Date of Award

Fall 1-5-2023

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor


Second Advisor

Carrie Moyer

Third Advisor

Lisa Corinne Davis

Academic Program Adviser

Carrie Moyer, Lisa Corinne Davis


Xinan Ran explores the politically different, yet similar cultural habits that China and the US share under the influence of late-stage capitalism. Through her handmade, speculative products inspired by novelty gadgets, or “Unitaskers,” she examines the heightened prevalence of the contemporary wellness market. The project “Future Trash” encompasses soft sculptures, printed materials, performance, and installation.



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