• Items of interest and words of power 

    Donovan, Kelly Michael (2014-05)
    Kelly Michael Donovan is an M.F.A. Candidate in Transmedia in the Department of Art and Art History. Kelly Donovan creates artwork that examines our relationship to digital culture and technology, particularly the Internet. ...
  • Kiss me like you mean it 

    Scheuren, James Anthony (2014-05)
    Throughout my work I have always sought/ wished to talk about a love between people with no actual connection. Emmanuel Levinas' description of the face-to-face echoes throughout my work: "Face, as I have always described ...
  • A lack of power 

    Sánchez, Alejandro, 1979- (2011-05)
    This graduate report, more than a formal description of the artistic developments I have gradually acknowledged, is a personal and perhaps arbitrary recollection of ideas that might help the reader–and me–understand the ...
  • The light show : mathematics, mysticism, and the music of the spheres 

    Masch, Ezra J. (2012-05)
    My background in music and visual art has led to an exploration of combined disciplines. Throughout the past three years of graduate study at The University of Texas at Austin, my research has focused on the visual ...
  • Lost & found 

    Botkin, Erica Lauren (2012-05)
    I have produced two distinct bodies of work, landscapes and portraits. In both, I investigate my relationship to the subject. My role as the photographer fluctuates between the time I spend by myself and the time I spend ...
  • Media hacking 

    Stanley, Jeffrey Charles (2011-05)
    Jeffrey Charles Stanley is an M.F.A. Candidate in Transmedia in the Department of Art and Art History. The Artist, Jeff Stanley, Works as a cultural “hacker” and critical “terrorist” with the aid of video and the internet. ...
  • The mediated gaze 

    Abercrombie, Catherine Mary (2011-05)
    This report is a compilation of the influences that shape my current work. In this written representation of my process I mimic how ideas overlap and collide, rather than taking a chronological approach to my development ...
  • Minding the skies 

    Johnson, Bethany Jo (2011-05)
    This report outlines the conceptual, procedural and material evolution of my artistic practice over the course of the past three years. Throughout all of the changes my artwork has undergone during this time, my work has ...
  • Negotiating documentary space 

    Rudin, Daniel (2012-05)
    This essay attempts to propose an art practice based on an ethical and aesthetic relation of author, subject, and viewer. This relationship is productive of results that are seen as critical to a precise, useful, and ethical ...
  • Objects, associations, implications 

    McCleskey Sullivan, Michael Shane (2002)
    Take an object, make an association, find its implication. Like a sieve that sorts data from large to small: I research, absorb, distill, make extractions, make connections, and utilize the image/text relationship to ...
  • Partitions/ apparitions 

    Swanson, Erik Shane (2014-05)
    This Masters Report discusses my pivotal works from the past three years, as well as the generative concepts and stories behind them. Ubiquitous forms and anachronistic processes, pushed to the periphery for sheer abundance ...
  • Portraits at the crossroad 

    Nahm, Mi-Hee (2012-05)
    This report is a description of my artistic practice and a recollection of ideas and influences behind my work. My studio practice has been a cathartic tool that I employ in order to relieve the tension and confusion that ...
  • Portraiture and feminine identity 

    House, Felice Louise (2011-05)
    To portray women without objectifying them is an intentional, political act. The art historical tradition is to paint women to extol their sexual beauty and to encourage possessiveness. There is a new guard of women painters ...
  • QWERTY : WOMAN 

    Maddux, Kathryn Marie (2012-05)
    I position my work at the intersections of identity and form. More specifically, I’m interested in how and why an individual’s physical appearance and demeanor become communicative and are then interpreted. Socially, it ...
  • Reconstructive-memory process 

    Shin, Yun Koung (2012-05)
    This graduate report is a description of my artistic development through the graduate program at the University of Texas at Austin. It records my development and growth as an artist in relationship to the concepts, materials, ...
  • Reflecting pools 

    Payavis, Daniel David (2011-05)
    This report sketches a series of considerations that operate within my art practice. They are intended to elaborate on and open up, rather than simplify, the processes by which I arrive at art works. The ideas discussed ...
  • Resistance and resonance 

    Schmidt, Timothy Duane (2011-05)
    This Master’s Thesis Report is a chronological investigation into the ideas and processes that I have researched and explored during the last three years at the University of Texas at Austin. This exploration has led to a ...
  • Rocks and rainbows 

    Moore, Olivia Martin (2011-05)
    Covering the topics of my conceptual interests overlapping with the production of several bodies of work over the three years of my academic curriculum, this report addresses how my theoretical ideas and commitment to ...
  • The sinner, the stranger, the sacrifice maker : an apocryphal autobiography 

    Francel, Josef Nicholas (2015-05)
    This report serves as a kind of explanation and expansion upon the work I have taken on the past few months. It explores how the concepts of memory and perspective play a role in the narratives that we create. I accomplish ...
  • Stillness 

    Sage, Sarah Michelle (2011-05)
    In this paper, the imagery of public exhibition spaces, museums, and public collections is discussed in relationship to my body of work. I engage ideas of stillness, the creation of alternate realities, and how preconceptions ...