Florida Room: 2022 MFA Exhibition

February 17, 2022 - March 11, 2022

Location: UCF Art Gallery

Florida Room explores identities and histories through the juxtaposition of outward and inward thoughts, emotions and physical spaces using a variety of mediums and processes. The exhibition showcases the thesis work of Master of Fine Arts candidates in the Studio Art & Design MFA track at the UCF School of Visual Arts and Design: Anthony Mancuso, Ryan Price, Hunter Pylant, Jeremy Robinson, Sheherazade Thenard and Forrest Wilson.

Anthony Mancuso explores painting and printmaking to depict real and imagined domestic spaces that transcend a mundane once-over glance and encourage viewers to enter a formal meditation on space, place, and routine. Ryan Otero Price is a multidisciplinary artist who navigates his personal history through nostalgia and escapism. Hunter Pylant’s sculptures explore memories that involve themes of rural culture, upbringing and heritage. Jeremy Robinson’s sculptures and installations address themes of tangibility and ephemerality within domestic space, memory and trauma. Sheherazade Thenard’s paintings explore personal and cultural identity through figuration in lush conjured spaces. Forrest Wilson’s drawings and paintings explore queer aesthetics and personal experiences of love through allegorical figuration.

Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 17 from 6-8 p.m. Register Here
Need help registering? Contact the UCF Box Office: 407.823.1500

Virtual Exhibition

Insider Tip: Planning to attend all of the opening receptions this season? Register once for our new UCF Art Gallery Season Pass and you’ll have access to attend each reception without having to register each time. Also, you’ll receive a limited-edition UCF Art Gallery memento! Register Here

Each graduate student will also present public thesis defenses to support their research and creative practice. These talks will take place in the UCF Art Gallery and virtually via Zoom.

Gallery Talk / Thesis Defense by Ryan Price | Friday 2/18 | 1:00-3:00 pm
View Recording: youtu.be/vyKXGTK3J4U

Gallery Talk / Thesis Defense by Hunter Pylant | Monday 2/21 | 9:00-11:00am 
View Recording: youtu.be/fu9KZOg5oYA

Gallery Talk / Thesis Defense by Jeremy Robinson | Wednesday 2/23 | 10:00am-noon
View Recording: youtu.be/rmuqLstSRUk

Gallery Talk / Thesis Defense by Forrest Wilson | Monday 2/28 | 10:30am-12:30pm 
View Recording: youtu.be/RsMFqIyxzsU

Gallery Talk / Thesis Defense by Anthony Mancuso | Wednesday 3/2 | 9:00-11:00am 

Gallery Talk / Thesis Defense by Sheherazade Thenard | Friday 3/4 | 9:00-11:00am 
View Recording: youtu.be/mYqNLwvT2XM