Cal Poly University Art and Design Department to Exhibit the 2022 BFA Senior Showcase

Opening reception and awards set for 5-7 p.m. May 27; exhibition runs through June 12

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts seniors present the 2022 BFA exhibition, titled “Dearest,” showcasing work from studio art and photo and video concentration students. These emerging artists use a wide variety of mediums, concepts and technical skills to engage in the thought and conversation of contemporary art.

Participating artists include Justin Ayers, Sierra Brill, Ariella Cohen, Zayn Compton, Fernanda Dávila, Areli Enriquez, Cristina Golubovich, Manasi Gopisetty, Kevin Patrick Kerr, Haley Kerrigan, Andrew Larochelle, Olivia Leigh Andersson, Jett Solana, Riley Staal, Lauryn Sugai, Willa Westneat, Siena Wigert and Mac Wilkinson.

“It's really exciting to be a part of this group of artists,” Brill said. “We’ve been working side by side through our time at Cal Poly, and I’ve witnessed so much growth within the individuals and the art being made. I can’t help but feel proud when I look forward to ‘Dearest,’ because all the work in the show will be an artifact of the experiences and effort that we’ve put into making this community our own.”

Added Andersson, “I’m thankful to have had the space and time to work alongside bright minded people, and I look forward to sharing all of our work with each other and the greater community.”

An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 27, in the University Art Gallery, located in the Dexter Building (No. 34). The exhibition runs from May 27 to June 12. Visit the gallery website for hours:

In addition to the gallery show, each artist will also be featured at

“I feel really lucky to have spent so much time in an environment that fosters creative thought and growth among my peers,” Wigert said. “It is amazing to see each other’s work develop into what it is today, and I am excited to share the culmination of our hard work in this exhibition.”

BFA website link
Art & Design Department
University Art Gallery

May 17, 2022
Contact: Elizabeth Folk
Assistant Professor of Art and Design

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