Current Exhibitions at Gallery221

For your safety, all students, faculty and staff will be required to wear a mask while on college property. Physical distancing will also be enforced, limiting the number of people in waiting areas, offices and common areas. We encourage you to make an appointment at a time that is convenient for you. Groups are limited to four visitors per time slot.


decorative image


by Ya La’ford
Gallery221 | 2nd floor DLRC
January 11 – February 25, 2021

Register for the virtual artist reception Thursday, January 28, 6 – 7 p.m.

Ya La’ford (b. 1979, Bronx, NY) is an internationally recognized artist whose bold, geometric works explore themes of journey, transportation, transformation and transcendence. In dis·tance at Gallery221, La’ford re-evaluates and reimagines space and connection in this era of expanding interspace. With paintings, sculptures and a site-specific installation, La’ford questions how we can find liberty and stability at a moment when time and space can at once be measured physically, computationally and psychologically, and often these metrics contradict one another and complicate our collective experience.

Ya La’ford received her MFA with High Honors in Interdisciplinary Art from The Art Institute of Boston in 2012. She also holds a JD from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of Nike, the Boston Public Library, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and many others, as well as on the walls of buildings throughout the Tampa Bay area including the Morean Arts Center, the James Weldon Johnson Public Library and Al Lang Stadium.

Connect with Us

Project Manager
Ybor City

See more information about the hours of operation, parking and location for your next visit.