Duvall’s Senior Art Exhibition will be on display Nov. 29-Dec. 13 at NSU

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ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University student Dylan Duvall will have his Senior Art Exhibition on display Nov. 29-Dec. 13 in the NSU Avera Student Center Art Gallery.

Duvall will hold public receptions on Dec. 2 and 3 in the Student Center Art Gallery, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. both days. His exhibition will consist of a range of artwork, including video, posters and photography. 

“Most of my work focuses on narrative contrast,” he said. “My work tells a story, or sets a scene, and focuses on color that pops in each work.”

Duvall, the son of Trish Duvall of Jamestown, N.D., and Darin and Rachel Duvall of Aberdeen, grew up in Aberdeen, graduating from Great Plains Lutheran High School in Watertown in 2017.

At Northern, Duvall is pursuing a BFA in Digital Media and has studied with art faculty members Alexis Doerr, Nadya Preszler, Peter Kilian and Derek Decker.

“I chose Northern because it was home for me,” he said. “The faculty knew my name before I had even met them. I didn't feel like I was just another number. The small class sizes allowed me to create close relationships and develop my talents to prepare me for work after graduation.”

Duvall will graduate in December 2021. He hopes to stay in the area after graduation and continue to make artwork, and find a job in graphic design.

About Northern State University

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.