April 5 – April 12, 2021

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design at Michigan State University is pleased to announce Reflections, a virtual solo exhibition by Bachelor of Fine Arts degree candidate Maileen Bugnaski.

Bugnaski’s exhibition features selected photographs exploring themes surrounding the representation of women’s bodies in media and its impact on self-perception. The use of material like reflective mylar and imagery sourced from magazines, as well as anecdotes from other women, delves into subjects like body dysmorphia and the existing severity of fixation on physical appearance. Bugnaski’s work seeks to demonstrate the extent to which the influx of imagery and messages we consume today impacts our views of ourselves and our bodies, and to create a dialogue and openness about our relationship with our body image.

Bugnaski’s work will be on view at from April 5th until April 12th. The public is invited to contact the artist via the contact form made available on the exhibition website.

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, this year held virtually as well as in the Department of Art, Art History, and Design student galleries.