MESSAGE FROM JOANNA L. JENKINS, PH.D., GRADUATE PROGRAM DEAN
2020 is a year of transformation. It is evident within our politics, ecology, and culture. This defining moment has revealed the tremendous talent and dedication of Moore’s MFA and MA students. The collection of their works demonstrates their abilities to allow creative intelligence to not only speak from their heart, but to speak to multiple audiences as well. The 2020 thesis resonates among activists and within galleries, museums, creative industry, policy making, education, and research—affirming the transformative ideas of Sara Kleinert, Camille O'Connor, and Chelsey Webber-Brandis. Art is the power to transform. Graduate Inquiry at Moore serves as an incubator to critically examine contemporary issues, forge relationships, and bring beauty into efflorescence. The quality of our SEA program and merit of the esteemed Graduate faculty is evident in the brilliance of the class of 2020. Amid these unprecedented times creativity is shaping brighter days ahead.
- JOANNA L. JENKINS, PH.D.
ASSOC. DEAN OF GRADUATE STUDIES, CONTINUING ED & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
From everyone in the Graduate Program, many thanks to President Fitzgibbon, Deans Patti Phillips and Josh Wilkin, Associate Dean Claudine Thomas, and to SEA faculty members who worked with the MA and MFA class of 2020: Hammam Aldouri, Grimaldi Baez, Asher Barkley, Carolyn Chernoff, Anna Drozdowski, Jane Golden, Asuka Goto, Jacque Liu, Ernel Martinez, Kaitlin Pomerantz, Kristen Neville Taylor, Amanda Newman-Godfrey, Theresa Rose, Jennie Shanker, Shira Walinsky, Jonathan Wallis, and Wilmer Wilson IV.