Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts

  • student research

    Questioning the Canon: Creating Diversity in Graphic Design History Zine Exhibition

    December 1, 2022 - February 15, 2023

    Cudahy Library, First Floor | Lake Shore Campus

    Students conducted original research into an under-served or under-considered graphic designer, design group, movement, or region. They then used this research to create an Instagram post, a TikTok video, an exhibition poster, and the zines featured in the Cudahy Library.

  • Arts Research

    Reinterpreting Historical Pots

    Students in Kate Biderbost’s Beginning Hand Building (FNAR120) and Beginning Wheel Throwing (FNAR121) reimagined historical clay pots. Students Carolyn Fraser, Sara Hilali, and Dahnbee Kim share their projects.
  • Interdisciplinary Spotlight

    Sacred and Secular: An Exploration of Art and Music in the 11th-17th Century Italy

    Recently, students from the DFPA presented “Sacred and Secular: An Exploration of Art and Music in the 11th-17th Century Italy” at Loyola University’s Museum of Art (LUMA). The LUC Chamber Choir prepared works by Landini, Dufay, Josquin, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Strozzi, and Gabrieli, accompanied on theorbo and Baroque guitar by guest artist, Brandon Acker.
  • Artist-in-Residence

    Aram Han Sifuentes Appointed 2020-2021 Artist-In-Residence in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts

    Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, 3Arts Awardee, and Sustainable Arts Foundation Awardee, Aram Han Sifuentes will be teaching socially engaged art and present Official Unofficial Voting Station: Voting for All Who Legally Can’t in the Ralph Arnold Gallery during her residence at Loyola University Chicago's Department of Fine and Performing Arts.
  • Alumni

    Alexis O'Connor moves between commercial and project-based photography

    Alexis O'Connor reflects on their time at Loyola, on commercial considerations, and on their current photography project currently on view in the Alumni Show at the Ralph Arnold Gallery
  • Alumni

    In Conversation with Cole Fellow Amanda Malmstrom

    Art History alum Amanda Malmstrom shares her experience as a Cole Fellow at the Thomas Cole Historic Site in Catskill, NY and on curating the first exhibition of Emily Cole’s botanical artworks.
  • Alumni

    Alumnus Featured at the Chicago Cultural Center

    Karolis Usonis is currently featured in Furtive, a three-person exhibition curated by Jennifer Murray, Loyola faculty and Executive Director of Filter Photo, at the Chicago Cultural Center. Usonis presents work alongside Daniel Hojnacki and Krista Wortendyke.