Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

University of Oregon

Alexander Wurts, Laura Butler Hughes, Natalie Wood, Stephen Milner, 2018. 

May 7, 2018
Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition
Opening Reception: Friday May 11, 2018 6-9pm
May 11–June 3, 2018
Disjecta Contemporary Art Center
8371 N Interstate Avenue
97217 Portland OR
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The University of Oregon Department of Art presents the 2018 MFA thesis exhibition of Laura Butler Hughes, Stephen Milner, Natalie Wood and Alexander Wurts at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, OR. Working across photography, painting, sculpture, installation and new media practices, their culminating work draws from deeply personal experiences that signal a complex contemplation of the present through the mediation of everyday encounters and activities.

About the Department of Art graduate program
The Department of Art’s interdisciplinary graduate program encourages students to work across disciplines through a three-year course of study that involves rigorous studio investigation, critical discourse, and conceptual development. Emphasis is placed on curriculum tailored to the needs of the individual student while encouraging exploration and risk-taking.

Approximately 30 students constitute a tight-knit community of MFA candidates. MFAs have frequent contact with professionally active faculty members, nationally and internationally recognized visiting artists, critics and curators. Working intensively in independent studios on the Eugene campus, students benefit from the context of a world-class research university in the compelling Pacific Northwest.

Financial support
All accepted students in good academic standing receive three years of free tuition through a combination of Graduate Employee Fellowship support or tuition remissions. A GE fellowship provides the opportunity to teach and results in tuition waiver, stipend and insurance coverage. Additionally, the Department of Art offers yearly competitive scholarships for all students.

For more information, please contact UO Department of Art at T 541 346 3610, or artgraddir [​at​]

Art faculty
Carla Bengtson, Jovencio de la Paz, Tannaz Farsi, Brian Gillis, Colin Ives, Ron Jude, Anya Kivarkis, Sylvan Lionni, Charlene Liu, Euan Macdonald, Christopher Michlig, Donald Morgan, David Rueter, Jack Ryan, Michael Salter, Stacy Jo Scott, Rick Silva, Ying Tan, Laura Vandenburgh, Amanda Wojick

Art History faculty
Nina Amstutz, Derek Burdette, Joyce Cheng, Keith Eggener, James G. Harper, Ocean Howell, Jeffrey Hurwit, Maile Hutterer, Charles H. Lachman, Jenny Lin, Christoph Lindner, Kate Mondloch, Kristen Seaman, Akiko Walley

2017–18 visiting lecture series
Morehshin Allahyari, Mike Andrews, Crystal Z Campbell, Stanya Kahn, James Lavadour, Karthik Pandian, William Powhida, Sabrina Ratté, Wendy Red Star, Anna Sew Hoy, Nancy Shaver, Jenni Sorkin, Jan Verwoert, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

For archived footage of recent lectures, visit the Department of Art’s UO Channel

About the College of Design at the University of Oregon
The College of Design is committed to the principles of civic responsibility, environmental sustainability, international understanding, and interdisciplinary education. Innovation thrives here in our cooperative and future-focused learning environment. We support diverse perspectives, beliefs, and cultures and are committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive community.

Students come here ready to explore, learn, and create. When they graduate, they leave with the ability to question critically, think logically, communicate clearly, act creatively, and live ethically. We provide the skills and mentorship needed for our students to tackle complex global challenges and positively affect the people, communities, and environments around them.

About Eugene
Eugene, Oregon, is a classic college town, with a metropolitan-area population of more than 200,000. You’ll find that Eugene is small enough to bike across, but large enough to offer galleries, music venues, and great restaurants to discover. Outdoor recreation is key to the Eugene lifestyle, with rivers to run, mountains to snowboard, rocks to climb, trails to hike, and an ocean to surf, all within easy reach. Eugene is located in the center of western Oregon, about 100 miles south of Portland and halfway between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains in the lush Willamette Valley.

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center hours: Friday–Sunday noon–5pm

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