Press Releases

March 30, 2011

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Opens at University Art Museum           

On view April 29 through May 15, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, May 6, 5–7 p.m.

Open Commencement Sunday, May 15, 12 – 3 PM. Closed May 4 – 5 for MFA oral examinations.

Free and open to the public.

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 2011 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) candidates: Paul Bauhs, Suzanne June Boatenreiter, Yaminay N. Chaudhri, Euna Goh, Jelena Opac᷃ić, Sara Pruiksma, Georgia Wohnsen and John W. Yost.
                                                                
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 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.

The exhibition is supported by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Ann C. Mataraso Endowment Fund.

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

New Museum Hours: Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Wednesday- Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday: 12- 4 p.m. Parking is free in visitor lot #1 on Saturdays and for the artists’ reception.





Media contact: Naomi Lewis, Exhibition & Outreach Coordinator, nlewis@albany.edu