Tyler Stuart VS MFA Thesis 2011

Corporeal Calling

Why do the blisters and scars on my hands provide such a reward? How is it that my body, as well as my mind, becomes so engrossed in striving to understand the unknown? My peripheral vision seems to diminish when I carve a block of wood with a chisel or embed my hands deep in clay. The importance of heightening personal awareness, as well as the ability to engage physical materials with confidence and respect, have become of great concern. The role of the artist has ventured into that of social inquiry and has utilized the plethora of materials around us to widen the perspective of our bodies and its surroundings.

In Corporeal Calling, I will emphasize the role of craftwork as an integral cog in society’s educational and cultural workings. The visions of historical advocates for craftwork can be seen resurfacing through many contemporary artists. The influence of technology, theory, and politics since the post-industrial revolution has introduced artists who are progressively striving to explain, define, and emphasize the relationship between the body and the materials that surround us. Raising the awareness of material, environment, and creator brings about an internal and external awareness for the viewer, which can be carried far beyond the white walls of a gallery. Through the investigation of cause and effect, through the visible as well as invisible forces of nature, artists have been refining their language to express an awareness of existence in this world—beyond the spiritual or scientific—to the real.

Awarded the 2011 MFA Visual Studies Departmental Award

Samantha Almanza BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Shevawn Armstrong BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Eva Ashford BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Beth Austin BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Jeffrey Baratta BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Amanda Belmont BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Karen Berger BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Chris Bodven BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Cassandra Boggio BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Phillip Bone BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Janessa Bork BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Alison Brockel BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Brennan Broome BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Heather Chase BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Katie Clayton BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Samala Coffey BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Madeline Conn BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Nicole Marie Cuvin BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Dominic De Venuta BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Paty Elguera BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Frances Embick BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Eartha Forest BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Danny Frazier BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Jung Le Han BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Val Dean Hardy BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Jennifer Hayes BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Rachel Haywood BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Morgaine Hendricks-Casey BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Jim Hill BFA Thesis Spring 2011

James Jigarjian BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Leah Kiczula BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Chris Kim BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Tabitha Knight BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Melissa Larsen BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Ali Leeds BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Justin Lefor BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Natalie Lomeli BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Israel Lund BFA Thesis Spring 2011

London Lunoux BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Nelleke Mack BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Leah Marvin BFA Thesis Spring 2011

William Matheny BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Kevin McLain BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Andrew Meeker BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Lo Miller BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Robin Milliken BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Brandon Phuong BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Antonia Pinter BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Kyle Raquipiso BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Portia Roy BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Kevin Graham Schmidt BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Ray Anthony Barrett VS MFA Thesis 2011

Daniel Glendening VS MFA Thesis 2011

Bryson Hansen VS MFA Thesis 2011

Carl Klimt VS MFA Thesis 2011

Elizabeth Malaska VS MFA Thesis 2011

Tyler Stuart VS MFA Thesis 2011

Michael Welsh VS MFA Thesis 2011

Laura Allcorn ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Rachel Cox ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Anne Crumpacker ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Nico Sea BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Trillian Spencer BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Chloe Steinhoff-Smith BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Cassandra Stemler BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Ali Gradischer ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Evan Holt ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Chelsey Thornton BFA Thesis Spring 2011

J. Eric Morales ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Amanda Townsend BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Selja Ojanne ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Julie Pointer ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Leslie Vigeant ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011

Matthew Philip Williams ACD MFA Capstone Spring 2011

Devin Trainer BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Chase Velarde BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Brian Visser BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Jon Werrin BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Sivonna West BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Kristen Wright BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Leo Zarosinski BFA Thesis Spring 2011

David Boekelheide ACD MFA Capstone Spring 2011

Michael O'Malley BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Sokhun Keo BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Asha Whittle BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Morgan Ritter BFA Thesis Spring 2011

Jason Lee Starin ACD MFA Practicum Spring 2011