For the past several decades, Blaffer Art Museum has partnered with the University of Houston School of Art to give graduates of the city’s preeminent MFA program for visual artists their highly anticipated exhibition debut, introducing their work to the UH community and to an increasingly recognized global art center.
Blaffer proudly continues that tradition with the unveiling of the 38th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. Showcasing works across media by graduating MFA candidates Heather Bause, Cristina Bizman, Jeffrey Bradley, Meredith Cawley, Mark Chen, Jim de Vega, Auliya Flory, Zaeed Kala, Jenna Kripal, Jennifer McClish, Pahl Samson, and Michael Toskovich, the exhibition kicks off with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 8 and continues through April 23 at Blaffer Art Museum. (Blaffer members see it first from 6-7 p.m. — join today!)
April 20, noon: Free Gallery Talk + Lunch with Meredith Cawley, Mark Chen, Zaeed Kala, Auliya Flory, Heather Bause, and Michael Toscovich
April 21, noon: Free Gallery Talk + Lunch with Pahl Samson, Jenna Kripal, Jeffrey Bradley, Cristina Bizman, Jim de Vega, and Jennifer McClish
Graduating MFA candidate Mark Chen will give a series of performances, which will be held at 12:30 p.m. on April 12, 14, and 19; and at 2 p.m. on April 16 and 23.
The 38th Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is made possible in part by the University of Houston’s Student Fees Advisory Committee.
Photo of the studio of Zaeed Kala (MFA 2016) by Devon Britt-Darby