The creative work of this year’s MFA candidates is on display through April 8 at MSU’s Eli and Edythe Broad Museum of Art as part of the Department of Fine Arts’ 2018 MFA exhibition. art, art history and design.
The exhibition is an opportunity for the three MFA students – Jazzmyn Barbosa, Laura Baszynski and Liz Luna – to share their many artistic achievements with the public.
For these emerging professional artists, the MFA exhibition is proof of their accomplishments and promise, marking the culmination of a three-year program of study that emphasizes in-depth creative exploration. under the supervision of a faculty orientation committee.
“The MFA 2018 exhibition marks our 5th year of presenting MFA thesis research at the MSU Broad Art Museum. This important collaboration is the result of much time and hard work from Broad Curatorial Assistant Georgia Erger and of assistant preparator Broad Morgan Sego,” said Jacquelynn Sullivan, director of the galleries art, art history and design department.
Sullivan also expressed how impressed she is with the artwork that AAHD MFA candidates have created for this exhibit. “Each year, the creative research on display raises the bar for the next batch of MFA candidates. Works presented by Jazzmyn Barbosa, Laura Baszynski, and Liz Luna highlight their perspectives, interests, and personal creative styles.”
Focused study in an area of concentration, along with coursework in art history and related fields, helps each artist situate their work within the larger discourse that characterizes art practice today.
The exhibition opened on March 17. A reception is scheduled on the last day of the exhibition from 6 to 8 p.m., April 8, when the annual MFA award will be presented to an outstanding candidate by guest juror Nabila Abdel Nabi. , art historian and assistant curator at the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, Ontario.
The MFA exhibition is organized by MSU’s Department of Art, Art History and Design at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, under the supervision of Georgia Erger, Curatorial Assistant at Broad Art Museum.
The exhibit is funded by the MSU Graduate School and the John and Susan Berding Family Endowment.