Cress Gallery of Art (UTC) / 123 E 7th Street, Chattanooga , TN May 1 - July 31st

Nesreen Abazid, Cara Ardoin, Abi Burgess, Katelyn Campbell, Keturah Cole, Julia Fennell, Kat Friedman, Andy Gil, Baylee Green, Moe Gustus, Gracey Hailey, Claudia Hoffer, Emma Hoffman, Rainn Jackson, Taylor A. Johnson, Caitlin Kelley, Shannon McAllister, Hilary McWilliams, Libby Michael, Ashley Micillo, Michael Mohr, Dionna Moore, Nicole Murphy, Amanda Noland Booker, Bailey Odom, Liz Pase, Alex Patel, Hillary Potts, Victoria Sauer, Alicia Sanders, Mariana Souza, Rand Schille, Chris Shaw, Dawson Stahly, Elisabeth Sterchi, Jonathan Waters, Cameron Williams

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Department of Art, along with the Contemporary Cress, announce the annual 2020 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition—online-only this year at utcbfa.com —and celebrate thirty-seven graduates from the Department of Art.

The annual spring BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition is the capstone achievements of graduating BFA studio majors, and usually celebrated with an exhibition, public artist talks and widely-attended receptions at UTC and the Cress Gallery of Art. Due to necessary campus and facilities closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic in mid-semester, art students and faculty in the Department of Art navigated circumstances that many in similar academic art institutions are negotiating currently, including lost physical access to senior studio spaces—a critical student resource to create artwork—as well as the loss of the Contemporary Cress gallery as public exhibition venue to share their work.

Under the leadership of Matt Greenwell, UC Foundation Professor teaching the senior course Professional Preparation for the Visual Artist, the BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition was reconsidered and materialized as an online exhibition on the website utcbfa.com