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Embracing the Mess by MFAVN’s Liz Enright

Last Fall, if asked about how my thesis project was going, my mouth would have landed somewhere between a grimace and a smile. The thesis committee had given my pitch …    More
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Barbara Geoghegan presents ‘Rona’

Rona is a selkie, a young woman who can turn into a seal. Lonely and isolated within her own selkie pod, Rona grows interested in a nearby island inhabited by …    More
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Jon Bero presents ‘Yuki’

There is beauty in the broken, but Yuki, a deer plagued by anxiety, isn’t able to see it. As a result of a misguided attempt by his closest companion Michi …    More
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Alexandra Beguez presents ‘The Offering’

The Offering is a cautionary tale about how relationships change over time, facing the consequences of your actions, and finding your place in the universe. Maite lives on Talus, the …    More
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Masami Kiyono presents ‘Happa’

Mako is an ambitious half-Japanese half-white New York college student with the annoying ability to see spirits wherever she goes. This power becomes debilitating when she starts fighting with her …    More
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Andrea Schmitz presents ‘Door’

Door is the story of Gaia, a stubborn teenager who has just moved into a creepy house with her mother and is determined to hate it, despite her mother’s reassurances. …    More
And Then thesis show 2016

MFAVN Thesis Presentations, July 19th at 6pm

Please join the MFA Visual Narrative program as our thesis students proudly present their eight cutting-edge multi-media storytelling thesis installations. The projects in the exhibition, “And Then”, reflect the uniquely …    More
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Setting up the 2016 thesis show, ‘And Then…’

2016 is shaping up to be an excellent example of immersive storytelling. Each graduating student has been charged with showing their story in a way that engages the audience. You’ll …    More
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Welcome to our new students! Profile of Shannon Oertle.

Shannon Oertle is the latest new MFAVN student under the spotlight. Shannon’s work struck us as whimsical, with a wonderful sense of childhood. Her application’s imagery and storytelling give us …    More
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Welcome to our new students! Profile of John Baker

We’re welcoming our incoming class, the Class of 2018! We’re so fortunate to be working with such a group of talented storytellers. Next up is John Baker, whose work is eye-catching. …    More

2016 MFA Thesis Exhibit

  RSVP for free tickets to the reception here Join us for the next showcase of our third year students. We’ll see work by Alexandra Beguez, Jon Bero, Anelisa Garfunkel, Barbara …    More
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Warren Lin sketches The Boss (MFAVN boss, in this case)

MFAVN’s Chair, Nathan Fox, recently spoke at MICA, where illustrator Warren Lin took some sketch notes. Warren definitely captures something about Nathan. An energy, maybe. Hard to pinpoint it. But …    More
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Watch The Art of Horror: The Gory Details of Graphic Novels

Check out this panel discussion about horror graphic novels featuring comics all-stars Scott Snyder (American Vampire, The Wake, Batman), Sean Murphy (American Vampire, The Wake, Punk Rock Jesus), Rafael Albuquerque …    More
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The Visual Narrative Thesis Projects: Jenny Goldstick

Jenny Goldstick has impressed students and faculty alike with her perspective on the world, and her ability to visualize that perspective with her work. From her fantastic Sketchbook Notes, to …    More
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MFAVN talks to photographer (and alum) Anna Eveslage

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Anna Eveslage to talk about photography, constructed visual narrative and her thesis project, Eating Alone. In the podcast we discuss one piece …    More
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Alison Paul and students mural up UConn

Alison Paul, Class of 2015, was a fantastic student who happens to also be an excellent teacher! Here’s a video showing off one of her class projects at UConn. From …    More
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Thanks for coming to our Riso PRINT SLAM show!

We had a blast hanging out with you at the PRINT SLAM show! “It was really inspiring to see RisoLAB take shape over the past few months,” Nathan Fox, Chair …    More
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Join Nathan Fox at our next Info Session

Come one, come all! We’re running an Info Session for the 2016 registration period. Info Sessions are designed to give you a deep look at what MFAVN is all about. …    More
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We have one second to get your attention.

As storytellers, one of our ongoing tasks is to stay aware of what our audiences are up to. Apparently, a lot of us multitask between 2+ screens so it can …    More
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NEW CLASSES ALERT! Workin’ on the Riso.

We have some exciting plans in store this Fall and they have a lot to do with RISO! Two, two-color Risograph (Riso) Duplicators to be exact! What’s a Risograph? Can you eat …    More
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NO|ON 2014: Walter Tyler’s “Jonas and the White Bear”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the annual …    More
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NO|ON 2015: Thomas Slattery’s “Appendage”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the annual …    More
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NO|ON 2015: Ella Romero’s “Breach”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the annual …    More
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NO|ON 2015: Jie Ren’s “Cocoon Rebirth”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the …    More
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NO|ON 2015: Michelle Nahmad’s “Adrift”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the annual …    More
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NO|ON 2015: Cady Juarez’s “Intervention”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the annual …    More
NO|ON 2015: Mary Georgescu's “Undercurrents”

NO|ON 2015: Mary Georgescu’s “Undercurrents”

Mary GeorgescuWhat is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the …    More
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NO|ON 2015: Liz Enright’s “The Lonely Beatrice Baum”

What is NO|ON? Short for “Narrative Object, Objective Narrative” it embodies the idea that every object contains its own narrative and every successful narrative strives for a unique objective. For the annual …    More
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And Then: The 2015 MFAVN Thesis Show

After three years of inspirational, consistently fantastic and grueling work, our first graduating class is ready to tell their stories. It was all worth it. Check it out… The Class …    More
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Eric Baker joins the MFAVN family!

We’d like to welcome our newest faculty member, Eric Baker! Eric is a designer, writer and educator and is principal of Eric Baker Design Associates, Inc., a design firm established …    More
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MFAVN Podcast: Benjamin Marra

“I’d like every panel of my comic books to change the story,” Benjamin Marra (Blades & Lazers) tells us. Reading Marra’s comics is like being swept down a water slide. …    More