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June 25, 2021

Exhibitions: Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts 2021 MFA in Visual Art thesis exhibition

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View of smoke, signals, space: 2021 MFA in Visual Art thesis exhibition, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St. Louis, 2021.

Adrian Gonzalez, The Yarda, 2021. Colored paper, acrylic, gesso, graphite, inkjet prints on Yupo, pine, screen printing film, and crayon in wood frame, 82 x 86 x 2.5 inches.

Ryan Erickson, Big Bummer, 2021. Latex paint, 96 x 168 inches.

Gaoyuan Pan, Falcon Take Off, 2021. Inkjet print, 14 x 20 inches.

Younser (Seri) Lee, To Dream - To Realize, 2021. Alarm clocks, Arduino, pressure sensor, wood box, electric cables, speaker, and MP3 player, overall dimensions variable.

Maddie Grotewiel, Deflowered, 2021. Various materials, 51 x 61 x 14 inches; Folding into Myself, 2021. Various materials, 45 x 21 x 20 inches.

Takura Suzuki. Left to right: A Tree Back Then II, 2021. 36 x 24 inches; A RoombaCat, Not a Cat, 2021. 45 x 30 inches; But They Are Not Real, 2021. 45 x 38 inches; I Fed My Tree Pixels, 2021. 45 x 30 inches; A Tree Back Then I, 2021. 36 x 24 inches. Inkjet prints and oil on canvas.

Alexa Velez, Of the Air (still), 2021. Single-channel video, 4:30 minutes.

Art & Education features smoke, signals, space, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis 2021 MFA in Visual Art thesis exhibition, on Exhibitions.

smoke, signals, space: Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis 2021 MFA in Visual Art thesis exhibition
The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to present smoke, signals, space the 2021 MFA in Visual Art thesis exhibition.

The MFA in Visual Art program culminates in the thesis exhibition every spring at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

This exhibition reflects the critical conversations, interdisciplinary investigations, collective visions, and diverse practices of this distinctive group of artists. Their works are testaments to the power and persistence of art and the irrepressible drive of artmaking. The students, faculty, and staff of the MFA in Visual Art program in the Sam Fox School invite you to celebrate the work of this new generation of artists, surfacing in this time of such extraordinary global and national change, poised to impact the future.

This exhibition is organized by Leslie Markle, curator for public art, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. Support is provided by the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and members of the Kemper Art Museum. Due to COVID-19, the Kemper Art Museum is currently closed to the public but remains open to Washington University students, faculty and staff. For updates, visit the Kemper Art Museum website.

Learn more about the MFA in Visual Art program at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis here.

Participating artists: Jessica Bremehr, Amanda Casarez, Ryan Erickson, Adrian Gonzalez, Maddie Grotewiel, Younser (Seri) Lee, Gaoyuan Pan, Takura Suzuki, and Alexa Velez.

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