Date(s) - April 26, 2024 - July 21, 2024
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts

MFA Thesis Exhibition 2024

The Griffin Foundation Gallery, April 26 – July 21, 2024

MFA SPEAKS and Opening Reception: April 26 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 Adam Hinkelman, Seojung LeeNikoo Monem, Haley (Hagerman) Slackerman, and  Sumanma Wadhwa.



Sumanma Wadhwa, EMBRACE, 2024, acrylic on canvas, hand-pulled lithographs, and poem.


Seojung Lee, You Say I Am Loved, and I Am Held, 2023, cyanotype with etching, outline, and cut-through laser cut media on Hanji paper (Korean Dak paper), 6 x 14.5 in.


Nikoo Monem, Dichotomy, 2023, necklace made of brass, porcelain, thread, and imitation pearl, 16 x 1 x 0.5 in.


Haley (Hagerman) Slackerman, CRITTER COMFORT, 2024, surplus couch, split quilt, personal sketchbooks, museum pedestals, fractured pot, daily poetics, ceramic Critters, circumstantial interactions.


Adam Hinkelman, Evanescence (Arapahoe Glacier), 2024, oil and cold wax on canvas, 78 x 68 in.



Join us for MFA SPEAKS, featuring artist talks followed by the MFA Thesis Exhibition 2024 opening reception!

Friday, April 26 from 5 to 8 p.m.

MFA graduates Adam Hinkelman, Seojung LeeNikoo Monem, Haley (Hagerman) Slackerman, and Sumanma Wadhwa will each present brief artist gallery talks in the museum 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! No registration required.


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