MFA Painting Thesis (2021)

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MFA Painting Thesis Show (2021)

April 15 – 26, 2021

Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery

The MFA program in Painting connects the interests, sensibilities, and lived experiences of each student with the expansive possibilities of the medium. Students develop distinct artistic practices which, collectively, yield a wide array of material and conceptual approaches. Though their work takes many forms, overlapping interests emerge: time, landscape, attention, embodiment, movement, logic, and language. These seventeen extraordinary artists have grown in tandem with one another, sharing their challenges, successes, and failures. They’ve proven that the regularity of a practice, no matter how reliable or experimental, provides stability. Through the vantage of their studios and the commitment to their work, these students have witnessed and made sense of a time of great turbulence and transformation.

Josephine Halvorson, Professor of Art and Chair of Graduate Studies in Painting, April 2021

Bradley Milligan (CFA’21) uses painting to explore such complex issues as masculinity, race, and American politics.

Amanda Hawkins (CFA’21) with her paintings Oriental Bittersweet (from left), Former Property Line, and Disturbance #3, which examine the interaction between humans and nature.

Kaitlyn Malinowski (CFA’21) has two works in the show, Spiral and an untitled painting she nicknamed “Big Pink.”


Davis Arney, Bridget Bailey, Meera Chauhan, Liam Corcoran, Sarah Elliott, Danielle Fretwell, Georganna Greene, Amanda Hawkins, Landon Jones, Kaitlyn Malinowski, Shantel Miller, Bradley Milligan, Josh Rondeau, Anvi Shah, Joni Sullivan, Mosheh Tucker, Aisling Wilson

MFA Painting Thesis Exhibition Highlights the Work of 17 Talented 2021 Grads

Pictured: two untitled works by Danielle Fretwell

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