Category: First Year MFA

Talya Petrillo

Talya Petrillo is a multidisciplinary artist exploring autobiographical narrative and related observation. Her work history and academic background in psychology encourage her to reach into a consequence of emotion and place through an analysis of material and abstract form.

Michael Neumann

Adaptation and exploration are Michael Charles Neumann’s primary tools for intuitive investigation of natural phenomena, such as geology, cosmology, and evolutionary biology. His artistic research balances order and chaos through drawing, painting, interactive sculpture, found objects, analog technology, and open source tools to construct poetry in visual language.

Yejin Lee

Yejlin Lee’s work fuses Eastern traditional philosophy with Western contemporary scientific consciousness, exploring Oneness between all aspects of nature. In her repetitive discipline as meditative practice, she uses digital media and performance to connect metaphysical ideas with physical phenomena.

Jamison Edgar

Jamison Edgar uses paint, performance, and video to investigate notions of identity, sexuality, intimacy, sensationalism, lineage, and privilege. Socially collaborative and often times multidisciplinary, he views his artwork as an invitation for dialogue.

Tsohil Bhatia

Tsohil Bhatia is an image-maker and performance artist from India working in performance art, photography, video, and new media. Memory, gender identity, domesticity, and the performance of national identity are recurrent themes in his practice, which he explores these through durational work.

Paper Buck

Paper Buck is a transgender interdisciplinary artist, activist, and printmaker with a reverence for innovative uses of traditional craft-based practices and analog technical processes. A foundational part of his practice is focused on anti-racist, feminist, queer praxis, and participation in social movements.