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The 52nd UC Berkeley MFA Show: Six artists discuss process

Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
BAMPFA Osher Theater

This panel discussion between the six Art Practice MFA '22 students, and exhibition curator, Claire Frost will consider the questions of what, how, and why artists make what they make. Speaking two at a time, the artists will speak about their artistic practice and the process of making work for their culminating MFA exhibition. Since 1970 the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has hosted the annual MFA Art Practice exhibition. Now in its 52nd year, the exhibition provides a vital point of connection between the museum and the Art Practice students that celebrates the students work and the culmination of their time at UC Berkeley. While the exhibition showcases the work of each of the individual students in the Art Practice program, it is also a deeply collaborative project in which a variety of forces and influences shape the work that is made and presented--all of which will be discussed in this program.

Presented by the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and UC Berkeley’s Department of Art Practice.

Curatorial Assistant Claire Frost has worked in the Bay Area since 2011 and has held positions at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, ArtSpan, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Intersection for the Arts. She received her MA in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. Her graduate studies focused on the intersection of identity and historiography in relation to second wave feminism and conceptual art. She is the founder and curator of the apartment galleries COLLABO in Chicago, and Claire Frost in San Francisco. 

Participants and topics are subject to change; visit Berkeley Arts + Design ( for the most up-to-date series information.