I would like to be the air
that inhabits you for a moment
only. I would like to be that unnoticed
& that necessary.
– Margaret Atwood
The air that inhabits features thesis projects by the MFA in Visual Art candidates in the 2023 graduating class of the Sam Fox School’s Graduate School of Art. The exhibition title is taken from the poem “Variation on the Word Sleep” by Margaret Atwood, chosen by the candidates for its evocation of both the physical and the poetic.
MFA candidates explore a range of artistic practices and mediums, including painting, sculpture, sound, installation, video, and performance. Through their respective works individual MFA candidates explore a variety of themes such as race, class, feminism, environmentalism, and consumerism, among others.
The 2023 MFA in Visual Art candidates are Alex Braden, Allena Brazier, Alex Rosborough Davis, Jamie Lee Harris, Megan Kenyon, Sharlene Lee, Jorge Rios, Anna Schenker, Seulki Seo, Samantha Slone, and Karen L. Yung.