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2019 UMA Thesis Art Student Exhibition

May 11- 31 , 2019

Reception  Saturday, May 11th, noon-2pm

Graduating UMA art students share their persectives through art

 This year’s show highlights each artists’ individuality with an array of concepts. The show explores the concept of personal narratives. The artworks include painting, mixed media, fiber arts, graphic storytelling, graphic design, sculpture, upcycled media, wheatpaste murals, and photography. Each individual presents a body of work developed throughout the year as part of the thesis project.

The exhibiting artists are:

Kimberly Baker

Dianne Chicoine

Jenna Clifford

Marcea Crawford

Lisa Hodgkins

Jessica Morton

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Kimberly Baker

Kimberly is a photographer and artist from Ashland, Maine. Her thesis project emphasizes on the memories that flow through her mind while
driving on familiar roadways.


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Travel Memoir, 2019

Photography, 11"x2"

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A multi-medium artist from West Gardiner, Maine, with a focus on sculptural fiber art and the absent body. Her thesis work is a narrative of her inner transformational journey represented in mixed media sculpture.

Diane Chicoine

The Reveal, 2018
From the body of work, Walking in Love
Mixed media sculpture, 16"x10"x33"

Jenna Clifford

Jenna is a graphic artist and designer from Vassalboro, Maine. Her interests include digital art, telling visual emotional stories, and color in all its forms. Her thesis work focuses on the emotional journey of her everyday struggle with Type I diabetes.

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At What Cost, 2019
From the body of work Odds and Evens
Digital media, 41"x61"

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Marcea is a public muralist from Lisbon, Maine. Her focus is to bring art out from behind gallery doors and into the general public where everyone has access. Her recent wheat paste work focuses on domestic abuse from a personal standpoint.
She uses ink, markers, digital media and paper.

Marcea Crawford

I Love You, 2019
From the body of work “domestic bliss”
Wheatpaste mural, 10’x8’ size

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Lisa is a figurative artist from Jefferson, Maine, emphasizing portraiture. Her thesis work explores the beauty and spirit of the female face, nature, and loving relationships using mixed media, stylized portraits with iconic relevance.

Lisa Hodgkins

Annalise, 2019
From the body of work The Devine Feminine 
Mixed media paintings, 11” x16” size

Jessica Morton

An illustrative artist from Waterville, Maine, Jessica’s interests include fictional stories and Japanese media. Her thesis work is a painted excerpt of her current working project, a visual novel.

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Chapter Title Art, 2019
From the body of work, How I Got Here 

Acrylic paint on canvas paper, 16”x20” size

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