• MFA in Fine Arts

  • Andrea Gonzalez
    Byron Peters
    Jacob Wick
    Jaimie Healy
    Jordan Reznick
    Jsun Charles-Jeremiah Parizo
    Julia Robertson
    Julie Feldman
    Kenny Kong
    Nan Peletz
    Sadie Harmon
    Sara Sellitto
    Seth Gutierrez
    Tiffany Canter
    Tim Power
    Zoe McCloskey

  • Em Meine - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Em Meine

    Time Spent
    The Next Screening Will Begin In 15 Minutes (Installation #1)
    We Anticipate A Large Audience
    Suggestions For The Artist
    Eight And A Half Minute Video In Which Nothing Happens
    Mountain Prop (
    Mountain Prop (

    Time Spent

    Sumi ink on paper, 36" x 25"

    The Next Screening Will Begin In 15 Minutes (Installation #1)

    Sumi ink on paper, 26" x 40"

    We Anticipate A Large Audience

    Stage, room, excess of chairs, lack of occupants, dimensions variable

    Suggestions For The Artist

    Paper, pencils, suggestion box, paper shredder, shredded suggestions, dimensions variable

    Eight And A Half Minute Video In Which Nothing Happens

    Single channel HD video, 8:30 duration

    Mountain Prop ("front")

    Mixed medium, 6' x 8' x 8'

    Mountain Prop ("back")

    Mixed medium, 6' x 8' x 8'

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    The Next Screening Will Begin In 15 Minutes (Installation #1) thumbnail
    We Anticipate A Large Audience thumbnail
    Suggestions For The Artist thumbnail
    Eight And A Half Minute Video In Which Nothing Happens thumbnail
    Mountain Prop (
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    em.meine@gmail.com

    www.em-meine.com

    Artist Statement

    I reroute expectation in anticipation of an unveiling of my personal shortcomings. Flippant and antagonistic gestures serve as costumes, disguising an underlying insecurity in my own artistic merit and capacity to live up to an arbitrary, mythical standard of creative genius. The burden of artistic endeavor, of constantly reinventing the wheel, facilitating some formal or conceptual transformation, of engaging in magic-making that results in a work of art is entirely unreasonable. So I have abandoned any aspiration towards such creative genius in my practice. Far more interesting for me is an attempt to imitate or simulate the end result with only the bare minimum requirements. What is the least amount of brilliance and effort I need to exert in order to make something convincing? How can I utilize and manipulate the accepted structures or institutions that give works of art value, how can I exploit recontextualization in order to compel my gestures into the realm of art? This challenge, for me, requires a much more clever approach. Being economical demands ingenuity.

    Ultimately I have tasked myself with the enterprise of faking it until I make it. And so, if I’ve accomplished anything, hopefully you’re now convinced that I really do know what I’m doing.