MFA Thesis Exhibition 2020

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.

Our seven MFA candidates were able to install their thesis exhibitions in the Wellington B. Gray Gallery and Burroughs Wellcome Senior Gallery on campus just before ECU’s spring break—and the transition to online instruction. As a result, many have not had the opportunity to view their work in person. While it is not the same, we are happy to share documentation of their thesis work through an online exhibition — MFA Thesis Exhibition 2020.

Participating artists include:

Robin Carter, Ceramics
Junghoon Han, Sculpture
Younghjae Kim, Printmaking
Epiphany Knedler, Photography
Heather McLelland, Ceramics
Mairin Gwyn Narron, Sculpture
Dana Smessaert, Photography


Wellington B. Gray Gallery + Burroughs Wellcome Senior Gallery