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Exhibition
August 2020

MFA Program in Graphic Design 2020 Graduate Practice

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Emma Berliner, Selected clocks from Tests of Time, 2020. Mixed media clocks.

Emma Berliner, CDMX Sketchbook, 2019. Still image from video sketchbook.

Emma Berliner, entry from CDMX Sketchbook, 2019. Still image from video sketchbook.

Emma Berliner, entry from CDMX Sketchbook, 2019. Still image from video sketchbook.

Emma Berliner, still image from Untitled Poem, 2020. Still image from video poem.

David Caterini, deep_time, 2020. Screenshot, 2880 x 1800 pixels.

David Caterini, hand_sequence_001, 2020. Screenshot, 5400 x 3375 pixels.

David Caterini, sunset_frame_017, 2020. Screenshot, 2880 x 1800 pixels.

Xiyu Deng, In Between, 2020.

Xiyu Deng, In Between, 2020.

Xiyu Deng, In Between, 2020.

Xiyu Deng, A Fictional Nation-Serentia, 2019.

Xiyu Deng, A Fictional Nation-Serentia, 2019.

Nadia Haile, Black & White & Read All Over: A Thesis About News, 2020. Digital, 7 x 10”.

Nadia Haile, Black & White & Read All Over: A Thesis About News, 2020. Digital, 7 x 10”.

Nadia Haile, Black & White & Read All Over: A Thesis About News, 2020. Digital, 7 x 10”.

Nadia Haile, Black & White & Read All Over: A Thesis About News, 2020. Digital, 7 x 10”.

Nadia Haile, Black & White & Read All Over: A Thesis About News, 2020. Digital, 7 x 10”.

Yuchen Liu, Low Res Study, 2020.

Yuchen Liu, Low Res Study, 2020.

Yuchen Liu, Low Res Study, 2020.

Yuchen Liu, Low Res Study, 2020.

Yuchen Liu, Low Res Study, 2020.

Becca Lofchie, Sleep-In, 2020. Digital print on cotton, 58 x 72”. Photo: Danny Abel.

Becca Lofchie, Sleep-In, 2020. Digital print on cotton, 58 x 72”. Photo: Danny Abel.

Becca Lofchie, Crap Self, 2020. Website and video on loop.

Becca Lofchie, Crap Self, 2020. Website and video on loop.

Becca Lofchie, Pre-TSD’Gram, 2020. Website and AR filters for Instagram.

Becca Lofchie, Pre-TSD’Gram, 2020. Website and AR filters for Instagram.

Jisoo Han, Meriem Bennani Visiting Artist Poster, 2019. Digital.

Jisoo Han, DUFT: Brand Poster Series, 2020. Digital.

Jisoo Han, Untitled, 2019. Digital.

Jisoo Han, Algorithmic Humanism Wave 1.0, 2020. Digital, thesis website.

Jisoo Han, Agora Methodology, 2020. Print, brochure.

Jisoo Han, Experiencing Multiple Personas, 2020. Digital.

The innovative Master of Fine Arts Program in Graphic Design at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) is focused on advanced exploration of form, methodology, and practice. The program is informed by a consciousness of contemporary practice, craft, audience, theory, and history, as well as the constantly shifting media environment. A final suite of projects produced by the MFAs—known as Graduate Practice—is a conceptually linked body of work that emerges from each student's personal agenda. These multi-platform investigations are intended to influence students’ work beyond graduate school and challenge preconceived notions of graphic design practice and outcomes.

The MFA Program in Graphic Design emphasizes both practical and conceptual skills, and enables each designer to integrate a command of visual language with imagination, theory and technology. Students are trained in print and publication design; web and interface design; motion graphics for broadcast and film; branding, identity and type design; as well as for careers in design history and education. Classes in Graphic Design are small, intimate, and critique-based, fostering debate and discussion as well as imparting formal and practical knowledge.

Participating Artists

Aisha Alkinaey
Emma Berliner
David Caterini
Conny Cavazos
Xiyu Deng
Nadia Haile
Jisoo Han
Sam Jones
Yuchen Liu
Becca Lofchie
Paul Wheatley

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