Sarah Laing in her studio
The graduate student studio lounge
College Park, MD
by Isabel Manalo
This past May I had the pleasure of making the trip up to see the studios of six MFA candidates at the University of Maryland, College Park. Accompanied by Champneys Taylor, TSV’s video editor, we were able to peruse through the studios of these six talented graduate students as well as take in the thesis show of the 3rd year students (three out of the six).
The Art Department is housed on the south side of the expansive big-ten university campus in a fairly non-descript large red brick building that seemed to be designed from the 1970’s.
We were greeted by Jonathan Monaghan, a second year candidate whose work is already being shown at the Hamiltonian Gallery in Washington D.C. and has won a number of awards. He led us through the cavernous building pointing to various art rooms and venues along the way. We passed through a gigantic set of doors and entered into the studio area......
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