Thinking FWD: the 18th Thacher Art + Architecture Annual

May 5 – June 25, 2017

In its 18th year, the Thacher Annual features artwork by 39 juniors and seniors in USF’s Department of Art + Architecture. This year’s exhibition expresses an undeniable forward momentum, and the show’s title, Thinking FWD:, reflects the artists’ outlook and mission. Whether a graduating senior or a rising junior, the artists know that forward is the only way to go. They explore their identities in today’s difficult world as scholars, activists, friends, adults, and most of all, artists. While there is a tension in the air that signals the anxiety of moving towards the unknown, this exhibition is an opportunity for them to communicate their own worldviews. Thinking FWD: is to create despite uncertainty, and to speak despite fear.

Artists Include:

  • Rawan Almobarak
  • Colleen Barrett
  • Nia Burres
  • Colette Cabaniss
  • George A. Coker
  • Grace Domecus
  • Margot Flynn
  • Sara Gibbs
  • Amanda Griffin
  • Danielle Groak
  • Rachel Handler
  • Miranda Hirujo
  • David Hu
  • Jackie Isbell
  • Elizabeth Kalt
  • Sarah Katz
  • Erin Keiffer
  • Winsor Kinkade
  • Kevin Kleine
  • Julia Kranzler
  • Kristie Lang
  • Nathan Mandreza
  • Celline Marge Mercado
  • Elizabeth Migueles
  • Drew Mortenson
  • Katrina Pahati
  • McKenna Pahl
  • Thomasine Leilani Peebles
  • Kaszandra Peña
  • Allie Prawdzik
  • Giovanni Presutti
  • Fei Rost
  • Ramy Shadid
  • Isabella Tunioli
  • Eiselle Ty
  • Julianne Vinh
  • Samantha Yu
  • Gengfu Zhao
  • Teddy Ziolkowski
18th Thacher Gallery Annual logo

This exhibition was organized by the undergraduate Curatorial Practicum class, led by Nell Herbert, and a professional jury selected the exhibited works. The 18th Thacher Annual jurors include social architect Kelly Gregory, visual artist Jamil Hellu, multidisciplinary artist Erica Molesworth, and Jennie Yoon, Registrar at Catharine Clark Gallery.