April 30, 2018

MFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition
Fragility of _kin

Montclair State University, College of the Arts

Madeline Tolins-Schlitt, Accidental World III, 2018. Oil on panel, 48 x 48 inches.

The College of the Arts and Department of Art and Design at Montclair State University are proud to present the MFA Studio Art Thesis Show, a culminating exhibition featuring works produced by students graduating from the Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Art program, at 515 West 20th Street, 3N, New York NY 10011, from May 8–12, 2018. An opening reception will take place on May 8 from 6–8pm.

The exhibition is curated by Isin Onol, the MFA program's 2017–18 visiting critic, and assistant professor Chelsea Knight. "The exhibition Fragility of _kin—the title having been chosen by the artists themselves—brings together selected works by eleven emerging artists: This year's MFA graduates from Montclair State University. Independent from one another and yet mutually interlinked, each artist takes a self-reflexive, self-referential position and focuses on their singular journeys, pasts, and memories. One’s own history can be the safest place to take shelter in, but may also become the most fragile point of reference, since departing from it requires nothing less than revealing, analyzing, and critiquing the self. " –Isin Onol

The Thesis Show features the following artists: Amira Ahmad, Afsane Barati, Tracy DiTolla, Nadia Liz Estela, Kevin Kolankowski, Alexandra Lucca, Imani Richardson, Stephanie Santiago, Madeline Tolins-Schlitt, Tania Sousa, and Suzie Tuchman.

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