FGCU Art Galleries has long had a practice of bringing Art Program alumni back to exhibit their work as artists. This year, we are bringing back to campus three artists who have each recently completed their MFA: Lauren Ashley S. Baker (BA 2010 FGCU, MFA 2018 Florida State University), Jessica Dehen (BA 2014 FGCU, MFA 2022 University of Miami), and Karri Leamon (BA 2018, MFA 2022 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis).

Together, these artists span the gamut of materials from traditional paintings on canvas to sculpture, to video projection and installation art. All are currently teaching and creating in their institutions. They come to us to share their questions and answers that allow us to better understand how to make art, study art, and teach art.

Sponsored by the FGCU Alumni Association, Gene and Lee Seidler, The Wasmer Endowment, WGCU Public Media and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts