Each year, one of the highlights at Denison is the senior studio art exhibition, showcasing the work of graduating studio art majors. This year’s exhibition, Chasing Pigeons, is the result of an intensive two-semester senior capstone experience.

“Senior Studio Art majors get a studio space in Bryant for the school year and meet as a group with their Senior Practicum instructor during Friday afternoons for discussion of texts, artwork, art practice, critiques, development of an arts practice, etc. There is also a Thursday evening lab time which is reserved for visiting artist lectures and professional development,” says Sheilah ReStack, associate professor and chair of the department.

This year’s exhibition featured eight graduating seniors. Enjoy their work and artist’ statements below.

Sophie Boyages ’22

Sophie Boyages ’22, from Cleveland, Ohio, studied Studio Art, Anthropology and Sociology. After graduating, Sophie plans on going to graduate school to become a certified and licensed mental health therapist.

Deborah Garner ’22

Deborah Garner ‘22 is a BFA in Studio Art from Cleveland. She plans on moving to Boston to obtain her Masters of Arts in Teaching at Tufts University.

Maddie Kuentz ’22

Maddie Kuentz ‘22 is a BFA Studio Art from Cleveland. Her work is often inspired by themes of childhood, femininity, identity, and/or queerness and artists such as Liza Lou, Judith Scott, Nick Cave, and Mona Hatoum.

Yuan Liu ’22

Yuan Liu ‘22 is a BFA in Studio Art from Jiaxing, China. Yuan’s plans for next year include getting a motorcycle and continuing his art-making/photography practices.

Peter Loughlin ’22

Peter Loughlin ‘22 is a BFA in Studio Art and minor in East Asian Studies, from Hingham, Massachusetts. Peter is planning to continue his passion in design, working with fellow senior, Henry Selden, to grow Lazy Dog, a line of loungewear clothing.

Anya Nelson ’22

Anya Nelson ’22 is a Communication and Studio Art double major from Columbus, Ohio. After graduation, she hopes to work in marketing or public relations, while maintaining a relationship with photography through freelance or studio jobs.

Henry Selden ’22

Henry Selden ‘22 is a Communication and Studio Art double major from Fairfield, Conn. After graduation, he is planning to continue growing and expanding his clothing brand Lazy Dog.

Charlie Song ’22

Charlie Song ’22 (QianTong) is a Studio Art and Economics double major from Shanghai, China. After graduating from Denison, Charlie plans to go back to China to spend time with his family and friends and hopes to travel and maintain his artistic and studio practices in the future.

June 7, 2022