The Master of Fine Arts Exhibition marks the culmination of a three-year degree program that emphasizes extensive creative exploration under the supervision of a faculty guidance committee. Focused study in an area of concentration, as well as coursework in art history and related fields, helps the artists situate their work within the larger discourses that characterize the practice of art and design today. The creative research of Lena B. Ellis-Boatman (Printmaking), Peter Lusch (Graphic Design), Wade Folger MacDonald (Ceramics), Bahareh Karamifar (Painting), Jefferson Kielwagen (Sculpture), and Elise Toups (Painting) stands as evidence of their achievements and promise.
This year the annual Master of Fine Arts Prize was awarded to Wade Folger MacDonald by guest juror Laura Mott, Curator of Contemporary Art and Design, Cranbrook Art Museum.
The 2014 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition is organized by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Support for this exhibition is provided by the Graduate School at MSU and the John and Susan Berding Family Endowment.