2016 Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

2016 Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

University of Oregon

Sarah Mikenis, Loaded, 2016. Oil on canvas, 46 x 60 inches.
May 3, 2016
2016 Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

May 6–May 31, 2016

Opening: Friday, May 6, 6–9pm

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
8371 N Interstate Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
Hours: Friday–Sunday noon–5pm

T 503 286 9449

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Artists: Anya Dikareva, Summer Gray, Krista Heinitz, Steven Joshlin, Daniel Patrick Lopez, Sarah Mikenis, Stephen Mathew Nachtigall, Rachel Widomski

The University of Oregon 2016 Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition presents the culminating work of eight Master of Fine Arts graduate students. In the exhibition’s catalog essay, Alexandra Mickle, graduate student in the UO Department of the History of Art and Architecture, says, “In this exhibition eight artists reveal and question truths, both singular and universal, by exploring ways of being that go beyond the conventional. The exhibited installations are grounded in the gallery space but speak more broadly to questions of larger dialogues. Embracing many mediums and forms, the works in this exhibit present iterations, fragmentations, and clarifications of reality, encouraging a reevaluation of things as they are, or as they appear to be.”

The University of Oregon Department of Art’s interdisciplinary graduate program encourages students to work across disciplines, with focus in areas of sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, digital arts, ceramics, fibers, and jewelry and metalsmithing. The MFA program is a three-year course of study that involves rigorous studio investigation, critical discourse, and conceptual development. Emphasis is placed on developing a curriculum tailored to the needs of the individual student while encouraging exploration and risk-taking.

For more information, please contact UO Department of Art at T 541 346 3610, or Director of Graduate Studies, Assistant Professor, Christopher Michlig at [email protected]

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Department of Art faculty
Carla Bengtson, Jovencio de la Paz, Tannaz Farsi, Brian Gillis, Colin Ives, Ron Jude, Anya Kivarkis, Jenny Lin, Sylvan Lionni, Charlene Liu, Euan Macdonald, Christopher Michlig, Donald Morgan, Dan Powell, Jack Ryan, Michael Salter, Rick Silva, Ying Tan, Laura Vandenburgh, Kate Wagle, Terri Warpinski, Amanda Wojick

Department of Art adjunct faculty
Mike Bray, Rebecca Childers, Isami Ching, Colleen Choquette-Raphael, John Park, Jan Reaves, Jessica Swanson, Ty Warren

Department of the History of Art and Architecture faculty
Nina Amstutz, Joyce Cheng, Keith Eggener, James G. Harper, Ocean Howell, Jeffrey M. Hurwit Maile Hutterer, Charles H. Lachman, Jenny Lin, Kate Mondloch, Kristen Seaman, Akiko Walley

About the University of Oregon School of Architecture & Allied Arts
The School of Architecture and Allied Arts is one of six professional schools at the University of Oregon with degree programs in Eugene and Portland. We’re a learning community renowned for academic excellence and innovative studio-based education.


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