Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition at University Art Museum


1. Carolyn DiFiori Hopkins, Flip Flop, 2019, Oil paint mixed with chalk pastels and charcoal on canvas, Image courtesy of the artist. 2. Björn Bauer, Barely Real, 2018, Acrylic and screen-print on panel, Image courtesy of the artist. 3. Drea LaRose, Untitled (Pattern_Landscape) Ver. 1, 2018, Archival print mounted on plexiglass and steel, spray paint on plexiglass, Image courtesy of the artist.

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 4, 2019) – The University Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its most recent exhibition featuring the work of the University at Albany Spring 2019 Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) candidates: Björn Bauer, Tzu-Hsun Chang, Carolyn DiFiori Hopkins, Kristin Hutton, Krista Kubacka, Charlotte La Duke, Drea LaRose, Janice Medina, Jaquelyn Mendez, and Lily I. Olin.

The artists featured in this exhibition have just completed the University at Albany Department of Art and Art History’s three-year, 60 credit-hour program of intensive training and study in studio art practices. At the end of their M.F.A. studies, candidates are required to exhibit a cohesive body of their work. This work forms the core of the M.F.A. candidates’ visual thesis and demonstrates the vigor and expertise with which these emerging artists explore their respective choice of mediums.
The University Art Museum provides M.F.A. candidates with the opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional museum setting. At the same time the museum offers area viewers a unique opportunity to see how today’s emerging artists are addressing contemporary issues in the visual arts.

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