Image of the 2020 Advanced Studio exhibition promotional poster


A Note from Professor Guerrero

“A peculiar fact about termite-tapeworm-fungus-moss art is that it goes always forward eating its own boundaries, and, likely as not, leaves nothing in its path other than the signs of eager, industrious, unkempt activity,”  

Manny Farber, Film Culture, 1962 


For the past ten years Seattle University has been offering this course, Advanced Studio, as an opportunity for students to develop their creative work in nine-week pressure cooker. The students start by looking at 21st Century Art and a mere sketch of an idea. Over the course we conduct weekly critiques that help develop a body of work.  

A spark flares off when a student begins to make work of their own design and meter. This exhibition is a bell jar for that effort within Visual Arts here at Seattle University. The students push their efforts forward, without expectation and devise cosmologies within their frame. 

Francisco Guerrero 

Associate Professor 

Visual Art