Art Gallery Hosts 2013 MFA and MA Thesis Exhibition

  • The Art Gallery with several art works including graffiti, a sculpture and paintings.

    A visitor admires the work of various students at the fourth annual graduate student exhibition currently on display in California State University, Northridge’s Art Galleries. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • A mixed media piece depicting a blurry figure in a faded setting stepping into a white space.

    Jenny Donaire’s “The Indelible Presence of Insignificant Moments” is done in mixed media. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • A sculpture using mostly sharp angles that is comprised of scrap steel, resin and thread

    Parker Boales’ “Drawing with Space” (foreground) is created from scrap steel, resin and thread. The works of other exhibition participants comprise the background. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • An acrylic painting depicting colorful livestock

    Lena Sayadian’s “Humans” was completed in acrylic. Photo by Victor Kamont.

  • A group of televisions in various positions on the floor playing videos

    Katherine Parsons’ “Gone From My Sight” utilizes video and mixed media. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • A series of black and white linoleum cuts depicting the artist

    Feifei Wang’s “Self-Portrait Series” is a sequence of linoleum cuts. Photo by Victor Kamont.

California State University, Northridge’s Art Galleries presents its fourth annual “2013 Thesis Exhibition Master of Fine Arts/Master of Arts” now through June 1.

The exhibition showcases the work of 16 graduate students earning a master’s degree in either art or fine arts. The works featured include sculpture, painting, photography, digital video, ceramics, and illustration. The annual show is a culmination of intensive study and experimentation in fulfillment of the thesis requirements for both degree programs.

“This is the student’s final buildup to their degree,” said Jim Sweeters, director of the Art Galleries. “It’s a big event for them and to use because we get to see how our program is doing.”

In conjunction with the exhibit, both graduating and matriculating students will have open studios where visitors can engage in a deeper conversation of the concepts and processes behind their work in progress.

“It’s great for our students to see everything in its final form and realize that they were capable of producing these art pieces,” Sweeters said.

The exhibition is housed in the Art Galleries of the Art & Design Center and is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information regarding the exhibition, visit the Art Galleries website.