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Master of Fine Arts MFA


AbhidnyaMeet Abhidnya Ghuge

Meet Abhidnya Ghuge Born in Bombay, India, my family and I came to the United States for a chance at a better future. After completing my BFA from the Department of Art and Art History at University of Texas at Tyler, I choose to get my MFA from UT Tyler as well.

My work draws inspiration from the natural world, on both the microscopic and macroscopic scale, I relate to the most elemental of substances as well as the vast cosmos. Of particular importance to me is the experiential quality of my installations, allowing the viewer to interact with my art and vice versa.

My medium of choice is paper and paper plates in particular. Using various printmaking techniques and mixed media I am able to and transform them, and make forms and installations that suggest the possibility of the sublime and lasting beauty.

The MFA studio art program at The University of Texas at Tyler, Department of Art and Art History is a balanced program of instruction and studio experience. The program encourages independent study as well as art history courses. The professors on my committee are not only well known successful artists, but are also excellent academicians. Their interdisciplinary approach towards art helps me to have a strong conceptual backbone to my work. The attitude exploration guided by discussions and critiques with my peers and professors, translates into a meaningful visual work of art. The size of the student-to-faculty ratio is small enough to allow a strong professional bond.

I enjoyed being a teaching assistant for Intro to Art class. This invaluable teaching experience has positively affected my work and equipped me for future teaching opportunities. The facilities at the Fine Arts Complex are well maintained and accessible all round the year, making it convenient for unhindered creativity.

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