Within Without | 2018 BFA Exhibition


The School of Art + Design / Art Practice BFA Program 2017-18 at Portland State University is pleased to present the final exhibition of its sixteen graduating students. Their diverse practices incorporate painting, sculpture, drawing, video, installation, photography, print and digital media, representing the full breadth of our program. WITHIN/WITHOUT is exhibited across PSU’s campus art galleries and will be opened to the public from May 31 to June 22 (with the Broadway Gallery component continuing through August 31). The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog with an essay by Portland art critic Jeff Jahn.


The BFA Program in Art Practices was designed to provide students with a rigorous approach to their art production, while facilitating a broad opened dialog about contemporary art and its diverse cultural contexts. The students had to commit to an intensive curricular track and were required to research, construct and present a distinct and cohesive body of work. These exhibitions represent a documentation of that experience and highlight some of the work produced during the program.


Galleries and Artists

LITTMAN Gallery: Jude Boatman + Alex Deets + Nelson Harkrider  + Jay Kathrens +

Wiley + Jess Mcfadden + Melissa McGhie

WHITE Gallery: Matt Grimes + Inna Leonchik

Littman White