2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition | Alissa Ohashi

Friday, April 5–Sunday, April 28

Beeler Gallery
United States

On view:
Friday, April 5–Sunday, April 28, 2019

Friday, April 5, 2019 | 6–9 p.m.

See the work of emerging artists and designers at the CCAD MFA & MDes Thesis Exhibition. For the first time, the show will include strategic and service design projects from MDes candidates. MFA candidate work spans a number of different media and genres, such as painting, sculpture, photography, design, video, illustration, and animation. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Artist Statement:

My work combines performance and photography to deconstruct identity through the reconstruction and reintegration of memory, to investigate my relationship with my once-absent father, my unfamiliar Japanese heritage, and explore transgenerational trauma dating back to World War II. My grandfather and his family were forced into the Tule
Lake Japanese Internment Camp in Northern California.

Between the ages of 4 and 19, my father was absent in my life. Today, our relationship is more harmonious after years of learning how to be father and daughter. Through a variety of methods and techniques, both digital and manual, I combine, break apart, and mend these old photos of my father, and photos of myself reenacting his original photos.

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