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Past Exhibitions

Second-Year Graduate Student Exhibition
Second-Year Graduate Student Exhibition

Second-Year Graduate Student Exhibition

Anya Dikareva
Summer Gray
Krista Heinitz
Steven Joshlin
Daniel P. Lopez
Sarah Mikenis
Stephen Nachtigall
Rachel Widomski

May 7 - May 30, 2015

First Thursday Opening Reception, May 7, 2015  |  5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

White Box is open for regular viewing, Tuesday – Saturday | noon – 6:00 p.m.


Unfiltered Kilter: University of Oregon Department of Art MFA Alumni Exhibition

Carl Diehl, Heidi Schwegler, Cara Tomlinson

March 5- April 25, 2015

The White Box at the University of Oregon in Portland is pleased to present Unfiltered Kilter, work by Univeristy of Oregon Department of Art alumni, Carl Diel, Heidi Schwegler, and Cara Tomlinson.

Shelly Jordan artwork
(Lost) In the Woods

October 25 – December 6, 2014

Shelley Jordon and sound by Kurt Rohde

The White Box at the University of Oregon in Portland presents (Lost) In the Woods, a solo exhibition of work by visual artist Shelley Jordon and sound by composer/musician Kurt Rohde.  Join us Saturday, October 25th for the opening reception and to meet Shelley Jordon and Kurt Rohde. (Lost) In the Woods is on display at White Box UO from October 25 – December 6, 2014.

the immiscible edges

August 7 - September 13, 2014

Michelle Acuff

The White Box at the University of Oregon in Portland is pleased to present the immiscible edges, a solo exhibition of work by Michelle Acuff, artist and Associate Professor of Art at Whitman College.  the immiscible edges is on display at White Box UO from

in situ

June 5 - July 26, 2014

UO Digital Arts BFA Exhibition

Alisa Akay, David Braithwaite, Taylor Gemmet, Evan Graff, Colin Jones, Denise Lutz, Amanda Newell, Ashley Parsons, Leon Sanchez, Erik Sterpa

White Box and the University of Oregon Digital Arts Program as we present the 2014 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition.


We Are Here

May 2 - May 25, 2014

University of Oregon second-year graduate students

Megan St. Clair, Brandon Siscoe, Jessie Rose Vala, Matt Christy, Andrew Oslovar, Alex Krajkowski, Anne Magratten, John Tolles, Chen Fei, Farhad Bahram

White Box is proud to present work by ten University of Oregon second-year graduate students in the master of fine arts program.

Portland 2014

March 8 - April 26, 2014

Birch Cooper, Bea Fremderman, Zachary Davis, Jason Hirata, Sara Ludy, Krystal South, Alex Mackin Dolan, Travis Fitzgerald

Presented by Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, Portland2014 is a major biennial exhibition celebrating artists who are defining and advancing contemporary art practices.

Picturing Global China

February 6 – March 1, 2014

John Alexander, Chang He, Patty Chang, Chen Fei, Chen Xiaofeng, Chen Yina, Chen Yuan, Gu Zheng, Hai Liang, He Pei, Hu Chengwei, Huang Shizun, Huang Xiaoliang, Ji Tao, Jin Xu, Jing Yi, David Kelley, Liu Jiajia, Liu Jianhua, Liu Jie, Liu Kai, Liu Tao, Liu Wanyi, Liu Yanpeng, Liu Yuanyuan, Luo Dan, Ning Zhouhao, Tong Dazhuang, Wang Wenlong, Wang Peibei, Wu Pengfei, Xie Ying, Xu Yang, Jay Yan, Yan Yibo, Yang Ming, Ye Baoliang, Zhang Wenfeng, Zhang Xiao, Zhang Yujiao, and Zi Bai

about desire

December 5, 2013 – January 25, 2014

Delaney Allen, Nancy Bulalacao, Jacques Flechemuller, Sally Haley (1908-2007), Tahni Holt, Kristan Kennedy, Isaac Layman, Storm Tharp, and Terry Toedtemeier (1947-2008)

Curated by Meagan Atiyeh

University of Oregon’s White Box visual laboratory presents about desire, curated by Meagan Atiyeh. The exhibition brings together paintings, sculpture, video, photography and mixed media works.

Taking a Picture of the Staff Flat
Craig Hickman - Portland Creative Community 1.0

October 9 - November 23, 2013

Craig Hickman

This exhibition featured images dating from 1966 to 1975. Through Hickman's black and white photographs, a viewer experiences the spirit of an evolving creative community in Portland against the backdrop of nationwide political change, while witnessing Hickman's evolution as a fine art photographer.

Guillermo Calderon Discussion

Sunday, September 15, 2013 | 3:00pm

Reading of Guillermo Calderon’s VILLA and a panel discussion, The Past in the Present: Young Chileans and the Legacy of Pinochet.


July 13 – August 24, 2013

Natalie Barela, Albertha Bradley, Noelle Bullock, Lydia Cambron, GooseandFlo, Ali Gradischer, Sara Huston, Kate MacKinnon, Karl Merkl, Diane Pfeiffer, Jennifer Wall, and Jennifer James Wright

Ruf•fle brought together the practices of thirteen Portland-based women working across the art and design spectrum. The group was created to help facilitate cross-disciplinary dialogue and crique, and the Ruf•fle exhibition was one manifestation of those conversations.

You're Welcome - UO Digital Arts BFA Exhibition 2013
You're Welcome

May 22 – June 29, 2013

Karl Turner, Taylor Jean, Sarah Chan, Koji Matsumoto, Xige Xia, Max Crist, and Chihung Liao

The UO Digital Arts BFA Exhibition focused on subtle narrative and the exploration of personal identity through a mix of large-scale installations and detailed illustrative compositions.

Dawn Roe: Goldfields

February 7 – March 23, 2013

Dawn Roe

Goldfields is a work prompted by the history and landscape of the eponymous region of Victoria, Australia. The three-channel video installation is a critical consideration of cultural memory in relation to the opposing perspectives of indigenous and colonial settler narratives, pastoral landscape representations, folklore and myth.

In the Gray Box media space


October 4, 2012 – November 21, 2012

Karl Burkeimer, Josh Smith, Ben Ediger, Todd Isaacs, Dan Anderson, and Chris Held

An investigation into the inherent complexity of six people uniting to create a whole, while maintaining their unique voices. This show demonstrated a shared interest in the conversation of materials into form and meaning-creating a whole from disparate parts.

TBA:12 - Claudia Meza
TBA:12 - Claudia Meza

September 4 – September 22, 2012

Claudia Meza

Claudia Meza presented Water, an interactive sound installation and series of video screening. Water, a collection of hanging Califone cassette players, facilitated the exploration of the resonant and sculptural qualities of sounds and thier sources.

Show and Tell
Show and Tell

August 21 – 25, 2012

Lisa Radon, Laura Hughes, Wayne Bund, Stephanie Simek, Michael Reinsch, and Joseph Patrick Carney

The artists used the White Box to develop new relationships with old concepts, explore process, and showcase new and experimental works. To encourage pop-up like improvisation, each artist occupied the White Box for one day to present preformances, recontextualize work, and hold artist talks and workshops.

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