2023 MFA Thesis Exhibitions

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On View from April 22-29, 2023 + May 12- 20, 2023
Exhibition Openings:  April 21, 5-7pm + May 11, 5-7pm
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design
ICA Gallery hours:
Wed–Sun, 11:00am–5:00pm, Thursday, 11:00am–7:00pm

The MFA Thesis Exhibitions for the Class of 2023 are interdisciplinary shows that incorporate a range of making practices unified by the overwhelming concerns these students have for their environment, their communities, their families, and their own well-being. With an emphasis on the personal, and at times the anecdotal, these 21 artists make a variety of contributions in the form of ceramics, garments, furniture, installations, paintings, photographs, poems, prints, sculptures, and videos. The nature of their work and research demonstrates the caliber and cultural relevance of our program. 

MFA Thesis Exhibition

April 22-29, 2023

Opening Reception April 21, 5-7pm

Exhibiting Artists: Corinne Colpitts, Deanna Jacome, Marlena Faxon, Jordann McKenna, Allison Overpeck, Maya Parry, Phoebe Snyder, Richard Takita, Michael Tilbury, Ryan Wight

MFA Thesis Exhibition

May 12- 20, 2023

Opening Reception May 11, 5-7pm

Exhibiting Artists: McKenna Bishop, Maeve Doolan, Grace Hager, Mattie Hinkley, Rebecca Laws, James Meyer, Ted Moore, Steffany Ojeda, Connor Pirruccello-McClellan, Deborah Santoro, Anthony Surratt

Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art at Maine College of Art

Supported by renowned faculty, visiting artists and carefully selected graduate advisors, the MFA in Studio Art curriculum emphasizes the intersection of production, individual research, and critical analysis. Students choose either a Low or Full Residency option. MECA&D’s Full Residency MFA provides 24/7 access to private studios and staffed fabrication facilities where students work alongside peers and with local faculty. Among the first programs of its kind in the country, MECA&D’s low residency MFA combines intense periods of on-campus instruction with the freedom and independence of working from any home location, anywhere in the world. This program will accept applications through Monday, May 1, 2023 (as space permits) to start Summer 2023.

Graduate Programs at Maine College of Art & Design

Maine College of Art & Design offers a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art (MFA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and a Salt Graduate Certificate in Documentary Studies. MECA&D’s community is diverse, and each new student adds immeasurably to the vibrancy of our community. Applications are evaluated individually, with consideration given to the strength of the portfolio and academic achievement.