Date of Award

Spring 5-8-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Art & Art History

First Advisor

Thomas Weaver

Second Advisor

Carrie Moyer

Academic Program Adviser

Carrie Moyer


Joseph Parra reflects on our often embellished online personas and their effect on our desires. Through luscious 3-dimensional painting Parra translates the seductive desire of the hypermasculine male-presenting figure through glorification and criticality. The tactile painting also acts as a rebellion to accurately represent “real” life on the digital screen.



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