Art on campus


Artist: Victoria Moon
Exhibit dates: December 15 – April 13
Location: Dengerink Administration Building Gallery

Artist Statement

I strive to portray the anxiety caused by life’s pulsing moments. Influenced by Minimalism but driven by obsession, these painted and printed works represent uneasy feelings. Through the accumulation of repetitive lines, dots, and opaque layers, visual tension is portrayed in a contained space. 

Additionally, I invite my viewers to lean in and have a moment of introspection to view nature’s organized turbulence. The individual marks initially seem chaotic and overwhelming, but their configuration create a larger pattern. Together these elements create a dance between what it means to be free versus confined.


Victoria Moon is a Korean-American artist who recently completed her undergraduate studies in December 2017. Double majoring in Social Science and Fine Arts, she is the first to graduate with a BA in Fine Arts from the WSU Vancouver campus. Aside from her time in the studio, Moon was also involved in many capacities on campus, including the 2015 Student Activities Board, 2016 Office of Student Involvement Intern team, and with the 2017 Associated Students of WSU Vancouver. Moon plans to continue doing all things creative while pursuing a career in graphic design.

Zoned Out

Artist: Taylor Turner
Exhibit dates: December 15 – April 13
Location: Science and Engineering Building Gallery

Zoned Out features a selection of drawings created over the two and a half years following art school graduation. What began as mindless line doodles on notebook paper during phone calls and class lectures quickly developed into a process that was fueled by a reflective state of mind. Abstract forms grow slowly out of repetitive mark making, and each piece yields a meditative effect on the artist from its creation. The artist’s desire to make is perpetuated by the absorbing nature of his practice, while the image itself depicts the passage of time in its conception.

Taylor Turner is a visual artist from Vancouver, Washington. He studied painting and drawing under Avantika Bawa (MFA) in 2012 at Washington State University Vancouver. Taylor transferred to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with emphasis in Writing (BFAW) in 2015. During his three years in Chicago, Taylor experimented with printmaking, moldmaking, bookmaking, performance art, video art, and short fiction before settling into his present drawing practice. He currently lives and works in Vancouver, Washington.

Entry to campus exhibits is free. WSU Vancouver galleries are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205. Parking is available at parking meters or in the blue lot for $3.00.