The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis is pleased to announce the opening of the 2021 MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture Thesis Exhibition, presenting work by the program’s (first-ever!) graduating class. The exhibition will be on view at the High Low Gallery in St. Louis’s midtown arts district from May 1–15. An online exhibition will also be available through the website.

2021 MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture Thesis Exhibition
May 1–15, 2021 | High Low Gallery (3301 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO)

Featuring: Racheal Bruce / Taylor Dow / Stephanie Gobby / Austin Ickes / Leah Kurth / Erin Lewis / Weike Liu / Jonathan Smith / Benjamin Snyder / Madeline Valentine

Viewings by appointment, online exhibition coming soon!

About the MFA-IVC Program
The Sam Fox School’s MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture program combines studio practice in illustration with curatorial training in visual and material culture. This two-year, fully residential program is ideal for illustrators, designers, and those interested in working with popular visual matter of the modern period. Graduates will be prepared to work as author-artists of graphic novels and picture books, professors of illustration, critical writers on popular culture, and curatorial staff in museums, libraries, and auction houses.

The MFA-IVC program builds on the vast visual culture resources of Washington University, including the D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, a preeminent site for studying the history and culture of American illustration.

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