Students in Montclair State University's master of fine arts (MFA) pogram enrolled in the London Study Abroad program at Kingston University will be participating in the “Mapping Identities” installation to be shown at Goldsmiths, University of London from July 4 – July 8 as part of the annual graduate exhibitions.
Students Jamie Levine, Michelle Orsi-Gordon, David Oquendo, Kevin McCaffrey, and Ashli Sisk will collaborate on the project. The theme explored will involve globalization and travel, and how, as transitory beings, our existence is defined by more than one identity or culture. The exhibit is part of the Mixed Media Works on Paper class taught by Catherine Bebout, area head of printmaking in the Department of Art and Design.
The Global Ed Center sponsors the month-long Kingston Study course and offers students an opportunity to enroll in both a studio practicum and an art-history elective in British Art and Architecture. Students have the opportunity to experience not only Kingston, known for its history as the place where royalty were first crowned, but also the London arts scene, as well as experience the lively theater scene and view historical collections at institutions such as the Victoria & Albert, Tate Modern, and the British Museum. Discussions with museum curators and professionals will take place in the collections rooms and London tours of historic sites.