Columbia College Chicago

Detritus and Desire: 2021 Undergraduate Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Detritus and Desire: the 2021 Undergraduate Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition features the works of four BFA candidates in Columbia’s Fine Arts program. The exhibition, which includes drawings, prints, books, video, performance and installation works, represents the culmination of four years’ worth of development of a cohesive body of work for each artist while earning their degrees.

Participating Artists: Amanda Adela, iph, Darby Jack, and Miranda Randel

The 2020 Undergraduate Fine Arts Thesis students will be exhibiting concurrently in the windows of C33.

Participating Artists: Madison Juliana Alexander, Simon T. Knuth, Mark Lexby, Anthony Macias, and Kristin Sherwin

Detritus and Desire: the 2021 Undergraduate Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition and the 2020 Undergraduate Fine Arts Thesis is presented in conjunction with the Department of Exhibitions, Performance, and Student Spaces (DEPS) and the Art and Art History department and Adam Brooks, Professor at Columbia College Chicago.

C33 Gallery
33 E Ida B. Wells Dr, 1st Fl
Chiago, IL 60605
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Capacity of gallery is 10 visitors and masks are required.


Image Credit:  Clockwise from top left: Miranda Randel, work in progress, 2021, installation incorporating fabric, chicken wire, plaster, tar, paint, papier maché; Darby Jack, Large Pile (detail), 2021, ink on paper, 48” x 36”; iph, no title (why is to be human to be [i'm tired of being here]), 2020, performance document, duration 126 minutes; Amanda Adela, Penny Press (detail), 2021, etching and aquatint printed on cream paper, paper size 7 1/2" x 7 1/2", image size 2" x 2"



A Toast to Our Students
Friday, May 14, 5PM

Join the Art and Art History department as we toast our undergraduate students and announce the Hollis Sigler Manifest and Golden Carousel Awards.

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Artist Talk
Wednesday, May 12, 6PM

Come and listen to the artists from Detritus and Desire speak about their practice and thesis work.

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Wednesday, May 26 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

C33 Gallery
33 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605

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