Exhibitions in ZMA Fine Arts Gallery –– Wilson Building

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Fine Arts Exhibitions

An experimental, evolving art installation by KSU Architectural Photography Students
October 2 – November 6, 2020

In this atelier, students are creating an investigational space where they are exploring architecture, light, spacial relationships, and conceptual thinking through photography and video. The gallery is being transformed from traditional art exhibition space into a visible studio.

Visitors are invited to view first-hand, the creative process artists undergo in making their work. Over the course of this five-week installation, this transformative space will permit the audience to witness the artist’s experiments, edits, critiques, distillation, and process toward making refined works.

Art as Activism: Social Justice and Sustainability

logo of CIFAL Atlantapresented by 
CIFAL Atlanta Distinguished UN-SDG Ambassadors

November 11 – November 20, 2020
*Online Submissions Open Wednesday, Oct. 1
*Submissions Due Monday, Nov. 2, 11:59 pm
*Presentation and Awards Ceremony at
ZMA Last Wednesday Lunch, Nov 19, 12:30 pm.

Call for Art!

Two CIFAL Atlanta Distinguished United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 2020 Ambassadors are debuting their exciting initiative, Art as Activism: Social Justice and Sustainability, funded by RCE Greater Atlanta. Ambassadors Allison Yates and Cam Lorys developed the plan for this event during their time together in the CIFAL Atlanta program. Allison and Cam wanted to be able to develop a project that incorporated both social justice and environmentalism. As a result, they believed the creation of an exhibition of art made completely out of recycled materials that followed a social justice theme would work perfectly for their goal. Not only is this a great opportunity for creation, but also for community members to share what they feel is most important to them in terms of social justice and in a sustainable way. The Zuckerman Museum of Art, on behalf of the ambassadors, is now seeking completed and existing sustainable art focusing on social justice to be placed, on loan, in a 9-day exhibition in the ZMA Fine Arts Gallery.

The submission window for this exhibition has closed. Applications were accepted from October 1 to November 2, 2020.

New Visions 2021 Annual Juried Student Exhibition
January 8 - February 19, 2021
*Online Submissions Open Monday, Oct. 26
*(Virtual) Lecture Friday, November 6, noon - 1:00 pm
*Submissions Due Friday, Dec. 4

The New Visions exhibition series provides students across all disciplines of the School of Art and Design the ability to showcase their talent and skill. The newly revitalized series will continue to offer students an annual juried exhibition opportunity as originated by the Visions Registered Student Organization, the first arts organization at KSU, when the College of the Arts was founded. The ZMA is excited to continue expanding this longstanding tradition by featuring a prominent artist, critic, or curator to serve as both juror and visiting lecturer. These additional associations serve each respective discipline with visibility, exposing students to diverse points-of-view, practices, and techniques. Moreover, this approach acknowledges the internal and external associations of advanced learning through relevant engagements and dialogues among leading artists, curators, and critics.

The New Visions exhibition provides viewers with a significant opportunity to witness a variety of artistic methodologies.

New Visions 2021 Juror and Guest Lecturer is Anthony Goicolea!Anthony Goicolea

The juror and guest lecturer for New Visions 2021will be Anthony Goicolea. Born in 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia, Anthony Goicolea is a first-generation Cuban American artist now living and working in Brooklyn, New York. His extended family immigrated to the United States in 1961, fleeing Cuba soon after Castro came to power—a fact that underpins many of the artist’s works. Employing a variety of media, Goicolea explores themes ranging from personal history and identity, to cultural tradition and heritage, to alienation and displacement. His diverse oeuvre encompasses digitally manipulated self-portraits, landscapes, and narrative tableaux executed in a variety of media, including black-and-white and color photography, sculpture and video installations, and multi-layered drawings on Mylar. Best known for his powerful, and often unsettling, staged photographic and video works, Goicolea made his artistic debut in the late 1990s with a series of provocative multiple self-portrait images. 

The artist has exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia—notably at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Illinois; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the International Center of Photography, New York; Postmasters Gallery, New York; Haunch of Venison Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Galerie Aurel Scheibler, Berlin, Germany; the Groninger Museum, the Netherlands; and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain. Alter Ego: A Decade of Work by Anthony Goicolea is the first major traveling museum exhibition devoted solely to his work. Goicolea’s art is held in many public collections, including those of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York; as well as the Yale University Art Collection, New Haven, Connecticut; the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; and Telfair Museums, Savannah, Georgia. To date, Goicolea’s work has been the subject of four books. It has been featured in ARTnews, Art in America, Art Forum, the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune, among many others. The artist’s grants and awards include a Cintas Fellowship (2006) and the BMW Photo Paris Award (2005) and the Joan Mitchell Fellowship Foundation. Goicolea holds a B.A. in art history, with a minor in romance languages, and a B.F.A. in drawing and painting—both earned at the University of Georgia, Athens, in 1992 and 1994, respectively. He received an M.F.A. in sculpture and photography, from Pratt Institute of Art, New York, in 1997.


Past Exhibitions in ZMA Fine Arts Gallery

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    Infectious Creativity

    This Fine Arts Gallery exhibition presents diverse works created during quarantine by P-12 art educators. As part of the ongoing partnership between the KSU School of Art and Design and the metro Atlanta visual arts educator community, Infectious Creativity shares a glimpse of the creative processes of front line educators. The juror for this show was Louise E. Shaw, curator of the David J. Sencer CDC Museum at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

    Image: Lurking by Suzette Spinelli


Cuban Super Heroes* (Spring)

Wilson Building, KSU Kennesaw campus Virtual tour courtesy of Shane McDonald.  Read more. 

Presented as part of KSU's 2019-20 Year of Cuba. 

Capstone I detail


Capstone I Exhibition: Studio Art
Virtual Exhibition -- Senior Exhibition, Studio Art4990
Professor Robert Sherer
Spring 2020

Capstone II


Capstone II Exhibition: Studio Art
Virtual Exhibition: Graphic Communications, ART 4980
Professor Craig Brasco
Spring 2020

Capstone III detail


Digital Animation Capstone/Owls Film Festival
Virtual Senior Animation Reel Exhibition, Digital Animation

Professor Sandee Chamberlain
Spring 2020