Eric Tai "Jesus and the Twelve"

Refiguring the Biblical

A juried exhibition by the Others Imagining Initiative (OII)

WhenThursday, January 18 – Friday, August 10, 2018
LocationBiola University Library
ContactGreen Art Gallery at 562.903.4807 or

Please join us Thursday, January 18th for a reception and awards presentation celebrating REFIGURING THE BIBLICAL -- a juried exhibition by the Others Imagining Initiative (OII) -- currently on view in the Biola University Library.

Our world, now more than ever, calls for broadened depictions of underrepresented groups. To raise awareness and dialogue on the visual representation of biblical narratives and race, and its impact in society at large, the Others Imagining Initiative (OII) has organized this juried exhibition of artwork by undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in art programs throughout California, promoting greater inclusion and understanding through art that refigures dominant biblical characters and tropes by representing people of color.

Featuring artwork by: Austin Bland, Brooke Boring, Dawn Ford, Daniel Hall, Joyce Lin, Christine Lee Smith, Eric Tai, Sage Theule, Anneka Weinert, and Sherry Xiao.

Also on view, artwork by exhibition jurors: Bryan Chung, Maria Fee, Nery Gabriel Lemus, and Jonathan Puls.

NOTE: This exhibition is on the main level of the University Library, the reception and awards presentation will take place in the main Library Reading Room.

The exhibition will be on view through August 10, 2018. 

The Others Imagining Initiative (OII) is a group of artists, writers, and scholars passionate about expanding preconceived notions of how racial representations from biblical narratives are depicted in our culture. For more information please visit

Admission is free for all visitors. 

Please see the University Library website for hours and other information about access to the exhibition -

Campus visitors should enter campus at the main Biola University entrance on Biola Avenue. Parking for visitors is free with a visitor parking pass, obtained from the attendant at the entrance to campus.

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