Press Releases

May 2006

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

On view May 5 through May 21, 2006
Opening Reception:
Friday, May 12, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Closed for Oral Reviews on Thursday, May 11


ALBANY, NY--- The University Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its most recent exhibition featuring the work of the University at Albany Spring 2006 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates: Kawther Elmi, John Keefe, Steve Rolf Kroeger, G.G. Roberts, Ann Elizabeth Wolf, and Cynthia E. Zellner.

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.

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.

Also featured is work by Master of Arts (MA) candidate C. Ryder Cooley. The MA degree is a 30 credit-hour graduate program in studio art.

For further information on exhibitions and programs, call (518) 442-4035 or visit our website at www. albany.edu/museum.