Recent Submissions

  • JAKE QUEST: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

    Demenkoff, Jake (2018-05)
    Objects made by humans contain within them human characteristics. For example, chairs, like people, have legs, arms, backs, feet. Bottles have necks. Clocks have hands. People and the objects we make are unified by a common ...
  • Shift: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Fiorentino, Mary Beth (2018-05)
    My interest lies in the adaptability and persistence of the living world, particularly in the face of adverse conditions—like a young fern that unfurls through a small crack in the sidewalk. Patiently, the forces of nature ...
  • Closer Approximations: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Kellogg, Benjamin (2018-05)
    My work is situated in a framework of practice and play—the result of an iterative process. Formal conclusions emerge as responses to self-imposed systems of making. I fabricate jewelry tangent to simple drawing programs ...
  • Un/Contained: MFA Thesis - Ceramics 

    O'Connell Reid, Jennifer (2018-05)
    My work revolves around the phenomenological experience of botanical enrapture. I explore the ways in which the vessel grounds otherwise unfathomable abstractions of desire and intimacy. I work with typologies of the vessel ...
  • Home/Sweet Home: MFA Thesis - Painting & Drawing 

    Moneymaker, Sara (2018-05)
    Home/Sweet Home explores human presence and absence by calling attention to what is not there. This series of paintings explore the profound loneliness of abandoned interior spaces. Themes revolve around how an environment ...
  • Rules of Disorder: MFA Thesis - Painting and Drawing 

    Nomer, Emily T. (2018-05)
    Rules of Disorder is a composition painted in acrylic paints on 13 wood panels, overall dimension 64" x 92", inspired by line 116 of Hesiod's Theogony: "Truly at first Chaos came to be".
  • Building Prayers: MFA Thesis - Painting & Drawing 

    Ward, Hannah (2018-05)
    ​I view my drawings as ceremonial narratives, told for the purpose of confronting mortality. I am interested in the visceral nature of religious phenomena in relation to the natural world and the act of creating. These ...
  • How to Steal the American Dream: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

    Monk, Andy (2017-12)
    The work in my MFA thesis exhibition, How to Steal the American Dream creates a rare opportunity for honest examination and discussion of a political topic in the era of “alternative facts” and “fake news” by using visual ...
  • Peeling: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Zhang, Sihui (2017-05)
    Curiosity is a natural instinct. We are easily attracted to things that are unfamiliar, yet we long for a tangible connection. Ultimately, we desire warmth, intimacy, and things that bear similarity to ourselves. I am ...
  • Facts. Maybe, A Collection of Hypotheticals: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Breckner, Brooke (2017-05)
    This collection of objects, set in a hypothetical future, explores the way in which aspects of our present-day lives might be perceived in the centuries to come. Manufacturing techniques employed in the future will affect ...
  • Low-key Solidarity, Strategies for the Alliance: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

    Gallira, Ana Azzue (2017-05)
    Giving space for viewers to cultivate curiosity for other people through whimsical and lighthearted objects and interactive experiences grounds my research. I make work that confronts the reality that most human relationships ...
  • Storie Tristi: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

    Dragone, Briana (2017-05)
    What does it truly mean to live? The contact and relationship we have with death is often hushed and ignored; the finality of human existence is explored in these stories I have collected from strangers. Their relationship ...
  • Jewelry by Accident: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Ma, Cong (2017-05)
        I investigate the relationship between body, object, and action. My understanding of jewelry is not limited to adornment; my work explores the idea of “jewelry by accident”. I open the freezer, and an ice cube ...
  • In Between: MFA Thesis - Ceramics 

    Oh, Eunyoung (2017-05)
    My work reconstructs my childhood memories of longing to value moments of the past. I investigate the intersection of my heritage, yearnings, and life in the present. I build clay sculptural forms, using Korean methods of ...
  • How Small Pieces Become: MFA Thesis- Metal 

    Martin, Lydia (2017-05)
    Within this body of work entitled how small pieces become, I ask my audience to experience with me objects of adornment that are subtle and meaningful by means of traditional making processes. how small pieces become is ...
  • Moments Materialized: MFA Thesis-Ceramics 

    Morton, Rebecca (2017-05)
    Through movement, I am aware that my mind quickens my body and my body invigorates my mind. Movement, for me, is a response to a particular place in time similar to an improvisational dance. I’m interested in large amounts ...
  • Things Left: MFA Thesis - Printmaking 

    Hunter, Julianne (2017-05)
    The spaces we occupy and the objects we value vary in degrees of importance at different times. The idea of “home” often encompasses a certain feeling of ambiguity and temporality that is always in flux. For some, home ...
  • Catch Me If You Can: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Hyein, Cho (2017-05)
    “Kidult” is a newly coined word for an adult who indulges in the culture of children. Kidult started the idea that people could escape from hard and boring lives. I thought of my childhood moment when I passed by an ...
  • Four: MFA Thesis- Printmaking 

    Mino, Nicholas J. (2017-05)
    Employing the characteristics associated with the imagery of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, I interrogate the status of our current environment. Focusing on recognizable motifs that represent our interconnected ...

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