MFA thesis exhibition

MFA thesis exhibition

Maine College of Art & Design

Mattie Hinkley, Please Feel Free, 2023.


April 27, 2023
MFA thesis exhibition
ICA at Maine College of Art & Design
April 22–29, 2023
Opening reception: April 21, 5–7pm
Maine College of Art & Design
522 Congress St
Portland, Maine 04101
United States
Hours: Monday–Sunday 9pm–7am

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The Masters in Fine Arts in Studio Art in collaboration with the Institute for Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design (ICA) is pleased to present two thesis exhibitions in celebration of the MFA class of 2023. The work in each exhibition represents the synthesis of our graduate candidate’s experience in the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art program at Maine College of Art & Design.

Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design / ICA gallery hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 12–5pm.

MFA thesis exhibition
April 22–29, 2023. Opening reception: April 21, 5–7pm. Exhibiting artists: Corinne Colpitts, Deanna Jacome, Marlena Faxon, Jordan McKenna, Allison Overpeck, Maya Parry, Phoebe Snyder, Richard Takita, Michael Tilbury, Ryan Wight.

May 12–20, 2023. Opening reception May 11, 5–7pm. Exhibiting artists: McKenna Bishop, Maeve Doolan, Grace Hager, Mattie Hinkley, Rebecca Laws, James Meyer, Ted Moore, Steffany Ojeda, Connor Pirruccello-McClellan, Deborah Santoro, Anthony Surratt.

The MFA thesis exhibitions for the class of 2023 are interdisciplinary shows that incorporate a range of making practices unified by the overwhelming concerns these students have for their environment, their communities, their families, and their own wellbeing. With an emphasis on the personal, and at times the anecdotal, these 21 artists make a variety of contributions in the form of ceramics, garments, furniture, installations, paintings, photographs, poems, prints, sculptures, and videos. The nature of their work and research demonstrates the caliber and cultural relevance of our program. 

Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art at Maine College of Art
Supported by renowned faculty, visiting artists and carefully selected graduate advisors, the MFA in Studio Art curriculum emphasizes the intersection of production, individual research, and critical analysis. Students choose either a Low or Full Residency option. MECA&D’s Full Residency MFA provides 24/7 access to private studios and staffed fabrication facilities where students work alongside peers and with local faculty. Among the first programs of its kind in the country, MECA&D’s low residency MFA combines intense periods of on-campus instruction with the freedom and independence of working from any home location, anywhere in the world. This program will accept applications through Monday, May 1, 2023 (as space permits) to start summer 2023.

Graduate programs at Maine College of Art & Design
Maine College of Art & Design offers a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art (MFA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and a Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies. MECA&D’s community is diverse, and each new student adds immeasurably to the vibrancy of our community. Applications are evaluated individually, with consideration given to the strength of the portfolio and academic achievement.

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