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Opening May 1 online, the Spring 2020 BFA Thesis Exhibition features emerging artists who explore the essence of what it means to be human through craftsmanship and artistry, using the stories of the individual to chronicle the wisdom of our shared world.


DENVER, COLORADO – The Spring 2020 BFA Thesis Exhibition is the apex of MSU Denver’s Studio Art and Communication Design students’ education. Graduating students will present their thesis work in a shared, online exhibition at


While MSU Denver BFA Thesis exhibitions are historically held bi-annually at the Center for Visual Art, located in Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe, this year proves to hold special circumstances for the graduates at MSU Denver. Social distancing and safety measures have forced the closure of most venues, but graduates are staying positive at the opportunity to be able to share their thesis artwork in an online forum. This dynamic shared exhibition of eclectic artwork offers a chance to see some of MSU Denver's brightest emerging artists and designers.


The 35 artists featured in the exhibition include: Madison Faulkner, Michael Matsushita, Abigail Schoeder-Rummel, Karen Ventura-Gasca, Sakiynah Wise, Adrian Raya, Daniel Banuelos, Katelyn Odenheimer, Elle-Han Collings, Grace Gutierrez, Lauren Schwenn, Jess Friedman, John Zeman, Jessica Key, Molly Quinn, Lucy Broussard, Hayley Barker, Lezlie Thomas, Tatiana Barela, Kandice Cleveland, Ryan Merta, Oscar Galindo, Hannah Lynch, Lucas Stine, Crystal Sigety, Lauren Bassett, Annie Josephson, Lauren Hubchik, Jazmyne Rathbun, Bootz Fritz, Amber Evans, Finn Baker, Rachael Brittain, Celeste Utke, and Andrew Rogge.


As artists, we practice the outpouring of vulnerability. The common urge to share emanations from our imaginations with this world is what drives the apparatus of art-making. To silence the inner voice of fabrication is unthinkable. For your perception’s pleasure, MSU Denver BFA graduates span across subjects ranging from identity and cultural conflicts to the intangibility of trauma, recovery, and the immersion of the sublime. Universal questions and reflections are opened for discourse through works in all styles of media including ceramics, communication design, digital media, painting, photography, and sculpture.


Even though our BFA thesis exhibition has moved to an online platform, we want to gratefully acknowledge the Center for Visual Art. Regardless of circumstances that life has given us, CVA is our beloved campus gallery and we greatly appreciate the support and encouragement we have received from this institution throughout our college careers at MSU Denver.


 See highlights of the exhibition here.