Quarter Gallery

  • Graphic image promoting the BFA thesis exhibition and depicts on abstract tree on its side with the words " FROM NOW ON."
    Postcard designed by Matt Fistler
  • Graphic image promoting the BFA thesis exhibition and depicts on abstract tree on its side with the words " FROM NOW ON."


April 20 - May 7, 2021
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The Department of Art presents FROM NOW ON, an exhibition of eight artists about to complete their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Minnesota. The BFA Class of 2021 includes Matt Fistler, Ricky Ford, Liz Hilliard, Madelyn Kapheim, Holly Kilander, Micky Kurtzman, Linda Morvant, and Zoe Rogers. View the online companion exhibition at www.umnart-fromnowon.com and watch the exhibition video tour below:

With a nod to the uncanny valley, Fistler’s videos and animations explore perception and consciousness through universal symbolism. Deeply influenced by storytelling, Ford creates images and objects that prod the complexities behind the metaphysical. Hilliard’s paintings and objects echo the material manifestation of collective political ideologies. Using sustainable materials and processes, Kapheim’s sculptural installations critique how animacy affects our perception of the natural world. Grounded by an interest in liminality, Kilander creates a lexicon of shapes and colors that oscillate between painting and soft sculpture. Through imagined scenarios of beauty, indulgence, and desire, Kurtzman’s paintings act as a portal for escapism. In an effort to disentangle the social divisiveness that surrounds us, Morvant creates mixed media works that celebrate our universal necessities and aspirations. Envisioning poetry as sculpture, Rogers mediates on the construction self and the dualisms that attempt to shape it.

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Howard Oransky
Gallery Director

Teréz Iacovino 
Assistant Curator

Who We Serve

The Quarter Gallery presents work by faculty and students, as well as offering exhibition opportunities for national and international artists. Based on a juried open-call, 2-6 artists are selected annually for the Department of Art's Emerging Artist Exhibition Program. Participating artists in the Diverse Artists' Residency Program present a solo exhibition in the gallery during their yearlong engagement with the University and greater community.


Regis Center for Art (East)
405 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Gallery Hours

Currently closed to the public in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. We are open by appointment only to UMN cardholders Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Schedule your appointment.

Accessibility & Parking

We are accessible via Metro Transit's Blue LineGreen LineBus route 2, and Bus route 7. Parking is available nearby on the street, at the 21st Avenue South ramp5th Street South lot, and 19th Avenue South ramp.