Kayla Bolich

The Audience, 2024, 4 layer screen print, 24″ x 18″

The Facilities, 2024, 4 layer screen print, 18″ x 24″

The Equipment, 2024, 4 layer screen print, 24″ x 18″

In Our Grit, 2024, 4 layer screen print, 24″ x 18″

In Our Glory, 2024, 4 layer screen print, 24″ x 18″

Kayla Bolich

[BFA] Studio Art – Printmaking

My prints contrast the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s high-profile and generously supported athletic department with its lesser-known School of Art, Art History, & Design to call attention to the differences in funding. This body of work releases the frustration and despair of being an art student in old buildings with aging equipment in the shadow of a glorified football stadium and training facilities where the funding feels endless. This work not only reveals the disparities in equipment, facilities, and audiences but also incorporates the UNL tagline “In our grit, our glory” as a reference to the black silicon carbide, known as carborundum grit, that is used to remove drawings from lithography stones when the edition of prints is finished. I’m interested in addressing inequities across society through my work.


Kayla Bolich is currently pursuing a BFA with an option in printmaking at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln with an anticipated graduation date of May 2024. Kayla’s honors include the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship. Her thesis work will debut in the Capstone Exhibition at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery.