• 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

  • Marc Manning - CCA Graduate Thesis Events

    Marc Manning

    positive affirmation candleabra
    dusk weeds and candles
    night weeds speak /  fortune teller
    wavey candles
    dusk weeds speak
    night weeds
    unicorniverse
    triangle space
    blury space
    blury arm dinner

    positive affirmation candleabra

    20x20 oil on canvas, 2013

    dusk weeds and candles

    20x20 oil on canvas, 2013

    night weeds speak / fortune teller

    20x20 oil on canvas, 2013

    wavey candles

    20x20 oil on canvas, 2013

    dusk weeds speak

    20x20 oil on canvas, 2013

    night weeds

    18"x18 oil on canvas, 2012

    unicorniverse

    inkjet on paper, 40x40 2012

    triangle space

    8x8 zerox on paper, 2012

    blury space

    20x40 inkjet on canvas 2012

    blury arm dinner

    40x40 ink and graphite on canvas

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    Artist Statement

    One late night, I turned over in my bed and saw a luminous ball of smoke hovering over me in the dark. It had glowing eyes like tiny stars, and it sent me electric shocks until I woke up gasping and shaking. It took me about 30 minutes to understand it was a dream. The image of it etched deeply into my mind. Even now as I write this, I am still not completely sure that it was merely a dream. Every now and then there comes along a dream, or nightmare, that leaves me feeling changed on a fundamental level. These are the moments I am interested in digging into deeper with my art practice. They are intense moments that happen periodically in my life that tend to present feelings or ideas that propel me into new areas of my work and practice.

    Watching smoke drift, swirl, twist, and stretch is like watching a drawing happening in 3-D, rendered by the universe. My heart accelerates a little when I do this. I watch the lines slip through the air, constantly moving in a kind of perfect expression of both science and spirit. It is breath-taking for me to watch something that moves just slightly faster than my mind’s ability to form a picture of it. As soon as I am able to comprehend the shapes the smoke has made, they morph into something new. If you ask the smoke to show you shapes or images, eventually you will see what you want to see. Magicians use smoke as a way to conjure spirits into physical form. It is the perfect art medium. It doesn’t need the artist.