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Master of Fine Arts


Graphic Design

First Advisor

Lap Le

Second Advisor

Nicole Killian

Third Advisor

Neil Donnelly


Within a practice founded on both typographic form and language, I have continued to push myself to make work that is more sensitive to place, more contextual, more (hopefully) generous toward a public audience. These pieces might serve as useful instruments of institutional critique, resources for comprehension, or moments in which to interrogate preconceived modes of seeing. I deploy original texts in public spaces in order that they might force viewers to decide how to personally resolve the content they encounter. Is it language or object? Literal or figurative? Graphic design or art? The further I develop this body of work, the less interested I am in providing answers to those questions. The questions themselves are enough.


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