Past Exhibitions 2023-2024

Rhode Island College 2-D Faculty Exhibition

Black-and-white drawing of a still life
Stephen Fisher, Rabbit Hole, 2023, charcoal, graphite, Prismacolor and inkwash, 18"x19"
  • August 31–September 22, 2023
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, August 31, 4–6 pm

Watch the Artist Talk with Stephen Fisher

Bannister Gallery opens the 2023-24 exhibition schedule with our Annual Faculty Exhibition, which offers an opportunity for the community to experience first-hand the artistic talent that is in residence at Rhode Island College. These faculty artists are integral to the current aesthetic and conceptual dialogues present in our studio art department. Their practices include research-based and interdisciplinary methods that are at the core of contemporary art. RIC’s faculty artists exhibit widely and receive prestigious awards, grants, fellowships, and residencies. As a result, they encourage students by their example to think across boundaries. Collectively, these distinguished, award-winning artists bring a unique vision to the region’s cultural tapestry.

Shared Distance: Where the Links Flow
Chun Hua Catherine Dong

  • October 5–27, 2023
  • Opening Reception and Artist Talk: Thursday, October 5, 4–6 pm
Photograph of a woman seated next to an AI-generated image of a landscape
Chun Hua Catherine Dong, For You, I Will Be an Island, 2023, photograph with AI-generated component. Image courtesy of the artist.

Featuring virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), 3D-printed sculptures, video installation, and AI-generated visuals, Shared Distance: Where the Links Flow provides an insight into the recent creations of Chun Hua Catherine Dong, a multimedia artist based in Montreal. This exhibition takes viewers into a journey where art and technology collide, examining how digital diasporic experiences have shaped the notion of home and self with the rise of digitalization. The artist weaves the complexities of displacement, resilience, childhood memories, and the longing for connection into a thread that links geographic, cultural, and emotional distances, as well as bridges gaps between memories and experiences, the tangible and the virtual, and culture and nature through the lens of gender and the context of diaspora.

Amy Montali: Thief

Women standing in a yard with a white house and shed nearby
Amy Montali, thief, 2021, 30"x40" archival inkjet print from 4"x5" color film
  • November 9-December 8, 2023
  • Opening Reception – Thursday, November 9th, 4-7 PM
  • Artist Talk and Closing Reception - Monday, December 11th, 4-5 PM, ALEX AND ANI Hall Room 138

Amy Montali, RIC Professor of Art, presents a selection of new large-scale photographs. This long-term project explores states of mind and emotion in relation to landscape and light. Working with friends and acquaintances, Montali invents pictures for the camera on site in real time, using the visual and psychological elements each situation provides.