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2015 Summer Juried MFA Exhibition

June 16 – August 15, 2015

The Eighth Annual Summer MFA Exhibition presents the artwork of a diverse group of 22 candidates from the UT Arlington Art & Art History Department's Graduate Degree Program. The students, at varying stages of the program - from first year, to those who have recently completed the program and have already earned their MFA degree - display a broad range of contemporary art-making practice in terms of concept, media and scale.

The Department of Art & Art History's MFA Program is organized into four areas: Studio-Intermedia, Visual Communication, Film/Video and Glass and the works in this exhibition reveal conceptual investigations of a variety of issues as the artists realize their visions in these respective mediums.

This year's Intermedia, glass and visual communication works were selected by juror Meggan Gould. Gould, a visiting artist from Albuquerque, NM, received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth and currently is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of New Mexico. Her photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally. Juror Rebecca Flores chose the film/video works for the show. Flores is a filmmaker who recently returned to Texas after several years in Amman, Jordan teaching and developing curriculum for the new Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts. She received her Masters degree in film production from the University of Southern California and is currently an adjunct film professor at Southern Methodist University. After visiting the MFA candidates' studios and reviewing all works that had been completed or were currently in progress, the two jurors were faced with the daunting task of selecting one or two pieces they felt demonstrated each student's best accomplishments. Their thoughtful choices currently on display in this exhibition reflect the depth and diversity of both the program and the student artists who generously share their intellectual and creative explorations.

The participating artists are:

  • Shaban Al-Refai
  • Luke Cisneros
  • Linh Dao
  • David Diaz
  • Josh Dryk
  • Gabriel Duran
  • Spencer Evans
  • Cor Fahringer
  • Brendan Feltrup-Exum
  • Laura Garcia
  • Brooke Granowski
  • Christine Heimerman
  • Fatimah Jawad
  • Jean-Patrick Mahoney
  • Emily Nicastro
  • Michelle Pennington
  • Mona Reeder
  • Maryam Rezaei
  • Gary Uribe
  • Seth Victorious
  • Shuhong Wang
  • Joshua Wilson


The exhibit and all events are free and open to the public.

Special Summer Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 A.M. - 2 P.M. and by appointment.

A closing reception will be held at the beginning of the fall semester on August 31, 2015 from 12-2 P.M.

Located on first floor in room 169 at the north end of the Fine Arts Building, UTA Campus, 502 S. Cooper St., Arlington, Texas.

For more information, contact Benito Huerta 817-272-3143 or Patricia Healy 817-272-5658.



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