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Spring 2012 Thesis Exhibition

Spring 2012 MFA

Hunter College / Times Square Gallery
450 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036

May 16, 2012 - June 16, 2012
Opening reception: Wednesday, June 16th, 6 - 8pm
Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday 1 - 6 pm, Wednesday 3 - 8 pm

Website:
http://huntermfathesis.tumblr.com/

The thesis work of 15 students receiving graduate degrees from Hunter College’s MFA program will be presented as part of Hunter College’s Fall 2011 Graduate Thesis Exhibition at the Time Square Gallery. This exhibition will include work of graduate students in Combined Media, Painting, Photography and Sculpture. The work selected represents the culmination of each student’s unique experience in Hunter College’s dynamic and demanding MFA program.  

The exhibition will be on view from May 16, 2012 - June 16, 2012. A public opening reception will be held on Wednesday, May 16th, from 6–8pm.

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Nobutaka Aozaki

Nobutaka Aozaki

b. Kagoshima, Japan, 1977
Concentration at Hunter: Combined Media
BEd, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan, 2000
www.nobutakaaozaki.com

Nobutaka Aozaki

From Tompkins Sq. Park to Veniero’s
(Part of From Here to There, where the artist walked in the city, by getting directions from other people.)
Questions, pen, paper napkin
3 x 4”

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Genesis Belanger

b. Worcester, MA, 1978
Concentration at Hunter: Combined Media
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2004
www.genesisbelanger.com

Genesis Belanger

George’s Cherry 
cherry wood, stoneware clay
6’ x 3’ x 12”

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Kajahl Benes- Trapp

b. Santa Cruz, CA, 1985
Concentration at Hunter: Painting
BFA, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 2008
www.Kajahl.com

Kajahl Benes-Trapp


Fresh Prince of North Utla
Oil on Canvas
42 x 30”

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Becky Brown

b. New York, NY, 1983
Concentration at Hunter: Painting
BA, Brown University, Providence, RI, 2005
www.thelotterysong.com

Becky Brown

I Walk Like a Building (detail)
Drywall, styrofoam, paper, paint
Dimensions variable

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Erik Dalzen

b. Provo, UT, 1983
Concentration at Hunter: Photography
BFA, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 2007
www.erikdalzen.com    

Erik Dalzen

Apparition
C-Print
20 x 24”

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Carey Denniston

b. Portland, Oregon, 1981
www.careydenniston.com

To what degree a stone is a stranger / to what degree it is withdrawing
2012
c-print and custom frame
60” x 32” x 2”

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Danyel Ferrari

b. Lewiston, ME
Concentration at Hunter: Combined Media 
BFA/BA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2007

Danyel Ferrari

Untitled
Every PDF assigned throughout undergraduate and graduate degrees, partially eaten by termites
50 x 8 x 10”

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Christina Freeman

b. Wilmington, Delaware, 1983
Concentration at Hunter: Combined Media
BA, Haverford College, Haverford, PA, 2005
www.christinafreeman.net 

Christina Freeman

Plums for Trash
Medium: Performance
Duration: approximately 605 days and 18,884 miles

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Christopher Gartrell

b. Victoria, BC, Canada, 1983
Concentration at Hunter: Painting
MA, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, 2006
www.christophergartrell.com

Christopher Gartrell

Aokigahara/Nara (Japan)
2 Channel Video Installation

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Zachary Hale

b. Dallas, TX, 1977
Concentration at Hunter: Painting
BFA, Hunter College, New York, NY, 2008
www.zachale.com

Zachary Hale

Don Quixote
Transfer on panel with frame and spray paint
38 x 38”

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Michael Hilsman

b. Los Angeles, CA, 1984
Concentration at Hunter: Painting
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA; University of Delhi, Delhi, India, 2006
michaelhilsman.com

Michael Hilsman

Too Too
Oil, acrylic, and conte´ on canvas
40 x 30”

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Sarah Hollars

b. Lakeview, Oregon, 1983
Concentration at Hunter: Painting
BA, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 2005
BFA, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, 2007
www.sarahhollars.com

