Thesis exhibitions by The University at Buffalo's second-year MFA in Art graduate students are featured at several distinguished Art Galleries within the City of Buffalo.
A series of public openings and exhibition receptions will take place starting Friday, March 1 until May 4th.
Xiao Yang March 1- 13 Karpeles Manuscript Museum
Martin Chittum March 1- 13 Karpeles Manuscript Museum
Joshua Elston March 9 – April 4 Big Orbit Project Space
Brian Nacov April 1 – April 20 Sugar City Arts Collaborative
Julia Sutherland April 5 – May 25 CEPA Underground
Nate Ely April 5 – May 31 CEPA
Annie Bielski April 9 – May 3 Buffalo Arts Studio
Carlos Llobet May 3 – May18 El Museo Gallery
Valery Amborski May 4 – 18 Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center
John Van Houten May 4 –May 31 Box Gallery
Karpeles Manuscript Museum
The Karpeles Manuscript Library is the world’s largest private collection of original manuscripts and documents. The library was founded in 1983 by California real estate magnates, David and Marsha Karpeles, with the goal of stimulating interest in learning. Buffalo is the only city with two museums.
Big Orbit: A Regional Organization with a National Audience
Since its inception in 1991, Big Orbit Gallery has been an artist-run arts center dedicated to transcultural, multidisciplinary explorations of contemporary art issues, with its primary focus being the promotion of the art and artists of Western New York.
Sugar City is Buffalo’s premiere DIY, volunteer-run, all-ages Arts venue. Sugar City’s goal is to provide an alternative space to share and create art and community projects based on participatory culture and a do-it-together attitude. This organization focuses itself on the exhibition, performance, and creation of art for those who cannot obtain space from traditional sources.
CEPA: Contemporary Photography & Visual Arts center
Located in Buffalo’s historic Market Arcade Complex, CEPA Gallery is a full-service contemporary photography and visual arts center with impact in both the local and national communities. CEPA remains dedicated to photography and the photo-related and electronic arts, and has developed its programs and opportunities to provide working artists, urban youth, and other individuals with the necessary programs and facilities for the production and reception of contemporary art.
Buffalo Arts Studio
Buffalo Arts Studio is located in the Tri-Main Center in Buffalo. BAS is a not-for-profit arts organization whose mission is to provide affordable studio space and regular public exposure for regional, national, and international artists through exhibitions, and to enrich the community with art classes, mural programs, and public art. Exhibitions, public art projects, and classes help the studio serve as a cultural center
El Museo is a nonprofit, professionally directed visual arts organization dedicated to the exhibition of contemporary work by underserved artists, and cultural programming that engages diverse communities through the arts and humanities. In the 1970s, following the civil rights movement and a renewed emphasis on diversity politics and multiculturalism, cultural organizations proliferated working to represent minority groups and recognize their contributions to our common heritage. It was in this spirit that a group of young Latino artists primarily associated with the University at Buffalo formed the Latino Artists Collective in 1977 to promote Latino/a, Latin American, and Caribbean fine art in the region.
Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center
Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center has a mission to continue a legacy of innovation in media arts through access, education, and exhibition. We envision a community that uses electronic media and film to celebrate freedom of expression and diversity of voice. Established in 1985, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center is the only organization in Western NY to offer education, equipment access, and exhibition programming dedicated to exploring film & digital media arts. Squeaky Wheel’s reputation in the media arts field continues to grow nationally and internationally. Squeaky Wheel is the only nonprofit in Western NY with an inclusive roster of education, equipment access, and exhibition programming dedicated to film and digital media arts.
BOX Gallery is part of Hostel Buffalo-Niagara’s expanding mission to further connect local arts and creative communities to our travelers from all over the world. BOX is a non-commercial, non-traditional gallery that gives an opportunity to artists to challenge their practice and the space itself by transforming and recreating through installation and performance.