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April 7, 2021

MFA program exhibitions

Maine College of Art

J Love, Trans Hegemony Forever, 2021. Ceramic, bronze, 3 x 3 x 4 inches. 

The Masters in Fine Arts in Studio Art in collaboration with the Institute for Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art (ICA) is pleased to present two exhibitions in celebration of the MFA classes of 2020 and 2021.

Institute of Contemporary Art At Maine College of Art & The Bob Crewe Galleries
ICA gallery hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 12–5pm

Sorry We Missed You
On view March 24–April 30, 2021

Sorry We Missed You exhibits the work of fifteen 2020 alumni artists from the Maine College of Art MFA program whose thesis exhibitions were postponed due to the pandemic. Through their work, these artists explore identity, humor, resilience and recuperation, simultaneously locating their concerns in our contemporary moment but also extending beyond.

Exhibiting artists: Chip Barchilon, Oscar Chacon, Jessica Parker Foley, Elyse Grams, Frances Hildreth, Will Jacks, EJ, Dasha Kalisz, Steven Kelly, J Love, Liz Rhaney, Brian Smith, kt coleman, John Quigley, Anna Valenti

Non-exhibiting alumni: Jesse Brown, Jeremy Owen, Rachel York

MFA thesis exhibition 2021
On view May 14–June 11, 2021

The work in the exhibition represents the synthesis of each graduate candidate’s experience in the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art program at Maine College of Art.

Exhibiting artists: Julia Baugh, Hannah Bevens, Caitlyn D’Amico, Lauren Donovan, Dulce Garcia, Chris Gray, Clinton Hamilton, Chandler Hubbard, Roberta March, LIndsay Mercer, Adam Powers, Jason Rankin, Claudia Sanchez Daza, Lynn Sisler, Jon Stahly, Eliza Ulmer, Nick Vyssotsky

The MFA thesis exhibition for the class of 2021 will be an interdisciplinary show that moves from installation to painting and from books to ceramics, all while building upon the shared experience of being a graduate student during a time of global unrest. The works of these artists explore themes of isolation, celebration, home and shared culture.

Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art at Maine College of Art
The interdisciplinary approach of the Master of Fine Arts at Maine College of Art (MECA) asks students to think across traditional academic boundaries, expand their art practice and challenge their intellectual curiosity. Whether a student chooses the full- or low-residency option, this highly individualized program begins with the Summer Intensive, an 8-week immersive experience featuring a distinguished roster of visiting artists, curators, cultural producers and/or activists in addition to renowned core faculty. Studio-based, the curriculum provides a transformative learning experience for students as they define a sustainable vision for their own art practice through individualized research, critical analysis, and curatorial experimentation, along with a high degree of faculty contact time and structured travel to important cultural sites.

Graduate faculty: Chris Stiegler, Chair of the MFA in Studio Art and Assistant Professor of Art History / Gail Spaien, Professor of the MFA in Studio Art + Painting / Adriane Herman, Professor of the MFA in Studio Art + Printmaking / Joshua Reiman, Assistant Professor of the MFA in Studio Art + Sculpture / Lauren Fensterstock, Adjunct Assistant Professor of the MFA in Studio Art / Kyle Patnaude, Visiting Assistant Professor, Metalsmithing & Jewelry + MFA in Studio Art / Julie Poitras Santos, Director of Exhibitions / Seth Rogoff, Adjunct Instructor of History + MFA in Studio Art / Ling-Wen Tsai, Professor of Sculpture and Foundations + MFA in Studio Art

Apply
The MFA program at MECA is accepting applications through May 1, as space permits, for the program that begins June 2021.

Contact: T 207 699 5023 / admissions [​at​] meca.edu

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