Sarah Hollars

To be a bat
Oil on canvas
84” x 84”

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Joanne Howard

b. Mineola, NY, 1959
Concentration at Hunter: Sculpture
BFA, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1981
www.joannehoward.com

Joanne Howard

Recent Portraits
Carved Apples

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Wyatt Kahn

b. New York, NY, 1983
Concentration at Hunter: Painting
BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2006
www.wyattkahn.com

Wyatt Kahn

Frame Work
Raw canvas on shaped wooden stretchers
83 x 64 x 1”

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Amy Fung-yi Lee

bb. Princeton, NJ, 1984

Concentration at Hunter: Combined Media
BA, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, 2006
www.amyfungyilee.com

Amy Fung-yi Lee

Inlets
Incised paper, two video projections
Dimensions variable

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Seung-Min Lee

b. Seoul, South Korea 1981
Concentration at Hunter: Combined Media
AB, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA 2003

Seung-Min Lee

What You Got I Don’t Got
video
Duration: 2 minutes

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Caitlin Mckee

b. Southampton, NY, 1983
Concentration at Hunter: Printmaking, Drawing, Works on Paper
BA, Fordham University, New York, NY 2006

Caitlin McKee

The Death Of Ms. Dog In Her Nostalgic Hat 
Multi-channel audio-video installation
Duration: Approximately 10 minutes

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Anna K. Miller

b. Albuquerque, New Mexico 1987
Concentration at Hunter: Sculpture
BA, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 2009
www.annakmiller.com

Anna K. Miller

Untitled (one in a series of six)
canvas, beeswax
24”x24”x18”

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Peter Park
Peter Park
Pardon Our Appearance 
Mixed media on canvas
52 x 41 1/4”
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Freya Powell
Freya Powell
I’ll Smile and I’m Not Sad
Video
Duration: 56 minutes 1 second
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Christopher Rivera
Christopher Rivera
Corner Circle 
Carved drywall and concrete floor
24 x 28 x 24”
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Michael Rudokas
Michael Rudokas
Untitled (Diva)
Mixed media on canvas
64 x 78”
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Jason Saager
Jason Saager
Tiamatian Grove
Oil on canvas
72 x 72”
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Joshua Schwartz
b. Long Island, NY 1983
Concentration at Hunter: Combined Media
BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2006
www.joshuaschwartz.net 
Photograph from the series: Emerging Talent
Lambda Print
30 x 24 in.
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Irgin Sena
b. Tirana, Albania, 1982
Concentration at Hunter: Combined Media 
BFA, Academy of Arts, Tirana, Albania, 2006
Irgin Sena
Untitled
Single channel video, color
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Reid Strelow
b. Cannon Falls, MN, 1985
Concentration at Hunter: Combined Media
BA, Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, 2007
Reid Strelow

Plumb Bobs
Western red cedar and rope
Dimensions variable

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Kristen Studioso

Kristen Studioso

Video still from Untitled
Video and audio installation
Duration: Approximately 8 minutes

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Matthew Trygve Tung

b. San Francisco, California, 1982
Concentration at Hunter: Works on Paper
BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, California, 2006
http://www.mtung.info

Matthew Trygve Tung

Henniker Point
Graphite and gouache on paper
40 x 30”

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David J. Wilson

B. Victoria
Concentration at Hunter: Combined Media

David J. Wilson

The tap E re corder meanwhile turns monotonously round and round with its pauses, its questions, its digestions, its sighs.
Sound, Video, Glass, Lights, Wood, Concrete, Tar, Fiber panels
Variable dimensions

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Yi Yunyi

b. Seoul, South Korea, 1979
Concentration at Hunter: Combined Media
BFA, Hunter College, New York, NY, 2009
www.yiyunyi.com 

Yi Yunyi

Man is Boat Woman is Port
2012, single-channel video and sound, 3 min 48 sec

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Marela Zacarias

b. Mexico City, Mexico, 1978
Concentration at Hunter: Painting
BFA, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, 2000
www.marela.org

Marela Zacarias

The Red Wheelbarrow 
Window screen, joint compound, acrylic paint
Dimensions variable

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