Upcoming Events

Spring 2024


Spring 2024 Ceramic Show and Sale

If you have any questions, please contact Angel DiCosola or ceramicsguildoffau@gmail.com



Immersive Experience Exhibition

Emphemeral Places Exhibition

The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) exhibition is the culminating project for students earning this terminal degree in the Department of Visual Arts and Art History.

This year, the exhibition features:

Leslie Albert, Hamed Edalati, Tatyana Ludean, Lisa MacNamara, Narges Panahandeh, Maria Pimenova

Immersive Experiments: Ritter Art Gallery 

On view: April 19- May 3rd, 2024

Opening Reception April 19th at 6:30 pm

Ephemeral Places: Schmidt Center Gallery

On view: April 19th - May 3rd 2024

Opening Reception April 19th, 2024 at 6:30 pm



Off Set Press

This is a free event, but parking is limited at the event location.

Date: April 18th 6 pm- 8 pm

Location: Thrive Art District 701NW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale

The Florida Atlantic University BFA Graphic Design class of spring 2024 invites those interested in design to join them at their Exhibition show. 

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Lecture Series Dimitry Said Chamy


In-person Event 

Dimitry Saïd Chamy is a transdisciplinary artist, designer, and cultural producer. Working from a queer, mixed Haïtian-Lebanese immigrant perspective, he explores speculative futures, human generative systems, and symbolic world-building through participatory co-creation and storytelling using media, systems, video, installation, and code. 
An Oolite Arts Creator Award recipient, Chamy has exhibited from Miami to Beijing, including Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, New York, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, and Locust Projects in Miami, where he was also a resident teaching artist. In 2022, he produced The BluPrnt Show, curated by Robert Chambers, with 395 artists and works spanning a 120+ year cross-section of Miami art history assembled by an all-volunteer team and covered by The New York Times. Chamy holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Yale University. 
Chamy has taught at six universities and served as an Erasmus+ Scholar and Honorary Chair at the Art Academy in Latvia. Chamy is a research associate, founding faculty member, and resident artist at the Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator at Florida International University in Miami, where he bases his studio.




Lecture Series Jason Alejandro

February 29TH, 2023 at 5pm 

Jason Alejandro is a Puerto Rican graphic designer and educator based in New Jersey. He is currently an Assistant Professor at The College of New Jersey. Jason has produced award-winning design work for publishers and institutions of higher education. His professional experience includes roles in book design, environmental graphic design and art direction. Jason’s work has been recognized by Communication Arts, AUP, The New York Book Show, and the Society of Typographic Arts. He holds an MFA in Graphic Design from Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Watch The Recorded Lecture Here 



Empty Bowl Fundrasier

When: Wednesday, February 14th at 11 am - 2 pm

Where: FAU Boca Campus, Social Science Building Rotunda 



Juried Student Exhibition

Calling all FAU students! Showcase your talent at the 2024 Florida Atlantic University Juried Student Exhibition. Submit up to 5 pieces in any medium for a chance to be featured in the Schmidt Center Gallery and win cash prizes.

Don't miss out – submit your work today!

Application link - Florida Atlantic University - SlideRoom - Login


FALL 2023


Stratus BFA Show Poster

Thursday, November 16th, 6–8 pm
FAU MetroLab Gallery
111 East Las Olas
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Chase Bender | Abigail Collim | Jenna Liu | Ayah Mourtada | Sarize Perez | Daniela Porro |
Cedric Winter | Joe Zannoni



BFA The Divine Four Exhibition

Opening Reception: November 9th, 2023 at 6:30 PM

On View: November 9th - December 2nd, 2023 | Ritter Art Gallery, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton



Raheleh FilsoofiRaheleh Filsoofi Artist Workshop and Lecture Poster

Workshop & Performance: November 2-3 at 9 am to 5 pm

Artist Lecture: November 2, at 12 pm -1 pm

Register by email or phone to mdicosol@fau.edu or 561-297-3870

Filsoofi is a collector of soil and sound, an itinerant artist, and a feminist curator. Her geographical, disciplinary and conceptual practice take on critical narratives about movement, immigration, and social activism. Clay and sound are the nexus of her practice and act as expressive mediums, with their cryptic and architectural qualities engendering new narratives through diverse aesthetic strategies such as multimedia installations and immersive sound performances. Explore more at rahelehfilsoofi.com 

Component of workshop will include hands-on participants. 

