Other Worlds are Possible: Spring 2020 MFA Thesis Show goes virtual

Nick Rouke ’20g (Studio Art: Photography & Related Media), Untitled, 2020, archival inkjet print

The 2020 thesis work of the School of Fine & Performing Arts’ MFA programs has found a home online, cementing the importance of showcasing graduate students’ creative research in the absence of a physical exhibition.

Other Worlds are Possible” presents the work of graduate students in ceramics, metal, painting and drawing, photography and related media, printmaking, and sculpture. An in-person showing at the Dorsky Museum has been postponed until the fall.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many students were unable to complete their thesis projects before their studios were closed. This online exhibition is a display of how the SUNY New Paltz MFA community has remained committed to their creative processes in the face of unprecedented adversity.

“Other Worlds are Possible” artists include:

  • Karen Jaimes ’20g (Ceramics)
  • Kehan Wan (Yoky) ’20g (Metal)
  • Stefan Gaugherty ’20g (Metal)
  • Jamie Scherzer ’20g (Metal)
  • Min Jae Eom ’20g (Metal)
  • Corina Willette ’20g (Painting & Drawing)
  • Jung Yun Choi ’20g (Sculpture)
  • Rosa Lovesky ’20g (Sculpture)
  • Maxine Leu ’20g (Sculpture)
  • Xuewu Zheng ’20g (Printmaking)
  • Sariah Park ’20g (Printmaking)
  • Jessica McDonnell ’20g (Printmaking)
  • Bruce Wahl ’20g (Photography & Related Media)
  • Li Lin-Liang ’20g (Photography & Related Media)
  • Nick Rouke ’20g (Photography & Related Media)

New Paltz is regularly listed as the number one public university in the nation for Metal MFA programs and consistently ranked among the region’s top 10 public universities overall. Read more about the SUNY New Paltz MFA program. For more information on the MFA program or “Other Worlds are Possible,” contact Graduate Coordinator Matthew Friday.