MFA Thesis Exhibitions, Part 1

The Department of Art at the University of California, Irvine is pleased to present the solo exhibitions of MFA candidates Alberto Lule, Gintautė Skvernytė, Joshua Thomen, and Mona Welch. This is the first round of 2024 MFA thesis exhibitions. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, April 20 from 2–5pm.

Alberto Lule  |  Displacement Erratic
Examines the displacement of the body through various systems. Artworks attempt to find connections between overlooked systems of power, often seen as unrelated.

Gintautė Skvernytė  |  Switch
Works shown: Paraffin Slides, Flicks (contact prints), Still, and a character named Sugar.

Joshua Thomen  |  On a Particularly Windy Day
This latest exhibition of sculptures deepens a sense of animacy within the decorative, ephemeral, and unseen. Disparate ways of working come together to weave a quiet and wistful poem.

Mona Welch  |  7 Paintings for Spring
A yellow painting, two blue paintings, two brown paintings, a red painting, and a beige one.

Alberto Lule
Gintautė Skvernytė
Joshua Thomen
Mona Welch
Contemporary Arts Center Gallery
Room Gallery
University Art Gallery
Exhibition Dates: 
Apr 20, 2024 to May 04, 2024
Saturday, April 20, 2024 - 2:00pm