Student Exhibition: URBAN SPACES

black and white image, two street signs above one another. One sign states "one way" the other sign is an arrow pointing to the right with a circle negating the arrow. suggesting two divergent messages: "one way" and "cannot go that way"

On view at MOCA Jacksonville from DECEMBER 17, 2020 – JANUARY 10, 2021

During the 2020 Fall semester, University of North Florida students met at MOCA for their Photography Practicum course. In this course, students are introduced to a variety of photographic approaches, as well as topics regarding urban life through a series of lectures, exercises, assignments and field trips. Under the guidance of Associate Professor of Photography, Alex Diaz, students were encouraged to explore the possibilities of photography within the context of Downtown Jacksonville. Throughout the semester, students documented the people and places of Downtown, and created works that responded to their urban surroundings.

Alexander Diaz is an Associate Professor of Photography at the University of North Florida. A practicing photographer himself, Diaz’s artwork is a marriage of documentary photography and conceptual art. He utilizes photography to express his concerns and to comment on environmental issues, consumerism, religion, and the particulars of place. His work has been exhibited at many institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art/Jacksonville, Norton Museum of Art, and Mobile Museum of Art.

Image © Merideth Schmidt, Untitled. Archival pigment prints. Image courtesy of the artist.

MOCA Artist in Residence

Outdoor image of a colorful mural, including text. Green grass is in the foreground.

This year’s UNF scholar selected for MOCA Jacksonville’s Artist in Residence program is Ally Brody. Ally is working on her degree in a concentration in Photography, and a minor in Mass Communications and Art History. She is a photo-based artist who explores social and political topics, such as environmental issues, societal changes and personal accounts. She mixes analog and digital processes into her photography and incorporates collage, layering and various compositions to communicate her ideas.

Continue reading →

2020 Spring and Fall Senior Exhibition

On View: November 18th, 2020- January 21st 2021

Featuring twenty-five senior students from the Spring and Fall 2020 semesters,
the Senior Portfolio Exhibition exemplifies the breadth of the University of North Florida’s Art, Art History and Design department by showcasing student artwork in ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

On view at the UNF Gallery of Art and Lufrano Intercultural Gallery inside the University of North Florida Student Union. Please email in order to schedule an appointment. The galleries will expand hours in Spring Semester.

UNF Printmaking Professor Featured at 10th Biennial of Douro in Portugal

Professor Sheila Goloborotko stands in front of hanging artwork.

Professor Goloborotko is one of the international artists and curators featured at the 10th Biennial of Douro at the Coa in Portugal running through October 2020. The exhibit features more than 1,300 works from 625 artists from 64 countries. Professor Goloborotko curated the exhibition Multiple Ones at MOCA Jacksonville, currently on view until January 24th 2021.

Read more about her work and accomplishments through UNF University News:

Performance at UNF Gallery of Art

Black and white screen shot of the video which will be used in performance; numbers listed are the number of people who have died from COVID 19 in the US

UNF English Professor, Clark Lunberry, will perform a 90 minute piece responding to COVID-19.

Join us on October, 21st, 2020 from 3-4:40 p.m. at the UNF Gallery of Art, or through the gallery’s YouTube Channel for a COVID-19 response-performance.

“UnReading the Newspaper (To My Dog)” is a Covid-related UnReading of the day’s newspaper to the captive audience of his dog—his constant, quarantined companion. In conjunction with the newspaper’s UnReading (and subsequent shredding), there will be a sound & film presentation simultaneously projected onto the gallery’s adjacent screen. Socially distanced seating will be provided for those wishing to attend all or part of this “live” event, or it can be watched online at UNF Galleries YouTube page.

Clark Lunberry is a Professor in the Department of English at UNF. Along with ​his interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching, Lunberry creates site-specific “writing on water | writing on air” art and poetry installations, placing large-scale poems on water and windows:

YouTube Livestream footage found at:

MOCA Curatorial Talks

Professor Goloborotko stands near hanging artwork, while two viewers look at the blue and white art.

Multiple Ones Monthly Curator Tours with Professor Sheila Goloborotko

Sundays, from 11am – 12pm

Oct 11 | Nov 15 | Dec 13 | Jan 10

  • Each tour will have a maximum of 10 guests.
  • Masks are required for all staff and visitors.
  • Safe social distancing will be required throughout the museum.

333 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Sign up for a tour today through eventbrite