Pratt Institute’s Department of Fine Arts is delighted to invite the public to the two-part 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition, Making Place, curated by Sofía Shaula Reeser-del Rio. Student work is on view in Brooklyn’s Pfizer Building at 630 Flushing Avenue. Visitors can register to attend opening receptions and the gallery hours are Monday–Saturday, 12–6pm (ET).
Each of the 41 graduating artists is presenting a body of work as the culmination of their time at Pratt. Those in the exhibition have worked in disciplinary and interdisciplinary ways over the course of their study in painting and drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and integrated practices.
This year’s artists, whose work can be viewed in the MFA Fine Arts 2023 Publication, include:
MAKING PLACE: Histories & Heritage, Part I (March 27–April 7)
Victoria Arthur, Jenna Arvelo, Yu Cheng, Note Davis-Barney, Mengyu Han, Shaun Haugen, Noormah Jamal, Jimi Kabela, Longyuan Miao, Griffin Miller, Sonja Petermann, Miranda Ratner, Lauren Rauber, Monica Srivastava, Rodrigo Tafur, Ethan Tasa, Olivia Terian, Joe Turpin, Sarah Wang Pitts, Chang Xu, Shiyu Zhang
MAKING PLACE: Politics & the Body, Part II (April 24–May 5)
U Tong Ao Ieong, Jimin Baek, Alexander Brewington, Cameron Burgoyne, Grace Einfeld, Michelle Frick, Tim Kastelijns, Niousha Kiarashi, Moss Loke O’Connor, Katherine McElhiney, Gonzalo Miñano Paz, Blair Peters, Daniel Pravit Fethke, William Richmond, Merlin Sabal, nikki slota-terry, Thomas Tustin, Samuel Waxman, Qiaosen Yang, Sara Zielinski
Pratt Institute’s interdisciplinary MFA program in Fine Arts educates artists through a comprehensive study in fine arts, criticism, art history, and humanities. Students become proficient in every aspect of their studio practice through a combination of rigorous critical discussion, broad-based studio and technical electives, collaborative opportunities, and concentrated study in their chosen areas.
The exhibition is part of Pratt Shows 2023. Representing years of research, exploration, critical thinking, creative inquiry, problem-solving, growth, production, practice, and accomplishment, the shows celebrate student work leading up to commencement. Pratt Shows also feature work in architecture, design, information, and liberal arts and sciences.
For more information, visit pratt.edu.