(Dis)comfort: 2023 MFA Exhibition

Thursday, March 2, 2023 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Dis)comfort navigates constructed human experiences, environments, and practices meant to soothe the existential discomfort integral to the lived experience. This exhibition showcases the thesis work of three Master of Fine Arts candidates in the Studio Art & Design MFA track at the UCF School of Visual Arts & Design.

Leeann Rae utilizes charcoal and soft pastel to dissect our understanding of episodic memory.
Brittney Fucheck is a multidisciplinary artist who navigates coming to terms with death through appreciation, acknowledgement, and collaboration with nature.
Gretchen Smith's paintings explore ecological thought and constructed human experience to contextualize the climate crisis.

Through distinctive inquiry and individual lenses, each artist assembles individual views that converge to see past societal constructs meant to give comfort.

Opening Reception: Thursday, Feb. 16 from 6-8 p.m.


The UCF Art Gallery at the University of Central Florida serves as a catalyst for visual art experiences and education, culture, and community engagement. Our mission is to encourage dialogue and engagement between students, faculty, members of the community, and artists by providing a framework for intellectual and creative inquiry. The gallery hosts exhibitions and programming that examine cultural and social contexts and support contemporary art practices. For more information about exhibitions and programming, visit https://gallery.cah.ucf.edu/

Monday–Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Virtual exhibitions are available at: https://gallery.cah.ucf.edu/
Closed on major holidays
Admission is FREE

Free parking is available in Garage F next to the Addition Financial Arena. Parking lot H4 or Garage I requires purchasing a $5 daily virtual visitor permit Purchase Here. Please note that visitors should park in green student spaces ONLY, as the $5 daily virtual permit does not cover red and blue spaces. After 5:30 pm, daily virtual visitor permits are allowed to park in faculty, staff, unreserved, or student spaces. Visitors can register their vehicle’s license plate information into the online parking system.

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