June 12, 2015

2015 MFA thesis exhibition

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis
Austin Wolf, Something Big, 2015. Tool assemblage, 72 x 72 x 96 inches. Sam Fox School MFA thesis exhibition, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. Photo: Stan Strembicki.

The Graduate School of Art’s 2015 MFA thesis exhibition at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum is the culmination of an intensive two-year studio program undertaken by the following students: Diana Casanova, Andrea M. Coates, Margaux Crump, Brandon Daniels, Addoley Dzegede, Vita Eruhimovitz, Amanda Helman, Carling Hale, Mike Helms, Ming Ying Hong, Sea A. Joung, Stephanie Kang, Dayna Kriz, Thomas Moore, Jacob Muldowney, Laurel Panella, Caitlin Penny, Eric Lyle Schultz, Jeremy Shipley, Emmeline Solomon, Kellie Spano, Michael Aaron Williams, and Austin R. Wolf.

Students in the Graduate School of Art embrace a variety of innovative practices that challenge the conventional and habitual. The work produced by these students represents a diversity of ideas, materials, methods of production, and strategies of distribution. The results bear the evidence of experimentation and risk, and are at once tantalizing, poetic, satirical, and thought provoking. The Sam Fox School is proud to celebrate their achievements.

View a time-lapse video documenting the installation of this year’s exhibition here.

Learn more about the MFA program through the work of our students here.

MFA in Visual Art at the Sam Fox School:
The Graduate School of Art offers a two-year, critically engaged studio practice program with myriad opportunities for collaboration, cross-disciplinary work, and research. Our program is an open landscape for the emerging artist—one that reflects the dynamic cultural shifts, global perspectives, and evolving technologies that shape today’s complex art world. While investigating their roles and responsibilities as artists, students challenge traditional hierarchies and embrace new forms of aesthetic thinking that include socially engaged and situated practices, site-responsive work, post-studio production, de-skilling, and DIY/maker movements. Graduate seminars provide contemporary and historical contexts for art making, while a thesis seminar supports students in their writing and the development of their ideas.

For more information about the Graduate School of Art, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, please contact Patricia Olynyk ([email protected]), Director of the Graduate School of Art.

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
Graduate Art program


Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts 2015 MFA thesis exhibition, Washington University in St. Louis

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