Recent Submissions

  • Enantiodromia 

    Mlasowsky, Anna
    Multiplicity and the bridging of opposing realities is a central theme in my work. This multiplicity speaks to a physical disconnection between places as well as to a mental state of disassociation. Through process I enable ...
  • Split Ends 

    Skwira, Sarah
    I sit by the window, running my fingers through my hair. Getting to the ends, I hold them up to examine them. There is a golden afternoon light coming through the window. This is the magic time of day when every strand is ...
  • (searching for shadows) 

    Baughman, Paul
    This thesis outlines the art practice of artist Paul Baughman. His work investigates the role of the individual as it relates to agency, power, and change, in the context of contemporary society. His research systematically ...
  • Building Resonance 

    Gale-Schreck, Benjamin Ralph
    Ben Gale-Schreck April 6th 2016 Abstract My art practice is greatly influenced by my familial relationships. Using sculpture and performance, the interaction between my work and its audience is essential. As a tributary ...
  • My Dear Friend, Time 

    Xu, Jing
    University of Washington Abstract My Dear Friend, Time Jing Xu Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Professor Ellen Garvens Photomedia I like thinking that my work instigates performance; it encourages viewers to perform ...
  • Neo-Pre-Raphaelitism: The Final Generations 

    Waterman, Amanda B.
    The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of seven young men who wanted to rebel against the teachings and orthodoxies of the Royal Academy. It was a short-lived movement, beginning in 1848 and ending in the early 1850s, ...
  • Painting and Drawing: Mitigating The Space Between the Internal and External 

    Robertson, Bryan
    The topic of my thesis is about the “extra-relational” characteristics of rhetoric, poetry, and visual arts . Painting from my point of view is a form of natural philosophy with very deep roots extending back to the ...
  • social me: social media literacy for middle school classrooms 

    Sparano, Joseph
    Middle school is a time of drastic physical, cognitive, and social change for students. Many kids post their first messages on social media at this age, and their developmental changes are magnified and affected by their ...
  • Some Place 

    Dunn, Benjamin
    University of Washington Abstract Some Place Benjamin Dunn Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Associate Professor Helen J. O’Toole School of Art, Art History and Design This thesis examines the role of specificity, ...
  • Sky View 

    Nibert, Heather Michelle
    University of Washington Abstract Sky View Heather Nibert Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Head Chair Helen O’Toole Painting and Drawing This thesis paper aims to communicate my thought process as well as my methods ...
  • From the Ground Down 

    Sweet, Amanda Catherine
    In this thesis I examine concepts of identity, time and space as I have investigated related influences and methodologies within my studio practice, during my time of study at the University of Washington, Seattle’s School ...
  • THE JOY IS IN THE PATTERN 

    Adams, Maria Rose
    My thesis project explores the use of carefully orchestrated, patterned paintings depicting domestic interiors with bold, flat, layered planes of color, repeated motifs, and a shallow sense of space. Pattern is everywhere ...
  • Anchurus And His Remedy 

    Coleman, Timothy
    Contrary to the statement by the character Garcin in Jean-Paul Sartre’s play No Exit that other people are Hell; it is in fact other people who offer us a glimpse of Heaven. But if one is to have that peek at paradise ...
  • Tarzana Syndrome 

    Allen, Matthew Schau
    In a world where hubris is a necessity, concrete transmogrifies and metastasizes, delicacies revolt and captivate, and creatures lurk amidst the potted fichus and cul-de-sacs, their powerful odors carried on by the dry, ...
  • First Principles and Ordinances 

    Groesbeck, Katherine Jeanne
    Garments/fabric are a central theme in my work. Their inherent intimacy and privacy conceals and signifies both the absence/loss and presence of the wearer. In the studio, I investigate in a ritualistic and meditative ...
  • Breaths of the Ether 

    Xie, Lanxia
    Based on my memories of hazy cityscapes, the sensations of the contradictions in beauty in life, and spatial disorientations and other-worldliness, I have created three works that render blurred, mysterious, ethereal, and ...
  • Experience of Place 

    Norsworthy, Sarah K.
    My work in painting, drawing, and sculpture has been informed by an interest in human presence and architecture in the landscape as well as my own experiences of place. I present some of my history leading up to my thesis ...
  • J. Doe: Placeholders for the Unidentified 

    Mangiaruga, Morgan
    “And since you know you cannot see yourself So well as by reflection, I, your glass, Will modestly discover to yourself That of yourself which you yet know not of.” -Shakespeare How am I reflected in the objects I create? ...
  • Pastries, Pyramids, Promenading & Percussion: a journey toward alchemistical experiences as creative spirit a.k.a.: SYNKHRA, goddess of music & pie a.k.a.: some sort of hyper-detailed space-age mythology, full of fiber-swallowing girls and sun-kissed divorcees reminding everyone of their mortality 

    Mixan, Coley Marie
    A thesis project employing digital video and sound to expose the ongoing intensities and ruptures experienced in Coley Mixan’s voice and body as a means to dispute (and parody) HER/their culture’s dominant norms and power ...
  • The State of My Painting Practice 

    Schoening, Krista M
    Over the past two years, my painting practice has centered on botanical subject matter, particularly in relation to art historical precedents and the contemporary world. I have researched plant biology, which has given me ...

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