Thesis Exhibition

The culminating experience for the School of Art and Design’s Master of Fine Arts in Art (MFA) candidates is the thesis exhibition. After three years of hard work, the exhibition represents the development of their artistic voice and skills through a cohesive body of work. This spring’s seven MFA candidates represent the areas of ceramics, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. Their work embodies diverse perspectives on the world and unique approaches to art-making that transcend disciplinary boundaries and beckon the viewer to expand their understanding of art and the human experience.


East Carolina University MFA Thesis Exhibitions

March 3 – 31, 2023 | Opening Reception, March 3, 5:00 – 8:00pm
Showing at the Greenville Museum of Art


Please visit thesis exhibitions by Anthony Naimo “Assembly Required” in the Commons Gallery and by Morgan Zichettella “River Rat” in the West Wing Gallery. Both artists will give artist talks at the opening reception, and light refreshments will be served.

About the artists:

Anthony Naimo is a multidisciplinary found object artist working in digital collage and mixed-media sculpture. A theme throughout his art is that of coalescence: the act of independent units unifying or coming together in one body or mass. This phenomenon of transcendence through togetherness is the essence of his artistic process. Naimo received his bachelor’s degree in Studio Photography at Northwest Missouri State University and is studying as an MFA candidate in Metals Design at East Carolina University.

Morgan Zichettella grew up as a river rat with the marsh as her playground on the east coast of Savannah, Georgia. She attained her BFA in photography and a minor in graphic design from Georgia Southern University. She is currently based in Greenville, North Carolina, as a photography MFA candidate at East Carolina University. Morgan works in all aspects of photography, from analog, and alternative processes, to digital and mixed media. She builds connections across the past and present by marrying historical photographic processes with modern-day techniques. Her current work focuses on taking a moment, finding Selah, and appreciating the little things. She’s on a never-ending journey to refresh the ways people view photography.