Graduate Research - Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Mona Bozorgi, Fine Arts Doctoral program student, was interviewed by Musée Magazine in December about her photographic practice, in an article titled WCW: Mona Bozorgi Reclaims the Object of Women. Bozorgi's work reveals how fashion and advertising photography nullify the complexity of personal identity, objectify women sexually, and create false values by retouching women's bodies.
Rachel Dunn, Master of Fine Arts student in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing, won a cash prize in Persistence: A National Exhibition Celebrating Women's Empowerment 2019, held March 9-30 at d'Art Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Rachel's piece titled Try and Touch Me Now, Prick was selected as third place out of 643 submissions from 245 artists nationwide. The juror, Lori Pratico, is founder of the Girl Noticed Community Mural Project, a community-based outreach program for young women, and serves on the Broward County Public Art and Design Committee.