Senior year of the BFA program at Moore College of Art and Design is a very challenging time in a student’s career.  During this year, with the support of faculty advisors, students use the tools they have acquired in their time here to create a cohesive body of work in conjunction with a detailed written thesis. Over the past year, these students have spent countless hours in their studios experimenting and developing their ideas, while having them challenged in group critiques. One of the unique characteristics you will see in the work here is the vast variety of techniques and concepts—students are given the freedom and space to explore multitudes of media and topics—this freedom creates unique interdisciplinary results that challenge traditional materials and concepts, leading to new, exciting artistic expression.

Click through the names in the navigation above the artwork to view each student's individual thesis work.

Header artwork: Leanna Bacani '21, Fine Arts

Takia Gibbs: Diana and Clarence Stern Award in 3D Fine Art
Marley Richardson: Honorable Mention for the Diana and Clarence Stern Award for Excellence in 3-D Fine Art

Messages from the sponsor to the awardees:

Dear Takia – I am delighted to present you with the Stern Prize for 3-D work in the Senior Show. Your work displays with great fidelity the tension between the self-revelation of the authentic artist and the resistance to exposing that true self, with all of its heritage and its vulnerability. It is both profound and existential. I look forward to seeing your work in the future. Congratulations! – Joan N. Stern​
Dear Marley – Your work in the Senior Show is so compelling that I could not observe it without selecting it for Honorable Mention. Working in miniature and fine detail you use a found object with color, text and expression to convey a full range of emotion. It is impressive and I hope to see your future work. Congratulations! – Joan N. Stern

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