CLOSED—2020 Master of Fine Arts Exhibitions

March 8, 2020 - March 23, 2020
Mānoa Campus, Art Building, The Art Gallery

Due to the COVID-19 health emergency, this exhibition and its events are closed to the public to protect the health and safety of our visitors, employees, and community. Thank you for your understanding and support.

The annual MFA exhibitions are the culminating event of our intensive graduate degree in studio practice. The MFA Thesis consists of a Thesis Exhibition, Thesis Paper and Oral Defense that jointly investigates a specific idea, theory, or set of questions. Graduate-level thesis work should create new knowledge or understanding as well as demonstrate the student’s mastery in a given area, marking her/his transition from apprentice to peer.

The thesis exhibitions are part of a demanding course of study, production, and review. MFA candidates concurrently present new and engaging works that demonstrate each artist’s caliber of ideas, skills, awareness of the global context within which art is created and circulated, and critically engaged artistic practice.

Degree Candidates:

Cody Anderson: "Portrait of a Moving Target"

Rebecca Maria Goldschmidt: "Pag+mul+mula+an"

Kat Kazlauskas: "Within/Without"

Mary Taehee Kim: "Yeoubi"

Carson Pellanda: "Ethos of Surface"

Events + Programs (events are free and open to the public)

Opening Events

Sunday, March 8

1:30 – 3:00 p.m., Gallery walk-through with the artists

3:00 – 5:00 p.m., Reception

Thesis Defenses

Friday, March 13

10:00 – 11:30 p.m., Mary Taehee Kim

2:00 – 3:30 p.m., Rebecca Maria Goldschmidt

Friday, March 27

10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Carson Pellanda

Friday, April 3

10:00 – 11:30 p.m., Cody Anderson

12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Kat Kazlauskas

Ticket Information
Gallery hours Mon.–Fri. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Sun., 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.; closed Sat. and Mar. 26, Prince Kuhio Day; by appointment Spring Recess, Mar. 16 – 20. Admission is free. Parking fees may apply weekdays, usually free on Sun.

Event Sponsor
Art & Art History, Mānoa Campus

More Information
Sharon Tasaka, (808) 956-8364,,

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