Our graduate students earning their Masters degrees will present their interdisciplinary work to the public. Explore their body of art, three-years in the making through the development of a rigorous studio art practice under the supervision of a faculty guidance committee, learning to cultivate professional practices that facilitate a sustainable career in the arts.
Kagen Dunn graduated from the University of Texas-Arlington with a Bachelor of Fine Art in December of 2018. While attending UTA, Kagen concentrated in Glass. She has exhibited her work in juried art shows nationally. The most notable exhibitions include PIVOT (Image Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida), Bridging the Gap: Contemporary Craft Practices (Sandra J. Blain Gallery, Gatlinburg, Tennessee), and the 6th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition (Artspace III, Fort Worth, Texas). Kagen will be graduating with her Master’s in Fine Art in Spring of 2023 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Jorge Ariel Escobar is a queer/Latinx image-maker who holds a BFA from James Madison University and is currently a MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is an Ed-GRS Fellow. His work focuses on themes of intimacy, desires, and relationships between queer/gay men using his own experiences as the basis of his research. Primarily working with photography, his work crosses between digital, analog, and alternative processes to visualize these concepts. Within his current work he has been experimenting with lumen prints as a way to execute his current ideas for his upcoming thesis exhibition, I Think We Could’ve Been Something.
Praveen Maripelly was born in a small village in the southern part of India and is a first generation college student who is pursuing his second graduate degree after earning his MS in Visual Arts (Printmaking) from the University of Baroda, India, in 2009. He has experienced a patriarchal society, along with gender and caste discrimination, in rural India. He lost both of his parents at a young age and began pursuing art along with his diligent and mindful practice of yoga. This has shaped him into the person he is today and enabled him to address societal issues through his art.