Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Artwork by Bridgette Costa.
Artwork by Bridgette Costa, one of seven graduate student artists exhibiting their work in the 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition at WSU's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art from April 2 to May 4, 2019.

The work of seven student artists is on display at WSU’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through May 4.

The annual showcase is the culmination of two or more years work by the Master of Fine Arts graduate candidates. With its wide range of art-making approaches, this thesis exhibition provides a stimulating experience for faculty, students and museum visitors. This year’s MFA candidates are Bridgette Costa, Megan Culbertson, Diana Norely Fernandez Ortiz, Brett McElmurry, Ayanna Z. Nayo, Dustin M. Regul, and June T. Sanders.

Traveling from many places to join the cohort at WSU, these student-artists have engaged in an intense two-year interdisciplinary studio program. They met regularly with faculty members for group and individual critiques. Visiting artists and scholars provided diverse one-on-one insight into their creative work. Each artist sharpened their confidence, convictions, and skills. Their MFA Thesis Exhibition is a focused conclusion, yet it also marks an exciting transition toward their professional careers.

Opening today, the exhibition is located in the Pavilion, Bruce/Floyd, Borth, & Smith Galleries and includes a Mom’s Weekend reception on Friday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m.

All exhibitions at the museum are free and open to the public.

Funding has been provided by the Samuel H. & Patricia W. Smith Arts Endowment Fund, and the Members of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU.

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