From the Exhibit: Hidden in Plain Sight. Fascination with the natural world triggers the imagination. Materials and processes foster a transformation. These artists create allusions to timelessness and the infinite.

Fosdick-Nelson Gallery

The Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, housed in the School of Art & Design at Alfred University, is a vibrant learning center for the visual arts. Rotating exhibitions highlight artwork by established and emerging artists working in New York, the United States and abroad. Extended programming, including gallery lectures and special projects, gives students and members of the community an opportunity to experience a diverse mix of art first-hand and participate in an exciting forum of contemporary art and culture.

Events Calendar 2019-20

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Layer Mask

September 13 - October 18, 2019

Layer on layer on layer. Covering up, peeling back, adding to subtract. This show brings together new work from US-based artists and includes painting, photography and sculpture.

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Measured Space

November 1 - December 6, 2019

Measured Space directly and indirectly draws on the historical and geological trajectories of the area of Alfred, New York as both source and site. Through diverse materials and sculptural processes, the artists in this exhibition seek to distill their collective and individual research into moments of focused recalibration towards the body in space.

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Painting As Is

January 31 - February 24, 2020

This show brings together a group of artists with a keen interest in the blunt facts of painting. Facts that when deployed can demonstrate a wide range of pictorial languages that stretch across and within both abstraction and representation.

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Material Structures

March 4 - March 27, 2020

Four artists from the Division of Ceramic Art, each using distinct approaches to process, technology and material, come together to construct objects and installations that complicate perception of pattern and depth.

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MFA Thesis Exhibitions

April 11 - May 16, 2020

Candidates for MFA degrees in Ceramic Art, Electronic Integrated Arts, Painting and Sculpture/Dimensional Studies are featured in a series of culminating thesis exhibitions.

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Upcoming Events

We host an array of outstanding exhibitions, lectures & cultural events. Here we strive to bring a number of artworks and artists from around the globe to Alfred.

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Sharon McConnell

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School of Art and Design