Class of 2020: Syndicate

"Syndicate: A Comprehensive Exhibition" features the ten studio art majors from the Class of 2020 working in a wide range of media, including sculpture, ceramics, performance art, photography, painting, drawing and a graphic novel.

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Featured Artists


August Barringer  
Effulgence, 2019
Traditional masculine and feminine forms intertwine in violent crimson, from which a yonic coil oozes in delicate equilibrium. Monumental and exuberant, Effulgence fuses out societal gender binaries, embodying the struggles and celebrating the triumphs of the transgender experience.

Emma Connelly    
Vessels (Vesica Piscis)
Vessels (Vesica Piscis) are a collection of ceramic works fired in a mix of pit firing and American raku styles. These vessels evoke familiar organic forms meant to inspire viewers to consider what information they deposit into others.

Naomi Field   
Flash to Coral Bleaching, 2019
Flash to Coral Bleaching allows viewers to experience the beauty and diversity of a healthy coral reef and upon flash photography intervention communicates the urgency of preventing coral bleaching.

Tyler Ivy  
Take a Break, 2019
Rest, relax, and enjoy 3 drawings that are inspired by tarot and some of my favorite cartoons. 

Makayla Keasler    
Let Them Be, 2019
Let Them Be is a celebratory collection of women and femme bodies drawn situated in mundane activities of self-reflection, care, and contentment; highlighting the diversity and beauty of overlooked identities and unnoticed moments.

Samantha Moua
Soul Lock: Reclamation of a Diasporic Identity
Soul Lock is a sculptural work drawing upon the traditional Hmong soul lock amulet to reclaim and recall the history of the Hmong in the diaspora, intertwining the past and the present.

Sarah Ruiz     
Hear Me/See Me, 2019
Hear Me/See Me is a video performance piece that opens up the conversation surrounding mental health by inviting viewers to intimately experience my own personal battle with mental illness for themselves.

Bryan Suh
I Am Whole, 2019
I make art with my anxiety-related skin condition called dermatographia, where any physical stimuli results in red welts on my skin. In making I Am Whole, I have accepted this as part of who I am, as i inscribe the words of my personal growth onto my body.

Dahlia Theriault      
Black Pomegranates, 2019
Black Pomegranates is a hand-drawn graphic novel that explores Slavic Paganism and Anti-Semitism in newly Christianized Russia.

Chengtian (Jason) Yu 
Untitled, 2019
Untitled intends to create a meditation realm that temporarily breaks from reality. People might get lost in tracing the brushstrokes and thick texture, or in the large scale of the paintings. Untitled seeks to represent a beautiful dynamic of random ideas balanced with subjective control of techniques.