In the spring of 2020, a talented group of MFA graduates lost the opportunity to display their thesis artworks in exhibition in a physical gallery setting due to the pandemic. This spring we are going to run it back with the 2020 MFA Thesis Alumni Exhibition.
The School of Art, University of Arizona Museum of Art and Center of Creative Photography are co-hosting exhibition, displaying the artwork in four galleries.
Joseph Gross Gallery | view gallery
- Marisa Lewon | They (You) Told Me to Paint Again, So I Did | Artist Statement
- Kaitlyn Jo Smith | American Standard | Artist Statement
- Kenzie Wells | Habitable Zone | Artist Statement
Lionel Rombach Gallery | view gallery
- Alex Turner | Blind River (2018- ) | Artist Statement
Center for Creative Photography | view gallery
- Dorsey Kaufmann | Years of Life Lost | Artist Statement
- Martin Krafft | matriarch | Artist Statement
- Leah Netsky | Hollow Graphic | Artist Statement
University of Arizona Museum of Art | view gallery
- Erin DiGiovanni | Excuse the Mess | Artist Statement
- Zach Gotschalk | Prevailing Traces | Artist Statement
- Mijoung Kim | it is dangerous outside a blanket. | Artist Statement
- Elena Makansi | The Endless Forest (The End of the Forest) | Artist Statement
- Jared Robison | untitled | Artist Statement
- Marina Shaltout | untitled | Artist Statement
The public can enjoy the very best artworks created by our 2020 MFA alumni offered in 3D, 360-degree, virtual reality. Physically hung in the galleries, the exhibition is viewed virtually. Utilizing the 3D space capture program from Matterport, museum visitors have the opportunity to virtually ‘walk-through’ the different exhibitions and even view the exhibition in VR, which puts you “in the gallery.” Each piece of artwork has been carefully scanned to facilitate the new online medium and paired with the navigation aspect allows for great user experience.
The School of Art’s MFA Thesis Exhibition is traditionally presented annually during the last semester of a graduate student’s process to complete the Master of Fine Arts studio degree. During the last year of their coursework, graduates work closely with faculty to develop original art of which the character and reach of works being presented is determined by the graduate.View the Exhibit