Painting Master of Arts Students

Painting Master of Arts Students

Investigate what moves you to create art. 

Faculty: Mihee Nahm M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Painting

Ask yourself not only what personally motivates you, but also how your work potentially engages a larger audience and art world.

The graduate program in painting requires that the student/artist possess a strong sense of direction in their work. The image, idea, method or process is a concerted pursuit of form in service of content. I strongly believe that painting is not defined purely by its materiality but more importantly by the issues and ideas that surround it both historically and contemporaneously. Whether representational, abstract, dimensional, or digital, the key is to find the best means for realizing one's vision.

Graduate painters forge connections to creative communities beyond the University through department exhibition programming, visiting artist lectures and critiques, and trips to area art institutions. The Dallas/Fort Worth area offers a vast and vibrant art community providing a continual stream of world-class events and exhibitions.

The M.A. and M.F.A. program in Studio Art draws students involved in a multiplicity of practices, interests, and professional aspirations. Through the programs emphasis on studio and professional practices these students evolve into practicing artists exhibiting their work, engaging in residencies, curating exhibitions, and teaching art.

Mikey Hernandez

MA Exhibition Fall 2022



Erin Schalk

MA Exhibition Fall 2014


Eliana Miranda

MA Exhibition Fall 2013


Rani Rautela

MA Exhibition Fall 2012


Lucas Martell

MA Exhibition Spring 2011


Kasten Searles

MA Exhibition Fall 2010


Kate Colin

MA Exhibition Fall 2010