for now,

2024 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Opening reception during First Friday Art Walk May 3, 5:00 – 8:00pm

An illustration of two grecian women holding on to platters and two birds taking flight.
A red etching of a nude figure with a wolf head crouching
Taking Shape Title Card with a digital illustration of an artist at their desk looking at a broken pot.
A Greek-inspired vase depicting a laundry room with references to a sapphic home.
A photograph of a hand holding a phone at the edge of a tub.
A three link iron chain bracelet with a key.
A graphite illustration of a policeman breaking into a dark room in disarray.
A sculpture made from pink pantyhose stuffed with plastic.
Realistic oil painting of a pile of glimmering jewelry with pearls.
Digital mockup of two posters. The left is a portrait made from bowls of pho with red words reading "Am I what I eat?", the right is a red bowl of pho on a green pedestal with the word, "appropriation"
A quilt made from blocks of wood connected with brass jump rings.
Two models wearing black and white mariachi inspired outfits with large circle details.

2024 BFA Thesis Exhibition Website

The 2024 BFA Thesis Exhibition showcases the work of 85 Seniors. for now, will encompass four floors of the College's Porteous Building. In addition, there will be a collection of work on view by graduating Animation & Game Art majors: Showtime, located on the First Floor of the Porteous building.

“for now” is a phrase that the class of 2024 has grown quite familiar with throughout our time at the Maine College of Art & Design. During this period, we have created a community that we can lean on—a community that transcends the now. Through the support of our friends, faculty, and the greater Portland community, we know that no matter where we end up, we are connected to one another and to this place. for now, we can celebrate this time that we've shared.

for now, showcases the many skills and techniques of our class through all eleven majors. It reflects on an incredible collective past and an equally incredible group of individuals. This exhibition shows our art as it is in the present. We must take each moment one at a time, embracing the now, while looking boldly to the future.

So long, for now,
The Class of 2024