I had my MFA dissertation presentation today (called a Final Review at the Academy). In front of a group of three professors, I had to present my thesis, my artwork and the concept behind it all. Though I was well prepared, I was still nervous. I am happy to say I passed with flying colors. I received some great feedback and direction for my future career as an artist. I am looking forward to mulling this advice over once I stop celebrating. Now it’s just one more month of class, six more paintings and I’ll be wearing a cap and gown again at a graduation ceremony. I can’t believe it has been 29 years since the last time I did that!
For those who don’t know, I’ve been working on getting my MFA (Masters in Fine Art) from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. They have a great program and I’m finally taking my very last class this semester (Abstract and Interpretation). Pictured below my last textbook ever! Can you tell I have “senioritis”? Can you get that in a master’s program that isn’t four years long? I’m looking forward to having some fun, playing and experimenting without letting that pesky “realism” get in the way.