Visual and Environmental Studies 2019 Senior Thesis Exhibition: Either/Or

  •  Visual and Environmental Studies 2019 Senior Thesis Exhibition: Either/Or

  • Owen Borges, Island, 2019. Wood, cement, multimedia. 2 x 6 x 7 feet.  

  • Moriah Lee, Jeanetics, 2019. Jean, zippers. 1 x 15 feet. 

  • Kay Xia, What Cannot Be Seen: An Ethnography of the Harvard Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, 2019. Chalk on blackboards, cyanotype on muslin, rope, copper wire, wood, audio. 

  • Austin Weber, Love Songs for No One, 2019. Digital video, 3:07 minutes   

  • Sarah Perlmutter, Backyard, 2019. Ink-jet photographic print.  

  • Morgan Spaulding, Flowering out, September to October 2018. Concrete, kosher salt, 11 x 11 x 44 inches.


May 3 – 30, 2019
Levels 1 and 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. 

Lova Blåvarg, Owen Borges, Moriah Lee, Sarah Perlmutter, Morgan Spaulding, Austin Weber, and Kay Xia

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 exhibition will be open during Visual and Environmental Department Open Studios, a showcase of student work produced in Spring courses. Open Studios takes places on Thursday, May 2, 5:00–7:00 pm. Student Screenings are scheduled Thursday, May 2–Saturday, May 4, 2019.