2021 KCAI Biennial

November 19, 2021 – March 5, 2022

Beautiful World(s): KCAI Biennial features 49 participating artists and designers who contribute to a community of talent and creativity at KCAI as both faculty and staff. Beautiful World(s) includes full-time and adjunct faculty, and full- and part-time staff with a dedicated studio practice, and it represents an opportunity for members of the KCAI community to acknowledge communal challenges and individual artistic growth during the pandemic and to celebrate and honor a collective perseverance.

Graphic design by Eager Zhang, Visiting Assistant Professor, AICAD Fellow

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commonspace: practices to listen learn honor
commonspace: reading room

September 22, 2021 – March 5, 2022 

Hosted at the Artspace in the Cohen Resource Room, commonspace: reading room will gather and share a range of resources, including artist monographs, exhibition catalogs, art journals and periodicals, and publications that reflect new scholarships on critical and timely topics.  

In particular, titles that build knowledge around issues of race, equity, diversity, and access will be the focus of this year’s commonspace initiative. As a reading room with an evolving selection of materials and curated installations of artwork, commonspace: reading room will also invite visitors to access and share additional resources and  recommendations for reading, listening, and watching.  

2022 BFA Exhibition

April 15 – May 14, 2022 

Recent work by artists receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the nationally renowned studio and liberal arts programs at the Kansas City Art Institute, including Animation, Art History, Ceramics, Creative Writing, Fiber, Filmmaking, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Product Design, Sculpture, and Social Practice.

Past Exhibitions