The St. Edward's University Fine Arts Gallery serves both the university and Austin community through exhibitions of professional artists, faculty, alumni, and students, as well as sponsored lectures and other programming related to our visiting artist program.
Our goal is to offer a platform for enrichment through contemporary art, exposing the community to a wide range of artistic disciplines and practices, serving our students through direct engagement with professional artists, and offering a space and resources for professional development through student exhibitions.
Both a teaching gallery and exhibition venue, the gallery is located in the Fine Arts Center on the northwest corner of campus. Past visiting artists and guest lecturers have included David Mack, Robert Hite, Linda Stein, Pato Hebert, Tulu Bayar, Jeff Schmuki + Wendy Deschene, Joe Meiser and Elise Engler.
Due to safety restrictions related to Covid-19 we are expanding our online exhibits and programming. Exhibits installed in our gallery are open to the St. Edward's University community 10am - 5pm Monday - Friday. External guests who wish to visit the gallery may do so by appointment only.
2021 – 2022 Exhibition Calendar
Yuliya Lanina: Guts
May 21 - June 11, 2022
Reception May 21, 2022 from 6-8pm
Lecture and special viewing dates will be announced
The animation is dedicated to the artist’s grandmother, whose family was killed in Ukraine during the “Holocaust by Bullets” the country suffered at the hand of the Nazis in World War II. It traces a cycle of trauma over generations, intensified by silence and the reluctance of family and society to deal with uncomfortable dynamics. Lanina’s newest works on paper draw parallels between then and now, looking at Ukraine’s current tragedy through the lens of a second-generation WWII survivor. The works in this exhibition constitute a plea to break the pattern of silence and hurt.
The project supported in part by Fulbright Austria and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.
This exhibition contains explicit material of various kinds of violence
Walle Conoly: Observing Life
An exhibition celebrating the life, art and impact that Professor Emeritus Walle Conoly has made on the Visual Studies Department, the university, and the students and colleagues he worked with over the years.
A selection of paintings and drawings are on view in Munday Library through May 20, 2022.
Please follow the Munday Library link for hours of operation.
Please make inquiries about the artwork to Hollis Hammonds at Lauraah@stedwards.edu
Knowledge, Love, and Service: The Art of The Brothers of Holy Cross
a special exhibit on view in Munday Library through March 31, 2022
This exhibition celebrates the art of the Holy Cross Brothers and their vibrant presence on the St. Edward’s University campus.
The spirit of love and service of the Congregation of Holy Cross is the foundation of St. Edward’s University. Through personal witness to humility and service, the Brothers of Holy Cross have made God known, loved, and served throughout our community. This exhibition celebrates over fifty years of the vibrant art of the Brothers on the St. Edward’s campus, illuminating the Brothers’ commitment to making the invisible visible, and expressing a devotion to God and love of the St. Edward’s community.
Juried Student Exhibition juried by Sean Gaulager
on view through Homecoming Weekend Feb 13, 2022.
Regular gallery hours: M-TH 10am- 3pm/F 10am -3pm
1st Place Daisy Kallenberg
2nd Nichole Peterson
3rd Clara Rabe
Honorable mentions: Alexis Peeks, Tori Gonzales, Sofia Canestaro, Allyson Augustine,Fifi Roybal
Juror statement: The works I selected for the Juried Student Exhibition embody the ethos of what it is to be a young artist grappling with the critical themes of our current epoch - isolation, anxiety, identity, death, and the technological domination of our lives. While not all the works specifically address these topics I hoped to peer beyond the surface of the materials and varied subjects to discover the commonalities undergirding the experience of the student body during abnormally strange and difficult times. What I found was a group of talented and thoughtful artists beginning to understand how to successfully translate their experience of this moment into something profound.
Sean Gaulager co-founded Co-Lab Projects in 2008 to collaborate with artists creating innovative and experimental bodies of work and now serves as its Executive Director and Curator. As a co-founder of Pump Project Art Complex in 2005 and Cantanker Magazine in 2006, he has been closely involved with nonprofit art organizations and galleries for nearly two decades. Sean sat on numerous committees and advisory boards including the Texas Biennial, The Peoples Gallery at Austin City Hall, East Austin Arts, and Conflict of Interest.
Graphic Design Senior Exhibition
February 25 - March 11, 2022
Reception: Friday, February 25
Photography and Media Arts Senior Exhibition
March 25 - April 13, 2022
Reception: Friday, March 25
Art Senior Exhibition
April 22 - May 8, 2022
Reception: Friday, April 22
Jessica Buie '13
How to Photograph Woman
August 23 - September 4, 2021
Meet & Greet: Friday August 27, 2021 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
September 13 - October 1, 2021
Meet & Greet: October 2, 2021 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Robert Jackson Harrington
Taller de Harrington Spring/Summer Season Collection
October 11 - October 29, 2021
Meet & Greet: Saturday, October 16, 2021 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Zoom Lecture: Thursday, October 28, 2021 6:30 p.m.
