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Master of Fine Arts


Fine Arts

First Advisor

Justin James Reed

Second Advisor

Brittany Nelson

Third Advisor

Nicole Killian


This thesis examines my artistic practice over the past two years at Virginia Commonwealth University, which has led to the installation of my thesis exhibition, JPG Artifacts. My work inspects the current process of image making within a responsive studio practice of deconstructing the digital image into a physical space. While my thesis exhibition is just one culminating formal installation of my experimental studio practice, this paper will examine some main points of reference towards what has led me to the most present public iteration of my work. I hope to position my research in context of contemporary art and artists that have most heavily influenced and shaped my work.


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