The two years that these twelve artists have spent at Mills have been a period of evolution. They came here to take their practices to the next level, and that’s exactly what they have done. The aspect of the process, however, is the thing that can never quite come across in a graduate show. There’s no succinct way to display the thought processes, the shifts and developments that make the MFA experience such an exciting and important endeavor. The texts that follow offer a bit of insight into how the artists’ processes, interests and materials have developed since they entered this program. That said, the painting, sculpture, photography and installation pieces included in this show become a culmination and a departure point for the next phase in their artistic explorations. For that reason, these projects are particularly exciting to behold – as much as they are an expression of where these artists are now, it heralds great promise for the future.

GLEN HELFAND

MILLS COLLEGE WOULD LIKE TO THANK AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTION TO THIS YEAR’S MFA EXHIBITION:
Brian Gross
The Herringer Family Fund
The Susan L. Mills Fund