in·position MFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

Hyunsuk Erickson, Auspicious Energy Circle, 2021, PVC Pipe, Fabric, Yaen, Package String, Zip-tie, 550 cord, Hay. Looking through a tunnel-like sculpture

Hyunsuk Erickson, Auspicious Energy Circle, 2021, PVC Pipe, Fabric, Yaen, Package String, Zip-tie, 550 cord, Hay, 548” x 128”. Courtesy of the artist.

Katie Hartley, Burnt Out, 2021. Photographs, fabric, and yarn on paper, (brightly colored, three dimensional collage that resembles a person)

Katie Hartley, Burnt Out, 2021. Photographs, fabric, and yarn on paper, approximately 60 x 42 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Anthony Frank, Grow & Unite, 2022

Anthony Frank, Grow & Unite, 2022. Still of .Mp4 video. Courtesy of the artist.

Kevin Michael Runyon, Achilles’ Last Sock, 2021

Kevin Michael Runyon, Achilles’ Last Sock, 2021. Acrylic on paper, 9 x 7 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Ku·bar·i·ki·wa Rudd, RETURN, 2022

Ku·bar·i·ki·wa Rudd, RETURN, 2022. Digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist.

Nicole Maloof, Untitled (Mom, I’m low), 2022

Nicole Maloof, Untitled (Mom, I’m low), 2022. Sugar, corn syrup, water, food coloring and resin on wood panel, approximately 24 x 22 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Patrick Burns, The Wendigo, 2021

Patrick Burns, The Wendigo, 2021. Helmet, antlers, Paint, mesh roses, wire, 48 x 24 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Shiloah Symone Coley, oh say, can you see, 2021

Shiloah Symone Coley, oh say, can you see, 2021. Still from animated GIF. Courtesy of the artist.

in·position presents the thesis work of graduating MFA candidates in AU's Studio Art program. The artists critically interrogate and contend with the inescapable implications of our respective positionalities and vulnerabilities. As we look outwards, we look inwards – aware of the plethora of identities, bodies, and materials that intimately shape the position from which our perspectives are formed.

Featuring artists: Anthony Frank, Hyunsuk Erickson, Katie Hartley, Kevin Michael Runyon, Ku·bar·i·ki·wa Rudd, Nicole Maloof, Patrick Burns, and Shiloah Symone Coley.

CAS Newsroom: Studio Art MFAs Debut Thesis Exhibition in·position