Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Opens at University Art Museum
"Everyday Problems," 2003-04
Tissue Paper, Paper, Glue, Cardboard, Polystyrene, Wire
28 x 22 x 40 inches
The University Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its most recent exhibition featuring the work of the University at Albany Spring 2005 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates: Amanda Ervin, Chris Oliver, Matthew Peebles, Ryan T. Parr, Colleen A. Quinn, Kenneth Ragsdale, Sergio Sericolo, Matt Tiernan, and Val Tran.
The artists featured in this exhibition have just completed the University at Albany Art Department's three-year, 60 credit-hour program of intensive training and study in traditional and contemporary fine art practices. At the end of their MFA studies, candidates are required to exhibit a cohesive body of their work. This work forms the core of the MFA candidates' visual thesis and demonstrates the vigor and expertise with which these emerging artists explore their respective choice of mediums.
Colleen A. Quinn
"Map of the Tsunami," 2005
Acrylic paint, 3-D paint, Sharpie marker on vellum paper
5 x 6 feet
The University Art Museum provides MFA candidates with the opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional museum setting. At the same time the museum offers area viewers a unique opportunity to see how today's emerging artists are addressing contemporary issues in the visual arts. The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is an important milestone for these artists and marks their debut into the larger art world.
On view: April 29 through May 15, 2005
Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
For further information on exhibitions and programs, call (518) 442-4035 or visit our website at www.albany.edu/museum.
Tuesday- Friday: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 12- 4 p.m.
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