Category: First Year MFA

Laura Hudspith

Photograph of Laura Hudspith

Laura Hudspith’s interdisciplinary work explores the relationship between chronic illness and feminist action. With a focus in autotheoretical methodologies, her work positions practice, performance, and product as indistinguishable elements that are equally personal and political in nature. Casting and capturing pieces of herself in poetic texts, sculpture and lens-based work, Hudspith enacts rituals of self-imposed objectification where the asomatous is somatically shed and agency reclaimed.

Sarah Bowling

Photograph of Sarah Bowling

Sarah Bowling is an interdisciplinary artist exploring the power dynamics embedded within intimacy and relationships, the phases of vulnerability within the self, and the weight of desire. Her work is brightly colored, blingy, and unapologetically demands attention.

Caroline Yoo

Photograph of Caroline Yoo with the word "FOREIGNER" behind her lit in neon

Caroline Yoo’s past informs her work exploring the boundaries between belonging, othering, and being. Using her body as vessel, she poses questions on larger topics of power structures and embedded cultural norms in relation to immigration, race, gender, and sexuality.

Rebecca Shapass

Photograph of Rebecca Shapass

Rebecca Shapass works at the intersection of moving-image, installation, and performance to deconstruct traditional narratives surrounding femininity and womxnhood through the study of personal and collective memory. Tackling greater historical and social narratives, her work aims to address the shifting place of womxn within time’s flux through the themes of sexuality, identity, and the body.

Rosabel Rosalind

Photograph of Rosabel Rosalind sitting in front of one of her paintings

Rosabel Rosalind uses self-portraiture and storytelling to celebrate “otherness” surrounding both the Jewish and female body. Through drawing, painting, and printmaking Rosabel responds to a combination of autobiography, anti-Semitic histories, and narrative traditions both ancient and contemporary.