UH Artists Taking Talents to DiverseWorks for MFA Thesis Exhibition

Student Works Showcased April 28 – May 12 at Noted Houston Art Space

Each spring, the University of Houston School of Art bids a fond farewell to graduating master of fine arts (MFA) students. Before these students embark on new creative journeys, they will share their latest works at the MFA Thesis Exhibition.

Chuck IvyThis year, the popular exhibition celebrates 34 years of providing the community with a look at new, provocative works of art.

The 2012 MFA Thesis Exhibition runs April 28 – May 12 at Houston’s DiverseWorks Art Space (117 E. Freeway). Admission is free.

Eleven UH MFA students will showcase their works at this event. Artists include Sebastian Forray (painting and drawing), Ted Closson (painting), Rosine Kouamen (photography and digital media), Natali Leduc (sculpture), M’kina Tapscott (sculpture), Lisa Garrett (graphic communications), Emily McGrew (painting), Steve Hook (painting), Danilo Bojic (graphic communications), Chuck Ivy (interdisciplinary practices and emerging forms) and Abi Semter (painting and drawing). Ted Closson

“Our MFA students in general, and this class in particular, range widely across the different materials and approaches to contemporary art making,” said Rex Koontz, director of UH’s School of Art. “Diversity of approach and background are important to us. All of our students develop a sophisticated dialogue with the best of contemporary art during their stay here.”

Traditionally, the MFA Thesis Exhibition is presented in UH’s Blaffer Art Museum. As the museum undergoes an expansion and renovations, the city’s noted art space DiverseWorks will host this year’s event. Amy Powell, Blaffer curatorial fellow, is curating the exhibition.

For more details on the exhibition or DiverseWorks, visit http://diverseworks.org/.

WHAT: UH School of Art Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

April 28 - May 12
Gallery hours: noon - 6 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday

WHERE: DiverseWorks (1117 E. Freeway)
Houston, Texas
WHO: UH School of Art