The annual BFA Exhibition closes out each academic year at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa with new works by the forthcoming graduates from the BFA program. Along with showcasing one of my portfolio pieces for the exhibition, I was tasked to design the identity and materials of the BFA showcase as well as designing our exhibition space in The Commons Gallery.

UNABRIDGED: 2015 Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition showcases the accomplishments of forthcoming graduates from the BFA program. A semester-long focused exploration of professional studio practice is on display through the students portfolio works. The Graphic Design area presents its work in The Commons Gallery. The works of the students in the Studio Art program are featured at The Art Gallery displaying diverse methods of: ceramics, drawing and painting, electronic arts, fiber, glass, photography, performance, printmaking, and sculpture.


We settled on the name UNABRIDGED because we felt it embodied the culmination of our accomplishments and our story as artists, entire, full length, and complete. Sound waves portrayed a visual emblem of us telling our unabridged story as artists. Mailers were designed sharing moments of expression in medium and artists from all of the different studio disciplines; shooting in black and white creating a sense of unity and completion.

Using a scale model replica of The Commons Gallery, the design students exhibition space was carefully designed an intimate interaction with our semester long individual student projects and professional client work for ‘Ōiwi Oceangear, A-RUSH: Adolescents Reducing Unintended Pregnancies and STD’s in Hawaii, and Early Intervention Section (sector of Hawaii Department of Health). From setup to take-down, we as a class learned the intimacies of exhibition design and installation.

Typeface: Din OT (Medium).


Mailer: 7″ x 5″

Program: 7″ x 8.5″

Model scale: .75″ : 1′


The Art Gallery, The Commons Gallery. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
April 26 – May 15, 2015.