I am proud to introduce this website which documents the culminating work of over 300 graduating seniors who exhibited their work in the SAIC Sullivan Galleries for the Spring Undergraduate Exhibition. Opportunities to view this exhibition in person were abbreviated when our campus was required to close in mid-March. This online exhibition aims to showcase the ambition and interdisciplinary innovation of our students––as the next generation of artists, scholars, and citizens––to an expanded audience.

The work featured here was produced prior to the unprecedented global pandemic that has shuttered exhibitions and events worldwide. As these students now find themselves scattered around the globe, I know that they are adjusting to a radically altered professional landscape. While there will be challenges ahead, I am confident in what they can accomplish because they have already demonstrated the power and resilience of art to address the most pressing questions of our time. Take note: this graduating cohort comes into view at the threshold of a unique cultural moment. I anticipate that they will respond with creative ingenuity to confront and reimagine what it means to be artists and designers; forging new ways to connect and bring audiences together.

Dawn Gavin

Dean of Undergraduate Studies

May 2020