Space is limited. Registration is required. Voluntary donations welcomed. 



"Third-person Contradiction" | Solo Exhibition by Mehrdad Sedaghat Baghbani

Third Person Contradiction Exhibition Poster

September 18–23, 12 pm to 6 pm
Reception: Saturday, 09/23, at 6 pm
FAU MetroLab, 111 E Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

"Third-person Contradiction" offers an immersive exploration into the layers of migration and the depths of 'otherness'. Charting a threefold journey—from cherished homeland memories, through the transformative challenges of shifting identity, to the quest for belonging in new terrains—this exhibition is both an homage and an inquiry. Influenced by the heartfelt poems of Iranian poets in exile, the exhibition integrates AI with intricate typographic designs and dynamic image and video collages to create interactive installations that narrate a journey of transition and transformation. It invites audiences to step in, reflect, and immerse themselves in narratives that unveil and honor the complex tapestry of cultural identities.




Ray Gross | Sept. 21 & 22

Artist Workshop - Ceramics



Narges Panahandeh Solo Exhibition Poster

Thursday, August 17th, at 6:30 pm at FAU MetroLab at 111 E. Las Olas Blvd. Ft Lauderdale.


Spring 2023 



Aura BFA Exhibition


April 27, 2023. 6-9 pm, FAU MetroLAB

Nineteen BFA Graphic Design students will share their final portfolios.
Join us for a graphic design portfolio showcase featuring Florida Atlantic University’s graduating designers of Spring 2023.

IG: @aura_bfa



BA Student Exhibition Poster

We are excited to announce that the spring BA exhibition, Back Stage Art, will soon open. This is a celebration of the Department of Visual Arts & Art History’s graduating BA Studio Art student’s creativity and hard work. Through the use of diverse materials and techniques, the artists explore a range of themes from identity and loss to environmental activism and the politics of pop culture.

We invite you to view the virtual exhibition opening on April 18th, 2023 : https://www.bafau.art/ 




Nubia Navarro Poster


Wednesday, April 19TH, 2023 | 5PM - 6PM

Nubia Navarro, also known as Nubikini, is an art director, lettering artist, and typography lover based in  Bogota, Colombia (with her heart set on Venezuela). She enjoys adapting to any project and generating emotions through colors. 

Nubia Navarro Work 


Free and open to the public



Remarque Flyer

Enter for a chance to be featured in the 2023 issue of Remarque VOL 11.

Extended Deadline: APRIL 14TH, 2023

Remarque is an FAU Broward-based juried visual journal that showcases the creative work of FAU students. Remarque features FAU student work, including: Film, Video & Multimedia, Architecture, Graphic Design, Photography and Studio Art. 

Submit Here





Patrick Moser Artist talk Flyer

MetroLab at FAU Broward Campus, Downtown Forlauderdale hosts the second celebration of the Juried Student Exhibition 2023.

With special guest Patrick Moser

Patrick Moser is a teaching artist working in various media including video, painting, drawing, printmaking, and animation. His practice is sparked by a fascination with biological evolution, embodied intelligence, light, puppetry, and parenthood. 

Moser will screen a few of his videos, including "The Yes Yes Fish," and will have a Q&A with attendees. 

Juried Student Exhibition 2023:
Transend Tomorrow
Two Locations:

Ritter Art Gallery

Opening Reception: March 23rd at 6:30 pm

On view: March 24 - April 8th 


Performance & Artist talk | April 6th at 6:30 pm

On View: April 3rd - April 14th

We are pleased to announce the Spring 2023 Art and Design Lecture Series 
at  FAU Visual Arts and Art History Department.
The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.


