Recent Submissions

  • Rock paper scissors: MFA Thesis - Painting & Drawing  

    Strauss, Sharon (2019-05)
    For me, making art is a ritualistic process bound up in observations of the material world. It speaks to my desire to interpret the world around me. How can spaces we consider "ordinary" allow an opportunity for transcendence? ...
  • Material memoir: MFA Thesis - Ceramics 

    Sartorius, Andrew (2019-05)
    My family owns a fifty acre plot of rolling red clay hills in West Virginia. When I return home, I dig clay, a pilgrimage to harvest from the strata of memory. This body of work explores the potential of wild West Virginia ...
  • Marks of time: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Santiago, Jolynn (2019-05)
    For a moment, reflect on the marks of time that are often disregarded or wiped away. Would you ever consider preserving the ring of dust that forms around objects, or collecting the residue that clings to your hands after ...
  • American macaroni: MFA Thesis - Ceramics   

    Rosenbach, Heather (2019-05)
    Working predominantly in ceramics, I seek to explore the concept of lowbrow art, verging on ugly, in conjunction with personal experiences growing up lower middle class-to-working class. Memories are exposited through ...
  • Listen to them: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

    Naganoma, Megumi (2019-05)
    “Listen to them.”, represents a group of twenty-one rape survivors. I know them personally and they have confided in me the details of their attacks. These are all people that I have relationships with: friendships, family, ...
  • Chariots of the anthropocene: MFA Thesis - Printmaking 

    Munford, David (2019-05)
    This series of prints begins a body of work that addresses the subject of climate change, including man's role in accelerating it and exacerbating its effects. I chose the medium of monotype because it is a painterly ...
  • Minutiae: MFA Thesis - Metal 

    Li, Ruizhi (2019-05)
    The thesis research is informed by the quotidian, and provokes a reconsideration of what is overlooked. The resulting compositions reflect the intangible divinity and spirituality that are embedded in the mundane. It is ...
  • A hollow hold: MFA Thesis - Metal    

    Lewis, Elizabeth (2019-05)
    A Hollow Hold is a collection of necklaces and objects that point to sites on the body to interpret the impossibilities of telling. Cradling stolen moments of breath and bearing the weight of memory, each piece refers to ...
  • Nostalgia: MFA Thesis - Printmaking 

    Lee, Geuryung (2019-05)
    The process of my printing begins with the drawing of an image using ink and a brush on an acetate film. The act of drawing allows me to release my emotions and I experience a calmness, satisfaction and happiness. This is ...
  • Exploring the essence of energy through art: MFA Thesis - Painting & Drawing 

    Kim, Bora (2019-05)
    My interest is in the examination of the spatial and sensory perception of energy in relation to the artistic experience. I focus on the relationship of the phenomena and aura of all existences that instinctively leads ...
  • XOX! share the love: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

    Herring, Lynn (2019-05)
    XOX! Share the Love is a thoughtfully designed and skillfully crafted work of art that utilizes ubiquitous iconic symbols, playful shapes and forms, and vibrant colors to attract and to stimulate viewer interaction. With ...
  • Mushroom shed: MFA Thesis - Sculpture 

    Heidel, Amanda (2019-05)
    Mushroom Shed, is a ten year community based durational project space for cultivating edible and medicinal mushrooms. Mushroom Shed is an experimental laboratory for educational workshops, a place to meet up for discussions ...
  • You're welcome: MFA Thesis - Ceramics  

    Hedges, Tamar (2019-05)
    I have been collecting treasures from the landscapes of the Hudson Valley since childhood. This act of treasure-seeking allows me to escape into a world of my own creation. It’s a world where the only things I have to ...
  • Onward and tally-ho: MFA Thesis - Printmaking  

    Hale, B Jensen (2019-05)
    Like many people, I am tired. Tired of the tension that seems to drive our society, tired of self-imposed echo chambers, and tired of feeling like I have so little power to help. How can such problems be approached? I ...
  • Instruments of wonder: MFA Thesis - Metal   

    Chen, Xiao (2019-05)
    This collection of optical instruments allows the audience to imagine their surroundings through a new lens: to hide, to look inward, or to discover. This set of invented tools examine perception and promote exploration. ...
  • Traces: MFA Thesis - Ceramics  

    Brownawell, Emily (2019-05)
    In Traces, I address landscape, materiality, and issues of sustainability by utilizing ceramic as a document. I interrogate the complicated relationships that occur within the oversimplified dichotomy of civilization and ...
  • Some girls you’ve never seen before: MFA Thesis - Painting & Drawing  

    Arvay, Julia (2019-05)
    In my MFA Thesis Show entitled, “Some Girls You’ve Never Seen Before,” I am exploring the perception of class and gender through materiality. I am intrigued by how society’s associations with a material can alter the ...
  • Gathered lines: MFA Thesis - Metal  

    Alusitz, Sylvie Lissa (2019-05)
    The home serves to protect our daydreams, compilations of memory and imagination. As material representations of place, baskets embody the environments they are crafted in. I explore connections to place by interpreting ...
  • 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 ...

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