The University of Alabama’s Department of Art and Art History presents the 2022 Senior BFA Thesis Exhibition – Digital Media/Graphic Design, April 20-25, 2022, in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery, in Woods Hall on UA campus. In this exhibition, five seniors whose primary concentration is digital media with a graphic design track present their final thesis work in order to fulfill the requirements of the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. The public is invited to a reception Thursday, April 21, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Masks are welcomed but not required in the Sella-Granata Art Gallery.
About the Exhibitors
The BFA is the professional degree for the artist, designed for students who want to go on as professional visual artists or designers, to enter a specific art field or to continue their education at the graduate level. In order to fulfill the BFA degree requirements, each of these students has undergone extensive training in a variety of studio areas and has specialized in a primary and a secondary area.
DJ Britten, from Cottondale, Alabama, has a primary concentration in digital media (graphic design track). He is on Instagram.
Jordan Dyess, from Daphne, Alabama, has a primary concentration in digital media (graphic design track) and a secondary concentration in photography, with a minor in advertising. Dyess currently works as a page layout designer and graphics editor for the Crimson White. She has been active in the UA student chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (UAAIGA), serving as social media chair (2021-22), secretary (2020-21) and as president (2021-22). As a freshman, she was inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society. Her website is here and she is on Instagram.
Britt Guynes, who lives in Tuscaloosa, has a primary concentration in digital media (graphic design track) and a secondary concentration in sculpture. Guynes designed and wrote a magazine titled WUB: a Visual History of Electronic Dance Music, about the origins and evolution of electronic dance music in the United Kingdom in the late 20th and early 21st century. “The book itself reflects the visual style of the graphic design from posters and album covers within this scene,” Guynes explained. “The art is inspired by the mindset of the electronic music community, as well as the feelings of British youth in that era. I have been dedicated to making sure that visuals are faithful to the art of the ’90s and 2000s electronic scene, despite being made with modern tools and organized into a magazine layout.” Besides working in graphic design, Guynes plays and composes electronic music. He collaborated and co-released a 34-track album of vaporwave tunes titled Devil Cartridge OST, available on iTunes and Bandcamp.
Katie McCool is from Tuscaloosa and works as a freelance designer and photographer. She recently designed new cheerleader uniforms for her alma mater, Hillcrest High School. She has a primary concentration in digital media (graphic design track) and a secondary concentration in in photography. Her website is here and she is on Instagram.
Tonya Williams, from Fayetteville, Georgia, has a primary concentration in digital media (graphic design track) and a secondary concentration in photography. She currently works as a student assistant graphic designer for UA’s Alumni Association and as a contributing artist/designer for 1956 Magazine. She won the 2022 Alabama Media Professionals Communications contest for the 1956 Magazine/Crimson White crossover cover and has won a Grand Gold award for overall design and a Silver award for photography in 2020.
Gallery hours are Monday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm; Tuesday 11:00 pm – 7:00 pm; Wednesday 9:00 am – 7:00 pm; Thursday 11:00-7:00 pm; and Friday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, during the spring semester when school is in session.
The SGAG is a vital learning resource for the department and an essential part of the education and development of UA students and our community. The gallery is run by a committee of faculty, staff and students, and supported by student workers. Visitors are not required but are encouraged to wear face coverings inside the gallery. Funding support for the gallery comes from the Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, go to the gallery’s webpage.
Information about visitor parking is available on the UA parking services website. For more information, contact the gallery at (205) 348-1893.
To find out more about The University of Alabama’s programs in studio art and art history, visit our Degree Programs page.