May 26th - June 12th, 2022
412 NW 8th Ave. – 925 NW Flanders – 1231 NW Hoyt (Entrance on 13th)
Off-site Gallery Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 12pm - 5pm
511 NW Broadway
PNCA Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm
(Portland, OR) The Center for Contemporary Art and Culture, Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies and PNCA at Willamette University are pleased to present the 2022 Thesis Exhibitions displaying the culminating projects of both Undergraduate and Graduate students. Opening to the public May 26th, 2022 and running through June 12th, 2022. Join us for light fare and refreshments on Thursday, June 2nd from 5-8pm at all locations as part of the First Thursday Art Walk.
The BFA Thesis Exhibition will be held in PNCA’s main building at 511 NW Broadway, featuring works from over 60 graduating seniors. Viewers can expect to enjoy a range of mediums spanning across the various disciplines in the BFA program – printmaking, painting, animated arts, sculpture, design, illustration, photography, video & sound, and more.
The Thesis Exhibition for the MFA in Visual Studies, MFA in Applied Craft + Design, and MFA in Collaborative Design/MA in Design Systems programs will be hosted in two external locations within the Pearl District – 925 NW Flanders and 1231 NW Hoyt. Immersive installations, textile explorations, and participatory projects; large-scale paintings, experimental photography, and intermedia objects; video and sound works, performance, and design projects are included across all locations displaying the wide-reaching achievements and creative development of the artists throughout the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies.
The Thesis Exhibition for the MFA in Print Media is housed at Stelo Arts, 412 NW 8th. This graduating class of printmakers will be displaying works that are pushing the limits of the traditional craft through wheatpaste installations, multiples of objects, video, manipulation of light and publication.
The public is welcome to attend the MFA Thesis Presentations running Monday, May 9th - Friday, May 13th. Each graduate student will describe their thesis projects and artistic processes, commenting on their time in the program and their final graduate exhibition within the space their work is installed. Please refer to this presentation schedule for dates, times and locations. The annual BFA and MFA Thesis Exhibitions are presented in collaboration with PNCA at Willamette University, The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, and the Center for Contemporary Art and Culture. Support for the MFA Thesis Exhibition has been made possible through partnerships with Pearl District Portfolio, Stelo Arts and Allie Furlotti. PNCA extends warm gratitude for the generous welcoming of our students to exhibit in their spaces.