The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

2017 Graduate Research Exhibition

2017 Graduate Research Exhibition

Penn State's 32nd Annual Graduate Research Exhibition celebrates research in all its aspects as an essential and exciting part of graduate education at Penn State. The Graduate Research program includes a Visual Arts Exhibition, designed for those graduate students for whom creating studio work is a required part of their graduate degree program.

"The approach taken by studio researchers is to use art media as a means of manipulating forms and content in a range of exploratory ways, whereby often the imaginative insights that visual arts generate are arrived at as a consequence of an encounter with art, rather than as a hypothesized outcome that results from a planned intervention or manipulation," said Graeme Sullivan, director, Penn State School of Visual Arts. "In this sense it might be said that as a research practice, visual arts opens up new perspectives that are created in the space between what is known and what is not. Traditional research builds on the known to explore the unknown. Art research creates new possibilities from what we do not know, which challenges what we do know."

Congratulations to this year's M.F.A. participants and winners of the 32nd Graduate Research Exhibition:

1st Place: Lindsey Landfried
2nd Place (tie): Valerie Dillon and Ciara Newton

Also exhibiting: Ming Feng, Elham Hajesmaeili Nooghi, Bradley Klem, Alvaro Jordan, Hillel O'Leary, Holly Veenis, and Terry Young.

We encourage you to visit the HUB Art Gallery (adjacent to the auditorium) in the HUB-Robeson Center to see the work of this year's participants, which includes sculptures, photographs, paintings, installations, video, and more. The exhibition will be on display through April 23.