CURRENT GRADS

The current Studio Art MFA Candidates at the School of

Art + Design at UIUC

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ANIEYA CAUTHEN

i can't make a living out of this, archival pigment print, 2021

 

Interests: Identity, Race, Life (and how horrible it can be), mental health, collage, photography, painting, the mundane, rememory, mortality, permanence

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QUINN KOENEMAN

Caravaggio Meets The Magic Man, Digital(sample page),9"x6" 2021

 

Interests: Alternative Comics, Storytelling, Neurodiversity, Kayfabe

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KENDRA WARD

Strap, digital photograph, 2019

 

Interests: Photography, hysteria, mental health, femininity, isolation, and gender performance

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ERICA FITZGERALD

You Have The Tools, flower, yeast, water, female body, 2021

 

Interests: Performance, reproductive sustainability, historical gender oppression, dominance, activism & documentation.

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TRAVIS KELLER

Evening Routine, oil on canvas, 54” x 72”, 2021

 

Interests: Painting, Cinematic Storytelling, Dystopian Futures, cinema, Expressionism

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JOSEPH OBANUBI

what is a peacock personality? digital composite, 2021

 

Interests: Technology, Afro-surrealism, Afrofuturism, Digital, Identity, Fantasy, Delusion, New Media, Globalization, whim, Inbetweens,Metaphor and Duality, Afro Spirituality

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ABIGAIL HOLCOMBE

A Well-Groomed Girl Is A Well-Adjusted Girl, polyurethane foam, collaged paper, acrylic paint, yarn, wood, contact paper, turf, embroidery, mirrors, wallpaper, nails

 

Interests: Sculpture, Installation, the indistinguishable and undefinable, semiotic relationships, the body resisting, the effect of shadows in moonlight

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KOFI BAZZELL-SMITH

Manga Page Sample, ink on paper with digitally added tones, 440 mm X 310 mm, 2021

 

Interests: Manga, storytelling, Afrofuturism, Japanese cinema, Japanese history, Ukiyo-e, Toba-e, Black independent comics, boxing, martial arts, foreign language, cultural exchange

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AMY APPLEGATE

Cups, oil on panel, 2022

 

Interests: Painting, Perception, Time, Consciousness

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KSTJVJY SYLVOP

Round table, 5-channel video installation with sound, 2021