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Date(s) - May 23, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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The Griffin Foundation Gallery, April 28 – July 23, 2023

MFA Speaks and Opening Reception: April 28, 2023 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Presented in collaboration with the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art.

The annual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Thesis Exhibition marks the culmination of a three-year degree program in the visual arts that fosters individual research and creative studio practice. Students in the program focus on a particular area of study and complete a mature body of work in their chosen field. Artwork is situated within the discourse of contemporary art practice.

This year’s MFA Thesis Exhibition 2023 features the work of Vicente DelgadoLeila Malekadeli, and Sam Hamilton.


A detail of Vince Delgado's artwork "Stratify Today!" featuring multicolored balloons. MFA Thesis Exhibition 2023
Detail of Vicente Delgado, Stratify Today!, 2022, mixed media, 87 x 89 x 89. Image courtesy of the artist.


Detail of Leila Malekadeli, In Absence, 2023, mixed media, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist.


Detail of Sam Hamilton's artwork "GURL PWR," featuring a vintage orange, green, and pink floral pattern. MFA Thesis Exhibition 2023
Detail of Sam Hamilton, GURL PWR, 2022-2023, acrylic on new tarp. Image courtesy of the artist. 

Support for the museum’s exhibitions and programming is generously provided by the City of Fort Collins Fort Fund, the FUNd Endowment at CSU, and Colorado Creative Industries. CCI and its activities are made possible through an annual appropriation from the Colorado General Assembly and federal funds from the National Endowment for the arts.

Fort Fund