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Newsletter - 5/08
Friday, May 8, 2020
Friday, May 8, 2020
Work by BFA Thesis Student Ana Jermakian, titled Survivors: A New Beginning, lithography print, 12”x18”
BFA THESIS WORK will be featured over 3 newsletters, to highlight these seniors' final projects! Help us to congratulate them on their wonderful work!
Alonetogether presents the work of the students in the Digital Media Printmaking class, ART345, in the Spring of 2020, after courses moved to remote learning as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Faculty: Juana Valdes, Associate Professor
Printmaking, Intermedia & Digital Print Center Technician: Mikaël Petraccia
BFA Final Projects Spring 2020
A congratulatory letter to our seniors,
from the Department Chair, Professor Shona Macdonald
“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...."
Flood, oil paint & collage, 36” x 48”, 2020
BFA Studio Arts - Painting, BS Applied Mathematics, Minor in Art History, member of Commonwealth Honors College
Daria Bobrova was born in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, and emigrated to the United States with her parents at the age of five. She spent her childhood traveling between the American East Coast and her grandmother’s northern Russian hometown, Severodvinsk. Bobrova is set to graduate from the University of Massachusetts in the Spring of 2020 with bachelor's degrees in painting and applied mathematics.
Untitled 1: part of series Intimately Disconnected, Watercolor on Paper, 48” x 33.5”
BFA Studio Arts - Painting
Julianna Hardiman is a painting major graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. From Wakefield, MA, she works primarily in watercolor and analog photography. The two mediums tend to influence and inform each other in her process. Her work typically draws from her personal life experiences.
Survivors: A New Beginning, lithography print, 12”x18”
BFA Art Education, Art History Minor
Ani Jermakian is an Art Education Major from Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Her preferred mediums are oil painting and graphite sketching, and she most enjoys people as her subject matter. Ani’s Armenian culture and family history are very important to her and often informs her work. In addition to visual art, Ani also has a passion for singing and through both of these talents, she has loved to give a voice to the voiceless and educate others about topics that need recognition. This passion grew into wanting to help youth find their own voice through art as she becomes an art teacher. Artwork by Ani, a business she started at the age of 12.
Headspace, 3D Animation, still, 1:56
BFA Studio Arts - Computer Animation
Jazzy Kophengnavong is set to graduate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a B.F.A. in Computer Animation in the Spring of 2020. Although having a core practice in 3D animation and modeling, she enjoys working in digital multimedia – finding interesting or unique ways to combine different techniques into a single work.
End of the Day, Digital Illustration, 18” x 24”
BFA Studio Arts – Computer Animation, member of Commonwealth Honors College
Daria Lee is an artist from Boston, Massachusetts, graduating in May 2020 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation) from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is also a member of the Commonwealth Honors College. Daria works in both 2D and 3D animation, focusing on concept art and visual development for commercial work.
What Remains, Video Stills, HD Video, 15:30
BFA Studio Arts Studio Arts – Intermedia and BDIC - Advertising and Graphic Design
At age twelve, Liping Lin emigrated with her mother and sister from China to join their father in the United States. Liping is set to receive her BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in the Spring of 2020, with a concentration in Intermedia, Advertising, and Graphic Design.
Letters to My Ghost, series of 8 posters, digital print on archival paper, 18” x 24”
Dual Degree: BFA Studio Arts - Intermedia and B.A. Communication, and Member of the Commonwealth Honors College
From Andover, MA, Angela McNamara is a Studio Art major with a concentration in Intermedia. Although originally from Massachusetts, she has lived in several states and countries. She works in multiple mediums, primarily design and photography, to explore ideas of isolation and womanhood; her work is informed by her travels and a constantly evolving worldview.
Donuts, Oil on canvas board, 8” x 10”
BFA Art Education
Betsy Mitchell is an Art Education major at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, currently living in Northampton, Massachusetts. As someone who loves making art in many different forms, her passion lies with painting. Betsy likes to paint with oil and gets satisfaction from painting the meticulous details of ordinary objects. Betsy aims to extend her knowledge and passion of the arts to younger generations.