Senior “comps,” or comprehensives, reflect Oxy’s educational philosophy of learning deeply and independently. Comps are the senior-year theses, field research projects, art exhibits, presentations or creative works required by academic majors at Oxy to demonstrate mastery of the subject. Each discipline defines its expectations differently, but they all challenge students to expand and excel intellectually, and place the capstone on their educational experience.
Studio Art majors at Occidental College develop a command of their field and hone their ability to place their work into larger art historical, social, and conceptual frameworks. Projects may include, but are not limited to, the production of a new body of work and/or scholarly research.
This exhibition features the seven studio art majors from the Class of 2021 working in painting and sculpture.
Power and Feminity: A Portrait of Empress Dowager Cixi
72" x 96", Acrylic on Canvas, 2021
60" x 72", Oil on Canvas, 2021
24" x 36", Oil on Canvas, 2021
Grace (she/her) and Kamilah (she/her)
37" x 48"
Anita (she/her) and Sydnee (she/her)
Emma (she/her) and Sophie (she/her)
38" x 47"
Acylic on Panel, 2021
72" x 48", Oil on Canvas, 2021
Nina M. Barnett
Home (For Now)
72" x 72" x 72"
Cotton, Rice Paper, Wire, Clay, Steel, Oil, Acrylic, Wood, 2021.
Below Heaven, Above Hell
180" x 72"
Acrylic, Oil Crayon, Spray Paint, Pastel on Canvas, 2021