences. Through imagination and wonderment, Kim's world creates unexpected new order and relationships.

  • From Pulp to Print: An Exploration of the Arts of Book Making, curated by David Owings
    Date: February 1 - 18
    Location: Bay Gallery
    Reception: February 13, 5:30 - 7 pm

  • Special Installation by Hugo Fortes and Sissi Fonseca
    Date: February 24 - March 29
    Location: Fulcrum Gallery

    Performance and Exhibition by Hugo Fortes and Sissi Fonseca
    Date: March 15 - 29
    Location: Bay Gallery
    Performance and Reception: March 15 at 12 pm
  • Foreign and Domestic: Hannah Pierce Carlson and Mark Powell curated by Michael David Murphy
    Date: March 12 – April 19
    Location: Illges Gallery
    Reception: March 12, 5:30 – 7 pm, Gallery Talk by Michael David Murphy

    Foreign & Domestic illuminates how photographers look at what's new (foreign) when it's in the familiar day-to-day (domestic) of their surroundings. Curator, Michael David Murphy selectedphotographers, Hannah Pierce Carlson and Mark Powell to examine how artist's assimilate in an unfamiliar territory. Hannah was raised in Texas, and currently lives in Asia (China, Taiwan & Thailand in just the last couple of years). Mark was raised in Detroit, and lives with his family in Mexico City. Both artists investigate their new countries with an intensity and curiosity that's very different from the view(s) created by travelers or tourists.

  • Graphic Fiction, Sequential Art
    Date: March 14 - 28
    Location: Art Container, Mural by Orion Wertz

  • Lilts and Drawls , Photography curated by Adriane Cole, Tina Hadley, and Lauren Cantrell
    Date: March 18 - 28
    Reception, March 18 from 6 - 8 pm

  • Juried Student Art Exhibition
    Date: March 24- April 11
    Location:Bay Gallery
    Reception: Exhibition and Awards reception, April 10. 5:30 - 7 pm

  • Department of Art will present the Graduating Senior Thesis Exhibition in the Illges Gallery from April 29 - May 10, Reception, May 10 at 6 – 8 pm. The scope of student artwork presented reflects a diverse selection of disciplines including paintings, photographs, printmaking, drawings, videos, performance and sculpture. This thesis exhibition will demonstrate not only the high quality of work produced by CSU Department of Art BFA and BSEd in Art Education candidates, but it will also show their dedication to continually testing their artistic ideas and capabilities as they launch their careers as young artists.

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Exhibition Archive


The Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery

The Norman Shannon and Emmy Lou P. Illges Gallery is located in the Corn Center for the Visual Arts. It occupies 3,250 square feet with 20-foot ceilings. The gallery has been designed to accommodate professional art exhibitions as well as student exhibitions such as the annual Senior Thesis exhibition. The gallery program presents 6 – 8 exhibitions per year, both national and international in scope, often with accompanying lectures and gallery talks. The Illges Gallery is free and open to the public.

Hours of Operation & Parking

Illges Gallery, Corn Center for the Visual Arts, 6 West 10th Street (Use Front Street Entrance)

Bay Gallery

The Bay Gallery is located in the secured common area of the Corn Center for the Visual Arts Building. Bay Gallery is a 1,500 square foot exhibition space for student exhibitions, community outreach programs, and for teaching support. Like the Illges Gallery, this space has excellent track lighting, 20-foot ceilings and movable walls. Exhibition receptions and special events are open to the public.

Fulcrum Gallery

The Fulcrum Gallery is the fulfillment of a long-held desire to expand our community outreach by establishing a high visibility exhibition space in Columbus's thriving Uptown district. Fulcrum's location as a small window-front space provides the public exciting contemporary arts 24/7 while providing information about public programming offered by the Department. Exhibitions are visible from the sidewalk on Broadway.

Gallery 4

Gallery 4 is a foyer space at the entrance to the Art History lecture hall in the Carpenters Building, a restored mid-century Carpenters Union Hall. This gallery hosts displays of artwork from the CSU Permanent Collection as well as student exhibitions. Exhibitions are visible from the sidewalk on 9th Street.

CSU Art on Campus Program

The Art on Campus Program provides high quality works of art from the CSU Permanent Collection displayed throughout the Main University Campus as well as the RiverPark Campus. This program is managed by the Department of Art.