The Colby College Art Department holds its Senior Exhibition each spring at the Colby College Museum of Art. Participants have studied four or more semesters in a given medium and have had their work selected for inclusion by a jury of Studio Art faculty. The opening reception includes the distribution of several juried awards for achievement in studio arts. Two studio art prizes are awarded at the opening of the Senior Exhibition.
In 2017 the Art Department started the tradition of publishing the Senior Exhibition catalog. This publication results from a collaboration between Studio Art capstone students under the direction of their professor and students enrolled in the Writing Art Criticism course. It includes artist statements as well as critical essays on each body of work in the exhibition.
2019 Senior Exhibition Catalog
This catalog was published on the occasion of the Art Department's 2019 Senior Exhibition, May 9 - May 2 at the Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine.
Seniors participating in the 2018-19 Studio Art Capstone, coordinated by Professor Garry Mitchell, spent the year reflecting on their art in conversation with their peers and guest critics. During the spring of 2019 each of them created a final body of work and an artist statement that places words in dialogue with their material practices. Members of Professor Daniel Harkett's Writing Art ... Read More
2018 Senior Exhibition Catalog
This catalog was published on the occasion of the Art Department’s 2018 Senior Exhibition, May 10-27, at the Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine.
The Art Department is proud of the unique partnership this catalog represents. Seniors participating in the 2017-18 studio capstone seminar, coordinated by Professor Bradley Borthwick, crafted artist statements illustrated by their artworks. Art history students taught by Professor Daniel Harkett interviewed the artists about their studio practices and responded to their work in creative texts. Although only in its second year, it is hard to ... Read More
2017 Senior Exhibition Catalog
This catalog was published on the occasion of the Art Department’s 2017 Senior Exhibition, May 4-22 at the Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine.
This catalog is the first publication to accompany the Senior Exhibition at Colby College; it represents a unique collaboration among students and faculty, studio artists and art historians. Featured on its pages are selected artworks and artist statements produced by the studio art majors and minors in their senior capstone seminar, co-taught by the studio faculty and coordinated this year by Professor Gary Green. Readers ... Read More