This year’s graduates from the University of Washington School of Fine Arts are pleased to present their work at the 2016 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition, running from May 28-26. The event kicks off at the Henry Art Gallery with Friday night’s Opening Celebration. The exhibit showcases the journey of the students and gives them an opportunity to present their theses to the public. It’s a special time on Campus, where you’re able to experience the birth of these students as artists entering the world to share the work they’ve been working so hard to polish.
The Masters of Fine Arts is an intensive two-year course of study at the University of Washington. Some MFA graduate students have been awarded prestigious grants, fellowships and residencies. Working closely with facility mentors in a broad range of disciplines, they cultivate individual sensibility while pursuing their own unique artistic vision. They get the opportunity to work with fellow guest artists, curators, and speakers from the United States, England, The Netherlands, Spain, Singapore, and China in order to give the students a global perspective.
Past alumni have gone on to exhibit in some of the most prestigious galleries in the United States, and have been published and reviewed in some of the most important newspapers and journals in the Art world. The event is a a real treasure to our city’s culture and vibrancy, and a must-attend exhibition in the Seattle area. See a full gallery of student work here.
University of Washington 2016 MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition
When: Friday, May 27 from 7-9pm. Exhibit runs May 28-June 26
Where: Henry Art Gallery (4100 15th Ave NE)