Beneath Them Was Forever

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Parsons Fine Arts 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition
Curated by: Kathleen Forde
April 26 – May 4th, 2019
Gallery Hours: 12pm – 6pm daily

Thursday, April 25th 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Westbeth Gallery
55 Bethune Street,
New York, NY 10014

Online catalogue for Beneath Them Was Forever

Parsons School of Design at The New School is pleased to announce the Parsons Fine Arts 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition Beneath Them Was Forever curated by Kathleen Forde. For more information please visit or contact MFA Program Director, Associate Professor Simone Douglas at

Parsons School of Design at The New School is pleased to announce the Parsons Fine Arts 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition Beneath Them Was Forever curated by Kathleen Forde, showcasing work by Alex Dolores Salerno, Alonso Cartú, Alymamah Rashed, Arpi Adamyan, Elyse Johnson, Geraldine Kang, Julia Jueun Jo, Laina Michelle Weiss, Laramie Marshall, Leonard Yang, Liliana Farber, Liyen Chen, Michael Grasso, Mylo MU, Nadine Käser Cenoz, Natalia Almonte, Nicole Economides, Sarra Margaret Hochberg, Tunie Lauren Betesh, Utsa Hazarika.

Parsons Fine Arts MFA is a dynamic two-year, cross-disciplinary program committed to expanding the formal, intellectual and conceptual dimensions of emerging artists’ work. Studio-based research and scholarship extends the boundaries of contemporary cultural expression, developed through a global understanding of the arts. Parsons Fine Arts is committed to diversity among students and faculty that provides a potent learning community. Housed within both Parsons School of Design and The New School University, the Fine Arts program is uniquely positioned within a progressive educational environment. Our international student body has access to a wide spectrum of activities, ranging from rigorous formal and aesthetic investigations to cross-disciplinary collaborations with design, performing arts and humanities students, to public forums that address pressing social and political concerns. Our Visiting Artist Lecture Series and our Critic and Curator Series features renowned, multidisciplinary artists, curators and critics. In 2018 and 2019 visitors have included: Rosanna Raymond, Mark Dion, Cameron Rowland, Xu Bing, Zachary Fabri, Nicole Eisenman, Sheila Pepe, Yamini Nayar, Maria Theresa Alvez, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Alfredo Jaar, Jamian Juliano Villani, Wu Tsang, Ajay Kurian, Adriane Colburne, Carlos Motta, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Heather Hart, Derrick Adams, Mernet Larsen, Liz Collins, Lucy Kim, William Villalongo, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Cullen Washington Jr, Katja Eydel, Jackson Polys, Penelope Umbrico, E.V. Day, Mika Tajima,Cannupa Hanska Luger, Meleko Mokgosi, Salman Toor, Hakan Topal, Elana Herzog, Patricia Cronin, Natalie Bookchin, Carolyn Lazard, and Taryn Simon.

About Parsons School of Design. Founded in 1896, Parsons has served as a pioneer in the field of Art and Design for more than a century. Based in New York and internationally active, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of design disciplines. Critical thinking, research and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. An integral part of The New School, Parsons builds on the university’s legacy of progressive ideals, scholarship and pedagogy. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century.

In 2019, QS World University Rankings, a London-based higher education organization, named Parsons the number one College for Art and Design in the United States, and number three internationally.