Abstract

This thesis explores my relationship to artmaking through the exploration of my identity. As a gay, Puerto-Rican, Argentinian, American man, my relationship to art has always been a way for me to make sense of my intersectional experiences. Chronologically recounting past and current bodies of work, I explain how my personal growth coincides with my artwork. From once shameful, hidden figures to later flamboyant, unapologetic bodies, this thesis links the sequential evolution of my figuration and ideas. I also investigate the process of reclaiming moments in art history as being inherently queer and explore the ways in which they manifest in my own work. Additionally, I expand on formal aspects like composition, color, and mode of making, and how this interacts with the content in my work. Through this recounting and analyzation of my work, I invite viewers to empathize with the universality of my queer experience.

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Graduation Date

2021

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Poindexter, Carla

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

School of Visual Arts and Design

Degree Program

Emerging Media; Studio Art and Design

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0008458; DP0024133

URL

https://purls.library.ucf.edu/go/DP0024133

Language

English

Release Date

5-15-2021

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

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