Date of Award

Winter 12-15-2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Chitra Ganesh

Second Advisor

Carrie Moyer

Academic Program Adviser

Carrie Moyer


Opal Ong’s paintings and drawings are rooted in but larger than memory. The work is flat and graphic. With this practice, Ong makes do with the living memories that haunt her. This process is not nostalgic or sentimental. Instead, it is a meditation on a kind of loss without resolve.



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