Lecture: Jones Auditorium, Saturday, November 6, 2021 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Meet & Greet Reception: Fine Arts Gallery, Saturday, November 6, 2021 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Map of campus link (Red circles- Fine Arts Gallery - site of exhibition and smaller Red circle; Jones Auditorium - site of lecture; Black dotted line- walking path between; Orange - parking; Blue- entering campus from South Congress)
2020 – 2021 Exhibition Calendar
Art Senior Exhibition (in the time of a world pandemic)
September 11 – October 9
The spring semester was interrupted by the Corona Virus and we were all sent home. This meant that the senior Art majors could not mount their culminating exhibition in the traditional manner. Here we are six months later and the seniors are undeterred. Their exhibition is currently on view in the Fine Arts Gallery and @seu_visu on Instagram from Sept 11 – Oct 9, 2020. The gallery will be posting interviews with each artist throughout the exhibition on Instagram (@seu_visu)
Currently, access to the gallery is limited to the university community.
Fine Arts Gallery https://www.instagram.com/seu_visu/
Social Distance: SEU Alumni Edition
October 19 – December 4
- In the time of a world pandemic and racial injustice -
These unprecedented times have allowed us to focus energies in new and different ways. As a call to action alumni have submitted artwork and/or postcards of HOPE as a response to COVID-19 and the fight for racial justice. The exhibition is currently on view @seu_visu on Instagram and in the Fine Arts Gallery from Oct 19 – Dec 4, 2020. The gallery will be posting interviews with various alumni throughout the exhibition on Instagram (@seu_visu)
Student Juried Exhibition 2021
January – February
The Fine Arts Gallery at St. Edward’s University presents the 2021 Student Juried Exhibition. This exhibition provides a setting where the university community and the public can see the depth and excellence of artwork created by students from the visual art and design programs at St. Edward’s University. The juror this year is TBA.
The Minute Gallery began as an initiative for currently enrolled students to engage in a creative dialogue on campus by submitting work for themed exhibitions or by proposing group or solo exhibitions. The Minute Gallery exhibition space is a small wall and shelf that is placed between office 130 and 131 in the Fine Arts Center.
In the summer of 2014 the Minute Gallery opened up an opportunity for alumni from the Visual Studies Department to submit proposals for a full scale exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery. We continue to celebrate these juried alumni exhibitions each summer and early fall in the main gallery.
2019 Payton McGowan
(Spring) Jaime Alexis, John Clendenen, Monika Kratochvil, Michelle Leedy,
Brandon Maxwell, Jessy Price, and Ryan Slack
2018 Kaci Beeler (Five Year Anniversary Year)
2017 Jenn Hassin
2016 Lynne' Bowman Cravens
2015 Rebecca Marino and Sean Ripple (Munday Library) and Ben Osheyak, Jessica Buie, Brit Clapper, Julie Welch, and Gerald Llorence (Hilltop Views article)
2014 Rachelle Diaz, Gerardo Arellano and Aldo Ramos.
Summer Alumni Exhibitions
2018 Jordan Hamilton
2017 Kristin Moore
2016 Marge Dye
Fall/Spring Gallery Hours
Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Gallery is closed during recognized school holidays.
Summer Hours TBA
Fine Arts Center
St. Edward’s University
3001 S. Congress
Austin, Texas 78704
The gallery is located in the Fine Arts Center on the northwest corner of the campus. Take the South Congress entrance onto the campus. Take the first left. The gallery is located at the entrance of the Fine Arts Building on your right.
Visitor Parking Passes are available by registering your vehicle with campus through a provided link that will be updated closer to individual exhibitions.
Student Juried Exhibition 2020
Every spring we host a student juried exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibition provides a setting where the university community and the public can see the depth and excellence of artwork created by students from the artistic programs at St. Edward’s University.
Current SEU students (see eligibility requirements) may submit up to three works to be juried into this annual exhibition. An off-campus juror will select the works to be included in this exhibition, as well as choose a “best in show” award, and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Possible prizes to be announced.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to majors in Art, Graphic Design, Interactive Game Studies, Photocommunications, Theater Arts, Liberal Studies w/ concentrations in Art, and Art Education. Open to minors in Art, Art History, Graphic Design, Photocommunications, and Theater Arts. Also open to MLA students with a concentration in an art related field. Must be a current SEU student enrolled in the Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 semester. Work submitted must have been completed in 2018 or 2019.
