Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2018

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Drew Beattie

Second Advisor

Thomas Weaver

Academic Program Adviser

Carrie Moyer


These are the things I have learned about how I deal with pain. This paper includes a genealogy of immanent painting from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Through the lens of my biography I explore my relationship to toxic masculinity through expressionist distortion.

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Fine Arts Commons



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