Date(s) - April 29, 2022 - July 31, 2022
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts

MFA Thesis Exhibition 2022

The annual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition marks the culmination of a three-year degree program in the visual arts that fosters individual research and creative studio practice. Students in the program focus on a particular area of study and complete a mature body of work in their chosen field. Artwork is situated within the discourse of contemporary art practice.

This year’s MFA Thesis Exhibition 2022 features work of Justin Price (painting), Alec Schweiger (metals), Mariah Shelby (metals), and Clark Valentine (drawing)

Presented in collaboration with Colorado State University’s art and art history department.


Justin Price, Cameron Peak Burn Scar

Justin Price, Cameron Peak Burn Scar, 2022, oil on canvas, 73 x 63 in., image courtesy of the artist


Alec Schweiger, Bound for MFA Thesis Exhibition 2022

Alec Schweiger, Bound, 2021, plywood, brass, copper, powder-coat, cardboard, tape, 10 x 26 x 4 in., image courtesy of the artist


Mariah Shelby, Alexthymia

Mariah Shelby, Alexthymia, 2021, copper, liver of sulfur, wood panel, 15 x 33 x 2 in., image courtesy of the artist


Clark Valentine, Untitled for MFA Thesis Exhibition 2022

Clark Valentine, Untitled (Black Ink on BFK 5), 2020, ink on paper, 15 x 11 in., image courtesy of the artist


MFA Speaks 2022

Join the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art and the Colorado State University Department of Art and Art History for a special program and opening reception for the exhibition on Friday, April 29, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

MFA graduates Justin Price, Alec Schweiger, Mariah Shelby, and Clark Valentine will present brief artist talks followed by a panel discussion moderated by museum director Lynn Boland from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

An opening reception for the exhibition will follow the program from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Free and open to all.


Support for this exhibition and related programming is generously provided by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, FUNd Endowment at CSU, and Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.  

Fort Fund