BFA Thesis Exhibition at Sullivan Galleries

It's been quite a long way coming, friends. I still remember my freshman orientation - it was a hot, sunny, August summer day in Chicago and I got pooped on by a bird. Yep, right in my hair. Talk about a good start to your first day of school ever. Thankfully, things haven't been quite as stressful as that first day since; sure, I've cried in frustration when the printers in the photo lab wouldn't listen to me, and I've missed a class because I was stuck in Newark in a snowstorm with Nick. But overall, I've gained an incredible amount of knowledge, grown as an artist and as an individual, and gained confidence in my career choices. Throughout it all, the biggest buzz and event to look forward to in school has been the renowned BFA Thesis Exhibition at Sullivan Galleries in downtown Chicago. 

The exhibition features nearly all of the graduating artists at The School of the Art Institute, apart from those in the fashion show and the film screenings, and it will be the biggest to date - over 250 artists. Not too shabby, huh? :) I'm so excited to invite you to the opening reception, March 11th, where there will be brownies and lemonade (sadly no vegan brownies, but yes please to the lemonade). You can find the event information by following the button at the bottom of this post, and I hope to see you all there! Make sure to come say hello because I'll be there celebrating with all my graduating friends and we would love to meet you!

Opening Reception | March 11th, 11am-6pm
Open Gallery Viewing | March 11th-31st, 11am-6pm, Monday-Saturday

Katharine Hannah

Chicago, IL

Katharine’s work has graced the walls of institutions such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Harold Washington Library of Chicago, and local galleries such as Dreambox Gallery, Siragus Gallery and Blick Art Materials. She has also been featured on websites such as the Huffington Post, Phlearn, Fstoppers, Tigress Magazine for Girls, Bitchtopia, and Golden Boy Press.

In addition to photography, Katharine has been a mentor and educator in the arts since 2013. She has worked with students in various organizations and projects over the last two years, including Hive Chicago’s PROjectUS initiative and Digital Youth Network’s Digital Diva’s and Chicago City of Learning programs.