49th MSU Student Juried Exhibition
John Harlan Norris. Painter, professor, and musician.
Originally from Nicholasville, Kentucky John Harlan Norris' work explores alternative approaches to portraiture and investigates notions such as occupational identity and virtual constructions of the self. Norris has exhibited at venues including Susan Moremen Gallery (Louisville, KY), Christoffer Egelund Gallery (Copenhagen, DE), Trestle Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Plus Gallery (Denver, CO), 21C Museum Hotel (Bentonville, AR), Jonathan Ferrara Gallery (New Orleans, LA), Institute 193 (Lexington, KY), Greg Thompson Fine Art (Little Rock, AR), Contemporary Arts Center Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV), The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey (Summit, NJ), David Lusk Gallery (Memphis, TN), Arkansas Arts Center (Little Rock, AR), Florida State Museum of Fine Arts (Tallahassee, FL), Memphis College of Art (Memphis, TN), Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft (Louisville, KY), and others. He is a recipient of an Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship and has participated in residencies at the Millay Colony for the Arts (Austerlitz, NY), Wërkartz (Los Angeles, CA), and the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT). His book and accompanying soundtrack album Disintegrants were published last year by Institute 193. He currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky where he is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Kentucky.
Fran Lattanzio. Photographer.
Fran Lattanzio earned her BFA & MFA degrees at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She recently retired from Indiana State University after a 45 year teaching career. She taught all levels of photography, including alternative processes and digital photography. Her work has been exhibited throughout the country and has won multiple awards.
Will Bryant. Artist, designer, and illustrator.
Based in Austin, Texas, Will Bryant likes to think that he makes fun, exuberant, and sometimes humorous work. In addition to collaborating with brands, he also continues to develop a body of work in the form of painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture. Will has worked on projects with Airbnb, American Express, Adidas, AT&T, Converse, Coca Cola, Chobani, Facebook, Gatorade, Google, Lululemon, Nickelodeon, New York Times Magazine, Nike, Printed Matter at MoMA PS1, Samsung, Specialized, Sweetgreen, Whole Foods, and Obama administration White House. He studied graphic design at Mississippi State University (2008) and received an MFA in Contemporary Art Practice from Portland State University (2013).
Best in Show - Foundation
Honorable Mentions - Foundation
Best in Show - Fine Art
Honorable Mentions - Fine Art
Best in Show - Photography
Honorable Mentions - Photography
Best in Show - Graphic Design
Honorable Mentions - Graphic Design
Sponsor Award Winners
Mixon Award of Graphic Design Excellence
Starkville Area Arts Council Award of Excellence