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April 8, 2021

2021 MFA thesis exhibitions in Sculpture
it clings like a leech, To Hear No Echo

Yale School of Art

Stella Zhong. Hyperbuoyant Starch, 2021. Various materials and looped video, 8:30 minutes. Installation view of To Hear No Echo: Yale School of Art Sculpture MFA thesis exhibition, 2021. Photo: Nabil Harb.

Amina Ross, Sonic Rupture: songs for(e) the swarm, 2020–ongoing. Installation view of it clings like a leech, Yale School of Art Sculpture MFA thesis exhibition.

Left: Audrey Ryan, Stamped upon, 2021. Right: Diana Sofia Lozano, The Sweetness of the Hold, Otherwise Unseen, 2021. Installation views of it clings like a leech, Yale School of Art Sculpture MFA thesis exhibition.

Left: Kevin Hernández Rosa, Untitled (Pinwheel), 2021. Right: Cameron Clayborn, cushioncontainercapsules, 2021. Installation views of it clings like a leech: Yale School of Art Sculpture MFA thesis exhibition.

Above: Hyeree Ro, flour hat (floor), 2021. Below: Armando Cortés, Pata Rajada, 2021. Installation views of To Hear No Echo, Yale School of Art Sculpture MFA thesis exhibition. Photos: Merik Goma.

Above: Jeenho Seo. Configure (configuration), 2021. Below: Sae Jun Kim, Accumulated Loss, 2021. Installation views of To Hear No Echo, Yale School of Art Sculpture MFA thesis exhibition. Photos: Jackie Furtado.

Freddy Villalobos, I seek, I seek and can't find but a dream desublimated, 2021. Installation view of To Hear No Echo, Yale School of Art Sculpture MFA thesis exhibition. Photo: Jackie Furtado.

Cameron Clayborn, Armando Cortés, Sae Jun Kim, Diana Sofia Lozano, Hyeree Ro, Kevin Hernández Rosa, Amina Ross, Audrey Ryan, Jeenho Seo, Freddy Villalobos, Stella Zhong

The Yale School of Art is pleased to announce the two exhibitions comprising the 2021 MFA thesis shows in Sculpture: it clings like a leech and To Hear No Echo.

it clings like a leech features work by 2021 MFA degree candidates in Sculpture: Cameron Clayborn, Kevin Hernández Rosa, Diana Sofia Lozano, Amina Ross, and Audrey Ryan. On view March 6–11 in Green Hall Gallery, it clings like a leech offers an experiment in alternative worldmaking and an online exhibition is now available at itclings.yaleschoolofart.org. This collaboration features writing by Alex Fialho, Josie Roland Hodson, Tobi Kassim, Nora Mitchell Rosengarten, Rachel Mei Ling Tang, Alexandra M. Thomas, and Joseph Zordan. The exhibition identity for it clings like a leech was created by Luiza Dale, Graphic Design MFA ‘21, and Avery Youngblood, Graphic Design MFA ‘23.

To Hear No Echo features work by 2021 MFA degree candidates in Sculpture: Armando Cortés, Sae Jun Kim, Jeenho Seo, Hyeree Ro, Freddy Villalobos, and Stella Zhong. On view in Green Hall Gallery March 22–28, To Hear No Echo has an online exhibition launched last week at sculpture.yaleschoolofart.org. The online exhibition features writing around the artworks by Harry Burke, Adela Kim, Kevin Hong, Carlos Valladares, Nathalie Miraval, Kaeun Park, Elies Popa, and Swagato Chakravorty. The exhibition identity for To Hear No Echo was created by Mengyi Qian and Minhwan Kim, Graphic Design MFAs ‘21.

The Yale School of Art’s annual MFA thesis exhibitions are the culmination of two years of intensive artistic development, showcasing the results of a studio-based education that stresses the significance of critical practice. In keeping with the university’s COVID safety guidelines, the physical installation of the 2021 MFA thesis shows are on view to current members of the School of Art community in the school’s Green Hall Gallery. Information pertaining to both exhibitions in Sculpture: it clings like a leech (Group 1) and To Hear No Echo (Group 2) can be accessed in the school’s developing exhibitions archive.

About the Yale School of Art
The Yale School of Art provides students with intellectually informed, hands-on instruction in the practice of an array of visual arts media within the context of a liberal arts university. As a part of the first institution of higher learning to successfully integrate a studio-based education into such a broad pedagogical framework, the Yale School of Art has a long and distinguished history of training artists of the highest caliber. A full-time faculty of working artists in conjunction with a diverse cross-section of accomplished visiting artists collaborate to design a program and foster an environment where the unique talents and perspectives of individual students can emerge and flourish.

The school currently offers graduate degrees, and undergraduate-level art courses to Yale College students, in the areas of graphic design, painting/printmaking, photography, and sculpture.

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