Showcase Your Originality.

As a graduate art student at Mills, you'll have the opportunity to exhibit your creative work to the Mills community, San Francisco Bay Area art critics and gallery owners, and the general public. Your capstone academic experience will consist of an MFA thesis exhibition in the Mills College Art Museum, ranked one of the top 50 college art museums in the country.

The annual MFA thesis exhibition features work in a wide range of media—including painting, photography, sculpture, installation, and video—created by the emerging artists of the Mills College MFA in Studio Art Program. The exhibition is an opportunity for these artists to showcase a final body of work produced as the culmination of their graduate experience: two years of research, experimentation, and refinement of their artistic practice.

See the work of our graduating MFA in studio art students as presented in their MFA thesis exhibitions.

2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition

2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition

2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Laura DeAngelis, MFA '21

Laura DeAngelis, MFA '21

Ashley Garr, MFA '21

Ashley Garr, MFA '21

Sveta Gayshan, MFA '21

Sveta Gayshan, MFA '21

Sylvia Hughes-Gonzales, MFA '21

Sylvia Hughes-Gonzales, MFA '21

Marlys Mandaville, MFA '21

Marlys Mandaville, MFA '21

Thiago Mendes, MFA '21

Thiago Mendes, MFA '21

Kara Nelson, MFA' 21

Kara Nelson, MFA' 21

Alex Salceanu, MFA '21

Alex Salceanu, MFA '21

Beau Thomas, MFA '21

Beau Thomas, MFA '21

Explore Past Student MFA Thesis Exhibitions:

2019 Exhibition
2018 Exhibition
2017 Exhibition
2016 Exhibition
2015 Exhibition
2014 Exhibition