Current Press & Events

April 1, 2014

Senior Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception: Friday, April 11, 2014

Oakland University Art Gallery is pleased to announce the Bachelor of Arts Senior Thesis Exhibition in Studio Art and Graphic Design curated by Lynn Fausone Galbreath and Cody Vanderkaay. 


This exhibition includes drawing, painting, photography, new media and graphic design, and features the work of Meghan Bray, Sarah Dominik, Shelby Drapinski, Brian Ellsworth, Austin Fabinski, Alexandra Gaduski, Amanda Grzadziel, Kera Hoover, Cristina Iacopelli, Jerry Kern, Amanda Kiviniemi, Joseph Laskowski, Frank Lepkowski, Niza McManus, Kayleigh McWhinnie, Kayla Neeley, Glen Neville, Rachel Oakley, Meghan O’Bryan, Elyse Peterson , Caryn Rochfort, Alexander Schwalbe, Rebecca Serota, Neil Tasker, Melissa Valenti, Adam Wilson, and Ashlee Wood.


Click here to view the press release from the event.

March 8, 2014

Panel Discussion: What is Contemporary Sculpture?

Department of Art and Art History


What is Contemporary Sculpture?


Panel Discussion


in conjunction with the exhibition


The Body Metonymic


International Contemporary Sculpture


Sunday, March 16 at 3:00PM


Oakland University Art Gallery





Martha Mysko was born in Baltimore, MD, in 1982 and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  She has an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI.  Recent exhibitions include: “On Deck,” Marc Straus, New York, 2013, “Down the Pigeon Hole,” with Anne Vieux, Culture Room, New York, NY, 2013, “Peekskill Project V,” Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, 2012, and “New Insights, Art Chicago/NEXT Art Fair, Chicago, IL, 2011.



William Stone lives and works in NYC.  He has had four solo exhibitions at James Fuentes Gallery, New York, NY, the most recent being “Framed,” 2011.  He participated in “Group Exhibition,” curated by Clarissa Dalrymple, C24 Gallery, New York, NY, 2013.  Other recent group exhibitions include: “Alchemy,” Curated by Sabrina Blaichman, Caroline Copley and Genevieve Hudson-Price, 7Eleven Gallery, New York, NY, 2011, “Cinema Poesis,” The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York, NY, 2010, “Beginnings, Middles, and Ends,” curated by Gianni Jetzer, Engholm Engelhorn Galerie, Vienna, Austria, 2009, “State Fair,” Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY, 2009.



Johannes VanDerBeek was born in Baltimore, MD, in 1982 and lives and works in New York City.  He has a BFA from Coopers Union School of Art, New York, NY.  Since 2007 he has had four solo exhibitions at Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY.  Other recent projects include “A Pinch of Saffron, Dash of Vermouth,” Dodge Gallery, New York, NY, 2013, “Paperless,” Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC, 2012, and “Personal Freedom,” Portugal Arte 10 Biennial, Lisbon, Portugal, 2010.



 Moderated by Dick Goody

Associate Professor of Art & Director, Oakland University Art Gallery


February 12, 2014

Curator’s Talk in conjunction with The Body Metonymic, Wednesday, February 19 at 5PM with Dick Goody


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