Heart of the Matter: 2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition
Heart of the Matter
May 2 – 13, 2023
Katherine E. Nash Gallery
Public Program & Reception: Friday, May 5
Public Program | 6:00-6:30 PM | InFlux Auditorium
Reception | 6:30-8:30 PM | Regis East Lobby
Join us for a public program featuring remarks from Department of Art faculty and the BFA 2023 cohort, followed by a reception with light refreshments.
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota is proud to present Heart of the Matter, an exhibition showcasing the work of twenty artists about to complete their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the Department of Art. Finding emotional center through physical media and form, Heart of the Matter features works that explore overlapping themes of creation, body, otherworldliness, and distortion through a variety of media. Artists in the exhibition include Nayelie Avalos, Charlie Cassellius, Heidi Bakk, Regan Duffy, Oliver Gerber, Olivia Herzog, Katie Hochman, Duke Lyonne, Jaden McClellan, Julian McClellan, Grady McNaughton, Raven Miller, Jason Nawrocki, Melissa Nyberg, Jack O'Donnell-Mache, Sonja Quimby, Jeff Sandeen, Izzy Shinn, Max Staley, and Jesemy Travers, who supported each other in making work, finding connection points, and actualizing this cumulative exhibition. Special thanks to artist Jason Nawrocki for designing the postcard.
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery spans 5,000 square feet for the presentation of exhibitions and related programming that engage with a wide range of artists, scholars, and collaborative partners.
Location & Hours
Regis Center for Art (East)
405 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
Gallery Attendant Desk
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 and proceed across the skyway towards Regis West. As you exit the skyway the restroom will be directly across from you. Fully accessible gendered restrooms are located directly to the left hand side when exiting the gallery on the first floor of Regis Center for Art (East).
Large bags and backpacks must be left at the gallery front desk with the attendant. In order to protect the art, no food or drink is allowed in the gallery.
The Gallery will be closed for installation May 14 - September 11, 2023.
September 12 - December 9, 2023
Regis 20th Anniversary Faculty and Staff Exhibition
March 28 - April 15, 2023
lineage (MFA Thesis)
January 17 - March 18, 2023
A Tender Spirit, A Vital Form: Arlene Burke-Morgan & Clarence Morgan
September 13 - December 10, 2022
A Picture Gallery of the Soul
January 21 - March 28, 2020
The Beginning of Everything
September 10 – December 7, 2019
September 15, 2015 - January 27, 2019
Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta
Katherine E. Nash Gallery | September 15 - December 12, 2015
NSU Art Museum | February 28 - July 3, 2016
BAMPFA | November 9, 2016 - January 15, 2017
Bildmuseet | June 18, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Martin-Gropius-Bau | April 20 - July 22, 2018
Jeu de Paume | October 16, 2018 - January 27, 2019
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts.
We believe the visual arts have the capacity to interpret, critique, and expand on all of human experience. Our engagement with the visual arts helps us to discover who we are and understand our relationships to each other and society.
The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will be a center of discourse on the practice of visual art and its relationship to culture and community — a place where we examine our assumptions about the past and suggest possibilities for the future.
The Nash Gallery will play an indispensable role in the educational development of students, faculty, staff, and the community.
Professor Katherine "Katy" E. Nash (1910–1982), a faculty member of the Department of Art from 1961–1976, proposed that the Student Union create a university art gallery. Founded in 1979, the gallery moved to its current location in the Regis Center for Art in 2003. Learn more about the remarkable life and work of Professor Nash.