The annual thesis exhibition for the University of Arizona School of Art is the culmination of several years of work for Master of Fine Arts students. The work covers a wide range of mediums and is almost always ambitious, bold, and immersive. In March of 2020, the graduating class and faculty were in the final stages of preparation for the show when the covid-19 pandemic brought the world to a screeching halt. The young artists temporarily lost access to their studios, the physical exhibition was postponed indefinitely then moved online and students graduated into an uncertain world. Fourteen months later, in June of 2021, the school fulfilled its promise and mounted the exhibition for all graduates who were able to participate inside the University of Arizona Museum of Art, The Joseph Gross Gallery, and the Center for Creative Photography. “It really does provide us with that closure that we’ve all be waiting for the past year,” said 2020 MFA graduate, Leah Netsky.
Producer: Andrew Brown
Videographer: Gage Judd, Bob Lindberg
Editor: Gage Judd