2021 Annual BFA Exhibition

April 16 – May 15, 2021

BFA 2021 logo

The Kansas City Art Institute is pleased to present the 2021 Annual BFA Exhibition to celebrate a new generation of artists and designers earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from KCAI.

Featuring recent work by 140 artists receiving their BFA degrees in Animation, Art History, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Fiber, Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture, the 2021 Annual BFA Exhibition provides many of these artists with their first public exhibition opportunity while also representing the culmination of their BFA degree program.

The 2021 Annual BFA Exhibition is organized for the Kansas City Art Institute by Rodrigo Carazas Portal, AICAD Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor in Foundation and the BFA Team. Important contributions to the exhibition experience and design, audience engagement, and public programs have been made by the 2021 BFA Exhibition Advisory Council, all members of KCAI’s Class of 2021: Daniel D’Angelo, Fiona Dougan, Anella Fernández, Rylie Lawver, Ipek Pelit, Anthony Williams, and London Williams.

The 2021 Annual BFA Exhibition is hosted by the H&R Block Artspace and the KCAI Gallery. The Artspace and KCAI Gallery are open and free to all. To protect the well-being of visitors, masks and social distancing will be required, venues will limit the number of guests, and all visitors will need to reserve tickets in advance for each venue.

Make timed reservations on Eventbrite to visit each exhibition venue during public hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 12 – 5 p.m

Register to visit H&R Block Artspace

Register to visit KCAI Gallery


Online Viewing Room

Public engagement

The New TNT: Artists at Work and #KCAIGRAD2021

Watch Artspace and KCAI Gallery Facebook and Instagram profiles for featured artworks and artist profiles and dialogues. For more information, if you have questions, or if you need to make special arrangements for your visit, email bfa@kcai.edu.

Past Exhibitions