biometaphysicalmateria | MFA Thesis Exhibition 2023

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Emily Carr University of Art + Design hosts its annual Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition.


Mar 25, 2023 – Apr 9, 2023

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On Campus

Michael O’Brian Exhibitions Commons and RBC Media Gallery

520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5T 0H2 See on Map

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Featuring work from the 2023 cohort of MFA degree candidates, from March 25 to April 9.

All are invited to attend the Opening Reception, March 30, 6-9pm.

The culmination of two years of intensive artistic research, the exhibition showcases the results of studio-based education and critiques integrated with seminar readings and discussions.

The MFA Program comprises an international cohort of emerging artists who work with renowned faculty and distinguished visiting curators, scholars and artists. This Thesis Exhibition with the title biometaphysicalmateria showcases the diverse practices made by the MFA class of 2023, with work addressing anamnesis and the feminine body, genealogy and medical imaging, plein air painting, light and perception, compostable materials, environmental aesthetics and bio-active naturescapes, ethics and equity, queer Black histories, queer worlding as well as local and indigenous storywork through animation, drawing, filmmaking, installation, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Participating artists

Hoor Ahmed

Maru Aponte

Gwenyth Chao

Sidi Chen

Isabella Dagnino

Sam Davis

Jimena Diaz Jirash

KJ Edwards

Jenie Gao

Marion Landry

Kalvin Valko

Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun

Sophia Zarders

The Thesis Exhibition and opening reception are held at Emily Carr University’s Michael O’Brian Exhibition Commons and RBC Gallery.

Members of the public are invited into the gallery for our public opening reception taking place on March 30 from 6pm–9pm. The gallery is open to the public during the regular opening hours (Mon. to Fri. 7:30am - 11:00pm, Sat. and Sun. 9:00am – 5:00pm). The university offers Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design degrees.

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