2020 Annual BFA Exhibition
August 28 – September 19, 2020

Graphic by Jesslyn Jakobe

The Artspace is pleased to present the 2020 Annual BFA Exhibition featuring new works throughout the Artspace galleries created by recent graduates who have earned their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute majoring in Animation, Art History, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Fiber, Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interactive Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture.

The 2020 Annual BFA Exhibition is organized in collaboration with Michael Schonhoff, KCAI campus gallery director, with support provided by Isabel Vargas, Block Fellow. Public programs have been organized with the support of the BFA Exhibition Advisory Committee: 2020 BFA graduates RJ Junger, Lueking Knabe, Charlotte May, and Jada Patterson. The Online Viewing Room has been created in partnership with KCAI Office of Communications.

2020 Exhibition Awards Jurors
José Faus, Latino Writers Collective founding member, artist, poet, writer, educator
Neysa Page-Lieberman, independent curator, lecturer, writer, educator

Exhibition checklist


Online Viewing Room
You may also visit the 2020 Annual BFA Exhibition Online Viewing Room

Online Viewing Room


Public Engagement
The Artspace is excited to engage artists and audiences in new ways through a series of digital programs.

#KCAIGRAD2020 on Instagram will introduce artworks in the exhibition and explore new themes each week.

The New TNT: Artists at Work on Facebook introduces the artists and designers of KCAI’s Class
of 2020 through a series of interviews and conversations featured between September 7 – 15.


Artspace Visitor Guide

Visiting the Exhibition
You are invited to experience the exhibition with a visit to the Artspace or the Online Viewing Room.

Timed, ticketed entry
The Artspace is open and free to all. To protect the well-being of visitors, students, and staff, the gallery will limit the number of guests and all visitors will need to reserve tickets in advance.

Reserve Tickets

The Artspace is open with timed, ticketed entry Wednesday through Saturday, 12 – 5 pm.

Protect yourself and others: maintain a safe distance of 6’ between you and other guests, use the designated entrance and exit, and follow the designated path that leads you through the exhibition. The path through the galleries is marked with arrows.

Better safe than sorry, so please wear your mask or ask Artspace staff if you find yourself without one of your own. Masks are required for all guests and staff when outside of individual offices.

Surfaces are sanitized throughout the day and hand sanitizer is available at the front desk.

You can email us at visitartspace@kcai.edu if you have questions or need to make special arrangements for your visit.

Past Exhibitions