Every Carthage student is required to submit a senior thesis or capstone project to demonstrate their mastery of their chosen area of study. Here is a look at some of the original work that Carthage art students have created for this requirement.

Studio Art Senior Thesis Exhibitions

  • Jacob Del Negro: “MACHINE MADE”
  • Analisa Follensbee: “(I) Walk The Line”
  • Emily Trecrioci: “Stacked”
  • Miranda Gort: “The Junk Drawer”
  • Clare McCauley: “How to Glaze Your Dragon”
  • Katie Schram: “It’s All in Your Head”
  • Paul Salsieder: “Meaningful Symbols in Meaningless Sequence”
  • Victoria Preston: “Dot Dot Dot”
  • Courteney Taylor: “Paper Doll”

Art Education / Student Teaching

Art Education students complete their student teaching at local school districts.

Art History Senior Theses

  • Paul Salsieder: “The Ideal Screen: Digital Art as Object and Window”
  • Marisa Matheson: “Breaking Boundaries: Thematic Curation for a Changing World”
  • Michelle Drag: “The Invalidation of Modernism: Banksy’s Challenge to Duchamp”
  • Marissa Wilson: “Michelangelo’s Struggle: Gender Identity in Renaissance Italy”
  • Laura Cole: “Sellout or True Artist: Bansky in a Consumer’s World”
  • Marlee Meyer: “Hayao Miyazaki: Crossing Cultural Boundaries Through Anime Film”
  • Joanna Cruey: “Leo Steinberg’s Endgame: Les Demoiselles d’Avignon and Its Critics”
  • Amelia Windt: “Monet and Seurat: Ideological Adversaries in the Wake of Scientific Progress”
  • Catherine Rogers: “The Right to Display and Interpret: Repatriation of the Elgin Marbles”
  • Jeannie Christofalos: “Shamanism and the Nok Terracottas”
  • Georgia Garcia: “Toulouse Lautrec: A World of His Making”
  • Kayleen Hannigan: “Aelbert Cuyp: Humanity in the Landscape”
  • Michelle Fehr: “Bringing Susan Watkins Back”
  • Melissa Thomas: “Credit Where Credit is Due: Rembrandt’s Unacknowledged Student”
  • Bree McMahon: “Graphic Design and Its Rightful Place in the World of High Art”
  • Jessica Collins: “Images of Autism: Andy Warhol”
  • Ryann Ward: “Madame X: Cosmetics, Portraiture, and Death in the Victorian Era”