Gallery @ BU Arts Initiative

Current Exhibition: 

You and Me, GianCarlo Lobo (CGS ’18, COM ’20)

Artist Statement:

In all my photos, I look to capture the truth behind the mundane. Life is filled with so many great moments, yet many are forgettable. My goal is to highlight these moments and celebrate the times in our day to day life which we tend not to remember. I believe these small moments are precious and can sometimes be the most significant opportunities for internal growth.

In this series, You and Me, I attempt to share what colloquialism looks like from different parts of the world from an observational perspective. Each shot is supposed to emphasize the beauty of normality and repetition. My work was shot in China, Cambodia, Berlin, and California.

Instagram: @mylobomotion


The BU Arts Initiative office space also serves as a gallery for student work. The gallery is open for viewing Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm.
The gallery is curated by the BU Arts Initiative Student Advisory Council, Gallery Committee 

Call for Student Art: Are you a BU student interested in showcasing your art? Check out our submission protocol below for more details & how to submit your artwork for consideration.

BU Arts Initiative Office Gallery Submission Protocol:

BU Arts Initiative hopes to engage Boston University’s diverse population of artists through the student-curated student gallery located on the second floor of the George Sherman Union building (775 Commonwealth Ave) within the Arts Initiative office.  In reflection of our mission to integrate art into the educational experience of every BU student, we encourage both art and non-art majors throughout Boston University’s 17 schools to submit non-graded artwork to be showcased and shared with the broader BU community.

To streamline the process of curating and installing artwork for the BU Arts Initiative office gallery, we require artists to submit their artwork with:

  • Images of artworks. Please name image files with your last name and the work’s title, separated by a period (e.g. Smith.Untitled).
  • Dimensions.
  • Medium.
  • Artist statement. Please provide a statement of no more than one page describing your artistic vision, especially in the context of the work(s) you have submitted.

*Artworks submitted without the above information will not be considered.

Please email submissions to 

Two dimensional artworks will hang from an H-track system. If selected, works must be framed and/or wired for hanging.

We are open to displaying a variety of mediums, and will consider artist’s works on a case by case basis to see if they can be installed in our space. If artists are concerned about the installation of their artwork, which may be of unique medium or fragile nature, please contact to talk to a Gallery Committee member.