Visual and Environmental Studies 2018 Senior Thesis: Interface

  • Ariana Chaivaranon, Noise at the edge of semicircles, 2018. Inkjet print on canvas, acrylic paint, 10 in. 

  • Bruno Moguel Gallegos, Yellow, 2018. Bamboo, cotton thread, natural dye, 101 x 96 x 4 in. 

  • Brigheil Lalor, Deepening Surface, 2018. Oil on canvas. 49 x 88 in.

  • Susan Yao Li, BOT (still), 2018. Digital animation. 6 min.

  • Essa L., Title. Year. Medium. Dimensions.

  • Michelle Long, Plaster and resin objects installation, 2018. Plaster, polyester resin, rainbow boba, tobiko.

  • Tanner McColl, Move #2, 2018. Charcoal and spray paint on paper. 36 x 73 in. 

  • Lily Scherlis, Heads with hands (still), 2018. Video. 14 min.

  • Kevin Zhu, Drawing for Bookends, 2018. Steel. 36 x 96 x 120 in.


Apr 27 – May 24, 2018
Level 1 + Level 3

For many Visual and Environmental Studies students, the Senior Thesis is the capstone experience in the department. Students conceive their theses in conjunction with the department and work closely with faculty members as principal advisers. Throughout the yearlong process, students develop and refine their ideas into a thesis work, concluding with its presentation in this annual exhibition. 

Ariana Chaivaranon, Bruno Moguel Gallegos, Essa L., Susan Yao Li, Brigheil Lalor, Michelle Long, Tanner McColl, Lily Scherlis, and Kevin Zhu. 

The Department of Visual and Environmental Studies is home to a range of studio and theoretical studies in the arts at Harvard University. It offers courses in painting, drawing, sculpture, film, video, and animation, as well as photography, film history, the built environment, and contemporary art. The academic experience transpires in the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, where thinking and making intersect to enable students from a variety of disciplinary studies to be aware of their visual environment.

The Opening Reception coincides with VES Open Studios and Student Screenings, a showcase of student work produced in Spring courses. Open Studios takes place Fri, Apr 27, 5–7 pm and Screenings are held Wed, Apr 25 through Sat, Apr 28, 7–10 pm.