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Commencement & 2022 MFA graduates at Yale School of Art

The Yale School of Art celebrates its graduating class of 2022 with a commencement address by acclaimed native artist and cultural preservationist, Rose B. Simpson.

The 2022 candidates for the Degree of Master of Fine Arts:

Graphic Design: Alvin Ashiatey, Jessica Mei Flemming, Han Gao, Yuan Gao, Miguel Flores Gaydosh, Rok Hudobivnik, Kathryn-kay Nakeita Johnson, Mengjie Liu, Kang Ma, Churong Mao, Ana Carolina Pacheco Lobo Loureiro, Hannah Mariko Tjaden, Michael Tully, Betty Wang, Immanuel Yang

Painting/Printmaking: Rachael Catharine Anderson, Salvador Andrade Arévalo, Quinci Lynn Beverly Baker, Brianna Kaitlyn Bass, Bhasha Chakrabarti, Zoila Andrea Coc-Chang, Kendrick Vaughan Corp, Grant Czuj, Opal Ecker DeRuvo, Katherine Yaochen Du, Brett Evan Ginsburg, Athena Quispe Metsákoshi, Samantha Joy Groff, Anne Mailey, Kristoffer Wesley McAfee, Patricia Orpilla, Alexander James Puz, Matthew Smoak, Brennen Steines, Ashley Mary Teamer, Justin James Voiss

Photography: Emily Margaret Barresi, Dylan Meta Beckman, Amartya De, Anabelle Declement, Eileen E. Emond, Ian Arthur Kline, Chinaedu Evelyn Egoigwe Nwadibia, Brian Villavicencio Orozco, Rosa Polin, Jessica Tang

Sculpture: Jannick Deslauriers, Scott Riley Duncan, Souleye Fall, Juan Cristóbal Gracia Garrido, Erik Lennart Nilson, Lucas Yasunaga

The 2022 School of Art Commencement begins with Yale University’s larger in-person commencement exercises on Old Campus in New Haven on Monday, May 23. This event will be followed by the Yale School of Art Diploma Ceremony and reception for graduating students and their guests, hosted in the Sculpture Garden at the Yale University Art Gallery.

With their families and friends in attendance, graduates will hear addresses from Yale School of Art Stavros Niarchos Foundation Dean and Professor of Art Kymberly Pinder and invited commencement speaker Rose B. Simpson.

About commencement speaker Rose B. Simpson
Rose B. Simpson is a mixed-media artist working in ceramic, attire, performance and custom cars. Her practice centers primarily around the figure—often portrayed as androgynous—as a proxy to address the emotional and existential impacts of our collective humanity. Her work is deeply rooted in her personal history; Simpson is of Santa Clara Pueblo, a tribe famous for the ceramics its women have produced since the 6th century AD. Witness to her mother, an acclaimed native artist and cultural preservationist, Simpson grew up in an innovative and inquisitive atmosphere, and continues to demonstrate these values to her young daughter. After three university degrees, including an MFA from both the Rhode Island School of Design in Ceramics and the Institute of American Indian Arts in Creative Nonfiction, Simpson continues to inspire her practice from her studio and carshop in Northern New Mexico.

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