Sarah Barnett, Jaime Durham, Autumn Hunnicutt, Seo Ryung Park, Meagan Marsh Pine, and Siri Stensberg.With its wide range of art-making approaches, the annual Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is a showcase of two or more years work by graduating MFA candidates and a stimulating experience for WSU faculty, staff, students, and museum visitors.

The 2022 cohort of student-artists engaged in an intense interdisciplinary studio program at WSU Pullman. Throughout their studies, each artist sharpened their confidence, convictions, and skills; met regularly with Department of Fine Arts faculty members for group and individual critiques; and received one-on-one insight on their creative work from visiting artists and scholars.

“Fly Little Bird” by Autumn Hunnicutt (2022).

The MFA Thesis Exhibition is a focused conclusion to the degree program, yet also marks an exciting transition toward their professional careers.

This year’s MFA thesis graduate candidates are: Sarah Barnett, Jaime Durham, Autumn Hunnicutt, Seo Ryung Park, Siri Stensberg, and Meagan Marsh Pine.

The exhibition will be on view from March 29–May 7, 2022, with talks given by each of the artists during Family Weekend on April 1, from 3:00–4:00 p.m. An opening reception follows the talks in the museum galleries from 4:00–6:00 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

“Coil” by Sarah Barnett (2020).

Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU, funding for the exhibition is provided by the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Endowment and members of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU.

Top image: The 2022 MFA candidates. Left to right, top row: Sarah Barnett, Jaime Durham, and Autumn Hunnicutt. Left to right, bottom row: Seo Ryung Park, Meagan Marsh Pine, and Siri Stensberg.

By Debby Stinson, JSMoA at WSU, for WSU Insider