EXHIBITION | April 6, 2021 – May 8, 2021
LIVESTREAMED ARTISTS’S TALK | Friday, April 9, 2021, 4:00-5:00 pm
By: Stephanie Broussard, MFA Graduate Candidate, Note: This program is fully virtual.
OPEN GALLERY WITH STEPHANIE BROUSSARD | Friday, April 9, 2021, 1:00-3:30 pm
Stephanie Broussard will be present in the museum gallery to informally welcome visitors to her Master of Fine Arts Thesis exhibition. The artist will respond to your questions and provide impromptu tours during this time.
ABOUT | This annual showcase is the culmination of two or more years work by the Master of Fine Arts graduate candidates. With its wide range of art-making approaches, the thesis exhibition provides a stimulating experience for faculty, students, and museum visitors. This year’s MFA candidate is Stephanie Broussard, who will be featured in a solo exhibition in the museum’s Pavilion gallery as well as virtually through the museum’s online programming.
Stephanie Broussard’s work interprets and plays with perceptions of space utilizing the language of paint. Through a series of contrasting themes, she has constructed narrative paintings revolving around distance & closeness; interior & exterior; cityscape & landscape; spiritual & physical; presence & absence.
Traveling from many places to join the cohort at WSU, Broussard engaged in an intense two-year interdisciplinary studio program and met regularly with faculty members for group and individual critiques. Visiting artists and scholars provided diverse one-on-one insight into her creative work while the artist sharpened her confidence, convictions, and skills. Their MFA Thesis Exhibition is a focused conclusion, yet it also marks an exciting transition toward professional careers.
A note on this year’s exhibition: Due to complications with COVID-19 members of the graduating class of 2021 were given the option to either graduate this year or extend their stay in the program one year. In concert with this adjustment, current curriculum is under review for changes beginning Fall of 2021 that could move the entire program to a three-year plan.
Organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. Funding for this exhibition is provided by the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Endowment and members of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU.
LOCATION | The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU is located in the Crimson Cube (on Wilson Road across from Martin Stadium and the CUB) on the WSU Pullman campus. For more information please visit museum.wsu.edu/about.
The WSU Fine Arts MFA Program will extend to a three year program beginning the fall of 2021. Second-year MFA candidates currently enrolled in the program have been extended the opportunity to take advantage of this change and are showcased below in videos as a preview of what is to come for their 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibitions.