Maine College of Art & Design presents MFA Thesis Exhibitions for the class of 2023

MFA students participate in two exhibitions, on view April 22 - 29, 2023 & May 12 - 20, 2023

Deborah Santoro MFA '23, "Woman with Camera | Self with Fern," silkscreen with aluminum leaf on paper, 45"x45”, 2023

PORTLAND, ME April 18, 2023Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) is pleased to present two thesis exhibitions celebrating the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art class of 2023. Presented in collaboration with the Institute for Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design (ICA), the work in each exhibition represents the synthesis of graduate candidates’ experience in the MFA program.

The presentation of theses is divided between two exhibitions: April 22-29, 2023 and May 12-20, 2023. The former includes an opening reception Friday, April 21 from 5:00–7:00pm, with an opening reception for the latter on Thursday, May 11 from 5:00–7:00pm. Both exhibitions are free and open to the public at the ICA Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00-5:00pm.

Maine College of Art & Design’s MFA program allows students to choose a campus-based full residency, including 24/7 access to facilities, or low residency, which combines shorter intense periods of on-campus instruction with the freedom to work from a home studio.

Students featured in the exhibition include: McKenna Bishop, Maeve Doolan, Grace Hager, Mattie Hinkley, Rebecca Laws, James Meyer, Ted Moore, Steany Ojeda, Connor Pirruccello-McClellan, Deborah Santoro, Anthony Surratt.

For more information about the exhibitions, click here.

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Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) has been activating students of all pursuits to make art, make an impact, and inspire change since its founding as Portland School of Art in 1882. Located in Portland's thriving Arts District, students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, 24-hour-a-day studios, a 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, and a community-based Artists at Work program—making MECA&D the right-sized school in the right-sized city for every student who wants to make their mark and be seen. The College offers BFA Majors and Minors, Graduate Programs, Continuing Studies, Pre-College, and includes the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and the Institute for Contemporary Art. Follow us at @mecaart.


Alex Koch, Public Relations Specialist