Student Show Juror’s Solo Exhibit to Open in River Campus Art Gallery

TriplettCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 25, 2014 – Kyle Triplett, the juror for this year’s annual “Juried Student Exhibition,” will have a solo exhibit of his work on display March 7-25 in the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Art Gallery.

An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. March 7 in the gallery. Triplett will lecture about his work from noon to 1 p.m. March 26 in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center.

Each year, a professional artist is selected to act as juror for the Department of Art’s Annual Juried Student Exhibition and to exhibit a solo show of their own work. Triplett, an alumnus of Southeast who completed his Master of Fine Arts in ceramics at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, in May 2013, returns to campus to exhibit his work combining ceramics, digital projections, and other materials.

“We’re thrilled to have one of Southeast’s successful alums from our BFA Degree Program jury this year’s annual exhibition,” said Kristin Powers Nowlin, coordinator of the River Campus Art Gallery. “Kyle Triplett went on to complete his MFA in Spring 2013 at Ohio University, which is consistently regarded as one of the top three ceramics programs in the country, so we’re excited to see what work Kyle will select from the hundreds of artworks submitted by our students for the juried exhibition.”

Triplett is a 2008 graduate of Southeast where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in ceramics. The River Campus Atrium at Southeast displayed his Bachelor of Fine Arts thesis project, “Restless Nights” in 2008.

He did post-baccalaureate studies in ceramics at Louisiana State University in 2009 before studying ceramics and art history in Hungary in 2011 at the International Ceramics Studio. In 2010, he returned to the United States to pursue his Master of Fine Arts. During the 2012-2013 academic year, he served as a graduate associate instructor for “Introduction to Ceramics” at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, where he also was the woodshop monitor. His Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, “In Other Fields,” was displayed in The Majestic Gallery in Nelsonville, Ohio.

Triplett’s work has been displayed in a number of solo, invitational, juried and group exhibitions, and he has served as a panel moderator and lecturer over the past six years.

The River Campus Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the historic Seminary Building in Room 106.

River Campus Art Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-7 p.m. on First Fridays. All gallery exhibitions, events and talks are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Gallery Coordinator Kristin Powers Nowlin at kpnowlin@semo.edu or (573) 651-5901.