• Abstracture, The Abstraction Of Architecture And Space: MFA Thesis - Painting and Drawing

      Long, Brooke (2016-05)
      If a room or space can alter how we feel, if our feelings are affected by the color of the walls, the shape of a door, the design of the wallpaper, what will happen to us in places we experience or inhabit?
    • Answers in the abstract

      Carpentieri, Austin (2018-05)
      Answers in the Abstract (AiA) is an unfinished work of fiction by Austin Carpentieri. AiA is a work of fiction which aims to put on display the inner minds of the characters. The story centers around a group of friends in high school, and their opinions of each other and what they each mean to each other. Exploring events of loss and tragedy, and how we move onwards and find beauty after them, AiA is a deeply personal work which is meant to be emotionally and intellectually provoking. Grief, joy, ecstasy, and yearning fuel the characters and pages developed here. Also included is a brief analysis by the author of influential works during the writing of this manuscript. AiA is by no means a finished product.
    • Symbioses, Recollect: MFA Thesis - Printmaking

      Christie, Kimberly (2017-05)
      ‘Symbioses: Recollect’ focuses on themes of memory and relationship. Symbolic ceramic sculptures join dreamy relief prints in simplifying the complexities of these ideas. The word ‘symbiosis’ translates to ‘living together’. Ranging from mutually helpful to seemingly unaffected to harmful, these relationships can be divided into three separate categories: mutualism, commensalism, and parasitism. Interpersonal relationships can be just as, if not more so, complicated. Nostalgic family photographs that have been digitally altered and veiled by color and image communicate my interpretation of recollection. These concepts are additionally bonded through color, material, and form.