MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Michael Anthony Fowler, Tao Huang
The artist, Laura Ann Schroeder, discusses her Master of Fine Arts thesis exhibition, Witness, Revival, Testimony, which was installed at Tipton Gallery in Johnson City, TN from March 2, 2023 through March 31, 2023, with a public reception held on March 24, 2023. The exhibition consisted of a collection of sculptural works and installations that evoke scenes and memories from the artist’s childhood. This body of work deconstructs the traditional family dynamic and the private domestic space through recreations of everyday life. The artworks are primarily made with repurposed consumer textiles and techniques like stitching and quilting that have historically been considered “women’s work.” Through the process of creating this body of work, the artist analyzes how past moments culminate to affect her understanding of gender, spirituality, and personal identity.
Thesis - unrestricted
Schroeder, Laura Ann, "Witness, Revival, Testimony" (2023). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 4211. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/4211
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