MEDIA: Open to all traditional and non-traditional genre and media, including but not limited to: sculpture, video, painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, ceramics, photography, design, and digital works.
SELECTION PROCESS: An external juror(s) will curate this year's student show. Jurors: Steven Smith of Flux & Render.
DELIVERY AND RETURN OF WORK: Up to three entries may be submitted to the Fine Arts Gallery during exam week (December 9 -14, 2019 until 5pm). Make sure each submission has two entry forms attached (entry forms will be available in the gallery at time of drop off). All works not accepted for the exhibition must be picked up the first week of classes in Spring 2020. Accepted work will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition. All exhibited works must be picked up at the end of the exhibition. St. Edward’s will not take responsibility for lost or damaged work not picked up by February 7th, 2020.
Awards will be announced at the opening reception.
1st Place: Mikaela Tan
2nd Place: Morgen Denton-Jackson
3rd Place: Caroline Gray
Honorable Mentions: Ari Reyes, Baylee Redding, Carla Martinez, Lydia Caldwell, & Runbo Zheng
Kaci Beeler: Perfect Servings For One
August 28 -September 13
IG : @kacibeeler
Geoffrey Hiller: The Bangladesh Project
September 20 - October 11, 2018
Heather & Jeffrey Jones: And There Is A Light
October 18 - November 1, 2018
IG : @heatherjonesstudio
Jaime Alexis, John Clendenen, Monika Kratochvil, Michelle Leedy, Brandon Maxwell, Jessy Price, and Ryan Slack:
Now or Never
February 28 - March 15
2017 - 2018
Jenn Hassin: Adapt, Mend & Repair
IG : @jennhassin
Tammie Rubin, a curatorial project by: Fountain: sculptural musings of the readymade
IG : @tammierubin
Frank Herrmann, Buoyant
IG : @f.herrmann
Brian Maclaskey, Sensory Swimming
IG : @brianmaclaskey
Lamella, Lynne' Bowman Cravens
VISU Faculty Exhibition
Me, Myself and I, a curatorial investigation of the self by designers. Curated by Oen Hammonds.
A Year on Broadway, Elise Engler featured on CBS Sunday Morning
Thin Places, Sacred Sights: Ancient Irish Monastic Sites, works by Donal Haughey
November 19-December 10, 2015
Thin Places, Sacred Sites is an expression of my spiritual journey. This work stems from a strong connection with Ireland and my life-long spiritual journey. Ireland has been a mystical and magical place throughout my life, and through my many visits I have explored Neolithic pre-Celtic stone monuments, structures and astronomical symbols, the Famine, the Shide (people of the other world). The concept of a "thin place" has been part of the Irish spiritual life long before the introduction of Christianity. A thin place is analogous to a veil that is lifted to reveal another dimension of life. It is a place where the contemporary meets the spiritual realm. In my journey to these places, I have experienced the feeling of meeting a holy Presence among the stones. -- Donal Haughey
Drawing/Painting TIME (using portraits), works by Martin Lam Nguyen, C.S.C.
October 23 – November 12, 2015
Fr. Martin Nguyen was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States in 1979. He is a priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross. He joined the Department of Art, Art History and Design of the University of Notre Dame in 1995. Nguyen creates large scale works in drawing and various painting media. His works are site-specific installations, designed to provide a contemplative space for viewers to examine people and life's events of the past that are still alive in one's memory. Nguyen's works have been installed at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana; DePauw University, Indiana; New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, Indiana; University of California at Berkeley, California; Loyola Marymount University, California; University of Portland, Oregon; Fribourg University, Switzerland, and other venues.
Visible to the Invisible, works by Brother Robert Weinmann, C.S.C.
September 25 – October 16, 2015
Brother Robert Weinmann, CSC, from Atchison, Kansas, joined the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1958. After receiving his BA degree from St. Edward´s University in 1966, Br. Robert journeyed to Brasil to serve the ministries of the Congregation in Satárem, Para, on the shore of the Amazon River, Pretrolina, Pernambuco and Campinas, São Paulo. In 1974, Br. Robert earned a Fine Arts degree from the Catholic University of Campinas. In 1985, Br. Robert with the help of parents at Colegio Notre Dame in Campinas, founded CECOIA, the Saint Brother Andre Community Center, for the purpose of gathering children, ages six to ten, off of the streets. Today, the center cares for over three hundred socially deprived children and teenagers, ages six to seventeen. Through the years, Br. Robert has supported CECOIA through commissions received for his paintings. In 2009, he was awarded the ¨Diploma de Merito¨ by the city of Campinas for his many years of social service.