Theoretical Dilemma MFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

Originally scheduled May 2-May 24, 2020

This exhibition was cancelled to contain the spread of COVID-19 in 2020. Visit our Museum@Home for digital resources and more information.

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Basmah Alhumaid, Wall Painting, Tribal Symbols, c. 2020

Basmah Alhumaid, Wall Painting, Tribal Symbols, c. 2020. 66 in. tall. Courtesy of the artist.

Cynthia Warshaw, Untitled, 2020.

Cynthia Warshaw, Untitled, 2020. Digital print on paper, 33.5 x 24 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Matthew Russo, Knobby, 2019.

Matthew Russo, Knobby, 2019. Oil on epoxy and panel, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Nieko McDaniel, The Disco Queen & The Hula-hoop King, 2020.

Nieko McDaniel, The Disco Queen & The Hula-hoop King, 2020. Audio, costume, hanger, hula-hoop, monofilament, 46 x 30 x 30 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Lizzi Alarcón, na- ch3- u- li- zA_ shu- -un _Oth, 2020.

Lizzi Alarcón, na- ch3- u- li- zA_ shu- -un _Oth, 2020. Text on paper, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Jennifer Frank, Rodified, 2020.

Jennifer Frank, Rodified, 2020. Installation: Birch dowels, twine, motion lighting, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.

Theoretical Dilemma presents the thesis work of graduating students in AU’s Studio Art MFA program, demonstrating the culmination of the cohort’s individual interests through various media. The exhibition features the artists’ own self-interrogations, and asks questions of the audience regarding their practice.

Featuring artists

Lizzi Alarcon, Basmah Alhumaid, Jennifer Frank, Nieko McDaniel, Matthew Russo, and Cindy Warshaw.

Image that says "Actual Dilemma" with "Theoretical" crossed out

Follow along on the artists' Instagram page @actual_dilemma as they document their artmaking and the challenges of working from home during quarantine.