Kelly Salchow MacArther Event Poster

Kelly Salchow | Social + Environmental: Graphic Design As A Tool For Change

Wednesday, March 1st 2023, 5 pm (EST) | FAU MetroLab

Kelly Salchow MacArthur is a Professor of Graphic Design at Michigan State University. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with Honors from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design Magna Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. Before joining the faculty at MSU, she was Program Head of Graphic Design and Assistant Professor at Kansas City Art Institute. Her concepts and design work have appeared in several publications. Kelly has presented at AIGA, European Academy of Design, International Institute for Information Design, International Design Principles and Practices, International Sport and Society, College Art Association, University College Designers Association, Foundations in Art: Theory & Education, and Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design conferences.     





The Beast In Me Poster

Brian Somerville | The Beast In Me: Building Solid In Clay and Adding Mixed Media (Lecture and Workshop)

Brian Somerville's intricate creations are layered with humor and personal symbolism. Through exhibitions, live sculpting performances, and workshops, his work explores human relationships and the beast within us all. For the past 20 years, Brian has also used his skills and knowledge to build a career as a working artist and fabricator. He has worked on creative projects at Chicago's Shed Aquarium, the Indianapolis Children's Museum, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, Great Wolf Lodge, Six Flags, The Grand Ole Opry, Blacke Shelton's Old Red Bar, Maker's Mark, Patron, Lexus and zoos in Columbus, Cincinnati, Louisville, Birmingham, and Miami. Brian currently owns and operates a design and fabrication studio in the Nashville area called The Grit Shop, LLC. Brian earned his BFA from the University of Evansville in Indiana and his MFA from FAU.

Lecture/Workshop is free and open to the public. 

For more information, please email mdicosol@fau.edu or call 561-297-2280. Campus Map, Visual Arts Building, VA 112: tinyurl.com/fau-visual-arts-center-va112


Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser

February 15th, 2023 10 am -2 pm 

Empty Bowl Funraiser Flyer


FALL 2022


Exhibition at BRiC

Postscript 12, an Art on BRiC Walls exhibit by FAU

FAU Exhibition Poster


Postscript 12 is an exhibition featuring the work of 12 graduate students currently enrolled in the Masters of Fine Arts Program at Florida Atlantic University. With concentrations in drawing, painting, graphic design and installation, each of these artists takes an innovative approach to their creative practice. The included artworks survey a wide swath of conceptual terrain, exploring themes such as environmental sustainability, immigration, and magical realism. An opening reception will be held for the artists on December 8th from 5:30 to 7:00pm at the Boca Raton Innovation Campus.

Featured Artists:

Leslie D. Albert
Olivia Rachel Austin
Nargiza Dadabaeva
Hamed Edalati Tabrizi
Tatyanna Gay
Lisa MacNamara
Parinaz Moghadampour
Ida Moraghebati
Narges Panahandeh
Maria Pimenova
Caitlin Rosolen
Azarakhsh Shafieikadkani


RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/postscript-12-an-art-on-bric-walls-exhibit-by-fau-tickets-476700693607




Ceramics Winter Show and Sale

December 15th -17th, 2022

Ceramic Winter Show and Sale

Ceramic Winter Show and Sale

If you have any questions, please contact Angel DiCosola mdicosol@fau.edu or ceramicsguildoffau@gmail.com


We are pleased to announce the Fall 2022 Art and Design Lecture Series

at the FAU Visual Arts and Art History Department.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.


general poster


dori poster

Dori Griffin | Type Specimens - Seeking Expansive Design Histories

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022, 5pm (EST)

Dori Griffin, Associate Professor of visual communication design and design history at the University of Florida School of Art + Art History. She researches and writes about the complex relationships between what we see in the world around us and the narratives we construct around this visual information. She sees design—and its culturally embedded histories—as a way to shape not just culture at large, but the culture of design. Studying design history helps designers acquire tools and knowledge for creating more equitable, accessible futures. Griffin’s own research centers two connected questions: How might we interrogate popular visual culture and its role in constructing social and disciplinary identities, past and present? And how might we critically document scholarly research methods and historical awareness as they’re applied to studio design pedagogy?

