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Date of Award

Spring 5-20-2021

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Author Department/Program

Graduate School of Art

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Visual Art

Degree Type

Thesis

Abstract

I create conceptual drawings, collages, sculptures, and installations to humorously destabilize and ultimately question how human language, formal methodologies, and social institutions function. While seemingly embracing an aesthetic of rationality, I undermine it with absurdity. In my work, I take a fundamentally dialectical position by skewering the rational to the illogical as neither can exist without the other.

Language

English (en)

Program Director

Lisa Bulawsky

Program Director's Department

Graduate School of Art

Thesis Advisor

Monika Weiss

Studio/Primary Advisor

Michael Byron

Studio/Primary Advisor

Jack Risley

Committee Member

Ila Sheren

Committee Member

Richard Krueger

Artist's Statement

As an artist, I am not in the business of constructing meaning. I juxtapose signifiers and render them incoherent by maintaining a highly refined, systematic presentation in my drawings, collages, sculptures, and installations. By doing so, I disrupt the logical flow of thought with abrupt moments of absurdity. In my work, I skewer the rational to the illogical to destabilize and ultimately question how language, methodologies, and social institutions function.

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