Senior BA Showcase
At the end of each academic year, the School of Art and Art History’s studio faculty presents an exhibition of junior and senior BA students in the Schwayder Art Building lobby. Seen as a way to celebrate upper-class students that will graduate with a bachelor of arts, this annual exhibition is an important showcase of departmental talent in multiple mediums and styles. This year the BA Showcase moved online, and students could elect to send in work to Vicki Myhren Gallery. VMG was happy to receive submissions from three fabulous senior students: Ellen Kaufman, Jennifer Kempf, and David Fain.
VMG and the School of Art and History congratulate these fabulous students on their hard work during a challenging quarter of at-home learning. We look forward to their future endeavors!
Scroll down the page to see their submitted work as well as links to their websites and social media handles.
Ellen Kaufman is an artist raised in Colorado, the daughter of two Jewish Belerusean immigrants. Her multimedia practice often deals with individual’s relationships with their culture, their family, and struggles that impede the development of both personal and societal relationships. Through the use of dynamic, expressive brushstrokes, organic forms, and a wide range of colors in Kaufman’s work aims to create lively portraiture of subjects both human and not.
David Fain is an artist and graphic designer born and raised in Portland Oregon, though now he calls Denver home. Moving forward, he wants to concentrate his practice in photography and design work. Fain shoots film on a Nikon F2 from his grandpa that’s been in a box in his parent’s house for many years. The artist loves to experiment and share the technique of developing with T-Max 400 and 100 films, as well as other photographic methods such as Cyanotype, & the VanDyke process.
The art of Jennifer Kempf is meant to be felt. Not physically, but from within. It seeks to spark conversation about nothing in particular but rather to entice reactions that may lead to discomfort. Or pleasure. Or both. It seeks to translate a state of mind, a feeling, an experience, a way of life.