Project Description

2016 UO Art MFA Thesis Exhibition

University of Oregon Department of Art
May 6 – May 31, 2016
Opening: Friday, May 6, 6 –9pm

The University of Oregon 2016 UO Art MFA Thesis Exhibition presents the culminating work of eight master of fine arts graduate students. In the exhibition’s catalog essay, Alexandra Mickle, graduate student in the UO Department of the History of Art and Architecture, says, “In this exhibition eight artists reveal and question truths, both singular and universal, by exploring ways of being that go beyond the conventional. The exhibited installations are grounded in the gallery space but speak more broadly to questions of larger dialogues. Embracing many mediums and forms, the works in this exhibit present iterations, fragmentations, and clarifications of reality, encouraging a reevaluation of things as they are, or as they appear to be.”

The Department of Art’s interdisciplinary graduate program encourages students to work across disciplines, with focus in areas of sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, digital arts, ceramics, fibers, and jewelry and metalsmithing. The MFA program is a three-year course of study that involves rigorous studio investigation, critical discourse, and conceptual development. Emphasis is placed on developing a curriculum tailored to the needs of the individual student while encouraging exploration and risk-taking

For more information, please contact UO Department of Art at 541-346-3610, or Director of Graduate Studies, Assistant Professor, Christopher Michlig at

Exhibiting Artists
Anya Dikareva

Summer Gray

Krista Heinitz

Steven Joshlin

Daniel Patrick Lopez

Sarah Mikenis

Stephen Mathew Nachtigall

Rachel Widomski

image: Anya Dikareva, Steerer Enactment: variation No. 2. 2015. Latex paint on sewn fabric, serigraphy collage on paper mounted on cardboard, human, wearable objects. Dimensions variable.




Opening: Friday, May 6, 6 –9pm

Gallery Hours: Fri–Sun, 12–5pm


Free and open to the public