2007 M.F.A. Candidates Shine at Blue Mountain Gallery

The Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition is the summation of two years of intensive creative study that involves extensive interaction with resident faculty and visiting artists. Students also participate in professional internships and individual research. Six graduating students of the Master of Fine Arts Painting and Illustration program showed their work in a thesis exhibition at Blue Mountain Gallery in New York from June 19 through July 7, 2007. Gallery & Studio magazine critiqued the show and displayed some of the works by Gulgun T. Aliriza, David Cerne, Ginger Hanrahan, Susan Lozoraitis, Betty Ann Medeiros and Derek Leka.

2007 M.F.A. Graduate Artwork

Derek Leka
Absolute Magnitude
(12x12 acrylic on canvas)
B.F.A. SUNY Purchase


Gulgun T. Aliriza
Winter Light
(12x12 Oil on Panel)
B.F.A. SUNY Purchase


Dave Cerne
 “Checking to see Who is
following me looking back
at the distant fading blue
atmospheric Sky Ridge”
(16”x20” oil on canvas)
B.F.A. Kansas City Art Institute


Betty Ann Medeiros
Illustration from the
 “Twelve Dancing Princesses”
(9”x12” Watercolor on paper)
B.A. Western Connecticut State University


Ginger Hanrahan
“How I Remembered It”
(18”x16” acrylic on canvas)
B.A. University of California Santa Cruz
MPH Yale University


Susan Lozoraitis
“Military is Proud to Kill Innocents”
(30”x48” Oil on Canvas)
M. Ed. Keene State College
M. Ed. Antioch/ New England
B.A. Worcester State College


2006 M.F.A. Graduate pieces

Students in the 2006 class -- Carmen Lund Leahy, Nancy Casey, Eileen Mooney, Helen K. Anne, Doris Granoff Kaye, Jayne Webb, Michael J. Liebhaber and Rolandas Kiaulevicius -- showed their work at the Prince Street Gallery in New York.

Helen K. Anne           
“Weir Farm, Winter, 2005” (40”x30” oil on canvas)
A.G.S. Indiana University
B.A. Sarah Lawrence College


Nancy Casey
“Woods”
(18”x16” acrylic on canvas)
B.F.A. Paier College of Art


Doris Granoff Kaye 
“Landscape”
(18”x24” oil on canvas)
B.A. Wheaton College
M.A. New York University


Rolandas Kiaulevicius 
“Alligator and His Friends”
(17”x30” watercolor on paper)
B.F.A. Siauliu Pedagogical University


Carmen Lund Leahy
“Constantly”
(39”x40” mixed media)
B.A. Purchase College


Michael J. Liebhaber 
“Maybe”
(50”x38” oil on paper)
B.S. University of Arizona
Ph.D. University of Kansas


Eileen Mooney
“Untitled”
(12”x12” acrylic on board)
B.A. Boston University


Jayne Webb
“The Breathing Exercise”
(10”x12” cast wax)
B.F.A. Paier College of Art

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