The Department of Art teaches visual literacy skills with the intention of preparing our graduates for a lifetime of creative activity. We educate both majors and non-majors to develop students into critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, compassionate human beings and life-long learners. These qualities will not only ensure success in education but also provide flexibility when these skills are used to make personal or professional choices. Moreover, these skills provide the basis for fulfilling and culturally enriched living. Our students will be guided and trained in the necessary technical and conceptual skills needed to become successful professional artists and art educators.

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  • Philographica : that which is written or described of love 

    Cranor, Anna Roe (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
  • Threads of imperfection 

    Boudreaux, Shirley A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
  • Vivarium 

    Tyler, Laura Louise (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Throughout history, people have collected nature for the purpose of being displayed in domesticated spaces. 17th century naturalists brought found specimens of nature into home collections. Natural history museums collect ...
  • Drink Bleach: The Anti State of Mind 

    O'Keefe, Ginnifer Paige (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    This body of work presents a visual rejection of understood ideas of acceptance and a vindication of new ones. As a maker, I obtain an "anti state of mind" that carries forth energy in rejection, but most largely in the ...
  • Display 

    Fischer, Aaron Michael (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    My sculptural work is comprised of tool-like objects of unknown utility. Each object is made up of materials traditionally used both in Art and Craft contexts, and are reminiscent of hand tools, but whose purpose is obscured, ...
  • Metamorphosis 

    McDermott, Tamryn Lara (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    As an artist, my methodology emulates that of a historian and enters into the arena of archaeologists, archivists and curators. Historians write, and re-write history privileging certain evidence while imposing specific ...
  • Reverie 

    Bowring, Leah (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2015)
    Spending long hours trail running has allowed me to gain access to a meditative state where unrestricted thoughts occur, creative thought flows, and complex problem solving comes with ease. Lost in repetition, I cannot ...
  • The index of craft : an essay in conjunction with the MFA Thesis Exhibition Contrast : Containing Clarity 

    Wilkey, William M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    This thesis paper supports the Master of Fine Arts exhibition at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery, The University of Missouri-Columbia, from April 28th through May 2nd, 2014. The exhibition, Contrast: Containing Clarity, ...
  • Surveys 

    Norby, Eric (University of Missouri--Columbia[University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
    My paintings are an exploration of notions of originality and sincerity, the picturesque, and process through the lens of the gridded western landscape. The perceived lawlessness and expansiveness of the American west is ...
  • Dwell 

    Lee, Miranda (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Longitudes and latitudes 

    Thompson, S. Charles (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Eminent domain 

    Rahner, Matt R. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Available 

    Myers, Greta A. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
    While engaging in the exploration of the subject matter of perfection in an ideal mate, my project strives to align the physical act of painting with said search of faultlessness. My preoccupation with this search has led ...
  • Masquerade : self-presentation and self-awareness 

    Jun, Jane (Artist) (University of Missouri--Columbia[University of Missouri--Columbia], 2014)
    Using portrait images of me from online, acrylic paints, clear Plexiglas and animated graphic interchange format, this creative project focuses on the vigilant awareness of self-presentation. My work is a critical view of ...
  • VORFREUDE, substitutes for personal fulfillment 

    Collins, Bethanie (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Echoes of the voiceless 

    Chaichi Raghimi, Zeinab (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • Visual facticity and the technological gaze : 

    Hall, Chris (Chris Gillespie) (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Seeing-machines have long been used to discover new things about ourselves. We fantasize about devices that will enhance our senses and provide us with 'facts' about our hidden aspects, such as our inner bodies, or our ...
  • New pedestrians : 

    Langdon, Danielle (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    As we e-mail, text, and Tweet, mobile technology is redefining the boundaries between absence and presence, as well as private and public. Technology allows us to control how we present ourselves and where we put our ...
  • My America 

    Thompson, Ronald B. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    As a maturing artist and maker of objects, material usage is paramount. Materials convey a range of emotions, memories, and placement. Viewers will bring their own information and understanding to works of art. So by using ...
  • Gratitude vessels : ceramic composition and social cohesion 

    Nosri, Norleen, 1978- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    This body of work presents ceramic serving and drinking vessels in a series of arranged compositions. These vessels include teapots, ewers, decanters and cups presented along with bases. As an object maker, I am attracted ...

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