2020 School of Art + Design Master of Fine Arts Exhibition


black and white image of the front of the school of art and design at Illinois with red type that says MFA exhibition. the typography is artistically presented and broken into several lines
School of Art + Design MFA Virtual Exhibition, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020. Courtesy of the designer.


On view
May 16, 2020 to Aug 15, 2020
Online exhibition

Due to the extraordinary circumstances of the present moment, the 2020 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition has been refashioned by the School of Art + Design. Graduating MFA candidates of all disciplines are presenting the capstone of their graduate careers as a virtual exhibition.
MFA Virtual Exhibition 

This annual exhibition represents the culmination of artistic development for graduate students in the School of Art + Design at Illinois, which is committed to elevating and sustaining the arts as a distinct and necessary approach to human understanding.

Exhibiting Artists and Designers | See the Exhibition

Chris Beaty
Luyao Chen
Mengyuan Chen
Simon Dai
Meredith Dallas
Carolina Gonzalez
Lauren Ashley Howard
Lai Jiang
Christopher Robert Jones
Sara Kramer
Rachel Lindsay-Snow
Rachel Melton
Katie Netti
Miriam Salah
Natalie Smith
Elliott Stokes
Quiyan Tang
Lingxue Fiorella Xiao

Graduate Exhibition Advisor: Lauretta Hogin, Associate Director of the School of Art + Design and Professor of Painting and Sculpture

Illuminated inflatable sculpture inside the temple-like structure of the Kinkead Pavilion entrance of Krannert Art Museum. Sculpture by Nancy Davidson is conical with the point down, constructed of inflated orbs. A large braid cascades down the side.
  1. Jan 30, 2020 to May 16, 2021
Image of girls talking in a circle during Black Girl Genius Week Champaign 2019 (Urbana Middle School, Urbana, IL), October 2019. Photo by Jen Everett
  1. Aug 27, 2020 to Jul 3, 2021