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Art @ the WRC

Art Exhibitions at the Women's Resources Center

Art Exhibitions @ the WRC

The art exhibitions held monthly at the Women’s Resources Center feature work by student artists on campus that explore issues related to gender, sexuality, and feminism.

Previous Exhibit

My(tho)histories is a collection of works by Julian Pahre, a two-time alum of the University of Illinois. Drawing from personal and mythic narratives, the artwork in this show queries notions of gender, sexuality, narrative and heroism. Different visual languages and mark-making techniques explore the construction of identity, and highlight slippages and tensions that emerge along the way. The work challenges visual expectations through multiple media to investigate the ways in which queer figures and entities have existed historically, and what their presences, projections and interpretations mean in contemporary society.

Julian Pahre (b. 1991 in Los Angeles), is a visual artist whose works queries themes of gender, sexuality, identity, narrative, and heroism. Through use of large-scale mixed media figurative works, he draws personal and mythic narratives together to explore queerness and its meanings through the languages of drawing and painting. He received his BFA (Painting) and BA (East Asian Languages & Cultures) in 2014, and his MA (EALC) in 2017 from the University of Illinois.

A reception was held for the My(tho)histories exhibition on Wednesday Feb 21 at the Women's Resources Center from 7-9pm. There was a short artist talk at 7:30pm.

Submitting an Exhibit

The Women’s Resources Center hosts art exhibitions throughout the year, and we're anxious to exhibit your work! We take work of all media, but prefer those that would be most easily exhibited at the WRC (such as medium-sized paintings, textile work, photography, etc.). Special consideration will be given to exhibits featuring intersectional representations, or explore women's history. This should not preclude anyone from submitting. 

Deadline to submit an application for exhibition in Fall 2018 is July 31, 2018 by 5pm

Submit Applications to Exhibit at the WRC HERE

If you have any questions, please email with the subject line “ATTN: Art Exhibition” or phone at 217.333.3137.