Trouble: MFA thesis show at The University of Texas at Austin

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Trouble: 2017 MFA thesis show

The University of Texas at AustinApril 21–May 13, 2017

Reception: April 21, 6–8pm
MFA Colloquium: Tuesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 4, 5:30pm

Visual Arts Center
Department of Art and Art History
Art Building
2301 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, Texas 

The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin presents Trouble, an exhibition showcasing the work of 14 studio artists completing their Master of Fine Arts degrees. The work will be on display at the Visual Arts Center (VAC) April 21 to May 13, 2017. An opening reception honoring the artists will be held Friday, April 21, 6–8pm The MFA Colloquium, a two-night series of artist gallery talks, will take place May 2 and 4 at 5:30pm.

Trouble brings together 14 artists at the conclusion of their cross-disciplinary MFA educations. Elements of installation, painting, photography, sculpture, print, and video—the individual products of each participant’s practice—converse across two stories and four galleries. Bound by more than just two or three years of collective studio incubation, each artist confronts distinct questions around lived, felt, or speculated experiences.

Exhibiting artists: Zachary Betts, Laura Brown, Chung-Liang Cheng, Anthony Creeden, Caitlin Halloran, Ryan Hawk, Zach Ingram, Kat Kohl, Alicia Link, Zachary Meisner, Bucky Miller, Michael Muelhaupt, Stephanie Concepcion Ramirez, Rachel Starbuck

UT Austin MFA Studio Art program
Over their course of study, MFA students in Studio Art work closely with department faculty to fine-tune existing skill sets and develop new approaches, both conceptual and technical, to their studio practice. In a challenging interdisciplinary environment, students often work across media and in close collaboration with one another, exploring the potential overlaps and depths of established disciplines. The department’s visiting artist and critic program brings acclaimed professionals from outside the university into graduate studios. As part of the diverse intellectual community that makes up The University of Texas at Austin, students have access to resources across campus allowing for a richly informed approach to art making.

The Department of Art and Art History
The Department of Art and Art History at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest and most diverse in the country. It includes the divisions of Art Education, Art History, Design, and Studio Art and reflects the rigorous standards of a flagship institution, while offering an intimate environment for students to train as scholars, practitioners, and educators in the arts. The department’s 22 full-time Studio Art faculty work closely with the program’s 28 graduate art students. The faculty proudly celebrates these ten artists whose culminating exhibition, milkVOICE, completes their graduate education.


Trouble: MFA thesis show at The University of Texas at Austin