Three new exhibits will open at the University Galleries of Illinois State University on Monday, January 14.

An artists’ reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22. All exhibitions at University Galleries are free and open to the public.

The 2013 MFA Biennial will be on display in Gallery 1 through Sunday, February 10. The exhibition highlights selected work by the 17 students currently enrolled in Illinois State’s Master of Fine Arts program. The various mediums represented include painting, mixed-media and sculptural installation, glass, ceramics, printmaking and photography.

Ben Fain: no in future will be on display in Gallery 2 through Sunday, March 3.

Artist Ben Fain uses the parade as a medium for cultural stories of public trauma and tragedy. Fain’s exhibition is a site-specific installation of sculptures and drawings. He completed his MFA in sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2008, followed by a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. Ben Fain: no in future has been made possible by a grant from the Alice and Fannie Fell Trust.

Fain will discuss his work during a free public presentation at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 23. A film screening of Fain’s work will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Normal Theater. The screening will be followed by a discussion between Fain and exhibition curator Tony Preston-Schreck.

Judy Glantzman: Face to Face will be on display in Galleries 2.5 and 3 through Sunday, March 3. Since her emergence in the 1980s with cut-out life-size portraits of East Village luminaries, Glantzman has created haunting and vividly composed works that are equally revealing as inner portraits and reflections on the turbulence of our contemporary experience. The exhibition includes drawings, sculpture and an on-site wall installation. She holds a BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Glantzman will discuss her work during a free public presentation at noon on Tuesday, January 15.

Programs at University Galleries are supported by the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. For more information on the University Galleries exhibitions, visit