Robin Donnelly, MFA 2018

Thesis Exhibition: March 14-17, 2018

Opening Reception: March 16, 6-8pm



Diagram 5.2

Laser print, 25.5 inches by 17 inches, 2017


Diagram 1

Laser print, 25.5 inches by 17 inches, 2017


Artist Statement 

Throughout my practice my focus has been the exploration of interpersonal relationship dynamics.  I came to realize the necessity of creating a clear definition of what I understand to be a Non-Romantic relationship. In order to do that I also would need to define what a romantic relationship involves and the boundaries between the two. This is when I began to source definitions from friends, family members, colleagues, students, acquaintances, members of the craigslist community, men ranging from the age of 23 – 38 years old on tinder and okcupid, and my lyft drivers. After gathering a wide range of definitions I started translating them into diagrams giving me time to digest and interrupt each definition individually. Each definition received revealed complex aspects that are important to the relationship dynamics for that individual’s ideal partnership. This has given me the opportunity to explore other notions such as commitment, communication, closeness, and satisfaction of choice.