Degree Name

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)



Date of Award


Committee Members

Tema Stauffer, Travis Graves, Vanessa Mayoraz


The photographer discusses her work in “BLAZE,” a Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibit held at the Tipton Gallery from September 16th through October 4th, 2019. The exhibition consists of 11 archival inkjet prints, two photographic artist books, a nine-channel video installation, representing the artist’s exploration of how to experience the landscape. Using non-traditional approaches to photographic imagery, experimental exhibition layout, the artist forms questions around themes of walking and landscape. The artist investigates sculptural land art installations represented through photographic documentation. A catalog of the exhibit is included at the end of this thesis.

Roussos examines formal and conceptual influences throughout historical and contemporary artists. Non-photographic influences include: the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich; literary works of Rebecca Solnit and Alexandra David-Neel; immersive artists, Nancy Holt and Hamish Fulton. Historic and contemporary photographic influences include: Carleton Watkins, Todd Tido, Christina Seely, Awoiska van der Molen, and Thomas Flechtner.

Document Type

Thesis - unrestricted


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