2016 - 2017 EXHIBITIONS

Location: FGCU Arts Complex

Florida Gulf Coast University

10501 FGCU Blvd S

Fort Myers FL  33965

Phone: 239.590.7199

Fax: 239.590.7270

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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd, South
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565
(239) 590-1000 or (800) 590-3428

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m

Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


The FGCU Art Galleries will be closed during all University holidays and breaks.


Inspired Collectors: Highlights from the Permanent Collection

August 17 - September 22,  2016

Curated by John Loscuito and Anica Sturdivant

Why do we collect? Is it the desire to preserve art objects, support a rising artist, or to satisfy intellectual curiosity? Inspired Collectors creates a dialogue about our passions as collectors using gifts of art donated to the permanent collection. This will be the first time many of these works have ever been on public display, revealing the commitment these collectors have for the arts. Read more...


Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Main Gallery

Levoy Exil, Loa / Dream Interpretation (detail), 1994, Oil on canvas, 8.5 x 11”, Promised gift to FGCU Art Galleries from Richard Stephen and Ingela van Essen Conley

Accumulating Interiors:

Tyanna Buie and Vanessa Diaz

October 6 - November 17, 2016

Curated by John Loscuito and Anica Sturdivant

As part of the Currents Series, Vanessa Diaz (South Florida) and Tyanna Buie (Detroit, Michigan) were invited to collaborate for the first time on a site-specific installation. Diaz’s found furniture constructions and Buie’s large-scale prints are combined to create fragmented interior spaces for the viewer to explore. Childhood memories and dreams are recalled as the artists reflect on family and architectural spaces. Read more...


Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Top left: Vanessa Diaz, Which Good Manners Oblige Us to Conceal, 2014, Fabric, wood, glass, mirrors, and wire, 14 x 13 x 12’


Bottom left: Tyanna Buie, Still Life #2 (detail), 2014, Screen-print, charcoal, and hand-applied ink on paper, 50 x 38”

Main Gallery


Latitudes and Longitudes:

ASG Technologies Gift to FGCU Art Galleries

ARTLAB October 13 - November 17, 2016

Library Study October 13 - December 8, 2016

Curated by John Loscuito and Anica Sturdivant


ASG Technologies, headquartered in Naples, FL has recently donated over eighty works of art to the FGCU Art Galleries. This gift compliments FGCU Art Galleries’ growing collection of internally recognized contemporary artists. Joseph Albers, Ilya Bolotowsky, John Buck and Judith Murray are a few of the artists represented in the gift. The works are diverse in the mediums represented including painting, printmaking, ceramics, mixed media sculpture and fiber arts. Read more...

ArtLab Gallery and FGCU Library Study Area

John Buck (American, b. 1945), East West, 1988, Color woodcut, 74 x 73.5”, Gift of ASG Technologies to Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries.


Senior Projects, Fall 2016

December 1 - 9, 2016

Mary Voytek, Faculty Mentor

At the end of their studies, art majors are required to develop and present a coherent body of self-generated work. This exhibition combines their knowledge of techniques and concepts while drawing on research of historical and contemporary artists.

Read more...


Sponsored by U. Tobe, FineMark National Bank & Trust, the Smith Family Foundation of Estero, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

Main Gallery

Photograph by James Greco

Thirty-One: An MFA Thesis Exhibition by Jessica Osceola

November 28 - December 8, 2016


ArtLab Gallery

Image courtesy of the artist

Discovering her place and identity between two cultures has been a conscious exploration in which Osceola’s work takes root.  Her current sculptural pursuit is a series of bas-relief portraits and figures. The focus of these portraits and figures is to illustrate a narrative of different roles she inherently embraces to be part of a modern society. Self-reflections take shape in a series or self-portraits that uncover the layers of inner psyche of an individual turned mother.


Changed Surfaces: Works from the Fall 2016 Painting Workshop


January 12 - February 9, 2017

Curated by Morgan T. Paine


This exhibition features students’ work from the Fall 2016 Painting Workshop course taught by Morgan T. Paine. Artworks from the semester will be curated to showcase the range of ideas and techniques explored by the students as they create their own body of work. Read more...


Sponsored by U. Tobe, and The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel

ArtLab Gallery


Matthew Shlian: Telemetry

Crossroads of Art and Science

Residency & Exhibition

January 26 - March 2, 2017

As a paper engineer, Shlian’s work is rooted in print media, book arts and commercial design.  Beginning with an initial fold, a single action causes a transfer of energy to subsequent folds, which ultimately manifests in drawings and three-dimensional forms. Researchers see paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principles; Shlian sees their inquiry as a basis for artistic inspiration.  Shlian will exhibit past work and partner with FGCU faculty and students to create new work related to research being conducted at FGCU. Read more...


Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler, Alice and Dean Fjelstul, Thomas Riley Studio, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Matthew Shlian, Ara114, 2012, Paper, 48 x 48 x 4”

Main Gallery


Visual Language: The Art of Typography and Creative Writing

February 23 - March 30, 2017

Curated by Sasha Minsky and Jesse Millner

When typography, the design and creation of type, is applied to literary texts, this collaboration can result in a hybrid form of art that provides incredible visuals and summons intellectually stimulating experiences for both the artists and their audiences. This exhibition features the work of the Special Topics Advanced Typography course instructed by Sasha Minsky in collaboration with Jesse Millner’s Narrative Techniques creative writing class. Students from both courses worked together to bring literary narratives alive through the use of innovative typography techniques. 


Sponsored by U. Tobe, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

19th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

March 23 - April 6, 2017

Juried by Andy Browne, Gisela  Carbonell,

and Chad Jensen

Students working in sculpture, drawing, digital media, printmaking, painting and ceramics submit their finest works for this   annual juried exhibition. Up to 70 works of art, demonstrating students’ accomplishments and experiments, will be featured. The jurors for the exhibition are local artist, curators and art professionals. Read more...

Sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust, U. Tobe, Thomas Riley Studio, the Smith Family Foundation of Estero, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture

Top left foreground: Selina Wagner, Blessing in Disguise, 2015, Charcoal and white chalk on wood panel, 13 x 24”. Photograph by Caitlin Rosolen

FineMark National Bank & Trust FGCU Alumni Exhibition

Estero - Coconut Point bank office

10010 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

March 1 - April 10, 2017

Select FGCU Alumni who were part of Senior Projects, Fall 2016 are invited to exhibit their work at the FineMark Estero - Coconut Point bank office.


Sponsored by FineMark National Bank & Trust

Installation view of Pamela Davis’ Enlightenment series, 2015

Main Gallery

ArtLab Gallery

Image by Sasha Minsky


Senior Projects, Spring 2017

April 20 - May 5, 2017

Patricia Fay and Mary Sullivan Voytek, Faculty Mentors



Thursday, April 20

Student Presentations at 5pm in U. Tobe Recital Hall with a reception to follow until 7pm in the Arts Complex

At the end of their studies, art majors are required to develop and present a coherent body of self-generated work. This exhibition combines their knowledge of techniques and concepts while drawing on research of historical and contemporary artists. To read more about the collection of graduating artists, see their exhibition posters, and read their artists’ statements, click here...


Sponsored by U. Tobe, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, and Palette Pals of the United Church of Christ

Photograph by James Greco

Main Gallery and ArtLab Gallery

Florida Gulf Coast University Art Galleries

Wasmer Art Gallery and ArtLab Gallery