The items in this collection are the theses and dissertations written by students of the Department of Art. Some items may be viewed only by members of the University of Missouri System and/or University of Missouri-Columbia. Click on one of the browse buttons above for a complete listing of the works.

Recent Submissions

  • Surveys 

    Norby, Eric (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • 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)
  • Masquerade: Self-Presentation and Self-Awareness 

    Jun, Jane (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2014)
  • 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 ...
  • Fight or flight 

    Burton, Judith Penney (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Fight or Flight addresses the end result of recent environmental disturbances and catastrophic weather events brought on by climate change. Many humans throughout the planet have faced personal or property devastation of ...
  • Come to nothing 

    Sweet, Eric (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2011)
    These drawings are an intense exploration of the concept, establishment, and power of the "Ideal" through the historical interventions of minimalism, utopia, perspective, printmaking, and drawing. There is an important ...
  • Faking it: the seduction of surface 

    Armbrust, Catherine (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    This creative research conflates three of my personal obsessions—the French Rococo, television, and craft materials—and culminates with a collection of wearable sculptures that satirize the often-ostentatious masquerade ...
  • Life and work of George Caleb Bingham 

    Shapley, Fern Rusk (University of Missouri, 1914)
    Attracted by the artists of the periods of great art activity, we are likely to forget those who have kept the light burning when conditions have been most unfavorable. The wonder is often expressed concerning Bingham that ...
  • Residuum 

    Rogers-Denham, Trudy (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Residuum focuses on the residue of the domestic object, the rug, and how it visualizes domestic loss and displacement through site-specific installations. The use of soil is used as a material for the rug series to portray ...
  • Harrison Bergeron: a multimedia extravaganza 

    Spear, David (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    The thesis and exhibition “HARRISON BERGERON: A Multimedia Extravaganza” presented by David Spear in fulfillment of his Masters of Fine Art academic requirement is an intense weaving of performance, painting, video, ...
  • East marries west 

    Lin, Suqin (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Nowadays, people from all over the world inevitably encounter and experience cultural differences in the era of globalization. My painting project, East Marries West, is about cultural differences when Easterners and ...
  • Heroic painting and its contemporary interpretation 

    Johnson, Jacob (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    My research has involved studying notions of heroism in painted masterworks of the Renaissance-Baroque era and channeling such formats, style, and overall structure of the painting of that time period into my own paintings. ...

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