2012 University of Delaware MFA Thesis Exhibition

  • May 10 through June 17
  • Reception: Thursday, May 10 from 6-9 pm
  • Wednesday through Sunday 12 to 6
  • Free & Open To The Public

University of Delaware MFA Thesis Show features:
Laura Cox, Caitlin Fennelly, Alex Fogt, Joey Grimm, Patrick Koziol, Michael Merry, Jeffery Moser, Joshua Nobiling, Cynthia Stepp


To make important art is an automatically expansive process. It is a momentum and an action, disregarding traditional boundaries in favor of ideas and actualizations. The Department of Art at the University of Delaware realizes that the contemporary artist benefits from a thorough investigation of his or her own practice as well as wide-ranging feedback from others, and we strive to create an environment that encourages these conditions.

Our program is comprised of research, practice, and discourse. Students take academic classes to develop a language with which to discuss what they are doing; they maintain a dedicated studio practice where they fully engage their interests; and they discuss the results of their work in critique. The MFA program hosts a diverse faculty and we foster a communal teaching model where students dialogue with professionals and other graduate students outside of their fields. Our curriculum allows for radical experimentation and a devoted effort to a unique vision.

We develop thoughtful, articulate artists through an MFA program housed within a diverse setting – an ideal territory for the development of intellectually strong and challenging works of art – and we encourage our artists to take advantage of the broad range of ideas discussed outside of the arts at the University of Delaware. At the same time, the intimate size of our program allows for the graduate faculty to engage with students on an individual level, and to nourish work that explores a personal vision rather than any other overarching philosophy of what art should be.

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