Recent Submissions

  • Formal fluidity: the blending performance of gender, identity, and art making 

    Author(s):Gillespie, Spencer
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    My art, like life, is in a constant state of flux. I bring a personal and unique history to the making process each time I enter the studio. My work is visually autobiographical with written text and expressive mark making. ...
  • Synthetic inquiry of four-letter words 

    Author(s):Young, Amy Denise
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Four-letter words bear a few of the more intense emotional descriptors in the English language: love, hate, lust, and envy. My thesis series focuses on love but explores each of these four-letter words to display the ...
  • Disobedient mediation, A 

    Author(s):Bagdon, Andrea
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Historically within the canon of art, specifically painting, the female form and ultimately female identity was understood in binary terms as being an opposite of the heroic male, conveyed as a commoditized trope of the ...
  • Boundaries of experience, The 

    Author(s):Price, Patrick
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    As I make my way through the world, I rely on my senses to inform me of the things and events around me that allow me to continue living and growing as a human being. I am keenly aware of myself as a living human consciousness ...
  • Rope language 

    Author(s):Guilfoyle, Johanna
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    With blistered hands and rope-burned ankles gripping the rope, I look up towards the peeling tape marking the daunting height of 15 feet. I loop the rough fibers over my right foot before clamping it in place with my left. ...
  • Drifting, mending 

    Author(s):Leonard, Zach
    Date Issued:2021
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    I see my everyday life and my art practice as connected by the activity of walking. My art practice attempts to express poetic qualities of discarded (broken) objects found in my everyday life and in my walking (drifting). ...
  • Intrinsic motions 

    Author(s):Trujillo, Isaac
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This graduate thesis describes in-depth research and artworks produced by Isaac Trujillo from 2018-2020. His MFA works created at Colorado State University expresses and captures the importance of traditional printmaking, ...
  • Excess flesh: a study on the universal commodification and consumption of the colored body 

    Author(s):Holmes, Jasmine Nicole
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    First, the breakdown of hegemony and the creation of "race" must be explored before moving onto the branching facets of commodified colored figures: Entertainment, Labor, Sexuality. Western societies' basic understanding ...
  • Systems of uncertainty: acting and undergoing 

    Author(s):Faherty, Lauren
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    For most of my life, I have sought to understand how systems within the body function and engage with one another — how a healthy and organized structure can undergo rapid deterioration stemming from networks failing to ...
  • Words we can't hear: decoding the language of objects through the eyes of Object-Oriented Ontology, The 

    Author(s):Dong Saul, Samuel Omar
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    The work presented in this paper investigates the presumption that objects relating to humans are part of a more significant philosophical discussion. Using the philosophical framework of Graham Harman's Object-Oriented ...
  • Managing and manifesting memory 

    Author(s):Jaso, Jacob Stuart
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    To understand my relationship with my past, I make objects with a sense of urgency to harvest sensations and reveal truths hidden in memory. When I left New Brunswick to emigrate back to the United States, I began to feel ...
  • From Sacrificial Lands to reciprocity: art and social engagement 

    Author(s):Thornton, Janine
    Date Issued:2020
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    Oh I would touch with this love each wounded place - Anita Barrows, "Psalm" My thesis artworks focus on interconnection and on the Western cultural perception of a separation between humans and nature. This perception ...
  • Instantiating time: object as metaphor 

    Author(s):Forsythe, Alexandra
    Date Issued:2019
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This body of work reflects personal research into the characteristics of time, specifically memory in relation to site, and our human relationship with the natural world. Time is relative, not absolute. Each individual has ...
  • Edge of place, The 

    Author(s):Sullivan, Emily
    Date Issued:2019
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    My thesis work uses clouds as a metaphor to explore transition, change, and shifts. I track the origins of my interest in landscape painting by discussing nineteenth century Hudson River School painters — the first to ...
  • Forms of transformation 

    Author(s):Nelson, Christy
    Date Issued:2019
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    I find used, soiled, discarded, often familial objects and using art agents like encaustic, stretcher frames, and pigment, I change them into new things. This resonates with Bill Brown's Thing Theory which deals with ...
  • Lesbian artist as a child, The 

    Author(s):Rudlaff, Barbara
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    My thesis project is an artistic response to my experiences growing up as a feminist lesbian in the United States, England and Belgium in the 1970's and 80's. My monochromatic, childhood self-portraits reference some of ...
  • See man 

    Author(s):Jones, Adam
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    My research asks a series of questions about how societal pressures sculpt male cultural roles in the United States. What components constitutes being a man? How have the constructed ideologies adopted by Americans affected ...
  • Even flowers can grow out of a mound of shit 

    Author(s):Singer, Kyle Vincent
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    In this paper, I attempt to explore the importance of flaws, trauma, and repression within the artistic process. I assert the need for self-scrutiny and cathartic expression of my inner struggles. Using surrealist ...
  • Habitation: anthropocentric notions of home 

    Author(s):Laugen, Melissa
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    One of the most essential human conditions is to seek and establish a home. Conceptualization of home is generated by the material and psychological structures impacted by our shared cultural ideals. The vernacular of the ...
  • In repeat: scars, structures and surfaces 

    Author(s):Miller, Carrie
    Date Issued:2018
    Format:born digital; masters theses
    This body of work investigates the veiling and revealing of physical and emotional scars. A link is made between these kinds of scarring by observing the structured space that the body provides for the psyche. While equating ...

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