Date(s) - April 28, 2023 - July 23, 2023
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts

MFA Thesis Exhibition 2023

The Griffin Foundation Gallery, April 28 – July 23, 2023

MFA Speaks and Opening Reception: Rescheduled from April 28 to Wednesday, May 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Presented in collaboration with Colorado State University’s Department of Art and Art History

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 2023 features the work of Vicente Delgado, Leila Malekadeli, and Sam Hamilton.

Leila Malekadeli will work at the loom inside her domestic installation, In Absence, in the Griffin Foundation Gallery at various times throughout the exhibition. Follow GAMA’s social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram for more information about Leila’s work hours.


A detail of Vince Delgado's artwork "Stratify Today!" featuring multicolored balloons. MFA Thesis Exhibition 2023
Detail of Vicente Delgado, Stratify Today!, 2022, mixed media, 87 x 89 x 89. Image courtesy of the artist.


Detail of Leila Malekadeli, In Absence, 2023, mixed media, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist.


Detail of Sam Hamilton's artwork "GURL PWR," featuring a vintage orange, green, and pink floral pattern. MFA Thesis Exhibition 2023
Detail of Sam Hamilton, GURL PWR, 2022-2023, acrylic on new tarp. Image courtesy of the artist.


MFA Speaks 2023

Join us for MFA Speaks 2023, featuring artist talks followed by the MFA Thesis Exhibition 2023 opening reception!

Wednesday, May 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.

MFA graduates Vicente DelgadoLeila Malekadeli, and Sam Hamilton will each present brief artist talks followed by a panel discussion moderated by museum director Lynn Boland from 5 to 6 p.m.

An opening reception for the exhibition will follow the program from 6 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be provided.

Free & open to all! Rescheduled from April 28 to Wednesday, May 10.


Support for the museum’s exhibitions and programming is generously provided by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, the 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