The Faculty Biennial is a tradition in its forty-sixth year on the WSU campus and is the longest-running series of exhibitions at the Ulrich Museum. The Biennial represents the breadth of creative work and research being undertaken by the faculty of the School of Art, Design and Creative Industries (ADCI). The 2021 edition will showcase the faculty’s work in art history, art education, ceramics, curatorial practice, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and new media. The biennial’s theme, It’s All Part of the Process, seeks to prompt reflections and start conversations about each faculty member’s personal process, highlighting the diversity of activities that contribute to creative practice, from research to studio time to interactions with colleagues and students, and beyond.
“The faculty biennial is an important event that introduces research conducted by faculty to the university community, and this year’s exhibition and programming expands that tradition by allowing a deeper look into individual processes and research methods employed by faculty in their respective practices.” – Levente Sulyok, ADCI faculty member and Biennial participant
“Being a new faculty member and a new member of the Wichita community, I am very excited to be included in this Faculty Biennial. My work Typography Entangledseeks to reflect the creative process, which is one of the most exciting aspects of being a graphic designer. Entering that world of “the unknown” invites a very particular state of mind where one cannot wait to discover whether a deep philosophical inquiry or an extremely experimental technique is going to lead to a solution that most appropriately fits the challenge at hand. Engaging in this process is a truly an exceptional experience which can sometimes feel out of this world as we are at the same time “here” but also “there,” and we get to observe and enjoy from up close these intricate entanglements that make up ideas.” – Irma Puškarević, ADCI faculty member and Biennial participant
Banner: Marco Hernandez, El Azteca Valiente, 2018.