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    • Changing images of women: Taisho-period paintings by Uemura Shoen (1875-1949), Ito Shoha (1877-1968), and Kajiwara Hisako (1896-1988) 

      Morioka, Michiyo (1990)
      Uemura Shoen, Ito Shoha, and Kajiwara Hisako were Nihonga artists in Kyoto who specialized in bijinga, or paintings of women. This dissertation discusses the lives and art of these three women painters with a particular ...
    • Coping with life in the Absurd 

      Mora, Daniela
      This thesis outlines the art practice and ideas of Daniela Mora. Her work investigates the role of audience and art in relation to tourism, cultural practices, and authority. Through the use of video installation, theater, ...
    • deity, humanity and materiality 

      Jin, Ding
      This thesis is about the process of making the art work for the thesis show. It includes the original source of why I chose this subject and how I developed this idea for the work. The source of the idea is form my personal ...
    • Disappearing acts : making things + making things go away 

      Chernow, Rebecca
      A paper exploring ideas of sculpture as bio-remediator and a hub of communal activity
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Faces of Humanity: Painting Portraits of Immigrant Workers 

      Morales, Selma Arely
      Through the years, immigration to the United States has significantly increased. Immigrants have been drawn to this country by attractive wages and pushed by the poverty in their home countries. Today, immigrant minority ...
    • Finding Value & Cutting Up Meaning 

      D'Elia, Kathryn P.
      I am allowing this written thesis to act as an explanation of my concepts and personal journey through the University of Washington's Graduate Drawing and Painting MFA program and through creating my thesis work, a series ...
    • 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 ...
    • Francesco Furini: "Paintings of Exceeding Beauty" in Seicento Florence 

      Mayer, Jena
      Francesco Furini, one of the most intriguing artists to emerge from Seicento Florence, is primarily remembered for his depictions of the female nude. A discussion of his use of the model and citation of antique sculpture ...
    • 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 ...
    • His Story: Reconciling the Old-Young Man 

      Barbor, Peter H.
      The history and mythology of the male form is a central concern to my practice. How it repeats and manifests throughout time fuels my work. Through a menagerie of plastic materials, stories and sculptural motifs, my ...
    • The identical synthronos Trinity: representation, ritual and power in the Spanish Americas 

      Storey, Ann Elizabeth (1997)
      This dissertation examines the origin and meaning of the Trinity represented as three enthroned (synthronos), identical men. Although banned by the Vatican in 1623 and 1745, it was used in the Spanish Americas until the ...
    • Interdisciplinary Visual Arts 

      Freeman, Joseph Allen
      University of Washington Abstract Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Joseph A. Freeman Jr. Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Chair + Professor Ellen Garvens Photomedia This thesis paper explores the dynamics of how matter ...
    • Interlocking Paint and Paint 

      Sklenar, Tarran M
      University of Washington Abstract Interlocking Paint and Paint Tarran Sklenar Chair of Supervisory Committee: Professor Ann Gale Painting and Drawing Through my paintings, I am exploring the materiality of paint and its ...
    • 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? ...
    • 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 ...
    • Leopoldo Méndez, revolutionary art, and the Mexican print: in service of the people 

      Caplow, Deborah (1999)
      This dissertation situates the Mexican printmaker, Leopoldo Mendez (1902--1969), as a leading member of the Mexican art world of the twentieth century, revealing his central role in Mexican art and politics. His significance ...
    • Living Objects 

      Aguilar, Gavriella
      During the last two years I have found new ways to develop and maintain relationships with others through my relationships with objects. Understanding the purpose of the object, the functionality, the way it exists within ...
    • Living on Death 

      Gress, David
      My work pertains to notions of documentary. The slaughterhouse and events that transpire within constitute the untouched, given center of my work. Within these limits I am free to interpret, recreate and compose such ...