Feb 5th 2021

Artist talk by Shahrbanoo Hamzeh. A video with closed captioning will be available beginning February 5 on University Galleries’ Vimeo page.

About the show:

University Galleries of Illinois State University is pleased to present the MFA Biennial from January 21 through February 21, 2021. In accordance with public health guidance, attendance will be kept under 25 at all times and visitors must book an appointment. Please see additional information below.

Exhibiting artists: Nicole Arnold, Japheth Asiedu-Kwarteng, Aca Carle, Sargylana Cherepanova, Peytin Fitzgerald, Cooper Gibson, Shahrbanoo Hamzeh, Priscilla Kar Yee Lo, Andrew Lorenzi, Spencer Molnar, Emma Oliver, Richard Oliver Reed, Erika Shiba, Mary Wilhelm, and Amy Yeager.

The 2021 MFA Biennial presents the work of fifteen students enrolled in the Wonsook Kim School of Art’s Master of Fine Arts program at Illinois State University. Their artwork dynamically engages the mediums of drawing, ceramics, game design, glass, painting, performance, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, and video. These artists are at various points in a three-year program that is dedicated to helping them “develop a mature body of work by exploring the relationship between active studio practice and rigorous intellectual inquiry.” The MFA Biennial provides students with experience of preparing for and mounting a professional exhibition, seeing their work in conversation with the work of their peers, developing online programs, and documenting their work within University Galleries’ space.

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