The Galleries at CSU

Exhibitions Schedule 2015-2016

All scheduled exhibitions and events are subject to change.All programs are free and open to the public.

Thursday, August 27 – Saturday, October 3

North and Center Galleries
Unending Journeys: The Works of Samuel Butnik
An exhibition produced in collaboration with ARTneo - The Museum of Northeast Ohio Art, and AAWR - the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve; curated by Christopher Richards, Curator of Collections, ARTneo

Thursday, August 27
4:00 pm Gallery Conversation with Christopher Richards and Mindy Tousley
5:00 – 8:00 pm Reception

South Gallery
Andean Spirit: Past and Present
Paintings by Ana Maria Pizarro, Peruvian artist and advocate for indigenous people’s rights with themes revolving around ancient Andean culture and its persistence in modern Peruvian society. Presented by CSU’s Latinos Unidos.

Friday, August 28
5:00 – 8:00 pm Reception in collaboration with Latinos Unidos
6:30 pm Gallery conversation with Ana Maria Pizarro

Thursday, October 22 – Saturday, December 5

North and Center Galleries
A Tradition Re-Interpreted: New Work by Chinese Artists

Curator: Qian Li, Associate Professor, Art Department, Cleveland State University
Academic Advisor: Professor Zhijian Qian, New York City College of Technology
Artists: Guangbin Cai, Shuxia Chen, Hailu Chen, Fei Cui, Qinghe Liu, Xuguang Liu, Wentao Liu, Xin Song, Qingji Wei, Zhongyan Wen, Leah L. Wong, Qiuyan Wu, Lu Yao, Yongliang Yang, Yueying Zhong

“A Tradition Re-Interpreted: New Works by Chinese Artists” is an exhibition curated by Professor Qian Li from Cleveland State University with academic advice by Prof. Zhijian Qian from New York City College of Technology of City University of New York. The first of its kind in Northeast Ohio, the exhibition features most recent works by Chinese contemporary artists who re-interpret the great tradition of Chinese art in their fascinating exploration of formal, stylistic and material aspects in the rapidly changing economic, social and cultural realities of China. This exhibition presents a diverse selection of Chinese contemporary artists, and includes various media including Chinese traditional painting, photography, digital animations and site-specific installations. The works address an array of relevant themes including environmental issues, historical traditions, economic development and life experiences. This exhibition will communicate the impact that contemporary art has on everyday life in China.

Gallery Conversation with Professor Zhijian Qian Thursday, October 22 at 4pm followed by the reception from 5:00 -8:00 pm

South Gallery
A Spirit Resonates: Chinese Art from the Degenfelder Collection
The exhibition is a highlight of Pauline & Joseph Degenfelders’ collecting interests, and the rich cultural heritage of Chinese & Asian art. This exhibition is curated by Diana Y. Chou, Ph. D. in Chinese Art History.

Gallery Conversation with the curator: Saturday, October 24 at 2pm

January 16, to February 27, 2016

The winter exhibition season begins with a performance by Chamber Orchestra Les Delices on Saturday, January 16, in the North Gallery

Exhibitions begin on Thursday, January 21
Gallery Conversations with Lane Cooper at 4pm and Richard Klein at 4:30pm followed by the opening reception from 5 to 8pm

North and Center Gallery

An exhibition exploring the presence and function of beauty in contemporary art, with Julie Langsam, Katie Richards, Michael Meier, Tony Ingrisano, Nikki Woods, Karl Anderson, Dan Tranberg, Sarah Kabot, Gianna Commito, Barry Underwood, Lauren Yaeger, Mimi Kato, Erin Duhigg, Zak Smoker, Charles Tucker, Christian Mickovic, Omid Tavakoli, Dan Roth, Scott Stibich, Justin Woody, Clotilde Jimenez; curated by Lane Cooper, Artist, Associate Professor and Chair of Painting at the Cleveland Institute of Art with co-curator Karl Anderson.

South Gallery and Media Room
A historical narrative about the history of Cleveland’s ‘Champs-Élysées’ with artifacts, maps, and photographs. Curated by Richard Klein, PhD, Lecturer and Program Research Coordinator at CSU, with help from the Cleveland Public Library, Special Collections at the Michael Schwartz Library, the Kent State University Museum, and the CSU Archives.

March 10, to April 16, 2016

Thursday, March 10: Gallery Conversations at 4:00 pm followed by the opening reception from 5:00 – 8:00 pm

North Gallery
THE ORNAMENTAL IMPULSE: FORM, PATTERN, AND COLOR – manifestations of a compelling, personal quest for visual splendor. An exhibition of works by New York Based artist Liz Whitney Quisgard spanning the past 20 years.

Center Gallery
TIGHTROPE: WALK THE LINE - a wall installation that addresses the subject of the trans* community and other works by Cleveland Heights based visual artist and musician Craig Matis

South Gallery
GO FIGURE – The lone figure as subject in the work of Ron Kroutel, Professor of Art, Ohio University, Athens

Media Room
EMPTY GESTURES – Innovative experiments in video and sound exploring personal space and intimacy by conceptual artist Blake Cook, Professor of Art at Tri-C

May 5, to June 11, 2016

May 5 - Awards Presentation and Reception 5:00 - 8:00 pm

North Gallery
MERIT SCHOLAR EXHIBITION - An exhibition of works created by recipients of the CSU Art Department Merit Scholarship

South and Center Galleries, and Media Room
45TH STUDENT SHOW - A juried exhibition of works in all media by CSU students organized by SOFA (Student Organization for Fine Art). All CSU students from all colleges, including graduate students are eligible to submit 4 works of art for selection and to compete for awards and prizes. The jurors are chosen by SOFA.

July 7, to July 30, 2016

Summer viewing hours: TBA

All Galleries
GET OUT THE VOTE - An exhibition of graphic art produced by AIGA (the professional association for design) and curated curated by AIGA national board member, professor, and former chair of the Art Department, Jennifer Visocky O’Grady, presented in recognition of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 18 to 21.