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Q&A with MFA Painting Student, Jessica Counterman

What type of artwork do you create and can you explain your process? I paint about death! And I’m really interested in mythology, folklore, and religion. I wish I believed in anything, but I don’t, so I make them real in my work. My process varies heavily, but there is almost always a digital collage […]


Q&A with MFA Painting Student, Kelly Adkins

When did you start getting into art? I did not start considering art as a serious career path until I was 24, but I’ve been developing my skills in painting since I was 8 or 9. What type of artist do you consider yourself? I will always be a figurative painter, but specifically, I consider […]


Q&A with BFA Graphic Design Student, Maggie Bolinger

Introduce yourself and tell us where you are from? My name is Maggie Bolinger, and I am from Nashville, TN. What attracted you to the Department of Art & Art History? Right before my tour at Meek, I toured the Journalism School. While touring the Journalism School, I was so nervous and felt like I […]


Q&A with BFA Printmaking Student, Zach Fields

Has your artwork changed during the coronavirus? Not really. One of the reasons I fell in love with this medium was because it’s so low-tech and green, it’s a pretty convenient way to work in print because it’s doesn’t require a heavy-duty press and volatile chemicals. What type of artist do you consider yourself? I […]


Q&A with BFA Graphic Design Student, Kaitlyn Brewer

What type of artwork do you create and can you explain your process? I create illustrations and graphic design work. I always begin with researching and sketching. After sketching, I will then bring my designs into Adobe Illustrator or Procreate to bring my sketches to life. Has your artwork changed during the coronavirus? Covid has […]


Q&A with BFA Painting Student, Jake Brown

With exhibitions moving online, could you tell us about your BFA thesis? My BFA thesis is a series of paintings about my own anxieties and dealings with isolation and loss. This is done by using figurative work painted frantically and gestural. What has been your favorite class during your years here? My favorite class has […]


Q&A with BFA Graphic Design Student, Taylor Cash

What type of artwork do you create and can you explain your process? The artwork I’m most fond of creating is high-fantasy digital illustration. The whole process takes place in Adobe Photoshop, where I sketch, line, flat color, shade, and then polish my illustrations exclusively in that program. Most of the subject matter pertains to […]


Q&A with BFA Painting Student, Nakiyah Jordan

With exhibitions moving online, could you tell us about your BFA thesis? The project entitled, “Of a Mustard Seed: The Portraits of ‘Church-Going Black Folks in the Rural South,” explores the conditions of homes of my rural, Southern, Black, and Christian family both literally and metaphorically. I began with seeking to find decor and other […]


Q&A with BFA Painting Student, Trinh Nguyen

Introduce yourself and tell us where you are from? My name is Trinh Nguyen, and I am from Biloxi, MS. What type of artwork do you create, and can you explain your process? I create representational, realistic paintings. I love to pay attention to details and the process of mixing colors. I don’t like to […]


Q&A with BFA Imaging Arts Student, Charlesa Peters

Introduce yourself and tell us where you are from. Hi! I’m Charlesa Peters and I’m originally from Tylertown, Mississippi. Has your artwork changed during the coronavirus? Yes. I think that all artists have been through this. When you’re not able to go out and be inspired, I think that this pandemic has enabled me to […]