Rowe Galleries

The Rowe Arts Building houses three primary exhibition spaces: the Rowe Lower Gallery, Upper Gallery, and Side Gallery. Each year, exhibitions feature the work of regional, national, and international visiting artists, as well as work by students and faculty from the Department of Art & Art History. The Rowe Arts Side Gallery is usually a student-centered exhibition venue that provides an opportunity for current UNC Charlotte studio art students to participate in a variety of exhibitions. The gallery is designed as a flexible space where students can explore unconventional methods of display and installation, as well as juried or curated exhibitions hosted by student organizations, classes, and studio areas of study. Rowe Galleries are open during the academic year,​ Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sign up to receive emails about upcoming exhibitions! 

Current Exhibitions

Lower, Upper, and Side Rowe Galleries

2D/3D/Digital Media/Illustration
November 15- December 6
Gallery reception: November 16, 5:30-7:30pmCollected fragments

Graduating seniors receiving their Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2D and 3D studio art, Digital Media, and Illustration present their final thesis projects in an exhibition in the Rowe Galleries, Nov 15 - Dec 6. This show is entitled "Collected Fragments" and features all graduating BFA students in 2D, 3D, and Illustration. The reception on November 16 celebrates their accomplishments and invites the artists to talk about their works. 


Lower Rowe Gallery

September 27 - November 3
Gallery Reception: October 27, 5:00-7:30pm

What are dream images? Are they merely random and ephemeral? Or, are they subconscious glimpses into a reality we cannot comprehend? It’s a puzzle with no definite answer. A labyrinth with no planned course. Phantasmagoria includes photographs and experimental works by the New Orleans duo Louviere+Vanessa. Although well versed in traditional processes, these two choose to explore the fringes of film. Works in this exhibition are extracted from nine separate series: Heretic, Resonantia, Counterfeit, Folie a Deux, Oblivion Atlas, We’re Wolves, Instinct/Extinct, Chloroform, and Creature. Jeff Louviere and Vanessa Brown combine the mediums and nuances of film, photography, painting, and printmaking. They utilize Holgas, scanners, 8mm film, destroyed negatives, wax, gold, and blood. They have a long fascination with themes of duality and paradox: beauty as horror, creation as destruction, the personal as a universal.

(Image: Valde, 2006, gampi paper, wax, and blood)

Upper Rowe Gallery

Southern Tales Retold
September 27 - November 3
Gallery Reception: October 27, 5:00-7:30pm

Jasmine Best is a true Southern artist, gathering narratives from her Carolinian family and childhood. This Georgia-based artist manipulates personal memories to create dialogues about the Black female identity in the south, especially in predominantly white spaces. Her works often combine tangible and traditional media with digital design in order to depict maternal figures, who represent the diversity and qualities of several generations of Black southern women in her life. In 2016, Best earned her BFA from UNC Greensboro. In 2022, she began her MFA graduate studies at the University of Georgia. (Image: The devil taught her how to use ‘em, 2022, mixed media)



Photo gallery

Function of an imaginary

Second hand new

Unearthly Revelations

Eyes Wide Open

Juried Exhibition

painting of blueberries

at the mouth of a room

The Roderick MacKillop Memorial Alumni Art Exhibition: Rod MacKillop was a beloved painting professor from 1973 until his retirement in 2003. In 1988, he initiated a juried art exhibition of alumni work at the University, a practice that has continued biannually in the galleries of Rowe Arts building. In June 2017, the MacKillop family established three endowments at UNC Charlotte in his memory to find student scholarships and the recurring alumni exhibition. 

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