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As the culmination of the Master of Fine Arts three-year program and the Bachelor of Fine Arts four-year program through the Department of Art and Design, MFA and BFA candidates traditionally have their work displayed in the Art and Design West Gallery as part of the annual MFA and BFA Exhibitions.

Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and with regard for the health and safety of the public, the Art and Design West Gallery is currently closed, but the work of this year's MFA and BFA candidates are featured here in a range of final and work-in-progress images. 

The MFA and BFA Virtual Exhibition showcases the creative research of these candidates, who have explored their creative practice with the supervision of a faculty committee. Extensive study in an area of concentration, combined with coursework in the history of art and related fields, helps each artist situate their work in a broader context of contemporary art and design practices.

This year's four MFA candidates are Austin Hinderliter, Jenny Kettler, Sebastian Restrepo, and Vincent Stemmler. The ten BFA candidates are Sutton Allen, Teresa Frisch, Haley Clancy Inyart, Delaney Jansen, Elizabeth Klein, Joseph Ovalle, Craig Reis, Elijah Smith, Mary Vozenilek, and Hanna Wiegand.

The MFA and BFA Virtual Exhibition is organized by the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Department of Art and Design.

Follow as we feature work on Instagram:     @siueexhibitions


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