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May 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am - June 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition

On view from May 12, 2017 – June 9, 2017
Exhibition Opening: Friday, May 12, 2017, 5:00–8:00pm
FFAWFriday, June 2, 2017, 5:00-8:00pm (closing event)
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design
ICA Gallery hours: Wed–Sun, 11:00am–5:00pm, Thurs, 11:00am–7:00pm, Friday, 11:00am–5:00pm, (FFAW until 8:00pm)

Maine College of Art & Design is pleased to announce the 2017 MFA Thesis Exhibition. The exhibition spotlights works by nine graduating artists, and represents a synthesis of each student’s experience in Maine College of Art & Design’s MFA Program in Studio Art. The MFA Thesis Exhibition features work in a variety of media and surveys a range of conceptual themes and creative approaches that characterize the global cultural landscape and contemporary art practice.

Featuring: Sarah Emch, Megan Franasiak, Crystal Gale Phelps, Shelby Wynne Richardson, Dayna Riemland, Jose Rodriguez, Jr., Renee Sawyer, Benjamin Spalding and Louise Coupar-Stamat.

Renee Sawyer, November 4th (Waiting), 2016, digital photograph, 12.75” X 17.5”

Benjamin Spalding, Middle School Milagro, 2017, Nails, resin, lacrosse shorts

Louise Coupar-Stamat, Seed, a stratified woman, 2017, Performance, Clay and Women

Sarah Emch, Involuntary, Detailed Video Still, 2017

Megan Franasiak, From I’m Handling It Pretty Well These Days, 2017, gouache on vellum, 36” x 50”

Crystal Gale Phelps, Sawing A Woman In Half, 2016, Performance, 47 minutes

Shelby Wynne Richardson, Will you pet my pussy?, 2016
, Mixed media artist book, 3x9x9

Dayna Riemland, Watcher (detail) 2017, hand embroidery on cotton, 36 x 48”

Jose Rodriguez Jr, This Land Is My Land, still from digital video, 2017


May 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am
June 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art & Design, first floor