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Class of 2020

BFA in Studio Art - Class of 2020

Message from the Chair

For many reasons, you are the most unique cohort of students ever to graduate from the Department of Art. Your year is 2020, a milestone year in the new millennium. The world has endured Brexit, the climate is on a knife-edge and dictators have arisen. And then, out of nowhere, came the coronavirus imposing a cascade of unsolicited restrictions on your lives.

You are, however, not defined by the Covid 19 pandemic, but by the grace and courage with which you have risen to meet the adversity of disrupted routine, mandatory social distancing, no access to your materials and workspaces, an end to corridor conversations, late night studio hang-outs, coffees with peers and studio visits with faculty . This virus took away your exhibition and graduation ceremony but it does not take away your imagination, creativity, or commitment to your art……. all of the faculty and staff here in the department are bursting with pride as we witness your innovations, adaptations, and solutions.

One of the most essential skills to art-making longevity is perseverance. A long time coming to most artists, you have already honed this skill during this crisis. You have understood that education isn’t about living in the moment, but how it opens doors to the future. In closing, your experience embodies these words from Arthur Ashe, “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

We will never forget this moment or your triumphs over such adversity.

Congratulations,

Shona Macdonald,
Chair,
Department of Art


Please congratulate our eight Outstanding Junior Award winners:

Sean Arria - Animation
Tessa Chambers – Printmaking
Aleah Cremer – Integrated Design
Jess Dougherty – Ceramics
Lydia Giangregorio – Painting
Marco Gomez – Intermedia
Daley Miller – Sculpture
Alecia Nunes – Art Education


Class of 2020

BFA Studio Arts - Ceramics, BA Anthropology

Art by Daria Bobrova, Class of 2020

BFA Studio Arts - Painting, BS Applied Mathematics, Minor in Art History, member of Commonwealth Honors College

Art by Kayla Correa, Class of 2020

BFA Studio Arts - Animation, Spanish Minor

Art by Alice Erickson, Class of 2020

BFA Studio Arts – Painting, Art History Minor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Minor

Art by Allison Gaines, Class of 2020

BFA Studio Arts - Painting and BA in Arts Management and Marketing, Minor in Art History

Art by Daria Lee, 2020

BFA Studio Arts – Computer Animation
member of Commonwealth Honors College

Art by Liping Lin, Class of 2020

BFA Studio Arts Studio Arts – Intermedia and BDIC - Advertising and Graphic Design

Art by Angela McNamara, Class of 2020

Dual Degree (B.A. Communication) and Member of the Commonwealth Honors College

Art by Betsy Mitchell, Class of 2020

BFA Art Education

Art by Vivian Nguyen, Class of 2020

BFA Studio Arts - animation, IT minor

Art by Grace Vo, Class of 2020

BFA Studio Arts - Painting & Multimedia, Minor in Art History

Art by Ziyan Wang, Class of 2020

BFA Studio Art – Ceramics, Painting and BBA Management