Click here to watch the recorded video 



             General Poster


Kyuha Shim | Computational Making in Graphic Design

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022, 5pm (EST)

Kyuha Shim is a designer, researcher and educator. He is a Professor of Convergence Design at Korea National University of Arts and a fellow of Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He was previously an Associate Professor of Design at Carnegie Mellon University, where he was the Director of the Computational Creativity Lab. He has served as a National Steering Committee Member for the Design Educators Community (DEC) of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) and Education Director of AIGA Pittsburgh. He has been awarded residencies and fellowships at Jan van Eyck Academie, Frans Masereel Centrum, Meta Open Arts (formerly, Facebook Analog Research Lab). He also previously worked at LUST, MIT Senseable City Laboratory, and Vinyl. His work has been exhibited internationally as places including Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Museu Nacional da República, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea and ggg Gallery in Tokyo and in design festivals including AGI Open, Beijing Design Week, London Design Festival, Typojanchi Biennial and Seoul Design Olympic. He holds an MFA degree from the Rhode Island School of Design and conducted doctoral research at the Royal College of Art.


Click here to watch the recorded video 







Spring 2022 Exhibitions

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BA seminar



bfa exhibition spring 2022








Illustrator, Joel Nakamura Presentation

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at 4pm

Award winning artist Joel Nakamura is known for his unique style: a blend of folk art and sophisticated iconography rendered in a neo-primitive technique. He is chosen for many of his commissions for his knowledge of tribal art, mythology, and for his ability to convey stories and information in an intricate and engaging manner. 
Nakamura's ability to render humanity in such primal, edgy hues has captured the attention of clients like Time Magazine, US News & World Report, and the Los Angeles Times. His paintings have enlivened the pages of many other books and publications, as well as the 2002 Winter Olympics opening and closing ceremonies programs.
Nakamura has been profiled in Communication Arts, Step Inside Design, Confetti and Southwest Art magazines. He is proud to be the recipient of over two hundred awards of excellence. Nakamura splits his time between commercial and fine art projects. His work is in numerous private and corporate collections, including Wynonna Judd, Chick Corea, and US embassies around the world.    







Gabi Lecture Poster





Fall 2021 Lecture Series

Please join the FAU Department of Visual Arts and Art History for the
Fall 2021 Art and Design lecture series.



Arzu Ozkal | Design for the Art World

• Wednesday, November 3rd, 4 pm (via Zoom).

ARZU OZKAL is a Turkish born, San Diego, California based artist, designer, and researcher
whose work focuses on design’s role in looking for forms of creative and critical outcomes
through participation and collaboration. She received her MFA from the Department of Art at the
University at Buffalo (SUNY) and BFA in Graphic Design from Bilkent University. She is
associate professor and interim director at San Diego State University, School of Art and Design.
Ozkal has exhibited and lectured nationally and internationally, and her work is in collections
across the country. Ozkal is a founding member of Home Affairs, an interdisciplinary art
collective focusing on creative projects about a range of issues impacting women's lives. Since
2011, they have been working together with women from Turkey, Europe, and the USA to
design platforms of social exchange. Collective received their first design patent for their
museum furniture for children.

Click here for the recorded video.


Sadie Red Wing | Designing for Sovereign Nations

in Higher Education

• Wednesday, November 17, 4 pm (via Zoom)

Sadie Red Wing is a Lakota graphic designer and advocate from the Spirit Lake Nation of Fort
Totten, North Dakota. Red Wing earned her BFA in New Media Arts and Interactive Design at
the Institute of American Indian Arts. She received her Masters of Graphic Design from North
Carolina State University. Her research on cultural revitalization through design tools and
strategies created a new demand for tribal competence in graphic design research. Red Wing
urges Native American graphic designers to express visual sovereignty in their design work, as
well as encourages academia to include an indigenous perspective in design curriculum.
Currently, Red Wing works as the Assistant Director of the Native Student Programs at the
University of Redlands, where she supports and provides resources to indigenous students during
their journey through higher education. Her work has been featured on AIGA’s Eye on Design:
“Why Can’t the U.S. Decolonize Its Design Education?” (2017) and Communication Arts:
“Decolonizing Native American Design” (2017).

