Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Carrie Moyer

Second Advisor

Lisa Corinne Davis

Academic Program Adviser

Carrie Moyer


This paper examines my work parallel to the formal and symbolic qualities of Renaissance painting, specifically the work of Bronzino. Through understanding the visual representation of the queer community throughout art history, harkening back to specific artists such as Paul Cadmus and Robert Mapplethorpe, my work attempts to find new ways of representing queer experience that extends beyond eroticism and the sexual gesture.

Included in

Painting Commons



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