Assemblage was an exhibition held by the Visa 582/582 MFA graduate student class with instructor Tania Willard.


Assemblage takes its starting point from the studio practices of diverging artistic practices but aligns resultant artworks in the gallery in ways that position new dialogues between practices, concepts and materials. From sculptural works that are conceptually driven by the state of women in Iran to; graffiti sentiments, the beauty of photographic archives of daily life, augmented reality that examines ‘bullish markets’, painstaking works informed by Persian miniature painting, the impacts of veteran lives and their families and figurative painting that focuses on our complex mental states, the exhibition positions differently informed works into conversation with one another and an assemblage of our human experience emerges. Assemblage highlights the engaging and dynamic work of graduate students in the MFA program showing a range of practices and emerging dialogues in artistic practice.


MFA candidates featured in this exhibition: Bengi Agcal, Herra Khan, Jessie Emilie, Nasim Pirhadi, Troy Teichrib, Victoria Verge and Zev Tiefenbach.