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2019 MFA Computer Arts Thesis Presentations
April 25, 2019
A 3D animated image of a short intellectual scientist with glasses looking happy in a group of tall people.
Group of Five: LiuKaidi Peng, Chao Wang, Zhengyu Wang, Lin Zhang, & Lingda Zhou, CRUNCH. 2019. 3D Animation.

Tuesday, May 7, 7:00-9:00pm
Wednesday, May 8, 7:00-9:00pm

SVA Theatre
333 West 23rd Street New York, NY

School of Visual Arts (SVA) MFA Computer Arts will host the 2019 Thesis Presentations. The event will be held over two days at the SVA Theatre and will include short talks and videos of graduating students’ work. The Tuesday May 7th evening presentations will highlight fine art, 2D animation, and motion graphics thesis projects. Wednesday May 8th will feature 3D animation. Both events will be streaming live on mfaca.sva.edu/live.

The presentations showcase our graduates’ unique approaches to the themes and modes of creative self-expression. Forty thesis projects incorporate a variety of media, materials and cutting-edge technologies that address a range of topics, including: Uranus Whispers, a 2D animated short about two self-absorbed extra-terrestrial buddies by Frank Gresham, Where Did all the Squirrels Go, an installation project that creates a continuous narrative throughout 2D illustration, 3D animation and physical installation by Xiaoyue Liu, and CRUNCH, a collaborative 3D animated sci-fi comedy, by LiuKaidi Peng, Chao Wang, Zhengyu Wang, Lin Zhang, and Lingda Zhou.

The presenting artists made use of programming languages, interactive installations, as well as traditional art production methods to realize their creations. Linear video works include single and multi-channel installations exploring both narrative and abstract expression through 3D animation, motion graphics, and traditional animation. Department chair Terrence Masson comments that, “We place a strong emphasis on personal exploration while also encouraging the students to push their own boundaries and embrace early experiments as a critical part of the iterative process.”

The order of presentation is subject to change:

  • May 7
  • Fine Art
  • Shuai Xu
  • Santiago Messier
  • Motion Graphics/2D Animation
  • Doudou Liu
  • Hunny Dastur
  • Jiayi Li
  • Xiuqi Wang
  • Hengni Sylvia Li
  • Xuchen Aurora Wang
  • Han Sol Ryoo
  • Sakshi Jain
  • Alice Linghsiu Tsai
  • Jun Yang
  • Joohyun Lee
  • Yu Jian
  • Dominick Bedasse
  • Ziyan Wang
  • Catherine Lee
  • Yingzi Wu
  • Christina Hibner
  • Frank Gresham

  • May 8
  • 3D Animation
  • Emmett Goodman
  • Xianwen Zhang
  • Hao Yen Chuang
  • Yulia Song
  • Qiuxiao Tu
  • Kaitlyn Fitzgerald
  • Mengfei Hu
  • Jennifer Hurler
  • Zion Chen
  • Chloe Lei Tu & Tina Yuan Ting Chao
  • Flora Hsing-Fang Tsai & Daishi Takishima
    Xinrui Fu
  • Yu Ri Byun
  • Xuanchen Li
  • Xiaoyue Liu
  • Chun Yao Chang & Xufei Wu
  • LiuKaidi Peng, Chao Wang, Zhengyu Wang, Lin Zhang, & Lingda Zhou