MFA Thesis Exhibition Dates have been Announced!

Posted On February 16, 2018
Categories Featured News
For Immediate Release:
Spring MFA Exhibition Series, March 5- April 6, 2018
Images and press contact:
Cynthia Farnell, Gallery Director,, (404) 413-5230
The Master of Fine Arts studio program at Georgia State University, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design offers concentrations in Ceramics, Drawing and Painting, Printmaking, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Sculpture, and Textiles. All studio MFA students present a solo exhibition of their work in the final year of the intensive three-year program. All exhibitions are held on campus in the Welch Galleries except for the exhibition for the two Welch Fellows, which will be held at Gallery 72 in downtown Atlanta, owned by the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. Most of the third years participated in the Aqua Art Miami fair this past December. For student profiles and images of the exhibition works in “Fever Dreams,” check out the digital catalogue, designed by graphic design MFA Valentina Caver.
We are pleased to present the work of the following MFA artists in our Spring 2018 MFA Exhibition series:

Atena Masoudi Sherbet House: Designing Iranian Culture for the United States
Open March 5-9
Reception: Thursday, March 8, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Yours Truly MF (Michelle Florence): YTMF
Tyler Cieplowski: Loose Larry, A Binding of Non- Blood Story
Nuni LeeGood Girl: Sweaty Palms and the Smile
Open March 19-23
Reception: Thursday, March 22, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Vanessa Yvonne Jagodinsky
Judy Parady: Antediluvian
Kirstie Tepper: Dwelling on Things
Open March 26-30
Reception: Thursday, March 29, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Amelia Carley
A Survey of No Place
Kelli Couch: A thing among things.
Open April 2-6
Reception: Thursday, April 5, 5:00 – 8:00pm


Welch Fellows MFA exhibitions at Gallery 72:
Maryam Palizgir : Folded Mystery
Aaron Kagan Putt: Another Failed Attempt
Open April 2-6
Reception: Thursday, April 5, 6:00-8:00pm.


Upcoming Spring Exhibitions in the Welch Galleries

20th Annual Student Juried Exhibition 
April 12-19
Juror  TBA. Awards reception Thursday, April 19, 5-7pm.

Spring BFA
Open April 26 – May 3
Reception: Thursday, May 3, 5-7pm


To request disability accommodations at the Welch Galleries, please contact 404-413- 5230 / cfarnell with your request making sure to provide your name and the event name/date.

Directions/ Parking: The galleries are located at 10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta GA 30303. We are within walking distance of the Five Points and Georgia State MARTA Stations. Pay parking available in T-Deck and metered parking on Gilmer Street.  The exhibition and programs are supported in part by GSU Student Activity Fee Fund.


Welch School Galleries hours:
M-F, 10am until 6pm; closed weekends and University holidays.
10 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303.
404/413.5230. Cynthia Farnell, Gallery Director