Columbia College Chicago

2021 Art and Art History MFA Thesis Exhibition

The 2021 Art and Art History MFA Thesis Exhibition features the thesis works of the MFA candidates in Columbia College Chicago’s Art and Art History Department. The exhibition, which includes artists’ books, prints, drawings, textiles, sculptures, photography, sound, projections, and installation works, represents the culmination of two years of development on a cohesive body of work for each artist.

Participating Artists: Jack Bradley, Josué Esaú, Chelsea Noelle Fetherlin, Jake Himovitz, Ava Makenali, and Sabrina Pastard

The 2021 Art and Art History MFA Thesis Exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Department of Exhibitions, Performance, and Student Spaces (DEPS), the Department of Art and Art History, and Paul Catanese, Director of Graduate Studies for Art and Art History.

The Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Fl
Chicago, IL 60605
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Capacity of gallery is 10 visitors and masks are required.


MFA Thesis Celebration!

Thursday, May 13, 6-7PM

Join the Art and Art History department as we toast our graduate students on their MFA Thesis Exhibition!


Undocumented Archives: Exposition & Tools
Monday, May 17, 6 – 7PM

Speakers: Josué Esaú, Jessica Neal & Dorian A. Ortega

This zoom event focuses on Josué Esaú’s thesis project: Undocumented Archives. Esaú and his collaborators and will share their experiences over the past year, reflecting on insights of the process, and discussing the importance of this work. In addition, they will share the tools and resources developed for this project and will invite the audience to consider this work for themselves.

The program includes a Q&A session with the panelists.



Chelsea Noelle Fetherlin: Live Stream Musical Performance: Self-Titled – Feminist EP
Friday, May 7: 6-6:15PM
Wednesday, May 12: 1:30 -1:45PM
Friday, May 21: 5:30 –5:45PM

Join Chelsea Noelle Fetherlin as she performs music from her album: Feminist EP. These performances will be livestreamed on Instagram @chelseathefolkpunkartist

Image Credit:  Chelsea Noelle Fetherlin, Lana Turner Preserve Us, 2020, Mixed media on Masonite. 4” x 6”

Tuesday, May 18 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

More dates through May 21, 2021

Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605

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School of Fine and Performing Arts, Art and Art History


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