Massachusetts College of Art and Design is pleased to present MFA Thesis 2023, showcasing the work of 12 Master of Fine Arts candidates in the final semester of their graduate programs in 2D/3D Fine Arts, Photography, and Film/Video. The exhibition is on view in two parts at the MassArt x SoWa gallery through June 4, with a student-curated on-campus component, My Feelings These Days, on view at the college’s Doran Graduate Gallery through June 2.

Featured 2023 MFA Thesis artists include Yukai Chen, Hadis Karami, Catherine LeComte, Kierra LoRayne, Lucie March, Dara Morgenstern, Yuxiao Mu, Yana Nosenko, Ashley Pelletier, Katalina Simon, Piyu Somani, and Jialin (Tiffany) Wang. Hailing from multiple countries, this year’s MFA Thesis artists mine personal histories and question norms. Their approaches to subject, methods of making, and unique combination of personal, political, and historical narrative complicate our assumptions, leaving us unpacking the work and pulling together tender threads.

The main two-part exhibition, curated by MassArt Art Museum Executive Director Lisa Tung, takes place at MassArt x SoWa. Now entering its third year, this satellite graduate gallery is situated in Boston’s SoWa arts district. In addition to presenting the thesis work of the college’s Master of Fine Arts students, MassArt x SoWa features premier work from MassArt’s graduate design programs, as well as curatorial projects, alumni exhibitions, student and faculty curated shows, and collaborative exhibitions with community partners.

The 12 graduating MFA candidates present public artist talks on Friday, May 26, on campus and via Zoom at 1:30pm (ET). The talks are free and open to the public, and will be followed by an on-campus gallery reception and theatrical screening of time-based works. Register here.

Now in its 150th year, MassArt has built a legacy of leadership as the first freestanding public college of art and design in the country, and the nation’s first art school to grant a degree. MassArt offers a comprehensive range of graduate and undergraduate degrees in art, design, and art education, taught by world-class faculty.

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