The student gallery typically features examples of the artwork created by students in the various mediums taught in the Studio Art program at Saint Louis University. Students also have the opportunity to exhibit work in the McNamee Gallery, with the final show of the spring being the senior student exhibition.
Due to COVID-19, the exhibit was cancelled this year which was a loss for the students, staff, faculty, and alumni, who all anticipate and enjoy the annual senior student exhibit. In lieu of this, the studio art program is showcasing seniors here as their online portfolios become available.
Nicholas Cleveringa is a graduating senior in the studio art program in the Department
of Fine and Performing Arts. He has focused on graphic design and drawing, working
in the student-run graphic design company, Tidy Projects.
Cleveringa values the graphic design process: meeting with clients, researching, holding team meetings, and sketching, until finally finding a design that exceeds the client's expectations. He also enjoys the relationships with his teammates as they hone their design skills and create visual solutions that surprise even themselves. In addition, Cleveringa is working on a graphic novel that he plans to publish.
"I love story telling, creating characters, and drawing. I find myself very fascinated with drawing the human figure," he said. "I want to be able to tell the stories I have in the world of my imagination with extraordinary characters, in cool poses, trying to find themselves in the world."