Parsons School of Design Presents MFA Fine Arts Class of 2021 Thesis Exhibition


Parsons School of Design and The New School are delighted to present Full, The Fine Arts Class Graduation Thesis Exhibition of 2021, to be held on-site at the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, 2 West 13th Street in New York City.

Organized by Jody Graf, Full will feature new works by Akofa Norman, Cai Shen, Di Wang, Gabrielle Randall, Hoang Vo, Hoor Imad Sherpao, Karen Dias, Kat Meese Jostad and Rita Song. The exhibition includes works ranging from painting and sculpture to video and animation; they present a range of perspectives and aesthetic approaches which, as in any MFA show, are widely divergent. And yet, a common thread links these practices: a hint of dislocation, a murmur of home, the ego rendered as a specter. To read the full retention statement, please click here.

Jody Graf is currently Assistant Curator at MoMA PS1. She has also worked as a freelance curator on numerous projects, presenting research at the Whitney Museum of American Art and writing for publications such as Text Zur Kunst, Frieze, Mousse, CURA, Brooklyn train, and The exhibitionist.

Important information for visitors
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For more information on the Parsons Fine Arts MFA program, visit our website or contact program directors Lydia Matthews at [email protected] and Lan Thao Lam at [email protected]

Prospective Students: Attend the Virtual Open House on November 8 to learn more about Sam Fox School’s MFA-VA program.

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