2020 BFA Graduation Exhibition

A showcase of artworks created by the graduating Bachelor of Fine Art students at the University of Alberta, Canada

VASA President’s Address

As the graduating class of 2020, we’ve certainly faced our fair share of obstacles in this final year of our degree. I’d like to take this opportunity to express how proud and grateful I am to have this chance to showcase my work alongside all of you. It’s about time our pieces finally get the Breathing Room that they each deserve. Our grad show has arrived at a critical point in time for reflection, which we all must do in order to move forward in this constantly shifting landscape.

I’d like to thank each and every one of my classmates, instructors, technicians, and teaching assistants that have somehow influenced the past 4+ years of this BFA degree. Completing this degree was no easy feat, but I think I speak for all of us when I say that I’m so proud of where we are now compared to where we were back in first year. I’d also like to thank all of the family and friends that have supported our grads throughout their journeys. Thank you. We really couldn’t have done it without you. This year’s VASA team has also been such an unwavering source of friendship, community, and support, and I feel incredibly privileged to have been able to rely on you all. I really don’t know where we’d be without such a dependable team.

Thank you, thank you, and thank you!

Jessica Nobert, 2019–2020 VASA (Visual Art Student Association) President

The VASA Executives

President — Jessica Nobert

Vice President — Raneece Buddan

Auction Coordinator — Sara Corriveau

Internal Catalog Liaison — Hollis Hunter

External Catalog Liaison — Thomas Fenton

Grad Chair — Megan Beland

Grad Chair — Ruth Willms

Secretary — Hailey Brancato

Designer — Kev Liang

Treasurer — Jasrin Dhatt

Social Media Coordinator — Anica Neiman

Social Media Coordinator — Kiona Ligtvoet

Member at Large — Alicia Campbell

Member at Large — Kodiak Pittel

More about VASA

The Visual Arts Student Association (VASA) is a University of Alberta student group that functions as a bridge between art school and life as a practicing artist upon completion of a degree. The main manifestation of this is the planning, coordination and fundraising for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Grad Show and catalog every April. Due to COVID 19, the exhibition and printing of the catalog have been postponed, and the catalog content has been adapted to an exhibition website.