2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Event Date: 

Saturday, May 14, 2022 - 12:00am to Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 12:00am

It Appears to Be a Circle / Marisa de la Peña, Tom Dunn, Chad Ress in black text on white background forming circle pattern (MFA Thesis Exhibition 2022)

The UC Santa Barbara MFA Thesis Exhibition will be returning to the AD&A Museum's galleries in May. This year's show will feature the works of graduating artists Marisa de la Peña, Tom Dunn, and Chad Ress.


Marissa de la Peña art, green jello mold with four cartoon-like figures encased inside, with a cherry on top. Plated on a white plate with plate resting on green grass.

Marisa de la Peña, Homies en gelatina, 2022.
Lime gelatin with cherries and homies. Courtesy of the artist.


Tom Dunn, abstract art with white brushstrokes on top of black painted paper.

Tom Dunn, Lunula 77, 2021. Acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches.
Courtesy of the artist.


Chad Ress, multimedia art of writing with words in white on black background contained in a floating circle, next to white writing on a dark wall, the shadow of the circle visible.

Chad Ress, State of Night, 2021-22.
Three-channel projection (still + moving image), acrylic discs, motors, audio.
Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.


UPDATE: Opening Reception on May 20th, 5:30–7:30 pm with live cake cutting at 6 PM.