Winthrop University Galleries

Past Exhibitions


Fall 2021

August 16 – August 30, 2021

MFA Works in Progress:
Restored & Reflected
Lewandowski Student Gallery
An exhibition of works and research created by current MFA candidates in the Department of Fine Arts. These candidates investigate and analyze their own narratives, families, and memories through different lenses and then flip these investigations back onto the viewer to question their own experiences.

September 13 – December 10, 2021
Red Delta
Reuben Bloom ‘11 and Matthew Steele
Rutledge Gallery

Red Delta is a collaborative exhibition by Reuben Bloom ‘11 and Matthew Steele that explores the loneliness, exploitation and violence of misconstrued male identity through a collection of found objects, photographs and drawings.

Reuben Bloom ‘11 is an artist and creative director based in Charlotte North Carolina.  Bloom earned a BFA from Winthrop University and has exhibited at the Ross Galleries and Goodyear Arts. Matthew Steele is an artist and graphic designer also living and working in Charlotte. Steele has a BFA in sculpture from Indiana University, has exhibited nationally and is represented in collections including AXA, Art in Embassies, and Beacon Partners.

September 13 – December 10, 2021
Sabine Gruffat
Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick Gallery

Sabine Gruffat’s AntiBodies is a virtual reality (VR) artwork and multimedia installation that explores body dysmorphia - a fixation on perceived flaws of one’s body - and gender and race representation in the context of eating disorders and self-image. By making the experience tactile and immediate through video, digital images and virtual reality, AntiBodies conveys the compulsive and anxious nature of body image issues and eating disorders while pointing to ways media and social pressures enforce unhealthy ideals. A French-American artist who was born in Bangkok, Thailand, Gruffat lived internationally in Saudi Arabia and Hong Kong before immigrating to the United States where she is currently a professor of Art at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.

September 14 – September 27, 2021
Printmaking in the Expanded Field
Lewandowski Student Gallery

Printmaking in the Expanded Field highlights the new and evolving territory of printmaking and the multiple in contemporary art. It achieves this through an exploration of traditional and non-traditional techniques that are augmented by incorporating a broad range of materials, formats and studio disciplines which include but are not limited to photography, sculpture, installation, drawing, painting and video.

October 5 – October 25, 2021
Lewandowski Student Gallery

Enigma is an exhibition featuring selected artwork created by students enrolled in the department of Fine Art first year two-dimensional course. This exhibition highlights a series of mixed media works on paper that investigate layering, masking, drafting and color mixing techniques to form a cohesive abstract composition. Students used emotions associated with form, design, and color as a vehicle to express and evoke their feelings and ideas.

November 9 – November 22, 2021
Art Education Exhibition
Lewandowski Student Gallery
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Nov. 10 – 6-8 p.m.

In this exhibition, art education students display a collection of interdisciplinary/community-based artworks created by K-12 students during their internship experience. This is a legacy art education exhibition that is connected to their capstone exhibition.

Winthrop’s advanced art education students began the semester reflecting on the big idea of change. Considering all that they generated amongst themselves. They approached the idea of metanoia. Metanoia is the journey of changing one’s heart, self, mind, or way of living. This conversation on change caused them to wonder what their internship students thought change could be. 

Featuring the student art work from lessons made by Peyton Tolley, Madisen Hansen, Erin Betfort, Marley Vigil, Raia Meister, Emily Shelton, and Olivia Floyd.

December 7 – January 10, 2022
Painting for Now
Lewandowski Student Gallery

A survey of what has been happening in painting at Winthrop in the last 18 months.