2020 Vision


Beginning with the coronavirus and the transfer of all classes to a remote learning format, progressing through the upheaval of the quiet solemnity of quarantine with civil demonstrations after the death of George Floyd and the outrage of citizens who could no longer stay home, we find ourselves in unprecedented times. As artists, our students have continued to make work, both within and outside of class that reflects individual visions of the isolation, the chaos, the hope.


While the Pierce College Art Gallery is physically closed, the Department of Art + Architecture highlights the immediacy of the moment by showcasing student work done during 2020, at the height of shared anxiety and anticipation yet reflective of wide-ranging personal interpretations, observations and creative approaches indicative of our diverse student body.


Students submitted their work virtually and the exhibition exists virtually, in noncurated form, as a reflection of the moment.