Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s 2020 MFA Summer Thesis Exhibition, on view in two parts via Kunstmatrix through October 28, showcases selected work from recent graduates of the college’s Low Residency MFA program. Amidst the continuing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s show goes fully virtual, with an online virtual exhibition curated by Nettrice R. Gaskins and a permanent exhibition website.

Featured artists include Cat Azazel, Gregory J Barry, B Chehayeb, Maura Cronin, Vincent S. Esposito, Paul Fitzgerald, Chris Goodwin, Chantel Gushue, Christine Hajjar, K. Haskell, Darryl Loyer, Leslie Lyman, Melanie dai Medeiros, Maureen Riley, Cory Shepherd, John Suro, Zachary Tate, Jake Zapor, Cynthia Zeman, and Hannah Zimmerman.

“This group of students has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to their creative and intellectual transformation over the last two years, and they have earned their Master’s degrees in a period unlike any other in MassArt’s history,” notes MassArt Dean of Graduate Studies Lucinda Bliss. Working in a range of media, 2020 students explored new ways to create and interact with their audiences and communities. Curator Nettrice R. Gaskins notes: “Artists in this year’s Low Residency Master of Fine Arts virtual thesis exhibition show how they’ve addressed some of the challenges of this pivotal moment in U.S. history.”

MassArt’s Low Residency MFA program offers artists and educators a 60-credit terminal degree, earned in two academic years and three summer residencies on the MassArt campus in Boston’s arts district.

Visit or go directly to Kunstmatrix to view Part 1 and Part 2 of the work featured in MassArt’s 2020 MFA Thesis Exhibition.

For more information about MassArt’s graduate programs in Fine Arts and Design, visit

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