Click here for the recorded video.

This is a Zoom based event, and your registration is required for each lecture.







Wed. Apr 21, 4 PM EST

studio DAD


Studio Dad Design - Studio Presentation

The Remarque student group presents Studio Dad. Studio DAD is the creative practice of Tess Donohoe and Peter Dean. We create graphic design, writing, illustration, music and motion pieces. We build brand identity systems. We design and execute campaigns and content. We build experiential exhibits. We work with cultural institutions, local governments, non-profits, retailers, craftspeople, corporations and individuals who endeavor to make their part of the world more beautiful, more human and more their own.            


Click HERE to watch the recorded video







Please join the FAU Department of Visual Arts and Art History
for the Spring 2021, Art and Design lecture series.




Wed. Apr 07, 4 PM EST

Jessica Barness - Artist lecture

Design/ing Discourse and Critical Practice

Jessica Barness is a design scholar-practitioner. Her research focuses on critical practices and the visual design of scholarship, and the ways these intersect with design conversations in the public sphere. She serves as the Director of Research Initiatives for Design Incubation, and is an Associate Professor in the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent State University.



Click HERE to watch the recorded video.


poster jessica barness 





Wed. Mar 03, 4 PM EST

Richard The - Artist lecture

The Aesthetic Potential of Technology

Richard The (he/his) is a designer, artist and educator. His work, ranging from graphic design to installations to user interfaces, investigates the aesthetic and cultural implications of an increasingly technology-driven society. After having studied at University of the Arts Berlin and the MIT Media Lab he has worked at Sagmeister Inc., led a design group at the Google Creative Lab and is co-founder of the transdisciplinary design studio TheGreenEyl. He is an Assistant Professor of Art Media and Technology at Parsons School of Design. His work has been recognized by international design institutions such as D&AD, Art Directors Club New York, AIGA, Communication Arts, Type Director’s Club Tokyo and Ars Electronica, Linz and he has taught at NYU ITP, School of Visual Arts and MIT School of Architecture.



Click HERE to watch the recorded video.


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Wed. Jan 27, 4 PM EST

alejandro t. acierto - Artist lecture

Stepping out of a straight present:
circulations, recurrences, and queer disruptive practice

alejandro t. acierto is an artist, musician, and curator whose work is largely informed by legacies of colonialism found within human relationships to technology and material cultures. He has presented projects and screenings for the 2019 Havana Biennial in Matanzas, Cuba, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Issue Project Room (NYC), MCA Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Echo Park Film Center (LA), Stove Works (Chattanooga) and Eastside Projects (Birmingham, UK), among others. He has presented multimedia performance works for the Rapid Pulse Performance Art Festival (Chicago), High Zero Festival (Baltimore), the KANEKO (Omaha), Center for New Music and Technology at UC Berkeley, and The Quarantine Concerts for ESS Chicago. Additionally, his curatorial projects have been mounted at Vanderbilt University’s Space 204 Gallery, Coop (Nashville), and online for the Wrong Biennial.

acierto has held residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Banff Centre, High Concept Laboratories, LATITUDE, Chicago Artists' Coalition, and Digital Artist Residency. A 3Arts Awardee, he received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University, an MM from Manhattan School of Music, an MFA in New Media Arts from University Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and was an inaugural Artist in Residence for Critical Race Studies at Michigan State University. He also co-directs CQDELAB, an ongoing collaborative project with KT Duffy that is invested in developing and sustaining queer-feminist digital spaces, systems, and toolsets. Together, they authored the artist book CQDE: A Feminist Manifestx of Code-ing published by Sybil Press and continue to present workshops and installations in digital and IRL spaces. Currently, he is an Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Digital Art and New Media and at Vanderbilt University and recently held a Mellon Faculty Fellowship in Digital Humanities.



Click HERE to watch the recorded video.



alejandro acierto poster



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