Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art
My artistic practice utilizes a hybrid of media such as serigraphs, lithographs, hand-made publications, installations, archival documents and video-based works to address master narratives and to challenge historical records. I closely examine the relationship between archived information and redacted histories and their effects on the collective and historical consciousness. I am interested in creating counter-archives to challenge the authority behind archival systems and interrogate their mutability. I also borrow from the same visual language of traditional archival systems to reveal institutional and historical skeletons. Due to my personal research, I have morphed into an archivist myself collecting bodies of hidden and unfamiliar knowledge. In this text, I am using research to amplify willfully omitted histories or alternative knowledge in order to tell a distinctive story.
Program Director's Department
Graduate School of Art
McCoy, Kevin, "Clash of the Titans" (2019). Graduate School of Art Theses. ETD 127. https://doi.org/10.7936/knrz-jf58.