For the first time, Master of Fine Arts degree candidates in UGA’s Lamar Dodd School of Art are taking their exit show on the road. Partnerships in Atlanta and New York City are giving the students the opportunity to gain exposure at two of the nation’s top arts scenes.
Exhibitions featuring work by graduating students are on view at the Georgia Museum of Art through May 3 and at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center through April 30. Work representing all 19 students and selected from the two exhibitions will then be shown at Rogue Space Chelsea in New York from May 26 to June 4, with an opening reception on May 28.
The museum will host “MFA Speaks,” a panel discussion with the students about their work, April 23 at 5:30 p.m.
“This year’s graduating class has created varied and exceptional work. In my first year as director, I am proud to be a small part of our first MFA class to exhibit in New York, Athens and Atlanta as a culmination of their studies,” said Chris Garvin, a professor and director of the art school. “We are excited that these graduating students will renew a great Dodd tradition of exporting Georgia art to the rest of the world while starting a new legacy for future classes to embrace.”
The 2015 MFA candidates and their disciplines are Patrick Brien, drawing and painting; Joseph Camoosa, drawing and painting; Winnie Gier, photography; Andrew Indelicato, drawing and painting; Allan Innman, drawing and painting; Mark Johnson, ceramics; Mahera Khaleque, drawing and painting; Anna Gay Leavitt, photography; Tyler Leslie, printmaking; Cameron Lyden, jewelry metals; Jessica Machacek, printmaking; Louisa Powell, sculpture; Georgia Rhodes, photography; Phillip Scarpone, sculpture; Lillian Smith, jewelry metals; Andrew Soper, interior design; Zipporah Thompson, fabric design; Lucas Underwood, photography; and Bo Wang, interior design.