Disfigured Memories

April 5 – April 8, 2021

Disfigured Memories, a solo painting and ceramic exhibition by Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidate Autumn Hopkins, will be hosted by the Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University.

Hopkins’ work represents her personal journey dealing with complicated family dynamics, mental health, and trauma. Through her work she creates a therapeutic experience by the physical interaction between her hands and the materials where she enjoys the ripping, pulling, smudging, and burning. Using these actions and materials can create uncontrollable moments that lead to unexpected, beautiful surprises. She describes that life is often uncontrollable so instead of fighting the inevitable, she decides to embrace and form it into a more healing narrative of her own. Hopkins hopes that her work and process inspires others to use the physical creative process that art can provide as a way to heal from constants and traumas of life.

Disfigured Memories will be on display in Kresge Art Center’s Gallery 114 from April 5 until April 8.

The BFA solo exhibition is a major component of the BFA in Studio Art degree program. BFA candidates in the final year of study present their creative research to the public in a solo exhibition held in the Department of Art. Art History, and Design student galleries.