CURRENT GRADS

The current Studio Art MFA Candidates at the School of

Art + Design at UIUC

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EMMALY CRIMMEL

Crazy to See: Who Wouldn't Hurt a Butterfly, plastic, 3D printed material, cookie dough, lithographic prints, photographs, colored pencil, paint, wood, hot glue, invisible green material, March 2020

 

Interests: The real vs. reality, screens, hauntology, transparency, social media, identity, and visual experience IRL!

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JAKE FOSTER/INSTALLATION, NEW MEDIA

Empty 229, digital screen capture, 1366 × 768 px, 2019

 

Interests: Porn studies, queer theory, archives, queer phenomenology, webcam modeling, and desire

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OLLY GREER/SCULPTURE

Oath and Pledge, 475 pairs of donated underwear, wheat paste, and 150 taper candles

 

Interests: Fat resistance, tarot, local floral and food systems, trans storytelling, and dyke history

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KATHERINE HAIR/PAINTING

Crossing, acrylic on canvas, 48" × 60", 2018

 

Interests: Painting, sculpture, nature, animal behavior, biological symbiosis, and dogs

MAX HELLER/PHOTOGRAPHY

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ELISABETH HORAN/SCULPTURE

Jade Mountain, pulped sheets, pigment, okra, and borax, 6' × 4' × 3', 2018

 

Interests: Dreaming, cycles, paper, process, alchemy, found objects, boundaries, memory, and environment

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CONOR MURPHY/NEW MEDIA

Drift Major, video still, single-channel video, 2020

 

Interests: Painting, sculpture, performance, technology, systems, humor, pop culture, and the Anthropocene

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SALEM TURCHAN/SCULPTURE

She Will Have Done Something Interesting, installation, condom, Magic 8-Ball juice, 2020

 

Interests: Queer theory, sculpture, painting, absurdism, internet culture, institutional critique, text and symbols, trauma, and storytelling

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SYDNEY VIZE/SCULPTURE

Untitled, silicone and glass beads, 6" x 6" x 4", 2019

 

Interests: Body presentation, genetics, personas, secrecy, disease, and beauty

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NATHAN GRIMES/PAINTING

Agnostic Icon: Conflicting Realities Challenge Object Permanence, acrylic, latex, and aerosol on canvas, 19" × 12", 2019

 

Interests: Visual art, sound, immersive environment, perception, translation, and interaction

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ABIGAIL HOLCOMBE/PAINTING

The Skin of the Object, partial image of installation, bedside table, house paint, bucket, duct tape, polyester fiberfill, 2018

 

Interests: Painting, sculpture, the object, the everyday, the surface, maximalism, textiles, pattern, and decoration

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PAUL KENNETH/PAINTING

Something Wicked This Way Comes, raw canvas, denim, and peeled acrylic on stretched denim, 2019


Interests: A horse named Memory Lane, Mom's overgrown garden, and midnight in the bubble gum graveyard

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TAMAR SEGEV/PAINTING

Limanowskiego 48, Bałuty, Łódź, Poland, June 2, 2019, charcoal, graphite, pastel, and oil on canvas, 68" x 54", 2020

 

Interests: Painting, printmaking, memory transmission, memory as practice, process, and materiality

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STEPHEN SIGNA-AVILES/SCULPTURE

Install view, mixed-media sculptures, November 2019

 

Interests: Bricolage, cultural hybridity, memory, necessity, ego, desire, transit, borders, sports culture, and racial capital

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KENDRA WARD/PHOTOGRAPHY

Strap, digital photograph, 2019

 

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