Suffolk University Gallery

Imagination on display

The Suffolk University Gallery is the Art & Design Department’s main exhibition space. Located on the sixth floor of the Sawyer Building, the gallery presents exciting exhibits and related programs that reflect our increasingly visual and image-driven world. The gallery aims to engage the whole Suffolk community while adding to larger conversations taking place in Greater Boston's cultural arena. Exhibits of student work from all departments, as well as themed curated exhibitions, provide an important link between and for students, faculty, and visitors.

Current Exhibit

"The Artist and The Apprentice" painted by Vladimir Makovsky. 

Mentor. Teacher. Role Model.
Work by Suffolk University Art & Design Faculty

February 7 - March 11, 2022

Gathering and Gallery Talk:
Thursday, February 10
Gathering begins at 4:00 p.m.

Gallery Talk: The Importance of Being Mentored: Artist Faculty in Conversation, begins at 4:30 p.m.

Participating Artists:

  • Ilona Anderson
  • Peter Bianco
  • Linda Leslie Brown
  • Sandro Carella
  • Shelby Feltoon
  • Audrey Goldstein
  • Laura Golly
  • Meagan Hepp
  • Pedro Hernandez
  • Keith A. Kitz
  • Anne Lilly
  • Kristen Mallia
  • Susan Nichter
  • Steven Novick
  • Kayla Schwartz
  • Sean Solley
  • Randal Thurston

The theme of mentorship encompasses the breadth of the work produced by full time and adjunct Art & Design faculty. The relationship to their respective practices is essential to their interest in and ability to nurture and guide students. Their own work ties to and stimulates the passion that guides their teaching. It demonstrates their relationship to each other as colleagues as they, in turn, were mentored by teachers when they were students. In this way they all make an important contribution to Suffolk University as a whole.

For the exhibit we have asked these questions, which act as an underpinning for the works seen in the exhibition:

  • What is the importance of mentoring?
  • How do you see your own role as a mentor?
  • What makes a good mentor?
  • How were you mentored?
  • Is there one person who stands out?
  • Who was your first important mentor?
  • How does your own experience affect how you teach?


Visitor Policy

Suffolk University is a community that places great emphasis on welcoming and engaging visitors and guests. We have had to adjust to protect the health and safety of our community, our visitors, and the broader public in response to COVID-19.

To learn more about our safety precautions and requirements to visit campus, see Suffolk's COVID-19 Visitor Policy.

Gallery Hours

Weekdays 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., by appointment.
To make an appointment contact Deborah Davidson by email or at 617-816-1974

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