Stories about "Senior Thesis Exhibition"
The opening reception for the Annual Senior Exhibition takes place in the Bates College Museum of Art.When Bates studio art majors reach their senior year, they embark on a thesis project that ultimately leads them to a professionally mounted exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art. These young artists work in many mediums, but all have the same directive: to use sustained studio time to create a collection that coheres into an expression of their individual artistic beings at this particular moment in time. Even though the work presented in the annual Senior Thesis Exhibition is decidedly individual — the 15 artists from this year’s Class of 2022 work in paint, colored pencil, rotoscope animation, photography, and installation and collage — collective themes sometimes emerge from these seniors who are about to enter the broader world.Bora Lugunda ‘25 of Kinshasa, Congo, looks at photography by Jack Ryan ’22 of Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Video: See the opening of the 2022 Bates Senior Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, May 5, 2022 11:50 am

Watch as 15 studio arts students present their senior theses to friends, family, and faculty, in projects brimming with personal meaning.

Meet the artists of the 2022 Bates Senior Thesis Exhibition and themes of life-altering experiences of our times

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 8:51 am

Home is where — or what — the art is for many of these seniors participating in the studio art thesis exhibition

Portraits of the artists, and their artwork, from the 2021 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Thursday, May 6, 2021 9:31 am

This year's Senior Thesis Exhibition features work by six studio art majors in the Class of 2021. See examples of their work and portraits of the artists by Phyllis Graber Jensen.

Slideshow: Senior Thesis Exhibition — ‘Our arts students will help show us the way forward’

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 6:55 pm

This year's virtual Senior Thesis Exhibition celebrates 15 studio art majors whose artwork, poignant and pivotal, is "essential to protecting and celebrating our humanity."

Studio art thesisStudent in blue top and pants with brown pants working on mixed media and figure painting is Flannery Black-Ingersoll '19 of Concord, N.H., a double major in studio art and mathematics;Student in blue coveralls is Daisy Diamond '19 of Bala Cynwyd, Pa. , a studio art major working with art, steel, and fabric.
Video: For Daisy Diamond ’19 and her sculptures, it’s touch and go

Friday, May 3, 2019 12:31 pm

When a viewer is given permission to touch and feel artwork, "it creates a more intimate experience," says Diamond, a studio art major from Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

‘Nice bubble of artistry’: 14 show work in 2019 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 3:34 pm

Bates' senior studio art majors wield paintbrushes, fabric, clay, cameras, and more — but no cheesecloth — in this year's show.

‘In love with something’: Senior Thesis Exhibition 2018

Monday, April 2, 2018 2:51 pm

As studio art majors work up to Bates' senior exhibition, it helps if they "fall in love with something.”

A couple for 42 years, artists open their first duo exhibition at Bates

Friday, October 27, 2017 9:21 am

In their first joint exhibition, sculptor Rona Pondick and painter Robert Feintuch present Heads, Hands, Feet at the Bates College Museum of Art.

Meet the student artists, and view their work, featured in the 2017 Senior Thesis Exhibition

Friday, April 28, 2017 10:00 am

Bates College's annual Senior Thesis Exhibition is a conversation among artists, but also among the diverse media they work in.

For student artists, Senior Exhibition looks both back and forward

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 3:35 pm

Leading to the Senior Thesis Exhibition, the final year of the studio art curriculum has students building a body of work — and thinking about a life in art.

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