MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Idalia Vásquez-Achury (MFA 22), Thesis exhibition installation view, Marisma (2022). Photo: Neighboring States


MFA Thesis Exhibitions

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture's annual MFA Thesis Exhibitions represent the culmination of two years of intensive artistic and critical development for the school’s Master of Fine Arts candidates. Thesis exhibitions showcase the work of students at Temple Contemporary, Temple University Rome Gallery of Art, and online. Details for upcoming shows are announced on Tyler's Events Calendar, so be sure to check back for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 dates.

View recent MFA Thesis Exhibitions on STELLA, Tyler's virtual satellite gallery. 


Spring 2022 Schedule

March 15 – 18: Benjamin Fedosky, Kedrick McKenzie, Elicia Epstein, Ethan Storms

March 22 – 25: Halo Lahnert, Emily Friesen, Sofia Macht, Sean M. Starowitz

March 29 – April 1: Olivia Fredericks, Ally Kotarsky, Amira Pualwan

April 5 – 8: Zoraye Cyrus, Christen Baker, Brynn Hurlstone

April 12 – 15: Miriam Angeles Arrey, Jiseon Min, Rita Scheer, Soso Capaldi

April 19 – 22: Jordan Hill, Bethany Riley, Sasha Budayv (Я), Maddy Fratarcangelo

April 26 – 29: Patricia Kalidonis, Guannan Wang (Corina), Jason McDonald, Paolo Mentasti

May 3 – 6: Evan Bailey, Chad Xuyuan Hu, Julia Malak, Cayarah Pyle, Meryl Skoog, Yongxin Wen

Location: Temple Contemporary, 2001 N. 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19122
Gallery Hours: Wednesday and Thursday, 12–8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.


MFA Group Exhibitions

In addition to their thesis presentations, MFA students at Tyler have the opportunity to curate and organize off-site group exhibitions at Atelier Art Gallery in Philadelphia's Brewerytown neighborhood. Everything Must Go, an exhibition of 2020 and 2021 MFA Graduates, spoke to the collective urgency of closures and potential beginnings during uncertain times. Thankfully, a Clever Snare, an exhibition of 2022 MFA Graduates, engaged a sense of entanglement or capture––the feeling of being caught between many worlds. 

Everything Must Go, Installation view, Austen Camille, Ossie Jon-Nwakalo, and Hazzia Q. Abdullah. Photo by Bridget K. Rogers.