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Exhibition: Public Interiority

January 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am - February 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

No cost
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Join us for the Public Interiority Exhibition at the Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture from Jan. 17-Feb. 18, 2023. Along with this exhibition is a symposium hosted by the School of Interior Architecture and held on Feb. 18, 2023, in the Art + Architecture Building. The exhibition and symposium are free and open to the public.

The symposium and exhibition aim to establish a global platform to investigate public interiority—places that feel like interiors—inside, outside or in between. The exhibition prompts designers and artists to address the intersections between experience-based interiority and the city, and it explores human-scaled, adaptable and phenomenologically-driven spaces. Exhibited works include representations of atmospheres, politics, architectural forms, experiences and psychologies that help us see outside places as if they were inside places. This idea of the public interior expands interiority beyond the simple enclosure and asserts an equal claim on urbanity and the commons.

Work in the exhibit represents designers from around the world, including Italy and Canada as well as the U.S.: Texas, Kentucky, Ohio, Wisconsin, Nebraska and of course, Tennessee. All designers as well as all community members are invited to attend the closing reception, which begins at 5:30 p.m. in the gallery.

The Ewing Gallery of Art + Architecture is located at 1715 Volunteer Blvd. Check out the hours for the exhibition.

Exhibitors at the Public Interiority Exhibition

  • Bill Willoughby
  • Dan Feinberg
  • Emanuela Bonini Lessing and Lucilla Calogero and students
  • Felicia Dean
  • Jered Sprecher
  • Kendra Ordia
  • Lindsey Krug
  • Lysa Janssen
  • Marcin Kedzior
  • Nathan Smith
  • Nerea Feliz Arrizbalaga and Joyce Hwang
  • Rana Abudayyeh
  • Ria Bravo and students
  • Shai Yeshayahu
  • Stefani Byrd
  • Zahra Safaverdi

In addition, students in Cheryl Burchett’s advanced drawing class at Central High School in Knoxville will create an installation for the exhibition.

The exhibit’s closing reception will be held at the conclusion of the Public Interiority Symposium on Feb. 18. Learn more about and RSVP to attend the Public Interiority Symposium on Feb. 18.



January 17, 2023 @ 8:00 am
February 18, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
No cost


Liz Teston


Ewing Gallery
1715 Volunteer Boulevard
Knoxville, TN 37916 United States
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