2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition @ The Galleries at Moore

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2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition @ The Galleries at Moore

March 29, 2019 - April 13, 2019

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Five candidates for Master of Fine Art degrees present their thesis work in an exhibition in The Galleries. Opening reception is Friday, March 29, 6:30 – 8 pm.

The event is free and open to the public.

The 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition, on view in the Goldie Paley Gallery, provides a glimpse into the issues that Moore’s talented graduate students in the MFA in Socially Engaged Studio Art program are currently exploring. The exhibition reinforces the College’s ongoing commitment to showcasing the diversity of work produced by its community and showcases works in fiber, sculpture, painting, mixed media, drawings and laser-cut documents.

The 2019 featured exhibition artists are Kathy Bachofer, Sara Berg, Tim Goldsmith, Steven Mogck and Rachel Yinger.

In conjunction with the 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition, the candidates will host a “Lived Thesis” closing event with workshops and presentations on Thursday, April 11, 11 am – 1 pm.


Kathy Bachofer focuses on traditional techniques and processes such as natural dyeing, weaving, quilt making, and embroidery to express connections often neglected. Bachofer graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in computer science and from Cedar Crest College with a degree in art.

Sara Berg’s most recent work explores ideas of home in the urban landscape of Philadelphia through the use of water media and collage. Outside of the studio she is interested in the ways community and public art can facilitate social cohesion in gentrifying neighborhoods. She received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz.

Tim Goldsmith’s practice is rooted around working collaboratively and relationally, with diverse material and medium choices used from whatever is at hand and designed to serve the needs of particular content and dialogue in the work. Raised in Chattanooga, TN, he has a BA in Art with a focus in figurative sculpture from Covenant College in North Georgia.

Steven Mogck’s illustrations have been featured in numerous publications such as Marvel Comics and Time Out NY magazine. Mogck also worked as a storyboard artist for movies and television commercials while living in New York City. He studied illustration at Pratt Institute and has a BFA in Studio Arts from West Chester University.

Rachel Yinger creates paintings, prints and zines to explore different topics surrounding gender and sexuality. In her most recent work, she focuses on the visibility of queerness in pop culture. In 2014 she graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fine Art.


March 29, 2019
April 13, 2019
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The Galleries at Moore
1916 Race St
Philadelphia, PA United States
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