UMass Boston

University Hall Gallery

Erica Lopez

Image Caption: Erika López-Torres, class of 2021, Generational Wealth, 2023

Looking Back, Facing Forward

50 years of Alumni Artists

On view: 11.8.23–3.30.24

Public Reception: Thursday, December 7th, 4-7pm

Alumni Celebration: Thursday, February 29th, 5-7pm

About the exhibition:

This exhibition presents thirty-one alumni from the University of Massachusetts Boston featuring artists from a variety of majors and years of graduation. Artists submitted their artworks to our open call from across the country. These past students share works that were inspired by multiple sources, including their diverse cultural backgrounds, new locales, fields of study, and their personal stories. UMass Boston has always been a hub of diverse backgrounds, interests, and experiences. Being one of the largest universities in the Greater Boston Area, Umass Boston serves as a central location for multiple communities in Eastern Massachusetts. UMass Boston also ranks third in the nation in diversity; with a 2017 study showing that our international enrollment included students from 146 different countries that spoke more than 70 different languages.

Featuring over 40 artworks, the exhibition has been organized to accentuate and celebrate the diversity of our alumni. These artists represent over 50 years of graduates from UMass Boston, with the earliest graduate being David Andresen who graduated in 1971. These alumni express themselves and present their stories, while continuing to create connections within the Boston community and beyond. They come back together at the University Hall Gallery for this alumni exhibition, to show their different journeys in life while remembering their formative past.

This alumni exhibition is curated by the Gallery Assistants of the University Hall Gallery, work study students and interns Hunter Murphy, Erika Perez, Willa Schanback and Isabella Slonka, supervised by Gallery Director Sam Toabe.

University Hall Gallery owes special thanks to the Office of Alumni Engagement for their support of assistance and involvement in this exhibition and our programming, as well as support from the Paul Hayes Tucker Fund.

Artists include:

Jeremy Ackman ’12, David R. Andresen ’71, Adam Augello ’17, Saida Cora ’18, Charlie Crowell ’13, Kathleen P. Dunn ’83, Russell Dupont ’71, Katie Fitzpatrick ’07, Lisa Gualtieri ’79, Howard Thomas Hay ’21, Barbara Adams Hebard ’75, Rachelle Jeanty CER’17, G’19, Corey Jones ’13, Farrin Khan ’21, Jennifer Kufchak ’03, Erika Lopez-Torres ’21, Heather MacLean G’21, Edward Maglott ’87, Sylvain Malfroy-Camine ’17, Derek Mangus ’05, Patrice McInnis ’92, CER’21, Stephen Molloy ’76, Maureen Murphy ’77, Sarah Newcomb G’04, Merlo Philiossaint ’13, Jesus Pizarro ’18, Deborah Sacon G’92, Maria Servellon ’12, Dorothy Walsh ’76, Hsin-Ching Wu PhD’20, Nick Zaremba ’01


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About the gallery:

The University Hall Gallery at UMass Boston was founded in the Fall of 2016. It produces exhibitions and events for the Art Department with a mission to make artwork accessible for the public and students across disciplines with an emphasis on pluralism and fostering visual literacy.

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