A Full ∞ Hours: BA Capstone Exhibition

The Department of Art presents an exhibition of 24 artists about to complete their Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree at the University of Minnesota.
Bachelor of Arts spring 2023 postcard featuring a central DNA helix like swirl of colors.
Purple assemblage artwork hanging on a white gallery wall
Foreground: Ash Behrman, Their World, 2023. Acrylic on canvas, artificial foliage, wood, twine.
Charcoal drawing of a close up on a person's hair and their eye shedding a tear
Ntxhee Sua Vang, I See You, 2023. Charcoal on Stonehenge paper.
A stuffed animal sitting slumped on a pedestal wearing a blank human mask
Hazel Kraus, Bunny, 2023. Ceramic, synthetic fur, acrylic paint and nails, lavender, chamomile, human hair, nails, and blood.
Line drawing of groceries inside a refrigerator.
Angie Trygg, 35 O, Lives alone, Ceramicist, Stylist, 2022. Ink on paper.
Painting of a skeleton reclining on a red chaise lounge in a salon-style room full of art and mirrors
Madeline Livingood, Reflection of Death, 2023. Acrylic on canvas.
Ceramic vessels with flowers and faces on a pedestal
Lily Winslow, Sampler: An Exercise in Grounding (detail), 2023. Low-fire earthenware, mid-fire chocolate stoneware, colored slip, sourced materials.
Colorful drawing of a blue person holding a white sword against a red, yellow, and maroon background while eight white swords hover horizontally in the air
Work by Joseph Blackhawk.
Vintage tube television on a dolly playing a black and white grainy video underneath three photos tacked to the wall
Liam Armstrong, Spring Creek, 2023. Tri-x Reversal Super 8 film.
Color by numbers style painting of Boris Karloff as The Mummy painted on old vinyl records
Erica Gerlach, The Mummy, 2023. Acrylic paint, vinyl records, wood, LEDs, tape, gauze.

A Full ∞ Hours

BA Capstone Exhibition

April 18 – 27, 2023

Regis West Gallery


Public Program & Reception: Friday, April 21, 2023

Program | 6:00 – 6:30 PM | InFlux Auditorium

Reception | 6:30 – 8:30 PM | Regis West Gallery

The Regis West Gallery at the University of Minnesota presents A FULL ∞ HOURS, an exhibition of twenty-four artists about to complete their Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota. A full eight hours of sleep is one of the most beneficial things you can give your body. Sleep is necessary for regulation of your circulatory system, hormone patterns, immune system, and memory. While you sleep, your body creates new neural pathways, repairs itself, and prepares you for the day ahead. Sleep, like art, is an act of self-care and self-preservation. As we move forward in our own rhythms, we express ourselves through various mediums, signaling our temporal existence and the conflicting feelings that we hold in the context of our internal and external environments.

In this period of transition, we feel a sense of duality and paradox. It is ingrained in our sense of self and rooted to our core. Dealing with inner conflicts as we move into the next eras of our lives. As a group of twenty-four artists we come together in A FULL ∞ HOURS to peel back our layers and be vulnerable with ourselves and you. We present to you a multitude of potential futures; where we came from and where we’re going.

Participating artists: Liam Armstrong, Ash Behrman, Alice Bennett, Joseph Blackhawk, Ivy Bolthouse, Jin Choi, Samantha Dinga, Ben Ford, Erica Gerlach, Rocky Gonzalez, Drew Hansen, Stefan Heyn, Allison Kaplan, Hazel Kraus, Madeline Livingood, Benay McNamara, Giselle Muñoz-Semple, Zoe Quinn, Lydia Steinmetz, Emma Tierney, Angie Trygg, Ntxhee Sua Vang, Lily Winslow, and Keej Xiong. Special thanks to artist Erica Gerlach for designing the postcard.

On Friday, April 21, join us for a public program featuring remarks from faculty and students, followed by a reception with the artists. That same evening visit The Queer Ecology Hanky Project in the Quarter Gallery.

Regis West Gallery spans two floors for the presentation of student exhibitions and community partnerships.

Upcoming Closure
The Gallery will be closed for installation April 28 - September 11, 2023.

Location & Hours
Regis Center for Art (West)
418 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Access the gallery via the Regis Center for Art main entrance. Plan to call upon arrival if the entrance is locked: 612-624-7530.

Tuesday and Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Wednesday and Thursday, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm

Contact Us
Gallery Attendant Desk

Administrative Office

Parking & Public Transit
Learn more about the parking options below:
21st Avenue South ramp
5th Street South lot
19th Avenue South ramp

The Gallery is accessible via Metro Transit buses and light rail lines. For your best route, visit Metro Transit Trip Planner.

Regis Center for Art is accessible to visitors who use mobility devices or prefer to avoid stairs. Service animals are welcome in the gallery.

A fully accessible, gender neutral restroom is available on the 2nd floor of the Regis Center for Art (West). To access this restroom, take the elevator to the 2nd floor. As you exit the elevator the restroom will be on the right hand side. Fully accessible gendered restrooms are located on the first floor of Regis West near the front entrance of the building.

The Gallery will be closed for installation April 28 - September 11, 2023.

September 12 - October 7, 2023
Regis 20th Anniversary Student Exhibition

The Department of Art annually hosts the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards (MSAA) exhibition, in partnership with the Art Educators of Minnesota (AEM) and the Weisman Art Museum (WAM). The presentation of the MSAA exhibition at the Regis West Gallery, and awards ceremony at WAM, demonstrates the high level of achievement by art students in Minnesota, and the exceptional academic resources at the University of Minnesota for the study, practice, presentation, and interpretation of the visual arts. This collaboration with the AEM is emblematic of the University’s commitment to furthering the educational and artistic opportunities for young people in Minnesota. The exhibition features hundreds of artworks by high school students spanning the Regis West Gallery's two floors.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest-running, most prestigious competition, and largest source of scholarships for creative teenagers in the United States. The Awards program was created in 1923 by Maurice R. "Robbie" Robinson, founder of Scholastic Corporation, and has been administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers since 1994. It has an impressive legacy and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, and Joyce Carol Oates, and many others. It offers recognition in 27 diverse categories including animation, architecture, dramatic script, fashion, painting, photography, poetry, sculpture, and video games. The Awards are open to all students in grades 7 through 12 from public, private, and home schools throughout the U.S. (and its territories), as well as American-run schools abroad and community programs serving eligible student populations.

The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers gives out over a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships to top award-winning creative teens to help fund their continued education. The Scholastic Art Awards are also recognized by the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, a consortium of leading art and design colleges in the United States, as an effective way for artistic students to develop successful portfolios for college admission.

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