OBU student Emily Guleserian will debut her senior art show Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in the Art Building on OBU’s campus in Shawnee. The come and go event will run until 9 p.m. and is free to the public. Food and drinks will be served, and Guleserian’s work will be on display through April 7.
A senior graphic design major from McKinney, Texas, Guleserian tends to lean more towards minimalistic, clean line, with emphasis on typography. “The International Typographic Style movement from the 1950's is really what most of my work draws from with the sans serif typography and the usage of gridlines,” she said. “So, my focus right now is on beautiful typography and photography in conjunction with purposeful design.”
She has chosen "Bloom" as a loose theme for her show in homage to the past four years of her college career. The theme conveys how her art and artistic abilities have grown and blossomed during her time on Bison Hill.
“Taking classes here at OBU has really helped me hone my skills and find my specific style,” said Guleserian. “I took typography my junior year and from that class my love for typefaces and fonts have grown tremendously. That artistry is something I would love to learn more about in the future.”
“Bloom” will feature several of her posters, logos, t-shirts and packages. There may also be some interactive media, including websites she has created.
She appreciates the guidance of Corey Fuller, associate professor of graphic design. “A big thank you to Corey Fuller for being an excellent advisor and professor,” she said. “My style is similar to his and he has definitely influenced my work for the better.”
Her dream job would involve moving to Oklahoma City and working at Hobby Lobby headquarters as a designer.